Percorso formativo

 

Aerodinamica, propulsione e strutture (percorso valido anche per il conseguimento del doppio titolo italo-francese o italo-venezuelano)

First year

Orientamento unico
Course Semester CFU SSD Language
1021961 - GASDYNAMICS First semester 9 ING-IND/06 Italian
1044962 - CONTROL SYSTEMS First semester 9 ING-INF/04 English
1021947 - CONTROLLO DEL TRAFFICO AEREO First semester 9 ING-INF/03 Italian
AAF1147 - OTHER USEFUL SKILLS FOR INCLUSION IN THE WORLD OF WORK First semester 1 Italian
1022008 - AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES Second semester 9 ING-IND/04 Italian
1021952 - DINAMICA DEL VOLO Second semester 9 ING-IND/03 Italian
1021988 - AIRCRAFT ENGINES Second semester 9 ING-IND/07 Italian

Second year

Orientamento unico
Course Semester CFU SSD Language
- A SCELTA DELLO STUDENTE Second semester 12 Italian
AAF1021 - Final exam Second semester 23 Italian
24 CFU a scelta in B - Curriculum: Aerodinamica, propulsione e strutture Go to group
6 CFU a scelta in C - Curriculum: Aerodinamica, propulsione e strutture Go to group

Sistemi di volo e trasporto aereo (percorso valido anche per il conseguimento del doppio titolo italo-francese o italo-venezuelano o italo-portoghese)

First year

Orientamento unico
Course Semester CFU SSD Language
1021961 - GASDYNAMICS First semester 9 ING-IND/06 Italian
1044962 - CONTROL SYSTEMS First semester 9 ING-INF/04 English
1021947 - CONTROLLO DEL TRAFFICO AEREO First semester 9 ING-INF/03 Italian
AAF1147 - OTHER USEFUL SKILLS FOR INCLUSION IN THE WORLD OF WORK First semester 1 Italian
1022008 - AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES Second semester 9 ING-IND/04 Italian
1021952 - DINAMICA DEL VOLO Second semester 9 ING-IND/03 Italian
1021988 - AIRCRAFT ENGINES Second semester 9 ING-IND/07 Italian

Second year

Orientamento unico
Course Semester CFU SSD Language
1021897 - SISTEMI DI ASSISTENZA AL VOLO Second semester 6 ING-INF/03 Italian
- A SCELTA DELLO STUDENTE Second semester 12 Italian
AAF1021 - Final exam Second semester 23 Italian
6 CFU a scelta in B tra 2 ins. - Curriculum: Sistemi di volo e trasporto aereo Go to group ING-IND/03
6 CFU a scelta in B tra 4 ins. - Curriculum: Sistemi di volo e trasporto aereo Go to group
12 CFU a scelta in C tra 6 ins. - Curriculum: Sistemi di volo e trasporto aereo Go to group

