You want to understand and develop the technology of aircraft, space craft, drones, race cars, wind turbines or any other challenging technical structure testing gravity or aerodynamics. You like science and its application to solve real-world problems and you are enticed by the thought of working in the exciting field of aeronautics. You are proactive and ambitious, you dare to dream and have the guts to realize these dreams. You are creative and have a critical mind set. You are a curious person with a technical mind. If you meet all these qualities, then there is a real Aeronautical Engineer inside of you.
The taster sessions take place on the following dates:
What can you expect?
This Taster Session is a preview of what the Aeronautical Engineering study programme entails. After this online taster session you have a better understanding of our education methodologies. The lectures provide fundamental insights into the theory needed to carry out (practical) assignments and projects. The combination of theory and practice during the study programme provide you with the necessary skills to become successful in the Aeronautical Engineering Industry.
|12:30||12.30 Microsoft Teams Online Taster Session is live (sign-in available)|
|13:10||Introduction to Aeronautical Engineering and its curriculum|
|13:45||Lecture 1: Aerodynamic performance of a symmetrical airfoil|
|14:45||Practical group assignment ‘2-A4 Wing’|
|15:45||Lecture 2: Mechanical performance of a symmetrical wing spar|
|16:15||Evaluation ‘2-A4 Wing’|
|16:30||End of Taster Session|
*) Subject to modifications
The taster session of the Aeronautical Engineering programme is organized together with the Dutch study programmes Luchtvaarttechnologie and Precision Engineering. During the practical group assignment all participants are divided into mixed teams of international and Dutch students.
How can I prepare myself?
You are going to perform a bending test to assess the mechanical performance of your wing design. To build the wing and to setup your desk for testing you need to prepare the items listed below.
|A4 print papers||>2||It must be foldable|
|Glue stick (or alternative)||1||Preferably a glue stick|
|Pencil or pen||1||Preferably a pencil|
|Equal thickness books||2||-|
|Weights of different sizes||>3||Preferably a bottle with a screw cap|
Procedure after your registration
A few days before the date of the taster session you will receive an e-mail with a link to participate in the online session at the agreed time and date via MS Teams. The taster session is supervised by lecturers and and students Aeronautical Engineering.
We hope that your overall experience during this taster session will result in your enrollment to our Aeronautical Engineering programme. Head to this webpage for more information about entry requirements.