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Aerospace Engineering is the branch of engineering behind the design, construction and science of aircraft and spacecraft. Aerospace Engineering basically covers fluid mechanics, mechanics of materials, aerospace dynamics, flight mechanics and aircraft structure.

Course Structure

Aerospace Engineering in NTU is a division under the school of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. This division covers the fundamental and specialized subjects on the broad spectrum of technologies encompassed by the area of aerospace engineering. The fundamental subjects are:

  1. Mechanics of Materials
  2. Flight Mechanics
  3. Thermodynamics
  4. Heat Transfer
  5. Aerospace Materials
  6. Circuits and Electronics
  7. Aerospace Dynamics
  8. Aerodynamics
  9. Aircraft Design
  10. Aircraft Propulsion

Visit the Division of Aerospace Engineering under the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering for more information about the Aerospace Engineering Curriculum at NTU.


Literature in Aerospace Engineering spans a wide range of formats including books, conference proceedings, journal articles, white papers, reviews, standards, patents, transactions, reports and datasheets.

Commercial Publishers

Major publishers include Elsevier, Springer, McGraw-Hill, Taylor and Francis, John Wiley, Pearson Prentice‐Hall.

Institutional Publishers

Institutional publishers include organizations such as American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) and Institution of Engineering Technology (IET).

Topics/Course Guides

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

This is a selected list of library resources on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. It is organized according to books, E-books, E-Journals and conference proceedings. The last section contains some videos sourced from the Internet. powered by Fotopedia This bibliography serves...

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This is a select list of library resources on Flight. It aims to serve as a starting point for students to find out more about the subject. Content at a glance Books E-books E-journals Conference Proceedings Videos Books Click on the book titles to check availability...

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Selected Resources

Books provide the framework on a topic or subject within which more in-depth and exhaustive information is explained. Because of the nature of the technical print publishing process, books tend to be established sources of information; consolidating previous knowledge about the topic with newer editions including chapters highlighting subject updates. You can either BROWSE the book collection (which is arranged in systematic classified order) in the Library or SEARCH the catalogue for a list of relevant books.

Browsing the collection

Books on Aerospace Engineering are mostly located at Level 2 & Level 5 of Lee Wee Nam Library. Aerospace related literature may be found in several locations within Lee Wee Nam Library or even in other subject libraries so do use the NTU Library Catalogue to confirm the location as well as call number of a book. The major Aerospace Engineering areas and their range of call numbers are shown below.

Search Terms LC Class
Aerodynamics TL570-574
Aeronautical TL500-778
Propulsion TL701 -709
Aviation TL551 – 553

LC Classification for Aerospace Engineering

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Searching for books

You can find a list of books on a specific subject in Aerospace Engineering by searching the Library Catalogue under the appropriate subject headings in the subject field. Improve your search results with these catalogue tips.

Selected book lists by subject

To help you to get started, use the list of books from the Library catalogue on the specific topics below: Click on the following topics to retrieve relevant books.

The library does not have a particular book? Recommend it to us!

Students can send an e-mail to with as much details about the item as possible – Title, Author/editor, Place of publication, Publisher or producer, Date of publication, ISBN, Edition and Price. Staff can use Staff Link. Under Resource Request — Library Services —Book Recommendation. Refer to New Title Recommendation for more details.

E-books or electronic books are the digital version of print books designed to be read on a personal computer with Internet connection or on an e-book reader. The advantage of e-books is convenient access and, depending on the system provided, the functionality of keyword searching of chapters and content.

Browsing by E-book Providers

The major providers of e-books in the field of Aerospace Engineering are listed below. When you click on the e-book providers, you may be asked to login with your NTU network username and password.

  1. CRCnetBASE Titles Browse subjects: Aerospace Engineering. View its Database Information Page.
  2. Knovel Browse the collection by subjects: Aerospace & Radar Technology and Mechanics & Mechanical Engineering. View its Database Information Page.
  3. Referex Engineering Browse books by collection or subject: Materials & Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering. View its Database Information Page.
  4. Wiley Online Library Browse by subject area: Mechanical Engineering. View its Database Information Page.

Searching for E-books

You can also search for and access individual e-books titles using the Library catalogue. See this step-by-step instruction guide for finding e-books.

Reference Works

Reference books are special types of books we refer to for quick essential information. They are usually not read from cover to cover. Examples of reference books are Dictionaries, Handbooks, Encyclopedias, Yearbooks, Abstracts, Almanacs and Manuals. Some reference titles on Aerospace Engineering are listed below. Click on the hyperlinked titles to check availability in the Library. Direct access to electronic copies [e-book] of reference titles will be provided if available.


