Aerospace Engineering (BS)

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Plan Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
CH 101 Chemistry - A Molecular Science 1 3
CH 102 General Chemistry Laboratory 1 1
E 101 Introduction to Engineering & Problem Solving 2 1
E 115 Introduction to Computing Environments 1
MA 141 Calculus I 1 4
ENG 101 Academic Writing and Research 2 4
Select one of the following Economics Courses: 3
Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics  
Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics  
Principles of Microeconomics  
Fundamentals of Economics  
 Hours17
Spring Semester
CSC 113 Introduction to Computing - MATLAB 3
GC 120 Foundations of Graphics 3
MA 241 Calculus II 1 4
PY 205
PY 206
Physics for Engineers and Scientists I
and Physics for Engineers and Scientists I Laboratory 1
4
E 102 Engineering in the 21st Century 2
 Hours16
Second Year
Fall Semester
MA 242 Calculus III 4
MAE 206 Engineering Statics 2 3
MAE 250 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering 1
MAE 251 Aerospace Vehicle Performance 2 3
PY 208
PY 209
Physics for Engineers and Scientists II
and Physics for Engineers and Scientists II Laboratory
4
 Hours15
Spring Semester
MA 341 Applied Differential Equations I 3
MAE 208 Engineering Dynamics 2 3
MAE 214 Solid Mechanics 2 3
MAE 252 Aerodynamics I 3
MAE 253 Experimental Aerodynamics I 1
 Hours13
Third Year
Fall Semester
MAE 201 Engineering Thermodynamics I 2 3
MAE 361 Dynamics & Controls 3
MAE 371 Aerospace Structures I 3
MAE 372 Aerospace Vehicle Structures Lab 1
ENG 331 Communication for Engineering and Technology 3
 Hours13
Spring Semester
MAE 351 Aerodynamics II 3
MAE 352 Experimental Aerodynamics II 1
MAE 457
Flight Vehicle Stability and Control
or Introduction to Space Flight
3
AE Guided Technical Elective I 3
Math Elective 3
 Hours13
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
MAE 405 Controls Lab 1
MAE 435 Principles of Automatic Control 3
MAE 451 Experimental Aerodynamics III 1
MAE 480 Aerospace Vehicle Design I 3
AE Guided Technical Elective II 3
Technical Elective 3
 Hours14
Spring Semester
MAE 481 Aerospace Vehicle Design II 3
Ethics Elective (verify requirement)  
MAE 457
Flight Vehicle Stability and Control
or Introduction to Space Flight
3
Technical Elective 3
 Hours9
 Total Hours110
GEP Courses
GEP Humanities6
GEP Social Sciences3
GEP Health and Exercise Studies2
GEP Additional Breadth (Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts)3
GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives3
GEP U.S. Diversity (verify requirement)
GEP Global Knowledge (verify requirement)
Foreign Language Proficiency (verify requirement)
Total Hours17

AE Guided Technical Electives I

Structures Elective
MAE 430Applied Finite Element Analysis3
MAE 472Aerospace Structures II3
Propulsion Elective
MAE 458Propulsion3
MAE 459Rocket Propulsion3

Math Electives

MA 305Introductory Linear Algebra and Matrices3
MA 405Introduction to Linear Algebra3
ST 305Statistical Methods4
ST 312Introduction to Statistics II3
ST 370Probability and Statistics for Engineers3
ST 371Introduction to Probability and Distribution Theory3
ST 372Introduction to Statistical Inference and Regression3

AE Guided Technical Electives II 

Flight Space Elective Both space/flight electives are required to satisfy degree requirements6
MAE 457Flight Vehicle Stability and Control3
MAE 467Introduction to Space Flight3
Structures Elective
MAE 430Applied Finite Element Analysis3
MAE 472Aerospace Structures II3
Propulsion Elective
MAE 458Propulsion3
MAE 459Rocket Propulsion3

