Turbine Engines and Jet Transports – AVIA 455

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/01/2024

Course Description

This course is an in-depth study of the turbine engine theory, design and operations. The student will also receive a broad knowledge of the design and operation of turbine engines and their related systems on transport category aircraft.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


The purpose of this training is to provide basic information on the operation of the various aircraft turbine engine systems and their components. It is essential that a pilot has an in-depth understanding of aircraft systems for the safe completion of a flight.

Course Assignment

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 300–400 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 150–200 words. (CLO: A)

The student must complete a 25 question quiz on the material from the assigned Modules: Weeks. The quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain fill in the blank, true/false, and short answer questions, and have a 180-minute time limit.  (CLO: A)

The student will write a minimum of 750 word paper (not including title or bibliography pages) on 1 topic chosen from a list of professor-provided topics. This assignment must be completed in current APA format and include 2 sources in addition to the course text. After submission, the instructor will provide feedback. Student must take the feedback and make revisions to the first draft of Research Paper: Topic of Choice Assignment. Once these revisions have been completed, the student must submit Research Paper: Topic of Choice with Corrections Assignment. (CLO: A, B)

The student must submit a 1750 – 2000 word paper (not including the title reference pages), in current APA format on the history and development of a current series of jet transports. For example, the B-737, the A380 or another aircraft that interests the student. The student must look at their subject from its inception to its current iteration.  The student must use at least 5 academic resources such as books, online resources, journals, and articles. (CLO: A, B)

Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the Module(s): Week(s) in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain multiple-choice, true/false, and/or essay questions, and have a 60-minute time limit. (CLO: A)