Singapore University of Social Sciences

A Primer on Aerospace and Aviation@Cranfield

A Primer on Aerospace and Aviation@Cranfield (EAS311)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Science and Technology

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Science and Technology


This is a 5-day, full-time compulsory course examined by an end-of-course PortFolio (or end-of-course assessment, ECA). Students are initially taken up on a flight sortie in a training aircraft at Cranfield University to learn how to evaluate flight performance of an aircraft. The other parts of the course covers aspects of wind tunnel testing, airport operations, accident and emergency handling and accident investigation.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 10
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JULY


  • Jestream Flight Laboratory Course – a flight performance and evaluation of the aerodynamics of the Jet Stream aircraft.
  • Wind Tunnel Testing and Experimental Methods
  • Airport Operations
  • Accident and Emergency Handling
  • Accident Investigation
  • Aircraft Structural Analysis

Learning Outcome

  • Describe the process and carry out a flight performance analysis of the Jetstream Aircraft after a flight sortie
  • Explain the significance of aircraft bird strike damage and the preventive measures employed to prevent them from occurring
  • Explain the functions of the various airport management departments
  • Conduct a mock air accident investigation exercise
  • Differentiate the design and operational differences amongst, subsonic, transonic and supersonic wind tunnels
  • Explain the methodology behind air emergency and accident handling
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