  1. The Cambridge aerospace dictionary Cambridge ed. (2004) [E-book] Call No: TL509.G976 There is a print copy in NTU Library. Click to check availability and library location.
  2. McGraw-Hill dictionary of astronomy 2nd ed. Call No: QB14.M147M 2003 Click to check availability and library location
  3. The Cambridge dictionary of space technology Call No: TL788.W731C 2001 Click to check availability and library location
  4. SAE dictionary of aerospace engineering 2nd ed. (1998) Call No: TL509.S127 Click to check availability and library location


  1. Jane’s aircraft recognition guide Call No: TL671.E56 2007 Click to check availability and library location
  2. Jane’s U.S. military aircraft recognition guide Call No: TL671.E56 2007 Click to check availability and library location
  3. Jane’s vintage aircraft recognition guide Call No: TL671.H753 2005 Click to check availability and library location
  4. The standard handbook for aeronautical and astronautical engineers Call No: TL509.S785 Click to check availability and library location
  5. The general aviation handbook Call No: TL545.S613 2005 Click to check availability and library location
  6. AIAA aerospace design engineers guide rev. and enl. (2003) [E-book] Call No: TL551.A111 There is a print copy in the NTU Library. Click to check availability and library location.

Standards & Specifications

  1. Standard space systems : structures, structural components, and structural assemblies Call No: TL521.A288 AIAA S-110-2005 Click to check availability and library location
  2. Qualification and quality requirements for space-qualified solar cells Call No: TL521.A288 AIAA S-111-2005 2005 Click to check availability and library location

General Tools

  1. Jane’s airports and handling agents. Central and Latin America, including the Caribbean Call No: TL726.5.A1J33 2007/2008 Click to check availability and library location

Searching for Reference Works

Find reference titles for Aerospace Engineering using Advanced search in the Library Catalogue and specifying the TYPE as REFERENCE. A step-by-step instructional guide is available in the Library’s IFAQ.


Many databases have full-featured search interfaces which allow quick and exhaustive searching for recent and previously published journal articles, conference papers, reviews, standards and news articles.

Core databases

  1. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world’s largest professional society devoted to the progress of engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. The database covers the most recent discoveries in aerospace and related fields.This database provides searchable full-text scanned images of meeting papers. View its Database information page.
  2. SAE Digital Library The SAE Digital Library references thousands of SAE Technical Papers and SAE Standards covering the latest advances and research in all areas of mobility engineering including ground vehicle, aerospace, off-highway, and manufacturing technology. View its Database information page.
  3. Engineering Village The platform providing access to multiple databases for latest applied science and engineering research developments namely Compendex, Inspec and NTIS. It also provides access to CRCEngNetbase and Referex e-book package, patents produced European Patent Office (EPO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). View its Database information page.
  4. Springerlink Provides access to STM journals, e-books and reference titles published by Springer. Subject collections Materials Science. View its Database information page.

Access the full list of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering databases.

Related databases

  1. Emerald Management Xtra & EBSCOhost Both databases provide information on the policy and management aspects of engineering. View Emerald Management Database information page. View EBSCOhost Database information page.
  2. Scopus Multidisciplinary database that covers Engineering, Science, Economics and Social Sciences literature. Also provides access to citation information. Access to the most recent articles and the highly cited articles in Scopus from NTU are also available. View its Database information page.
  3. Web of Science Provides access to abstracts and citations drawn from leading professional science and social sciences journals. The database also offers access to articles’ cited references which include government publications and patents. View its Database information page.
  4. USPTO Patent database Free database which contains the full-text U.S. patents of over 3,000,000 patents from 1976 to the present. View its Database information page.

An academic journal is the dominant communication medium for disseminating and sharing research findings particularly in science and engineering. There are a couple of ways to look for journal articles at the library:

NTU Library Subscribed E-journals A-to-Z list

If you have a specific journal in mind, always try to find the electronic copy in the NTU Library Subscribed E-journals A-to-Z list first. There are 4 ways to search the A-to-Z list: toolbar-journal

  1. Browse the index of e-journal providers (if you are familiar with the journal publishers like Wiley, Elsevier and etc.)
  2. Search for titles subscribed by the library. E-journal title search can be Title Name, Publisher Name, ISSN, Subjects or all of the above
  3. Browse by subjects
  4. Browse a list of free e-journals

The search result will present the databases that the journal can be found in and the period covered. Click on the database title to proceed.


If you do not have a specific journal in mind and just want to search on a specific subject or topic, use databases relevant to MAE instead.

Print Journals

We also have the print equivalent of some journals. Current print journals are physically located at level 2 and bound journals (i.e. older issues) are at level 5 in the Lee Wee Nam Library. You can browse the shelves to see what are available. Moreover, many older issues of journals are still not available in digital format. Therefore it is good to know how to find them. If you have a specific title in mind, find the call number and location via the library catalogue. Search using the journal title and selecting to search by JOURNAL TITLE from the drop down menu. Important Note: Articles titles are not searchable in the library catalogue. You can only search for the journal titles.

Journal Ranking

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Tip You can store the references to all the journal articles you find useful using a bibliographic software such as Endnote. Learn more about EndNote.


The Audio Visual collection is located at Level B2 in the Business Library. Staff and Masters/PhD students can borrow the titles home while undergraduate students can approach the service desk to borrow a title and view it in within the library. Some of the Aerospace Engineering AV titles are listed below. Click on hyperlinked titles to check availability in the Library. For more information on how to search for AV titles in Library catalogue, please visit the step by step instruction guide.