Optional Groups

24 CFU a scelta in B - Curriculum: Aerodinamica, propulsione e strutture: The student must acquire 24 CFU from the exams below
Course Year Semester CFU SSD Language
1021720 - COMPUTATIONAL AERODYNAMICS Second year First semester 6 ING-IND/06 Italian
1041536 - AEROELASTICITY Second year First semester 6 ING-IND/04 English
1041639 - AIRCRAFT AERODYNAMICS AND DESIGN Second year First semester 6 ING-IND/06 English
1041538 - COMBUSTION Second year First semester 6 ING-IND/07 English
1041535 - EXPERIMENTAL AERODYNAMICS Second year First semester 6 ING-IND/06 English
1041575 - EXPERIMENTAL TESTING FOR AEROSPACE STRUCTURES Second year First semester 6 ING-IND/04 English
1052234 - TURBULENCE Second year First semester 6 ING-IND/06 English
1055722 - AEROACOUSTICS Second year Second semester 6 ING-IND/06 English
1041540 - ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF AIRCRAFT ENGINES Second year Second semester 6 ING-IND/07 English
1021817 - HYPERSONICS Second year Second semester 6 ING-IND/06 Italian
1051390 - THERMAL AND THERMOELASTIC ANALYSIS OF AEROSPACE STRUCTURES Second year Second semester 6 ING-IND/04 Italian
6 CFU a scelta in C - Curriculum: Aerodinamica, propulsione e strutture: The student must acquire 6 CFU from the exams below
Course Year Semester CFU SSD Language
1041536 - AEROELASTICITY Second year First semester 6 ING-IND/04 English
1021759 - CONTROLLO DELLE VIBRAZIONI E DEL RUMORE Second year First semester 6 ING-IND/13 Italian
10589446 - CONTROL OF FLYING ROBOTS AND ROBOTIC SYSTEMS Second year First semester 6 ING-INF/04 English
1041541 - AEROSPACE MATERIALS Second year Second semester 6 ING-IND/22 English
1044093 - Nonlinear analysis of structures Second year Second semester 6 ICAR/08 Italian
6 CFU a scelta in B tra 2 ins. - Curriculum: Sistemi di volo e trasporto aereo: The student must acquire 6 CFU from the exams below
Course Year Semester CFU SSD Language
1011234 - MECCANICA DEL VOLO DELL'ELICOTTERO Second year First semester 6 ING-IND/03 Italian
1021800 - AIRCRAFT GUIDANCE AND NAVIGATION Second year Second semester 6 ING-IND/03 Italian
6 CFU a scelta in B tra 4 ins. - Curriculum: Sistemi di volo e trasporto aereo: The student must acquire 6 CFU from the exams below
Course Year Semester CFU SSD Language
1041639 - AIRCRAFT AERODYNAMICS AND DESIGN Second year First semester 6 ING-IND/06 English
1011234 - MECCANICA DEL VOLO DELL'ELICOTTERO Second year First semester 6 ING-IND/03 Italian
1041540 - ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF AIRCRAFT ENGINES Second year Second semester 6 ING-IND/07 English
1021800 - AIRCRAFT GUIDANCE AND NAVIGATION Second year Second semester 6 ING-IND/03 Italian
12 CFU a scelta in C tra 6 ins. - Curriculum: Sistemi di volo e trasporto aereo: The student must acquire 12 CFU from the exams below
Course Year Semester CFU SSD Language
1022771 - Artificial Intelligence I Second year First semester 6 ING-INF/05 Italian
1021806 - AERONAUTICAL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS Second year First semester 6 ING-IND/33 Italian
1009408 - INFRASTRUTTURE AEROPORTUALI Second year First semester 6 ICAR/04 Italian
10589446 - CONTROL OF FLYING ROBOTS AND ROBOTIC SYSTEMS Second year First semester 6 ING-INF/04 English
1041428 - Digital Control Systems Second year First semester 6 ING-INF/04 English
1055721 - HUMAN FACTORS Second year Second semester 6 MED/08 English

EDUCATIONAL REGULATIONS

 

Academic year 2018/19

Study programme in

AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING

Degree Class LM 20 Aerospace and astronautics engineering

 

Educational regulations

 

The educational regulations of the Study Programme include two sections:

 

♣ Course catalogue

This section describes the educational path and illustrates its objectives. It also contains the Manifesto of the Study Programme.

 

♣ General regulations

This section includes the regulatory framework of the course catalogue and describes the general regulations regarding the administration of the students’ academic career.

 

Website of the Aerospace Engineering’s Educational Area Committee http://www.ingaero.uniroma1.it

 

 

Section I-Couse catalogue

 

Specific learning outcomes

The Masters Degree Programme in Aeronautical Engineering aims to provide students with advanced scientific and professional training with specific engineering skills that enable them to face complex problems associated with the analysis, development, simulation and optimization of the various components of a fixed wing or rotary wing aircraft. The education it provides is primarily aimed at developing the most advanced research and design tools and innovation in the aeronautics industry, and focuses on improving efficiency, reducing weight and chemical and noise pollution. These skills are achievable thanks the fact that the

two-year programme of the Masters Degree provides an education which expands upon the knowledge that the students have already acquired during the Bachelors Degree, especially from a methodology and practice point of view.


Description of the Programme

The educational Programme provides a first year which is common to all curricula, and is divided into 6 modules amounting to 54 credits. During the first year the programme focuses on reinforcing the students’ knowledge of the sectors that characterize aeronautical engineering (such as: compressible flow, aeronautical structures, flight dynamics, aeronautical engines), and provides the basis of subjects which are not tackled during the Bachelors Degree (such as control systems). During the second year there are two available curricula (which are organized in subject groups that can be chosen by the students).  One of them is of a disciplinary nature (Aerodynamics, Propulsion and Structures, APS), the other one thematic (Flight Systems and Air Transport, SVTA). Student can select 5 modules of the above-described curricula to achieve a total of 30 credits.

An experimental programme has also been activated, which focus on rotary wing machine themes and which includes lessons regarding aircraft aerodynamics and design, Aeroelasticity, vibration and noise control, experimental testing for aerospace structures (APS curriculum) and Helicopter aviation mechanics (SVTA curriculum). The amount of hours that students must devote to personal study or for other individual educational activities amounts to at least 60% of the total number of hours required to obtain the Masters Degree.

