History of aviation: A new non-technical elective course offered by the Aerospace Department of the Middle East Technical University

Yilmazer B., ÖZGEN S.

SEFI 2005 Annual Conference: Engineering Education at the Cross-Roads of Civilizations, Ankara, Turkey, 7 - 10 September 2005, pp.578-584 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.578-584
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Upon growing interest from students and feedback from industrial partners, a new non-technical course has been proposed. The course addresses the technological, social, cultural and economical aspects of 100 Years of Modern Flight. It aims at providing a discussion platform for students coming from different departments and fields of study, thus creating a multi-disciplinary environment. The course differs from the usual course format. The students are graded according to their performances and participations in class discussions and oral presentations for which they make surveys on aviation related topics. Extensive use of visual material is made during the lectures.