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Bachelor of Science - Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace engineering degree program provides graduates with the technical foundation they need to enter the field of Aeronautics & Astronautics. It will prepare them to apply engineering principles, processes and practices to evaluate, analyze, design and develop aerospace systems, and their maintenance.

Focused on the field requirements for airborne/space borne platforms, the four-year program encompasses the study of aerodynamics, propulsion, aerospace structures, flight dynamics, navigation guidance and control with application of knowledge during aerospace vehicle design. The program imparts knowledge of basic engineering technology as well as practical knowhow for readiness of engineers to cope up the challenges being faced by organizations in Aerospace industry. The curriculum for undergraduate program in Aerospace Engineering leading to the award of Bachelor of Science degree is approved by Higher Education Commission and accredited by Pakistan Engineering Council.

Course Outline

Freshman
Semester - 1
Code Subject Credit Hours
1003XX  English Composition 2-0
100102 Pakistan Studies 2-0
123201 Calculus 3-0
117401 Applied Physics 3-0
117402 Applied Physics Lab 0-1
108403 Introduction to Computer Programming 2-1
108403 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering 2-0
115201 Engineering Drawing 0-1
Total 14-3
Semester - 2
200311 Communication Skills 2-0
100101 Religious Studies 2-0
123204 Linear Algebra 3-0
2XXXXX Engineering Chemistry 2-0
108101 Circuits & Electronics (MDEE-I) 3-0
108102 Circuits & Electronics (MDEE-I) Lab 0-1
114201 Engineering Mechanics-I (Statics) 3-0
114503 Workshop Technology 1-1
Total 16-2
Sophomore
Semester - 3
223203 Differential Equations 3-0
214301 Thermodynamics 3-0
211102 Aerospace Materials 3-0
214202 Engineering Mechanics-II (Dynamics) 3-0
205201 Incompressible Aerodynamics 3-0
205202 Aerodynamics Lab 0-1
205301 Aerospace Instrumentation 2-0
205302 Aerospace Instrumentation Lab 0-1
Total 17-2
Semester - 4
123202 Engineering Mathematics 3-0
323302 Numerical Analysis 2-0
XXXXXX Numerical Analysis Lab 0-1
214203 Mechanics of Materials 3-0
214239 Mechanics of Materials Lab 0-1
115202 Computer Aided Drafting 0-1
205203 Compressible Aerodynamics 3-0
305311 Control Systems 3-0
305312 Control Systems Lab 0-1
Total 14-4
Junior
Semester - 5
300304 Technical Writing 2-1
XXXXXX Introduction to Space Sciences (IDEE-I) 2-0
XXXXXX Heat and Mass Transfer 3-0
XXXXXX Heat and Mass Transfer Lab 0-1
305204 Aero Vehicle Performance 3-0
314206 Aerospace Structures-I 3-0
305501 Flight Dynamics & Stability 3-0
Total 16-2
Semester - 6
XXXXXX Spacecraft Design 2-1
3051XX Aerospace Vehicle Design 2-2
305204 Propulsion & Power Systems 3-0
302405 Propulsion Lab 0-1
Engineering Elective-I 2-0
Engineering Elective-II 3-0
Engineering Elective-III 2-1
Total 14-5
Senior
Semester - 7
499901 FYP I 0-3
1234XX Probability and Statistics 2-0
XXXXXX Artificial Intelligence 2-1
XXXXXX Social Sciences Elective – I 2-0
4142XX Structural Dynamics & Aeroelasticity 3-0
Engineering Elective IV 3-0
Total 9-4
Semester - 8
499902 FYP II 0-3
Management Elective I 2-0
Management Elective II 3-0
Social Sciences Elective II 2-0
Total 7-3
132 (107-25)