The curriculum envisions: 

- 85 credits to carry out core, characterizing, related or complementary educational activities and further educational activities 

- 12 credits which are chosen by the student

- 23 credits awarded for the final exam. 

The Masters Degree in Aeronautical Engineering is part of an Italian-French network which enables students to obtain the double-degree at the ISAE-SUPAERO in Toulouse. The agreement between Sapienza University and the French Institute defines the practical procedures that must be followed to obtain the qualification. For further information, please visit the International section of the website of the CAD (Educational Area Committee) of Aerospace Engineering: website: (www.ingaero.uniroma1.it )

 

Employment and professional opportunities for graduates

The professional opportunities for aeronautical engineers are those of advanced design, planning and programming, and management of complex systems in manufacturing or service companies, in public administrations and private practice.

The possible professions for the aeronautical engineer are: 

- Designer and technical supervisor

- Product and product line manager  

- Maintenance supervisor

- Expert in one or more sectors of the industry: aerodynamics, construction and structures, flight mechanics and flight systems, propulsion, radar and telecommunications 

- Certification or quality assurance processes supervisor 

 

The aeronautical engineer will be able to practice his/her profession in:

 

- Medium and large aircraft, helicopter, engine and flight system manufacturing companies, at a national and European level 

- Small and medium-sized enterprises in the aerospace production chain, at a national and European level 

- Consulting firms

 - Public and private research centres 

- Airline companies 

- Aircraft maintenance companies

- Service companies, certification bodies 

- Institutions dealing with the management and control of air traffic. 

 

The aeronautical engineer, thanks his/her multidisciplinary knowledge and skills regarding advanced technologies, can also work in the space sector or in areas which do not regard aerospace, where product and process innovation play an important role; for example in automotive, shipbuilding and process industries. The solid preparation acquired by the students enables them to continue their education through Professional Masters and PhDs in Italy and abroad.


2018/19 MANIFESTO OF THE STUDIES

 

The educational plan is divided into two curricula:

• Aerodynamics, Propulsion and structures

• Flight Systems and Air Transport

 

FIRST YEAR (a. y. 2018/19)

 

SUBJECTS COMMON TO THE TWO CURRICULA

Subject, Language, Scientific disciplinary sector, Credits, Type of activity, Term

Compressible flow, IT, ING-IND / 06, 9, B, 1 

Control systems, EN, ING-INF / 04, 9, C, 1 

Air traffic control, IT, ING-INF / 03, 9, C, 1 

Flight Dynamics, IT ING-IND / 03, 9, B, 2 

Aeronautical engines, IT, ING-IND / 07, 9, B, 2 

Aeronautical structures, IT, ING-IND / 04, 9, B, 2

 

SECOND YEAR (a. y. 2019/20)

 

CURRICULUM

AERODYNAMICS, PROPULSION AND STRUCTURES

 

Subject, Language, scientific disciplinary sector, credits, term, Typ, Path, Location

Optional group (24 credits)

Numerical aerodynamics, IT, ING-IND / 06, 6, 1, B, Aerodynamics, SPV

Aeroelasticity, EN, ING-IND / 04, 6, 1, B, Aerod./Structures (Helicopters), SPV Aircraft aerodynamics and design, EN ING-IND / 06, 6, 1, B, Aerod. (Elic.), SPV Combustion, EN, ING-IND / 07, 6, 1, B, SPV Propulsion SPV

Aeroacoustics, EN, ING-IND / 06, 6, 2, B, Aerod./Prop., SPV

Environmental impact of aircraft engines, EN, ING-IND / 07, 6, 2, B, Propulsion, SPV

Experimental aerodynamics, EN, ING-IND / 06, 6, 1, B, Aerodynamics, SPV 

Experimental testing for aerospace structures, EN, ING-IND / 04, 6, 1, B, Structures (Elic.), SPV 

Hypersonics, IT, ING-IND / 06, 6, 2, B, Aerodynamics, SPV 

Thermal and thermoplastic analysis of aerospace structures, IT, ING-IND / 04, 6, 2, B, structures, SPV 

Turbulence, EN, ING-IND / 06, 6, 1, B, Aerodynamics, SPV 

Optional group (6 credits) 

