Teaching Aircraft Propulsion Engineering to Meet Industry's Needs in Montreal 931392
The Montreal area has a well developed aerospace industry with a continuous need for young engineers broadly educated in aircraft propulsion. To fulfil this requirement, three Montreal universities: Concordia University, École Polytechnique, and McGill University, with the cooperation of interested industrial enterprises, launched a joint Master of Engineering (Aerospace) program. It included several courses directly related to aircraft propulsion such as: Advanced Turbomachinery and Propulsion, Gas Turbine Design, Fuel Control Systems for Combustion Engines, Vibration Problems in Rotating Machinery, etc. They were supported by prerequisite basic courses. Some of these courses have also been made as electives to these undergraduate students in Mechanical Engineering Program who want to specialise in Aeronautics. The paper gives a more detailed description of courses and laboratories from the point of view of aircraft propulsion teaching.