List of Proposed Engineering Electives with Specialties

  Structures Aerodynamics Propulsion GNC
Elective-I (2-0) Fluid Mechanics/ Flight Control Systems Fluid Mechanics Fluid Mechanics Flight Control Systems
Elective-II (3-0) Aerospace Structures II Rotorcraft Dynamics Space Propulsion Guidance and Navigation of Aerospace Vehicles
Elective-III (2-1) Computational Mechanics Computational Mechanics Computational Mechanics Digital Logic Design and Microcontrollers
Elective-IV (3-0) Turbo Machinery/Spacecraft Dynamics and Control Turbo Machinery Turbo Machinery Spacecraft Dynamics and Control

Multi-Disciplinary Engineering Courses

  Subjects Credit Hours
MDEE-I Circuits & Electronics 3-1
IDEE-I Intro to Space Sciences 2-0

Electives for management sciences

  Subjects Credit Hours
MS-I Entrepreneurship/TQM 2-0
MS-II Engineering Management 3-0

Electives for Social Science

  Subjects Credit Hours
SS-I Sociology/Psychology 2-0
SS-II Professional Ethics/ Human Factor Engineering 2-0

Following Major Field of Studies / Specializations are offered:

  • Aerodynamics and CFD
  • Engineering Mechanics and Structures
  • Guidance, Navigation, Control and Instrumentation
  • Propulsion & Thermal Science
  1. Humanities and Social Science
    • English
      • English composition
        Intensive instruction in writing, focusing on analysis, argument, inquiry and research. strategies for reading critically, analyzing text from different perspective, strategies for formulating and investigating questions, locating and evaluating information
      • Communication Skills
        Listening and speaking skills, types of communication, research documentation, speech and pronunciation, presentation environment, presentation configuration, presentation strategies, conversation skills, illustrations and visual aids
      • Technical Writing
        Intensive instruction in writing: strategies for reading critically, analyzing texts from diverse perspectives, integrating source and expressing ideas with clarity and correctness, strategies for formulating and investigating questions, locating and evaluating information
    • Culture
      • Islamic Studies
        Introduction to Islamic Methodology, Concept of Worship in Islam, Sources of Islamic Law, Principles of Interpreting the Devine Text, Ethics and Morality in Islam, Political System of Islam, A psychic emotional study of Quran, Study of An Islamic Historical Figures
      • Pakistan Studies
        Events of 1857, ideology of Pakistan, Pakistan Movement, independence, distribution of water resources, political history, dismemberment of East Pakistan, constitution, wars, Kashmir issue, disputed areas
  2. Management Science
    • Engineering Management
      Introduction to organization, planning and decision aids, project planning techniques, organization structure, human resource management, leadership, total quality management, project management techniques, managing information system, managing operation, PERT, CPM, tools
    • Human Factors Engineering
      Understanding Human capabilities; Human performance and limitations; Social psychology; Factors affecting human performance; Physical environment; Tasks and communication; Safe practices in the field; Human errors and case studies
  3. Natural Science
    • Mathematics
      • Calculus
        Introduction, functions, single & multi valued functions, inverse function and graphs polar coordinates, limit, continuity, indeterminate forms, L'Hopital Rule, infinite series, derivative and its applications, related rates, maxima and minima, Tailor and Maclaurin series comparison, ratio, root and integral tests, absolute series, integration, Wall's formula, application, quadrature, arc length, solid of revolution
      • Engineering Mathematics
        Partial differentiation, advance vector analysis, directional derivatives, irrotational and solenoidal vector fields, multiple integration, Guass divergence theorem, Stokes's and green theorems. Fourier series, complex variables, Cauchy Riemann equation
      • Differential Equations
        First and higher order differential equations, power series method, Laplace transformation, differentiation and integral theorems, system of linear differential equations, partial differential equations, method of separation of variables
      • Linear Algebra
        System of linear equations and matrices, determinants, Cramer's rule, vectors in 2-D space and 3-D space, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, equilibrium temperature distributions, linear transformations, complex inner product spaces, unitary, normal, and Hermitian matrices, applications of linear algebra
    • Physics
      • Applied Physics
