"How does a plane fly? "This is for all aviation and aeronautics enthusiasts! A new free training course open to all is now offered by ISAE-SUPAERO, the world leader in higher education in aerospace engineering: a new edition of its online course (MOOC Avion) will start on Monday, April 30th.
Vs know-how and expertise, "MOOC Avion" online training is a real means of sharing the Institute's know-how and expertise, raising awareness of the general public in the aeronautical field and encouraging vocations. This entirely free course completes the range of high-level training courses offered by ISAE-SUPAERO.
Combining pedagogy and scientific rigour, this course addresses flight mechanics and aerodynamics using various tools such as videos, lectures, animations, virtual experiments thanks to the flight simulator, and even, in real situation on board an instrumented TB20 aircraft.
Incidence, slope, attitude, forces exerted on the aircraft at balance and during flight manoeuvres, aerodynamic forces on a wing... so many terms and subjects explained throughout the courses by Eric Poquillon, a teacher in experimental flight dynamics.
At the end of each week, evaluations in the form of quizzes and/or practical cases will be offered. At the end of the four-week course, for an estimated workload of 3 hours per week (course and personal work), a certificate of "successful completion" can be issued to validate the new knowledge acquired. To go further, a paying certification, validated after an exam, will bring an additional recognition that can be valued in a curriculum vitae, on a Linkedin profile or to obtain a promotion.
The MOOC Plane in brief :
- "How does a plane fly? An introduction to the mechanics of flight. »
- 4 weeks of courses starting April 30, 2018
- Estimated workload: 3h/week
- Issuance of a certificate of successful follow-up (free of charge) or certification (subject to a fee)
ISAE-SUPAERO offers a unique range of very high level training courses: ISAE-SUPAERO engineer, CNAM-ISAE apprenticeship engineer, Master Aerospace Engineering, 5 research-oriented Masters, 15 Specialised Masters, 6 doctoral schools.
ISAE-SUPAERO brings together more than 100 permanent teachers and researchers and 1,700 students and doctoral students, and relies on 1,800 temporary professors from the professional world. It shares its campus with the ONERA centre in Toulouse. More than 30 % of its 650 annual graduates are foreigners. Its alumni network includes more than 21,500 alumni on all continents.
It is developing a research policy geared towards the future needs of the aerospace or high-tech industries, with which it has set up more than ten teaching and research chairs.
On an international level, ISAE-SUPAERO cooperates with the best universities in the world (Caltech, Stanford, Georgia Tech, UC Berkeley, EP Montreal, TU Munich, TU Delft, ...).