ETSIAEStudiesOfficial UNDERGRADUATE’S StudiesUndergraduate’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering (GIA as per its acronym in Spanish)Competences

Competences

General Competences

CG01.- Ability for organization and planning.

CG02.- Use of English language.

CG03.- Ability to identify and solve problems in a creative manner applying the knowledge acquired.

CG04.- Ability to integrate and be an active part of working teams. Teamwork.

CG05.- Teams and organisations leadership.

CG06.- Use of Information and Communication Technologies.

CG07.- Written and oral communication skills.

CG08.- Ability to integrate environmental respect while developing their own activities.

CG09.- Critical thinking and ability to make connections aiming to continuous learning.

Specific Competences

  • > BA: Core Competences (compulsory for all specialities)

    CE01.- (BA01)Ability to solve mathematical problems in engineering. Ability to apply knowledge of: linear algebra, geometry; differential geometry; differential and integral calculus; differential equations and partial differential equations; numerical methods; numerical algorithms; statistics and optimisation.
    CE02.- (BA02)Understanding and control of basic concepts on general laws of mechanics, thermodynamics, fields and waves and electromagnetism and their application to solve engineering problems.
    CE03.-(BA03)Basic knowledge on computers use and programming, operating systems, databases and computer software for engineering applications.
    CE04.- (BA04)Ability to understand and apply principles of basic knowledge of general chemistry, organic and inorganic chemistry and their engineering applications.
    CE05.- (BA05)Spatial-visual skills and knowledge of graphic representation techniques, whether by traditional methods of metric geometry and descriptive geometry, or by computer-aided design software.
    CE06.- (BA06)Adequate knowledge of the concept of company, institutional and legal company framework. Business organisation and management.
  • > CA: Common competences within the Aeronautical field (compulsory for all specialities)

    CE07.- (CA01)Understand the structures behaviour due to loads under whatever circumstances and in extreme situations.
    CE08.- (CA02)Understand the thermodynamic cycles generating mechanical power and thrust.
    CE09.- (CA03)Understand the global nature of air navigation system and the complexity of air traffic.
    CE10.- (CA04)Understand how aerodynamic forces determine flight dynamics and the role of the different variables involved in the flight phenomenon.
    CE11.- (CA05)Understand technological performances, optimisation techniques for materials and properties modification through treatments.
    CE12.- (CA06)Understand manufacturing processes.
    CE13.- (CA07)Understand the singularity of airport infrastructures, buildings and their operation.
    CE14.- (CA08)Understand air transport system and its coordination with other means of transport.
    CE15.- (CA09)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: The principles of the mechanics of a continuous means and the response calculation methods.
    CE16.- (CA10)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: Concepts and laws governing the processes of energy transfer, fluid movement, heat transfer mechanisms and changing states of matter, as well as their role in the analysis of main aerospace propulsion systems.
    CE17.- (CA11)CE17.- (CA11) Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: Key elements of different types of aircraft; functional elements of air navigation system and their related electrical and electronic installations; foundations of design and construction of airports and their various elements.
    CE18.- (CA12)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: Foundations of fluid mechanics; fundamental principles of flight control and automation; main features and physical and mechanical properties of the materials.
    CE19.- (CA13)Applied knowledge of: science and technology of materials; mechanics and thermodynamics; fluid mechanics; aerodynamics and flight mechanics; air navigation and air traffic systems; aerospace technology; theory of structures; air transport; economy and production; projects; environmental impact.

     

  • > CU: Additional and Common Competences, added by the UPM-ETSIAE

    CE20.- (CU01)Adequate and applied knowledge of mathematical methods required to study and solve problems related to Aerospace Engineering.
    CE21.- (CU02)Knowledge of different activities within the aerospace sector and those related to the degree specialities.
  • > EA: Compulsory specific competences for Aerospace Vehicles Speciality.