        Vectors, Motion along a straight line, Motion in two and three dimensions, Newton's Laws of Motion, Applying Newton's Laws, Work and Kinetic Energy, Potential Energy and Energy Conservation, Momentum, Impulse and collisions, Rotation of rigid bodies, Dynamics of rotational motion, Newton's Laws of Gravitation, Gravitational Potential Energy, Equilibrium of Bodies, Center of Mass and gravity, Fluid Mechanics, Pascal's Law, Archimedes principle, Waves, Sound Waves, Shock Waves, Doppler Effect, Electromagnetism, Electric Field, Gauss's Law, Electric Potential, Capacitance and Dielectric, Resistance and Electromotive Force, Magnetic Field, Inductance, Solid State Physics
    • Chemistry
      • Engineering Chemistry
        Extraction of metals, production and applications, corrosion, anodization and thermochemistry that controls the properties and interconnection of processes and defining the behavior of materials, study of polymers, lubricants, paints and coatings, Fuels used in the aerospace industry
  4. Computing
    • Numerical Analysis
      Newton method, regula falsi method, modified newton method, finite differences, method of least square, Lagrange interpolation, numerical differentiation, numerical integration, ordinary and partial differential equations, Runge Kutta method
    • Intro to Computer Programming
      Logical Expressions and Selection Control Structures, Loops, Functions, Scope, Single and Multidimensional Arrays, Structures, Strings, Pointers
    • Computer Aided Graphics
      Intro to engineering drawing, concept of lines, orthographic projection, projection of points, projection of lines, solids of revolution, intro to PRO-E, drawing of 2D figures and 3D solids
    • Automation and Robotics
      • Artificial Intelligence
        Introduction (Basic component of AI, Identifying AI systems, branches of AI, etc.); Reasoning and Knowledge Representation (Introduction to Reasoning and Knowledge Representation, Propositional Logic, First order Logic); Problem Solving by Searching (Informed searching, Uninformed searching, Local searching.); Constraint Satisfaction Problems; Adversarial Search (Min-max algorithm, Alpha beta pruning, Gameplaying); Learning (Unsupervised learning, Supervised learning, Reinforcement learning) ;Uncertainty handling (Uncertainty in AI, Fuzzy logic); Recent trends in AI and applications of AI algorithms (trends, Case study of AI systems, Analysis of AI systems).
  5. Engineering Subjects
    • (MANDATORY)
      • Introduction to Aerospace Engineering
        Aeronautics: Anatomy of an airplane, standard atmosphere, Aerodynamic forces, lift and drag; Astronautics: Satellite types and orbits; elements of propulsive systems, basic structural elements, systems and materials used for aerospace vehicles-project
      • Engineering Drawing
        Intro to engineering drawing, concept of lines, orthographic projection, projection of points, projection of lines, solids of revolution, intro to PRO-E, drawing of 2D figures and 3D solids
      • Probability in Engineering
        Frequency distribution, Simple and conditional probability, Random variables & mathematical expectation, Distribution (Binomial, Poison, Uniform and Normal distributions) Statistics mainly covers the data collection, presentation, summarization in meaningful manner such as measures of averages and dispersion, and shape of data distribution.
      • Workshop Technology
        Introduction to manufacturing, hand tools, turning, milling, shaping, drilling, grinding, joining and welding processes, manufacturing process planning, CNC lathe and CNC milling, Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM), woodworking
      • Engineering Mechanics-I (Statics)
        Fundamental concepts, system of units, scalars and vectors, Newton's laws, force systems, equilibrium in 2D and 3D, structures, method of joints and sections, center of mass, concentrated loads, shear force and bending moment, friction
      • Aerospace Instrumentation
        Principles and components of a measurement system, statistical data analysis, circuits used for signal conditioning, amplifiers and their configurations, Analog to Digital and Digital to Analog converters, meters, problems associated with electronic measurement systems, Transducers used for measuring different physical quantities like temperature, light, humidity, pressure, vibration, shock, magnetism, ultrasonic, proximity and strain etc. Control of DC motors and stepper motors, aircraft cockpit instruments, IMU/INS, implementation of data acquisition systems and interfacing with computer using Lab View
      • Incompressible Aerodynamics
        Aerodynamic forces and moments, fundamental principles and equation fundamentals of in viscid incompressible flow. Bernoulli equation, potential flows over airfoil, thin airfoil theory, flow over finite wings, prandtl classical, lifting time theory, down wash and induced drag compilation of lift and drag of the airfoil and wing, boundary layer analysis, high lift devices
      • Engineering Mechanics-I (Statics)
