TU Braunschweig
TU Braunschweig


A bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or comparable programmes and particularly an understanding
of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics are advantageous to this course. Previous knowledge in the basics of turbomachinery is strongly recommended.

Start:                     15.11.2016
Time (online):   04:45 pm

Course structure
This course is a co-production of the Institute of Jet Propulsion and Turbomachinery of TUBS (red tiles) and the Institute of Turbomachinery and Fluid Dynamics of LUH (blue tiles).

Course description

MOOC: Aircraft Engines
A collaboration of Technische Universität Braunschweig (TUBS) and Leibniz Universität Hannover (LUH).

What is MOOC?
MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course, particularly

Massive:         Unlimited participation of students via word wide web
Open:               Free of charge, with open registration for an enrolled student at any university in the world
Online:            Available at any time via internet
Course:           University credits available if test passed successfully or get a certificate of participation

About this Course
Participants in this course will be taught the technological  aspects of aircraft engines, their design, and operation. Additionally, economical parameters and legal issues  of approval will be introduced. Based on the flight mission analysis and other constraints, the methodology and  objective  of  engine  design  will  be illustrated  taking  into account component  matching  and  aircraft integration.  Furthermore,  participants will learn  to  estimate  the  technological  potential  of  advanced propulsion concepts.

What you’ll learn

  • Mission Analysis & requirements
  • Statutory registration regulations
  • Overall design of a jet engine
  • Component design of Compressor, Turbine, Combustion chamber and Nozzle
  • Coupling of Compressor & Turbine with Nozzle
  • Novel concepts (GTF, Oper Rotor, Electrical drives, MEE)
  • Novel thermodynamic cycles (Intercooling, heat exchanger, new fuels)