Aeroelasticity, EN, ING-IND / 04, 6, 1, C, Aerod./ Structures, SPV 

Aerospace materials, EN, ING-IND / 22, 6, 2, C, Structures / Prop., SPV 

Vibration and noise control, EN, ING-IND / 13, 6, 1, C , Structures (Elic.), SPV 

Nonlinear analysis of structures, EN, ICAR / 08, 6, 2, SPV 

Control of flying robots and robotic systems, EN, ING-INF / 04, 6, TBD C Aero / Structures, ARI

 

CURRICULUM 

FLIGHT SYSTEMS AND AIR TRANSPORT 

Subject, Language, disciplinary scientific sector, term, credits, typ., Path, Location

 

Flight assistance systems IT ING-INF / 03 6 2 C SPV 

Optional group (6 credits)

Navigation and guidance avionics, EN, ING-IND / 03, 6, 2, B, Flight systems, SPV 

Helicopter flight mechanics, IT, ING-IND / 03, 6, 1, B, Flight systhems (Elic.) SPV 

Optional group (6 credits) 

Aircraft aerodynamics and design, EN, ING-IND / 06, 6, 1, B, Air transport / flight systhems (Elic.), SPV 

Environmental impact of aircraft engines, EN ING-IND / 07, 6, 2, B, Air transport, SPV 

Navigation and guidance avionics, EN, ING-IND / 03, 6, 2, B, Flight systems, SPV 

Helicopter flight mechanics, IT, ING-IND / 03, 6, 1, B, Sist. of flight (Elic.), SPV 

Optional group (12 credits) 

Artificial Intelligence, EN, ENG-INF / 05, 6, 1, C, Flight systems, ARI 

Aeronautics electrical plants, IT, ING-IND / 33, 6, 1, C, Air transport, SPV 

Airport infrastructure, IT, ICAR / 04, 6, 1, C, Air transport, SPV 

Control of flying robots and robotic systems, EN, ING-INF / 04, 6, 1, C, 

Flight systems, ARI 

Digital Control Systems, EN, ING-INF / 04, 6, 1, C, Flight systems, ARI 

Human factors, EN, MED / 08, 6, 2, C, flight systems, SPV

 

Other common activities

Assessment, credits, Type of activity 

Exams chosen by the student E, 12, D 

Other educational activities V, 1, AAF 

Final test 23, E 

 

Key:

IT: subject taught in Italian; EN: subject taught in English. 

Type of activity: A core, B characterizing, C related and complementary, D chosen by the student, 

E related to the final exam, AAF other educational activities (art 10, paragraph 1 letter d), E internships and placements.

Assessment: E grade awarding exam, V pass/fail system

Location: SPV via Eudossiana 18, ARI via Ariosto 25.

 

Subjects chosen by the students

Regarding 12 credits which can be chosen by the students, students will have the opportunity of selecting subjects among the lessons offered by the Study Programme which are not already included in their curriculum, or among the subjects of the Masters Degree in Space and Astronautics Engineering or in similar fields provided by other Masters Degree programmes. The Educational Area Committee (CAD) must approve the selected subjects assessing the coherence with the students’ educational path.

 

Tutoring services

The study programme provides tutoring services which are made available by the Faculty. The teachers Renato Paciorri, Mauro Valorani and Giuliano Coppotelli undertake tutoring and support of students. The hours in which they receive students are published on the Degree Programme website.


Section II - General regulations

 

Admission requirements

Students wishing to enrol in the Masters Degree Programme in Aeronautical Engineering must hold a three-year Bachelors Degree or another qualification obtained in Italy or abroad and regarded as suitable in accordance with the current legislation. Students must also possess specific curricular requisites and demonstrate their personal preparation. 

 

A) Candidates who possess an Italian qualification regulated by the 270/04 or 509/99 Ministerial Decree order

 

• Curricular requirements 

a) For students with a weighted average, (calculated on the basis all the acquired credits to obtain the first level degree with a score indicated in thirtieths), equal to or higher than 22/30 and lower than 24/30, the required curricular requisites are:

 

- Having achieved a minimum number of credits in the following scientific disciplinary sectors: 

Credits, Scientific disciplinary sectors

39, MAT / 03- / 05- / 06- / 07- / 08, FIS / 01, CHIM / 07 

25, ING-IND / 08- / 09 / -10- / 11- / 13- / 14- / 15- / 22- / 31, ICAR / 08, ING-INF / 01- / 02- / 03- / 04- / 05 

27, ING-IND / 03- / 04- / 05- / 06- / 07 

Please Note: the student who does not meet the requirements will have to sit exams assigned by the Admissions Committee.