        Fundamental concepts, systems of units, scalars and vectors, Newton's laws, force systems, equilibrium in 2D and 3D, structures, method of joints and sections, center of mass, concentrated loads, shear force and bending moment, friction.
      • Engineering Mechanics-II (Dynamics)
        Kinematics of particle motion in various coordinate systems, kinetics of particle using force mass acceleration, work-energy and impulse-momentum, Kinematics of body motion in 2D, Kinetics of rigid bodies, using force-mass acceleration, work-energy and impulse-momentum.
      • Thermodynamics
        Introduction and Basic Concepts, Energy, Energy Transfer and General Energy Analysis, Properties of Pure Substances, Energy Analysis of Closed Systems, Mass and Energy Analysis of Control Volumes, The Second Law of Thermodynamics, Entropy, Exergy--A Measure of Work Potential, Gas Power Cycles.
      • Aerospace Instrumentation
        Principles and components of a measurement system, statistical data analysis, circuits used for signal conditioning, amplifiers and their configurations, Analog to Digital and Digital to Analog converters, meters, problems associated with electronic measurement systems, Transducers used for measuring different physical quantities like temperature, light, humidity, pressure, vibration, shock, magnetism, ultrasonic, proximity and strain etc. Control of DC motors and stepper motors, aircraft cockpit instruments, IMU/INS, implementation of data acquisition systems and interfacing with computer using Lab View
      • Mechanics of Materials
        Stress, strain, Hook's law, statically determinate and indeterminate problems in axial and shear modes, shear force and bending moment diagrams, flexural and shear formula for beams, theory of torsion; thin-walled pressure vessel
      • Compressible Aerodynamics
        Intro to wave theory, normal oblique shock, prandtl Meyer expansion waves, Engine inlet & nozzle design, potential flow equations, linear theory, transonic flow supersonic/hypersonic flow
      • Engineering Mechanics-II (Dynamics)
        Kinematics of particle motion in various coordinate systems, kinetics of particle using force mass acceleration, work-energy and impulse-momentum, Kinematics of body motion in 2D, Kinetics of rigid bodies, using force-mass acceleration, work-energy and impulse-momentum
      • Heat and Mass Transfer
        Basics of Heat Transfer: Heat transfer mechanisms, Thermal conductivity & diffusivity, etc. Heat Conduction: Multidimensional heat transfer, Heat generation, heat conduction equation, Boundary and initial conditions, Steady heat conduction in plane walls, cylinders and spheres, Critical radius of insulation, Heat transfer from finned surfaces etc. Convection Heat Transfer: Physical mechanism, Velocity and thermal boundary layers, Differential equations, External & Internal forced convection, Thermal insulation, Natural & Free convection, etc. Heat Transfer by Radiation: Thermal radiation, Radiation properties, Radiation view factor, View factor relations, Heat exchange between nonblack bodies, Radiation shields, etc. Heat Exchangers: Basic types, Log mean temperature difference method, Heat exchanger effectiveness.
      • Circuits and Electronics
        Current, voltage, resistance, power, energy, resistive circuits, Ohm's law, Kirchoff's current and voltage laws, Thevenin's and Norton's theorem, PN-Junction diode, digital systems and Boolean algebra, analog and digital signals
      • Aerospace Structures I
        Basic structural elements, construction of parts of an aircraft, wing and fuselage, columns, buckling of plates, energy methods, failure theories, Matrix method of structural analysis
      • Aero Vehicle Performance
        Performance analysis of air vehicles under steady flight and accelerated conditions, drag polar, power available, power required, endurance, range, climb, ceiling, maximum speed, stalling speed, high lift devices, turning, take-off and landing performance
      • Propulsion and Power Systems
        Gas turbine cycles, intakes and nozzles, turbojet, turbofan and turbo prop engines, thrust augmentation, centrifugal and axial flow compressors, combustion chambers, turbine, exhaust nozzles
      • Flight Dynamics and Stability
        Developing transformation matrices deriving aircrafts governing equation of motion. Mathematically modeling an aircraft. Derive & calculate stability derivation of an aircraft. Aircrafts dynamics stability & response to controls
      • Introduction to Space Sciences (IDEE-I)
        This is an introductory course to Space Sciences. The course covers the fundamental concepts of Space Sciences including, Astronomy, Astrophysics, GIS, Remote Sensing, and Environmental Sciences.
      • Control Systems
        Open and closed-loop systems, modeling in state space of dynamic systems, mathematical models of mechanical, electrical and electronic systems, stability criteria, control system design by root locus method, control system design by frequency-response, PID Controllers