  1. Multi-engine rating video series. Disc 1 [videorecording] Jeppesen Media Productions. Call No: TL711.T85M961
  2. A plane is born [videorecording] / 200 mph europa XS kit aircraft Call No: TL546.P712
  3. A chopper is born [videorecording] : rotorway Exec 162F helicopter kit Call No: TL546.C549
  4. Fiber optic smart structures for natural, civil, and aerospace applications [videorecording] Call No: F508323
  5. Miracle on the Hudson [videorecording]: and other extraordinary air crash events Call No: TL553.525.N49M671
  6. When we left Earth [videorecording] : the NASA missions Call No: TL796.5.U5W567
  7. Flight 587 [videorecording] Call No: TL553.5.F621
  8. World’s biggest airliner [videorecording] : the Airbus A380 : getting off the ground Call No: TL686.A43W927G
  9. Eyes of flight [videorecording] : working with plexiglass Call No: TL681.W5E97
  10. NASA [videorecording] : [50 years of space exploration] Call No: TL790.N241
Web Resources

Here are some selected web resources on Aerospace Engineering.

Institutions, Associations and Societies

  1. AAIS The Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore), or the AAIS, is a non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting competitiveness within Singapore’s aerospace industries.
  2. AIAA AIAA is an acronym for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a professional society comprised of engineers, scientists and allied professionals devoted to the field of aerospace (aviation and space).
  3. AAS The American Astronautical Society (AAS) is the premier independent scientific and technical group in the United States exclusively dedicated to the advancement of space science and exploration.
  4. AeSI The aeronautical society of India promotes advancement and dissemination of knowledge of Aeronautical and Aerospace Sciences / Technologies. To strive for the elevation of Aeronautical and Aerospace profession.
  5. RAES The Royal Aeronautical Society, also known as the RAeS, is a multidisciplinary professional institution dedicated to the global aerospace community.
  6. CSAA Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (CSAA) is a legally-registered academic, non-profit national legal entity based on voluntary membership of scientists and engineers in the field of aeronautics and astronautics.
  7. NASA NASA pioneers the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.NASA grew out of the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics (NACA) and has been researching flight technology for more than 40 years.

Search Engines

  1. Engineering Pathway A site which offers teaching and learning materials in engineering contributed by staff and students from leading educational institutions.
  2. Intute Free online service created by a consortium of seven UK universities, providing access to technology web resources.
  3. Scirus A Comprehensive Scientific specific search engine on the internet.
  4. Scitopia A free, federated search portal initiated by the collaboration of 15 leading science and technology societies.
  5. TechXtra A free service which can help you find articles, books, the best websites, the latest industry news, job announcements, technical reports, technical data, full text e-prints, the latest research, thesis & dissertations etc in engineering, and computing.
  6. Infomine A virtual library of internet resources compiled by US librarians.
Reserves / RBR titles / Red-spot books are the recommended textbooks for your course modules selected by your lecturers.

Browsing the Reserves collection

Reserve titles for Engineering and Science are located in the Reserves section at Level 3 of Lee Wee Nam Library. They are marked for 2-hour loan and are easily identified by the red spot on the book spine. RBR titles are borrowed using the self-service machines within the Reserves section itself. For your information overdue fines for RBR titles are set at $0.50 per hour.

Searching for Reserve titles

NTU Library Catalogue has the list of course reserve titles and these can be retrieved using the assigned Course Number.

  1. Go to the Library Catalogue and click the Reserves tab.
  2. Key in the course code into the search box.
  3. Click on Search By Course ID.


A quick glance

View the entire list of reserved titles held at Lee Wee Nam Library. This list includes books that are recommended for all Science and Engineering courses. You might have to refine the search by selecting “Mechanical Engineering” (see figure below). Refine-your-search200

Student Works

The Library collects Final Year Projects in the Digital Repository (DR-NTU Restricted Access). The collection from MAE (Aerospace) includes both reports and industrial attachment reports (except confidential reports). You can access these collections by logging in with your NTU network username and password.

Final Year Projects

At the Collection Page of MAE Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI), you can enter your known search terms and click Go to retrieve a list of related report. Alternatively, browse the collection by author, title, subject and date. DR-NTU-MAE

Professional Internship Reports

MAE Professional Internship reports are selected by PI supervisors and permission are obtained from host organizations before being uploaded to DR-NTU (Restricted Access). As such, there are only a limited number of reports available for reference. See the list of professional internship reports for School of MAE.

Staff Publications

DR-NTU Open Access aims to capture, store and preserve the scholarly output of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and make it available to the global research community. Research papers archived in the DR-NTU Open Access collection are searchable using Internet search engines such as Google. Many publishers now allow self archiving of publications in institutional repositories. You may refer to the copyright policies and archiving guidelines from Sherpa Romeo for more information on these publishers. If you would like to submit your journal article or conference paper for inclusion into the MAE collection, please see the instructions about submissions to DR-NTU or contact me. Current submissions to the DR-NTU from the NTU Engineering community:

  1. Engineering staff papers
  2. MAE staff papers
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