Aerospace Engineering

The aerospace engineer works in projects, analysis, construction and operation of systems associated to the aerospace sector, such as aircrafts (airplanes, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicle), rockets and artificial satellites. Among its specific areas of domain, there are: propulsion systems, piloting and navigation attitude control, aerospace structures and man-machine interaction. The aerospace engineer should also have knowledge in sensors and instruments fundamentals, special aerospace materials, fluids aerodynamics and mechanics, thermodynamics, among others. The program also involves knowledge development in physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer and engineering.

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Required Courses

Thermal Phenomena
Mechanical PhenomenaTaught in English
Quantum Physics
Information Processing
Functions of a Single Variable
Introduction to Ordinary Differential EquationsTaught in English
Function of Several VariablesTaught in English
Experimental Basis of Natural SciencesTaught in English
Supervised ProjectTaught in English
Fundamentals of Computer ScienceTaught in English
Fundamentals of MathematicsTaught in English
Social Structure and Dynamics
Introduction to Probability and StatisticsTaught in English
Cenceptual Bases of Energy
Structure of Matter
Science, Technology and Society
Control Systems I
Control Systems II
Transforms in Signals and Linear Systems
Materials and their properties
Materials and their properties
Dynamics I
Aeronautics I-A
Aircraft Performance
Stability and Control of Aircraft
Composite Materials and Structural Applications
Techniques of Structural Analysis and Design
Computational Methods for Structural Analysis
Design of Aircraft Structural Elements I
Combustion I
Aerodynamic I
Heat Transfer Applied to Aerospace Systems
Guiding, Navigation and Control Laboratory
Introduction to Astronautics
Propulsion Systems I
Vector and Tensor Calculus
Introduction to Engineering
Atomic and Molecular InteractionsTaught in English

Elective Courses

Electronic Devices
CAD/CAM Systems
Digital Electronics
Optimal Control Theory
Reliability of Components and Systems
Advanced Fluid Mechanics
Aeronautics I-B
Aeronautics II
Instrumentation and Sensors on Aerospace Vehicles
Flight Simulation and Virtual Environments
Dynamics II
Dinâmica Orbital
Inertial Navigation and GPS
Kinematics and Dynamics of Mechanisms
Structural Design Optimization
Theory of Elasticity
Applications of Finite Elements in Engineering
Plates and Shells
Introduction to nonlinear vibrations
Design of Aircraft Structural Elements II
Experimental Analysis of Structures
Fluid-Structure Interaction
Solid Mechanics II
Aerodynamic II
Propulsion Systems II
Experimental Techniques in Propulsion
Unconventional Aerospace Propulsion
Combustion II
Fluid Machinery
Thermal Design of Spacecraft Project
Computational Fluid Dynamics Taught in English


NameResearch Areas
Adrian Marcel Zalmanovici
Andre Fenili
Andre Gustavo Scagliusi Landulfo
Annibal Hetem Juniorphysical models; orbital manouvers; young star clusters
Antonio Gil Vicente De Brum
Carlos Alberto Rocha Pimentel
Carlos Renato Huaura Solorzano
Cesar Giacomini Penteado
Cezar Monzu Freire
Cicero Ribeiro De Lima
Claudia Celeste Celestino De Paula Santos
Cristiane Otero Reis Salum
Delmo Alves De Moura
Diego Paolo Ferruzzo Correa
Eduardo Dos Santos Ferreira
Fernando Madeira
Gerson Luiz Mantovani
Joao Batista De Aguiar
Juan Pablo Julca Avila
Karl Peter Burr
Leandro Baroni
Leonardo De Olive Ferreira
Luiz De Siqueira Martins Filho
Marat Rafikov
Marcelo Araujo Da Silva
Rafael Cava Mori
Reyolando Manoel Lopes Rebello Da Fonseca Brasil
Ricardo Gaspar
Roberto Luiz Da Cunha Barroso Ramos
Sungki Jung
Thais Maia Araujo
Valdemir Martins Lira
Wesley Gois