 

b) For students with a weighted average equal to or higher than 24/30 and lower than 27/30, the required curricular requisites are: 

 

- Having achieved a minimum number of credits in the following scientific disciplinary sectors: 

Credits, Scientific disciplinary sectors

39, MAT / 03- / 05- / 06- / 07- / 08, FIS / 01, CHIM / 07 

25, ING-IND / 10- / 11- / 13- / 15- / 22- / 31, ICAR / 08, ING-INF / 01- / 02- / 03- / 04- / 05 

27, ING-IND / 03- / 04- / 05- / 06- / 07- / 08- / 09- / 14 

Please Note: the student who does not meet the requirements will have to sit single exams assigned by the Admissions Committee.

 

c) For students with a weighted average equal to or higher than 27/30, the required curricular requisites are: 

 

- Having acquired a Degree in the L-9 "Industrial Engineering" Degree class  DM 270/04, or in the 10 "Industrial Engineering" Degree Class DM 509/99 

- Alternatively, having achieved an established minimum number of credits in the following Scientific disciplinary sector 

Credits, Scientific disciplinary sectors

39, MAT / 03- / 05- / 06- / 07- / 08, FIS / 01, CHIM / 07 

42 in any of the following: ING-IND, ING-INF / 01- / 02- / 03- / 04- / 05 

181, ING-IND / 03- / 04- / 05- / 06- / 07- / 08- / 09- / 14 

(1) Among the 42 of the previous group 

Please Note: students who do not meet the requisites will have to sit exams assigned by the Admissions Committee.

 

Students referred to in paragraphs b) and c) should compare their curriculum with the Educational Regulations of the Degree programme in Aerospace Engineering and with the Syllabus (in annex), and if necessary proceed to complete their preparation.

 

The curricular entry requirements are automatically met by: 

- graduates from the Aerospace Engineering Degree programme, L-9 "Industrial Engineering" Degree class DM 270/04,  of Sapienza University 

- graduates from Aerospace Engineering Degree Programme, L-10 "Industrial Engineering" Degree class DM 509/99,  of Sapienza University.

 

  • Evaluation of the personal preparation of the students

Candidates with a weighted average equal to or higher than 22/30 in their Bachelors Degree are admitted.

B) Candidates who possess a qualification obtained abroad or an Italian qualification which is not regulated by the 270/04 or 509/99 Ministerial Decree order.

The evaluation of the personal preparation and curricular requisites will be carried out by the Admissions Committee which will examine the study curriculum of the students, their motivation and any other relevant element of assessment that the students may present, such as study periods abroad, traineeships and work experience. Candidates may called for an interview by the Admissions Committee.

Transfers and procedures for the evaluation of study periods abroad

If a student transfers from another University, from another Faculty of Sapienza University or from another Study Programme, the Educational Area Committee will usually not recognize more credits than those of the Scientific disciplinary sectors foreseen by the Manifesto of Studies. If they decide to do so, they will not recognize more than 12 credits for Scientific disciplinary sectors that are not provided for by the Studies Manifesto. In compliance with the University Educational Regulations, the Educational Area Committee will examine the programmes of the students who have studied, sat exams or obtained academic qualifications abroad to assign credits in the corresponding Scientific disciplinary sectors. The exams sat in European or foreign universities, with which Sapienza University shares agreements, projects and / or arrangements, are recognized in accordance to the arrangements established in the agreements. Students may, after being authorized by the Educational Area Committee, carry out a period of studies abroad as part of the Erasmus + project. For information regarding the opportunities to study abroad, please visit the International section on the Educational Area Committee website (www.ingaero.uniroma1.it

If the Educational Area Committee decides to reintegrate a student who has not renewed his/her enrolment and/or sat exams for many years,  the student will be enrolled in the newest Decree order, and will have all or part of his/her achieved credits recognized. 

Information regarding transfer procedures, credit recognition and reintegration can be found in the University Manifesto of Studies, in the “Student administrative affairs ” section on the Education Area Committee website.

 

Student withdrawal

In the event of a student withdrawal, the Education Area Committee may decide to reintegrate him/her in the newest Decree order The student will have all or part of his/her achieved credits recognized. For the reintegration procedure please refer to the University Manifesto of Studies. 

 

Credit recognition

According to current legislation, The Education Area Committee can recognize the certified professional knowledge and skills acquired by the students as credits, as well as the knowledge and skills gained by them in post-secondary training activities (when the University is involved in the planning and implementation). These credits usually correspond to part of the 12 credits of the study programme that may be chosen by the student. In any case, the maximum number of credits which can be recognized for these activities is 6. 

 

Teaching modalities

The educational activities are conventional and are organized in terms. 