    CE22.- (EA01)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: fracture mechanics of a continuous means, dynamic approaches, fatigue, structural instability and aeroelasticity.
    CE23.- (EA02)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: Foundations of sustainability, maintainability and operability of aerospace vehicles.
    CE24.- (EA03)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: Foundations of fluid mechanics describing the flow in all regimes, to determine distributions of pressures and forces on aircraft.
    CE25.- (EA04)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: physical phenomena of flight, its qualities and its control, aerodynamic and propulsive forces, performance, stability.
    CE26.- (EA05)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: aircraft systems and automatic flight control systems of aerospace vehicles.
    CE27.- (EA06)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: calculation methods of aeronautical design and project; use of aerodynamic experiments and the most significant parameters in theoretical application; handling experimental techniques, equipment and measuring instruments according to each discipline; simulation, design, analysis and interpretation of experiments and flight operations; aircraft maintenance and certification systems.
    CE28.- (EA07)Applied knowledge of: aerodynamics; mechanics and thermodynamics, flight mechanics, aircraft engineering (fixed-wing and rotary-wing) and theory of structures.
    CE29.- (EA08)Adequate knowledge of: propulsive systems installations; control of propulsion system installations; engineering of propulsion systems; aircraft engine performance.
    CE30.- (EA09)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: Physical phenomena of flight in air defense systems, their qualities and their control, performances, stability and automatic control systems.
    CE31.- (EA10)Understanding properties and behaviour of materials used in aerospace vehicles.
    CE32.- (EA11)Understanding production systems for aerospace vehicle components and assemblies.
  • > EB: Compulsory specific competences for Propulsion Vehicles Speciality.

    CE33.- (EB01)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: fracture mechanics of a continuous medium, dynamic approaches, fatigue, structural instability and aeroelasticity.
    CE34.- (EB02)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: methods of calculation and development of propulsion system installations; regulations and control of propulsive systems installations; handling experimental techniques, equipment and measuring instruments according to each discipline; fuels and lubricants used in aviation and automotive engines; numerical simulation of the most significant physical-mathematical processes; the maintenance and certification systems of aerospace engines.
    CE35.- (EB03)Applied knowledge of: internal aerodynamics; propulsion theory; aircraft and airbreathing engines performances; propulsion system engineering; mechanics and thermodynamics.
    CE36.- (EB04)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: foundations of sustainability, maintainability and operability of aerospace propulsion systems.
    CE37.- (EB05)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: foundations of fluid mechanics that describe driven flow and determine pressure distribution and internal aerodynamic forces.
    CE38.- (EB06)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: concepts and laws governing internal combustion, their application to propulsion, as well as energy exchange applications..
    CE39.- (EB07)Understanding aerodynamics; flight mechanics and aeroelasticity applied to the propulsive systems.
    CE40.- (EB08)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of concepts and laws governing rocket propulsion.
    CE41.- (EB09)Understanding the properties and behaviour of the materials used in aerospace propulsion systems.
    CE42.- (EB10)Understanding production systems for aerospace vehicle components and assemblies.
  • > EC: Compulsory specific competences for Aerospace Sciences and Technologies Speciality.

    CE43.- (EC01)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: foundations of sustainability, maintainability and operability of space systems.
    CE44.- (EC02)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: foundations of fluid mechanics describing any flow regime and determining pressure distributions and aerodynamic forces.
    CE45.- (EC03)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: concepts and laws governing internal combustion, and their application to rocket propulsion.
    CE46.- (EC04)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: technological performances, optimisation techniques of materials used in the aerospace sector and processes of treatments to modify their mechanical properties.
    CE47.- (EC05)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: physical phenomena of flight in air defense systems, their qualities and their control, performances, stability and automatic control systems.
    CE48.- (EC06)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: methods of calculation and development of materials and defense systems; handling experimental techniques, equipment and measuring instruments according to each discipline; numerical simulation of the most significant physical-mathematical processes; inspection, quality control and failure detection techniques; the most appropriate repair methods and techniques.
    CE49.- (EC07)Applied knowledge of: aerodynamics; flight mechanics, air defense engineering (ballistics, missiles and air systems), space propulsion, science and technology of materials, theory of structures.
    CE50.- (EC08)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: fracture mechanics of a continuous medium, dynamic approaches, fatigue, structural instability and aeroelasticity.
    CE51.- (EC09)Ability to relate different physical phenomena through a mathematical model, apply the appropriate techniques to obtain information about it and interpret the results.
    CE52.- (EC10)Adequate and applied knowledge of the most important numerical methods for solving problems found when studying Aerospace Sciences and Technologies.
    CE53.- (EC11)Adequate and applied knowledge of Classical Mechanics, in its Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations applied to comprehensive systems.
    CE54.- (EC12)Adequate and applied knowledge of Orbital Mechanics of space vehicles (Astrodynamics), including preliminary concepts of their Attitude Dynamics.
    CE55.- (EC13)Adequate and applied knowledge of aeronautical engineering methods for design and projects.
    CE56.- (EC14)Adequate and applied knowledge of Vibrations and Aeroelasticity theories.
  • > ED: Compulsory specific competences for Airports and Air Transportation Speciality.

