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BEng Aerospace Systems

A programme with a wide spectrum of courses in aerospace engineering, avionics systems and aviation management.

BEng Aerospace Systems


Overview

The Bachelor of Engineering Aerospace Systems (BEHAS) is a broad-based multi-disciplinary programme with courses in aerospace engineering, avionics systems and aviation management. The programme is designed to uplift working adults in the aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) sector, as well as the applied research and development sector of the aviation industry.

Our partnership with a world renowned aerospace academic institution, Cranfield University together with our local industry partners such as ST Engineering Aerospace and Republic of Singapore Air Force, ensures that our curriculum stays relevant to the industry.

Our approach towards education has always hinged on the philosophy of "learn in class at night, apply at work the next morning". This is only possible because our teaching staff are in touch with the cutting edge of the industry. We collaborate with industry and engage many of their senior management to develop and teach in our courses, exposing the students to the best practices in the industry within the classroom.

Having said that, we do have a number of unique courses embedded in our programmes which essentially provide a level of exposure not commonly found elsewhere. For example:

A Primer on Aerospace and Aviation at Cranfield University
This is a 5-day, full-time course conducted in Cranfield University whereby the students experience flights in the flying classroom as part of their learning experience to study aircraft performance and flight dynamics. The other parts of the programme cover aspects of wind tunnel testing, airport operations, aircraft accident investigation, structural integrity and composite aircraft structures, all taught by renowned academic staff from Cranfield University.

Admission Requirements

Refer to general admission criteria for undergraduate programmes.

Interviews will be conducted for some shortlisted applicants to assess their suitability in terms of their motivation and ability to complete the programme.

Financial Assistance

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) offers the Aviation Horizons Scholarship to eligible students pursuing the B Eng Aerospace Systems at Singapore University of Social Sciences. For more details, please click here.

There are various types of financial aid available to students who need financial assistance. Please click here for more details.

Programme Structure

This is a direct honours programme; graduating students who meet the honours eligibility criteria will be awarded the respective honours classification. To graduate, students are required to complete a total of 170 credit unit (cu) of courses, inclusive of 10 cu of SUSS core courses.

The breakdown of the cu to be completed is:

  • 125 cu of Compulsory courses;
  • 25 cu of Elective courses;
  • 10 cu of Compulsory Capstone Project; and
  • 10 cu of SUSS Core courses.

The curriculum is structured in the following areas:

  • SUSS Core Courses. Three courses form the foundational and common experience in applied humanities and social sciences for all SUSS undergraduates.
  • Mathematics Courses. The courses equip students with mathematical knowledge and computational skills to solve engineering problems.
  • Programming Courses. Two courses provide training on structured and object oriented programming.
  • Aerospace Engineering Courses. This core curriculum is designed to emphasise the disciplines of materials, structures, propulsion, aerodynamics, flight dynamics, control, and manufacturing.
  • Avionics Systems Courses. This core curriculum consists of a number of electrical and electronic engineering courses and further provides system courses to integrate the knowledge into aircraft system design, operation and maintenance.
  • Aviation Management Courses. This area covers topics across maintenance, manufacturing, airport and airline management.
  • Intelligent Systems Courses. The multi-disciplinary curriculum embraces emerging technology courses in robotics and machine learning.
  • Capstone Aerospace Engineering Project. The course serves to develop comprehensive graduate attributes by solving a complex engineering problem.
Module Types
SUSS CORE COMPULSORY
10 cu
COMPULSORY
135 cu
ELECTIVE (ENGINEERING)
At least 15 cu

(Students are required to complete & pass at least 15 cu from Engrg Elective in order to graduate.)

ELECTIVE (MANAGEMENT)
Between 0 cu to 10 cu
The Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs) of the BEHAS programme are to ensure that graduates will:

  1. be educated in a broad spectrum of subjects in the fields of mathematics, IT and science, as well as the specialization in chosen areas of aerospace systems engineering;
  2. possess the requisite knowledge and skills to define and solve multi-disciplinary complex problems, in a holistic manner;
  3. become independent learners that will prepare them for life-long learning and diverse careers;
  4. be able to communicate effectively using different media (orally, in written, graphically);
  5. be ethically and professionally responsible.
The BEHAS programme provides the necessary training to fulfill the skills, attributes and qualities requirements of an aerospace engineer. The programme will enable the graduate to meet the PEOs through the following Programme Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

  1. Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, natural science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialisation to the solution of complex engineering problems.
  2. Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyse complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.
  3. Design/development of Solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  4. Investigation: Conduct investigations of complex problems using research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.
  5. Modern Tool Usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modelling to complex engineering problems, with an understanding of the limitations.
  6. The engineer and Society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal, and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.
  7. Environment and Sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for the sustainable development.
  8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.
  9. Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multidisciplinary settings.
  10. Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.
  11. Project Management and Finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering management principles and economic decision-making, and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.
  12. Life-long Learning: Recognise the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.
The BEHAS has been granted full accreditation by the Engineering Accreditation Board (IES) of the Institution of Engineers, Singapore (EAB) under the Washington Accord framework. The Washington Accord is an international agreement which provides a mechanism for mutual recognition of the substantial equivalence of engineering academic programmes in satisfying the academic requirements for the practice of engineering at the professional level. Countries and regions that are part of Washington Accord include, e.g., Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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Working adults in the avionics/aerospace engineering, aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) sector and Singapore Armed Forces personnel who are either A-Level graduates or diploma holders from the local polytechnics.

Close to 90% of our current students are working adults and similarly about 90% of them are diploma holders.

The programme is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB), Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES). Through this accreditation, the BEHAS degree is recognised in Singapore and other countries in the Washington Accord.

In addition, the BEHAS Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) was formed in 2010 to support the quality of the programme. Comprising senior management representatives from aerospace companies/organisations, its main objective is to provide vision and strategic plan for the programme as well as monitor its performance in meeting annual objectives. The PAC also oversees the curriculum and provides recommendations for changes.

Furthermore, all our courses are evaluated by academics from both local and overseas universities to ensure that the stringent academic standards are met.

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