Lessons are provided through lectures, classroom exercises, laboratory activities and team work, and the schedule of these activities is organized so to allow the students a reasonable amount of time to dedicate to their personal study. The usual lenght of the Study Programme is of 4 semesters, which is equivalent to two years. 

The student is considered to be "behind in his studies" when he/she has attended the entire Study Programme but has not graduated in time or has failed all the necessary exams to be admitted to the final exam.

 

• University credits

The university credit (CFU) measures the amount of work that must be undertaken by a student to achieve an educational goal. Students acquire credits by passing exams (when required) for which either a grade is awarded or a simple pass/fail system prevails.

The credit system adopted in Italian and European universities establishes that a credit corresponds to 25 hours of work. The credits are distributed amongst the provided collective training activities (for example: lessons, exercises, laboratory activities) and the student’s personal study time. During the Study Programme in Aeronautical Engineering, in accordance with art. 23 of the University’s Academic Regulations, a credit corresponds to 10 hours of lectures, or 12 hours of laboratory activities or guided exercises. The description of each subject, which can be consulted on the Educational Area Committee website, shows how the credits are distributed and the teaching hours of the various activities, together with the prerequisites, the educational outcomes and the programme. The total workload which must be undertaken to graduate is of 120 credits, which corresponds to 3,000 hours.

The percentage of time which must be dedicated to personal study or to other individual training activities, amounts to at least 60% of the total workload.

 

Educational calendar 

Usually, the calendar envisions a:

 

 -First term: from the end of September to December 

- First exam session: January 

- Second exam session: February 

- Second term: from the end of February to May 

- Third exam session: June 

- Fourth exam session: July 

- Fifth exam session: September. 

 

The details regarding beginning and end of each term and of each exam session are published on the website www.ingaero.uniroma1.it  (Calendar section). The periods dedicated to lessons and exams cannot overlap. Nevertheless there are two extraordinary exam sessions, usually in October-November and in March-April, which are reserved specifically for all students “behind in their studies” and for students who have fulfilled all the requirements to graduate.

 

Attendance

 Attendance is not mandatory except for the courses in Experimental Aerodynamics and Experimental Testing for Aerospace Structures.

 

• Evaluation of learning

The learning assessment for each subject is usually held through exams (E) that can include oral and / or written tests according to procedures defined by the teacher and communicated to the students together with the programme. For some activities there is no exam, but a simple “pass/fail” assessment (V). Also in this case the evaluation procedures are established by the teacher.

 

Programmes and procedures for learning evaluation

The Programmes of the subjects and the exam procedures can be consulted on the website of the Educational Area Committee of Aerospace Engineering (www.ingaero.uniroma1.it) in the “Study Programme” section.

 

Educational programmes

Each student must obtain an official approval of his/her educational path from the Education Area Committee before registering the exam results related to the non-compulsory subjects. If he/she does not do so, the related exam report may be cancelled.

More specifically, the Education Area Committee establishes whether the subjects chosen by the students are consistent with the educational Programme. Students are required to submit their study plan (educational programme function on Infostud) at the beginning of the first year [approximately between December and January and more specifically during the periods that are indicated on the website (www. ingaero.uniroma1.it ) of the Education Area Committee of Aerospace Engineering (News section)]. The study plan can be submitted again over the following years (in November) to propose changes to curriculum and / or exams. The system provides for the approval of only one study plan per academic year.

 

Admission to second year exams

To sit second year exams, the student must have acquired at least 27 credits in first year subjects. 

 

Anticipating exams

In order to complete the 60 credits workload of the first year, the student can decide to anticipate one of the orientation subjects or one of  the subjects that may be chosen by the students. Please check the “administrative affairs section” on the Educational Area Committee website to get to know the procedures to anticipate exams. 

 

Part-time students

Students who are enrolling and students who are already attending the Study Programme can opt for the part-time solution, achieving a lower number of annual credits than those expected. It is advisable to students to switch to the part-time solution when they enrol knowing already that they have only a reduced amount of time to devote to their studies, or if they are behind with their studies. The terms and conditions for requesting the part-time solution, as well as the related regulations are described in the University Manifesto of studies and can be consulted on the Sapienza University website (http://www.uniroma1.it/didattica/regolamenti/part- time )

 

Excellence programme

 

The Educational Area Committee of Aerospace Engineering creates an Excellence programme for all of the Study Programmes to enhance the education of deserving students who are interested in the methodological and practical study of the sector. The programme consists of educational activities, which are added to the regular ones provided by the curriculum. The programme rewards students that during the first year of the study Programme, have proved to be particularly deserving. 

