AERE462 Design of Aerospace Systems


Welcome to the AerE 462 course homepage for sections taught by Professor Wei. This course offers senior-level undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in a design experience focusing upon an aircraft system.

This course will cover fundamental principles used in engineering design of aircraft. The students will work in teams to refine their conceptual design in AerE461, and then build and fly a model aircraft. The students will receive trainings in CNC and woodshop. They will continue to learn and perform wind tunnel tests. They will also learn how to build a R/C aircraft and finally test fly the R/C aircraft. We will cover engineering ethics during the design process.

This website contains basic information about the AERE462 class, including contact information for the instructor and teaching assistant, the syllabus, and the class schedule.


Blackboard is used for the distribution and collection of lecture notes, homework/project assignments, homework solutions, etc. Students must register for AERE462 to access this information at Blackboard.

Lecture times and location

  • Lectures for all students are on Tuesdays, 2:10pm-3:00pm in Howe Hall, Room 0010.

  • Labs are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:10pm-5:00pm in Howe Hall, Room 0010.

  • The 2017 Spring semester is from 01/09/2017 to 05/05/2017.


Professor Peng Wei
Tel: (515)294-8215
2333 Howe Hall
Office hours: Wednesday 3:30pm-5:00pm