Course detail: Aircraft Propulsion Systems: Principles and Practices

This course studies the basic principles of propulsion systems with emphasis on jets and fan systems. It also includes the study of inlets and nozzles, compressors, burners, fuels, turbines and jets culminating in design and off-design engine analysis, performance and environmental considerations. The impact of propulsion system integration on external aerodynamics and (noise and IR) signature reduction is also presented, along with an introduction to novel concepts in propulsion.

  • Modern gas turbine engines, Geared Turbofans, ATP
  • Component design guidelines
  • System performance evaluation
  • Propulsion-Airframe Integration
  • Future directions in propulsion and power
Who Should Attend?
  • Practicing engineers in aircraft industry
  • Engineering faculty in the mechanical, aerospace, industrial and power disciplines
  • Engineering students, undergraduates and graduate students
  • Government officials working in the power & propulsion sector
  • Decision makers who need a working knowledge of gas turbines
  • Contractors

Course Fees
Early registration fee: $2,595 if you register and pay by the early registration deadline (45 days prior to the first day of class).
Regular registration fee: $2,795 if you register and pay after the early registration deadline

Netherlands Defence Academy Discount
This course is available to Netherlands Defence Academy employees at a discounted registration fee. Please contact the NDA Procurement and Contracting department for details. Please note that you cannot register using our online system when requesting this discount.

U.S. Federal Employee DiscountThis course is available to U.S. federal employees at 10% off the registration fee. To receive the federal employee discount, you must enter the code FGVT116 during the checkout process. Please note that you must validate your eligibility to receive this discount by entering your U.S. government email address (ending in .gov or .mil) when creating your online registration profile. This discount is available for both the early registration and regular registration fees.Certificate Track
Flight Tests and Aircraft Performance; Aircraft Design

Classroom hours / CEUs
35 classroom hours
3.5 CEUs

Course Accessibility
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to participate in University of Kansas educational offerings. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in our Aerospace Short Courses, please email or call 785-864-6779 at least three weeks before the first day of the event.
Please note: If you are attending an Aerospace Short Course onsite at your place of employment, please contact your company's training coordinator for accommodation requests.

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Course Resources
AERO0080 Course Information adn Outline (PDF Document)

Available sessions