      • Aerospace Vehicle Design
        Various aspects of conceptual aircraft design including aircraft design phases, weight estimation, thrust to weight ratio, wing loading, wind data estimation, layout of the design, cockpit, propulsion and landing gear systems, analysis of the design including aerodynamics, propulsion, structure, performance and stability and cost analysis and optimization and induced drag compilation of lift and drag of the airfoil and wing, boundary layer analysis, high lift devices
      • Structural Dynamics and Aero-elasticity
        Structural dynamics and aero-elasticity study, with an emphasis on conventional aircraft. Majorly structural dynamics comprising vibration, modal representation, and dynamic response, (b) static aero elasticity including divergence, aileron reversal, flight load redistribution and (c) dynamic aero elasticity including flutter, unsteady aerodynamics, and elastic tailoring
      • Senior Design Project
        In the senior year students undertake project in independent and grouped manner. Essential tasks: Project identification, aims and objectives of project, definition of subsystems and requirements, project feasibility, progress presentation, preliminary design, finalization of analysis, design finalization, report preparation, final presentation
  6. ELECTIVES (Major)
    • Aerodynamics and CFD
      • Rotorcraft Dynamics
        Elementary blade motion; aerodynamics of rotor in motion; helicopter performance; Modeling and analysis techniques for dynamic response, vibration, aeroelastic stability, and aeromechanical stability of rotary-wing vehicles
      • Fluid Mechanics
        Classification, implicit & explicit methods, iterative & time/space marching schemes, grids, aerospace applications, Finite-difference; finite volume methods for solution of Navier-Stokes and Euler equations, stability
    • Engineering Mechanics and Structures
      • Aerospace Materials
        General introduction to materials classification and their general properties, atomic and crystal structure, crystal imperfections, mechanical properties/behavior of material, dislocations and failure mechanism, Phase diagram, thermal processing of metals, description of Ferrous and non-ferrous metals & alloys, ceramics, and polymers with emphasis on its aerospace application, composite material and its applications in aerospace, material selection process and salient environmental/societal issues.
      • Aerospace Structures II
        Stress analysis of elastic structures for aerospace application under different loading conditions, Shear flow distribution in thin-wall structures, wings and fuselage analysis; composite structure for aerospace applications; Aero-elasticity.
    • Guidance, Navigation, Control and Instrumentation
      • Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
        Introduction to the space, two-body orbital mechanics, orbit determination, time of flight, non-Keplerian motion, rocket performance, orbital maneuvers, interplanetary trajectories, attitude dynamics, attitude control, attitude determination and control hardware
      • Guidance and Navigation of Aerospace Vehicles
        Principles of inertial navigation, theory and applications of GPS, celestial navigation procedures Principles of guidance systems for spacecraft launch vehicles, homing and ballistic missiles. Optimal guidance, Interplanetary transfer guidance with low thrust, Principles of inertial navigation, theory and applications of the Global Positioning System, Celestial navigation procedures, application of Kalman filtering to recursive navigation theory, Noise Analysis
      • Digital Logic Design and Microcontrollers
        Digital systems and binary numbers, combinational circuits design, sequential circuits design, Registers and counters, basic blocks of a Microcontroller, Programming Languages, interfacing and controlling using microcontrollers and microprocessor
    • Propulsion and Thermal Science
      • Space Propulsion
        Propulsion and Thermal Science Space Propulsion Introduction to rocket propulsion fundamentals propellants and nozzle design with detailed insight to chemical and non-chemical propulsion system and advanced concepts in prolusion for space application.
      • Turbo Machinery
        Turbo Machinery Impact of free jets; dimensional analysis and similitude; impulse turbines; reaction turbines; centrifugal pumps; reciprocating pumps; power plants their types and principle of operation.
      • Flight Control Systems
        Application of classical and modern linear control theory to automatic control of flight vehicles. Spacecraft attitude control, control of flexible vehicles, linear quadratic regulator and pole-placement design applications