Admission to the Excellence Programme takes place when requested; and the requisites are: 

- Having acquired all of the first year credits by the 30th of November

- Having achieved of a weighted average of 27.5 / 30 or higher. In general, the grades achieved by the students cannot be lower than 24/30 in any of the exams. 

Provided that the Excellence Programme student has obtained his/her Degree within the time limits established by the Study Programme, he/she will receive a special certificate that will be recorded in his/her study career documentation. Together with the certificate, the University grants the student a prize which is equal to the amount of the fees he/she paid during the last year of studies. The terms and conditions to apply to the programme are indicated on the Educational Area Committee website (Excellence programme section). In this section students can also monitor the call for applications and download the facsimile of the application form.

 

Final exam

The final exam consists of a presentation and discussion of a dissertation in front of a Committee appointed especially for the occasion. During the dissertation the student will discuss the results achieved while carrying out his/her theoretical, experimental, project or compilatory thesis on topics related to the lessons of the Study Programme. The dissertation must be developed during a period of time which is compatible with the assigned credits, and under the guidance of a professor of the Aerospace Engineering Educational Area Committee, also in collaboration with public and private institutions, manufacturing and service companies, or research centres operating in the sector. 23 credits are awarded for the final exam. The final grade is based on the evaluation of the average of the grades obtained during the years, and the dissertation and final discussion. The Graduation Committee announces the final grade. The maximum number of points are one hundred and twelve. If the majority of the Committee agree, the student can be granted the highest mark which corresponds to 110/110 cum laude.

 

Internship

Instead of the final exam, the student can decide to undertake an internship, for which credits are awarded. When the internship is approved, an academic tutor is  appointed among the teachers of the Educational Area Committee, as well as a tutor from the company who will follow the development of the internship. The evaluation of the results is made by the academic tutor. 

 

Quality Assessment

The study programme, in collaboration with the University, helps to detect the opinion of the students attending all the programmes. The survey system is integrated with a quality programme whose responsibility is entrusted to a self-assessment group made up by teachers, students and staff of the Study Programme. The results of the surveys and the analysis of the self-assessment group are used to undertake improvement actions for the educational activities.


 

 
 
 
 

Attachment

 

Syllabus  

 

The Syllabus aims to inform incoming students about the knowledge, skills and abilities required to succeed in the educational Programme in Aeronautical Engineering, so that they can verify and, when needed, adapt their own preparation to the requirements. 

 

Mathematics and numerical methods

Trigonometry: trigonometric functions, Pythagorean theorem, transformation formulas for angles, Euler's formula. 

Analytic geometry: Cartesian coordinate systems, equations and curves, distances, angles, intersections of geometric objects. Tangents and normal to a curve. Changing coordinate systems. 

Mathematical Analysis: limits, continuity, differential calculus; integral calculus; series and progressions; partial and directional derivatives; vector-valued functions; definite, indefinite and improper integrals; curvilinear integrals; multiple integrals; surface integrals; differential operators: gradient, divergence, rotor; vector identity; the theorems of Gauss, Green and Stokes, divergence. 

Linear algebra: matrix calculus, systems of linear equations; eigenvalues ​​and eigenvectors. 

Ordinary differential equations: first order linear and non-linear equations; of second order linear equations, Euler equations; initial value problem. 

Numerical methods: finding multiple roots of linear and non-linear algebraic equations, quadrature methods; derivative-free optimization. 

Elements of programming: any programming language (preferred: Matlab, Fortran, Mathematica).

 

Chemistry

Atomic structure of matter; periodic properties of elements; intermolecular and intramolecular forces; physical and chemical changes reactions and related  energy changes; chemical, ionic and solubility equilibrium; basic concepts of chemical kinetics and electrochemistry; chemical corrosion fundamentals.

 

Physics and analytical mechanics

Physical quantities, units of measurement and scientific method: measurement theory, elements of probability theory, theory of errors.

Classical mechanics of a material point, material points and rigid body system dynamics: Newton's laws, cardinal equations and conservation principles.

Macroscopic systems and thermodynamic principles: temperature and heat, first and second law of thermodynamics.

Force fields: gravitational field and electrostatic field.

Basic laws of electromagnetism: Maxwell’s equations.

Waves and vibrations: elastic and electromagnetic wave propagation and  oscillation.

Analytical mechanics and Lagrange’s equations.

 

Materials science

Main material types, properties, analytical relations for the selection / dimensioning / treatment according to the conditions of stress and basic operating conditions.