    CE57.- (ED01)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: building materials used in construction; needs and development of airport infrastructures and their environmental impact; required buildings for airport operation and functioning.
    CE58.- (ED02)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: specific building regulations; control and execution procedures of construction; airport and air transport operation and management.
    CE59.- (ED03)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: methods of calculation and development of different solutions for building and paving airports; calculation of airport specific systems and their infrastructures; assessment of technical and economic aircraft performance; handling experimental techniques, equipment and measuring instruments according to each discipline; inspection, quality control and failure detection techniques; security and control airport plans.
    CE60.- (ED04)Applied knowledge of: building; electricity; electrical engineering; electronics; flight mechanics; hydraulics; airport facilities; science and technology of materials; theory of structures; airport maintenance and operation; air transport, cartography, topography, geotechnics and meteorology.
    CE61.- (ED05)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: fracture mechanics of a continuous medium, dynamic approaches, fatigue, structural instability and aeroelasticity.
    CE62.- (ED06)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: foundations of sustainability, maintainability and operability of airports and their infrastructures.
    CE63.- (ED07)Adequate knowledge of: propulsive systems installations; aircraft engine performance.
    CE64.- (ED08)Understanding aerodynamics, flight mechanics and aircraft engineering in the airport environment.
    CE65.- (ED09)Adequate knowledge of basic functional elements of Air Navigation and Air Traffic Systems and its environmental impact.
  • > EE: Compulsory specific competences for Navigation and Aerospace Systems Speciality.

    CE66.- (EE01) Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: basic functional elements of the Air Navigation system; requirements of onboard and ground equipment for a correct operation.
    CE67.- (EE02)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: Electrical and electronic installations.
    CE68.- (EE03)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: foundations of sustainability, maintainability and operability of air navigation systems.
    CE69.- (EE04)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: flight operations of the aerospace systems; environmental impact of infrastructures; systems planning, design and implementation to support air traffic management.
    CE70.- (EE05)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of: methods of calculation and development of air navigation; specific systems calculation of air navigation and its infrastructures; aircraft performances, manoeuvres and control; applicable regulations; air transport operation and management; air navigation and air traffic systems; communication and air surveillance systems.
    CE71.- (EE06)Applied knowledge of: Transmitters and receivers; Transmission lines and radiant signal systems for air navigation; navigation systems; electrical installations on the ground and onboard sectors; Flight Mechanics; Cartography; Cosmography; Meteorology; air transport distribution, management and economics.
    CE72.- (EE07)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of needs and development of airport infrastructures and their environmental impact, airports operation and functioning.
    CE73.- (EE08)Adequate knowledge and its application to engineering of air transport distribution, management and economics as well as its environmental impact.
    CE74.- (EE09)Understanding aerodynamics, flight mechanics and aircraft engineering applied to air navigation.
  • > EF:Competences for different Final Degree Projects

    CE75.- (EF01)Original work to be carried out individually, and to submit and defend before a university committee, consisting of a project undertaken in the specific technology field of Aerospace Engineering, of a professional nature in which those competences acquired in these fields are synthesized and integrated.