Note: The elective courses will be offered subject to the availability of specialized faculty and the number of students interested in each course.

  1. SSC/ Equivalent Certificate (Science) with 60% marks
  2. FSc Pre-Engineering/ Equivalent Certificate with minimum 60% overall marks
  3. Entry Test Required
Number of Seats 100
Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Avionics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering
One Time Charges Local Fee Structure
(Pak Rs)
Intl Fee Structure
(US $)
Admission Fee 30,000 2,000
Endowment Fund 5,000 250
Library Development Fund 5,000 250
Total One Time Charges 40,000 2,500
Per Semester Charges (Pak Rs) (US $)
Tuition Fee 108,900 4,235
Service Charges 7,000 250
Safe/ Smart Campus Charges 2,000 250
Total Per Semester Charges 117,900 4,735

Optional Charges per Semester

Hostel Charges Local Fee Structure Intl Fee Structure
Dormitory Charges Pak. Rs. 46,000 US $ 600
Transport Charges Pak. Rs. 22,000 Pak. Rs. 22,000
Locker Rent Pak. Rs. 800 Pak. Rs. 800

Continual Enrollment Fee per semester

Local Fee Structure Intl Fee Structure
after 8th semester of BS Programs =All Service Charges + 3 Cr. Hr. Fee + Fee of any Registered Course (Rs. 9,000 + Rs. 22,500 = Rs. 31,500 + Fee of any Registered Course) after 8th semester of BS Programs =All Service Charges + 3 Cr. Hr. Fee + Fee of any Registered Course (US $ 500 + US $ 1,320 = US $ 1,820 + Fee of any Registered Course)
after 4th/6th semester of MS/PhD Programs=All Service Charges + 1 Cr. Hr. Fee + Fee of any Registered Course (Rs. 6,000 + Rs. 7,500 = Rs. 13,500 + Fee of any Registered Course) after 4th/6th semester of MS/PhD Programs =All Service Charges + 1 Cr. Hr. Fee + Fee of any Registered Course (US $ 500 + US $ 440 = US $ 940 + Fee of any Registered Course)

Notes;

Local Fee Structure Intl Fee Structure
(a) Repeat/Add Course Fee will be Rs 7,500 per credit hour. Repeat/Add Course Fee @ US $ 440 per credit hour will be charged.
(b) All Fees/ Charges are subject to change from time to time. All Fees/ Charges are subject to change from time to time.
(c) Charges are applicable only if services are offered by IST. Charges are applicable only if services are offered by IST.
(d) All Govt. Taxes will be charged as notified by FBR. All Govt. Taxes will be charged as notified by FBR.
(e) Health Insurance for student may be arranged by the Institute and charges / Premium will be charged as per actual. Health Insurance for student may be arranged by the Institute and charges / Premium will be charged as per actual.
(f) Student ID Card Fee is Rs 500 Student ID Card Fee is Rs 500
(g) Application processing Fee (non-refundable) is Rs. 2500 Application processing Fee (non-refundable) is US $ 100 through direct remittance in IST Bank Account.
(h) Freeze charges will be Rs. 5,000 per semester. Freeze charges will be US $. 500 for each semester. Direct remittance in IST Bank Account.