Crystalline and amorphous materials (solids); deformability, viscoelasticity, recovery and recrystallization, binary phase diagrams, solid state diffusion. Mechanical and physical properties, metallic materials (steel, aluminium alloys, superalloys, touching upon titanium-magnesium alloys), correlations between microstructure, processes and properties. Ceramic materials, mechanical testing and Weibull statistics. Thermal shock. Polymeric materials and polymer matrix composites. Chemical degradation of materials, causes and prevention. Degradation due to erosion, cladding. Performances indices for materials selection. 

 

 

Electrotechnics

Electric circuits and electrical network analysis: static regime, sinusoidal periodic regime, voltage and electricity sources, single-phase power electric systems, three-phase electric power systems. Electromechanical energy conversion. Basic principles of electric machines functioning: transformers, engines, generators. 

Touching upon production, distribution and use of electricity.


Engineering design and applied mechanics

Velocity and acceleration analysis of plane mechanisms. Forces acting in mechanical systems and dynamic analysis. Forces exchanged in the main types of friction devices (brakes and clutches) and in the main devices for motion transmission and transformation (mechanisms, hoses, gears, wheelwork). Mechanical characteristics of prime mover and operating machines; behaviour of systems composed by motor directly paired with an operating machine, through a gearbox and / or a friction clutch. One-degree-of-freedom vibrating systems. N-Degree-of-Freedom vibrating systems. Knowledge of Engineering drawing and the related International Standards Organization (ISO) regulations. Basic knowledge of mechanical modelling of solids.

 

Solid mechanics

Kinematics and statics of deformable solids: descriptors of motion and deformation, descriptors of internal forces (stress), conservation laws, constitutive relations and linear elastic solids. The Saint Vénant problem. Static analysis of beam systems: stress-strain diagrams (shear force, bending moment and displacement).

 

Telecommunications

Description of signals in time and frequency domain; transit of the signals in the systems; thermal noise. Principles of analogue and digital modulation / demodulation. Operating principles of radar and remote sensing systems for surveillance and imaging technologies. Radio communication : free space propagation and basic characteristics of the transceivers. 

 

Aerodynamics: 

Fundamental concepts of fluid dynamics: Equations governing fluid flow in integral and differential form. 

Irrotational and incompressible flows: Theorems of Kelvin and Helmholtz, Bernoulli’s equation, elementary solutions and superposition of solutions. 

Profiles and wings: classification and characteristics of profiles, high lift wing-bodies and lift augmentation devices; Kutta-Joukowski's theorem; lift generation; thin airfoil theory, finite wing theory, induced aerodynamic drag. 

Viscous flow: laminar boundary layer on flat plates, boundary layer separation, touching on turbulence and transition. 

Introduction to compressible flow concepts: compressibility of a fluid, speed of sound; one-dimensional stationary flows, isentropic flows, normal shock wave.

 

Flight mechanics and systems 

Physical properties of the atmosphere, reference atmosphere, pressure altitude; equivalent, calibrated and indicated speed. 

Classification of aircrafts. Configurations and architecture of fixed wing aircraft; control surfaces. Main instruments: altimeter, Airspeed indicator (ASI), Vertical Speed indicator (VSI), turn and bank indicator. Aerodynamic angles. Basic propeller principles.

Performance analysis: polar curve of the aircraft, available thrust and power required, take off and landing, ascending and descending flight, fuel consumption and autonomy, flight recall and aircraft in bank turn. Balancing, load factor and manoeuvring diagram. 

General information on the main structures and systems on board of commercial aircrafts: flight control system, engine control unit, environmental control systems, fuel system, hydraulic system, air equipment. 

 

Propulsion 

Fundamentals of thermochemistry. Fundamentals of heat transfer. Thermodynamic cycles: Carnot, Brayton, Diesel, Otto. Gas turbine engines cycles. Performance parameters of aeronautical engines. Air intakes and propelling nozzles for aeronautical engines. Combustion and post-combustion chambers. Internal combustion Aeronautical engines.

 

Aeronautical Structures 

Stress and deformation: equilibrium equations, constitutive bonds for linear elastic solids, deformation displacement kinematic bond, compatibility equations, plane stress and strain (Airy stress function). Aeronautical structures: loading scenarios and aircraft manoeuvring system diagram 

General characteristics of aeronautical structures and materials: elementary structural elements (axial members, shear stress panels, flexural and torsional elements), load transfer in wing and fuselage structures, metal materials and composites. Stress flow in thin-walled structures. Peak load for beams. Breaking criteria. Structural dynamics: free and forced vibrations for discrete systems. Damping and resonance.