Technical Electives

Aerodynamics & Propulsion
MAE 452Aerodynamics of V/STOL Vehicles3
MAE 455Boundary Layer Theory3
MAE 456Computational Methods in Aerodynamics3
MAE 458Propulsion3
MAE 459Rocket Propulsion3
Structures & Manufacturing
MAE 430Applied Finite Element Analysis3
MAE 472Aerospace Structures II3
MSE 201/ECE 331
ECE 331Principles of Electrical Engineering
MSE 201Structure and Properties of Engineering Materials
Additional Technical Electives
ECE 482Engineering Entrepreneurship and New Product Development I
ECE 483Engineering Entrepreneurship and New Product Development II
MAE 403Air Conditioning3
MAE 406Energy Conservation in Industry3
MAE 407Steam and Gas Turbines3
MAE 408Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals3
MAE 410Modern Manufacturing Processes3
MAE 421Design of Solar Energy Systems3
MAE 430Applied Finite Element Analysis3
MAE 482Engineering Entrepreneurship and New Product Development I3
MAE 483Engineering Entrepreneurship and New Product Development II3
MAE 495Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering1-3
MAE 496Undergraduate Project Work in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering1-6
MAE 500 Level Courses
ECE 535Design of Electromechanical Systems
FB 534Mechatronics Design
MAE 420Dynamic Analysis of Human Movement3
MAE 426Fundamentals of Product Design3
MAE 501Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics3
MAE 504Fluid Dynamics Of Combustion I3
MAE 505Heat Transfer Theory and Applications3
MAE 511Advanced Dynamics I3
MAE 513Principles of Structural Vibration3
MAE 515Advanced Automotive Vehicle Dynamics3
MAE 517Advanced Precision Manufacturing for Products, Systems and Processes3
MAE 518Acoustic Radiation I3
MAE 520Dynamic Analysis of Human Movement3
MAE 521Linear Control and Design For Mimo Systems3
MAE 522Non Linear System Analysis and Control3
MAE 525Advanced Flight Vehicle Stability and Control3
MAE 526Fundamentals of Product Design3
MAE 528Experimental Flight Testing3
MAE 531Engineering Design Optimization3
MAE 532Smart Structures and Micro-Transducers3
MAE 533Finite Element Analysis I3
MAE 534Mechatronics Design3
MAE 535Design of Electromechanical Systems3
MAE 536Micro/Nano Electromechanical Systems3
MAE 537Mechanics Of Composite Structures3
MAE 538Smart Structures and Materials3
MAE 539Advanced Materials3
MAE 540Advanced Air Conditioning Design3
MAE 541Advanced Solid Mechanics I3
MAE 543Fracture Mechanics3
MAE 544Robot Mechanics and Control3
MAE 545Metrology For Precision Manufacturing3
MAE 546Photonic Sensor Applications in Structure3
MAE 550Foundations Of Fluid Dynamics3
MAE 551Airfoil Theory3
MAE 552Introduction to Experimental Fluid Dynamics and Measurement Systems3
MAE 553Compressible Fluid Flow3
MAE 554Hypersonic Aerodynamics3
MAE 555Applications of Acoustic and Elastic Wave Propagation3
MAE 558Microfluidics and Nanofluidics3
MAE 560Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer3
MAE 561Wing Theory3
MAE 562Physical Gas Dynamics3
MAE 573Hydrodynamic Stability and Transition3
MAE 575Advanced Propulsion Systems3
MAE 577Multiscale Two-phase Flow Simulations3
MAE 586Project Work In Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering1-6
MAE 589Special Topics In Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering1-6
MSE 539Advanced Materials
NE 577Multiscale Two-phase Flow Simulations

Ethics Electives

IDS 201Environmental Ethics3
PHI 214Issues in Business Ethics3
PHI 325Bio-Medical Ethics3
PHI 375Ethics3
STS 302Contemporary Science, Technology and Human Values3
STS 304Ethical Dimensions of Progress3
STS 325Bio-Medical Ethics3

Semester Sequence

This is a sample.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
CH 101 Chemistry - A Molecular Science 1 3
CH 102 General Chemistry Laboratory 1 1
E 101 Introduction to Engineering & Problem Solving 1,2 1
E 115 Introduction to Computing Environments 1,2 1
ENG 101 Academic Writing and Research 1,2 4
MA 141 Calculus I 1 4
Select one of the following: 3
Fundamentals of Economics  
Principles of Microeconomics  
Introduction to Agricultural & Resource Economics  
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
 Hours18
Spring Semester
CSC 113 Introduction to Computing - MATLAB 3
GC 120 Foundations of Graphics 3
MA 241 Calculus II 1 4
PY 205
PY 206
Physics for Engineers and Scientists I
and Physics for Engineers and Scientists I Laboratory 1
4
GEP Health and Exercise Studies 1
E 102 Engineering in the 21st Century 2
 Hours17
Second Year
Fall Semester
MA 242 Calculus III 4
MAE 206 Engineering Statics 2,3 3
MAE 250 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering 1
MAE 251 Aerospace Vehicle Performance 2 3
PY 208
PY 209
Physics for Engineers and Scientists II
and Physics for Engineers and Scientists II Laboratory
4
 Hours15
Spring Semester
MA 341 Applied Differential Equations I 3
MAE 208 Engineering Dynamics 2,3 3
MAE 214 Solid Mechanics 2,3 3
MAE 252 Aerodynamics I 2 3
MAE 253 Experimental Aerodynamics I 1
GEP Requirement 3
 Hours16
Third Year
Fall Semester
MAE 201 Engineering Thermodynamics I 2 3
MAE 361 Dynamics & Controls 3
MAE 371 Aerospace Structures I 3
MAE 372 Aerospace Vehicle Structures Lab 1
ENG 331 Communication for Engineering and Technology 3
Ethics (GEP Requirement) 3
 Hours16
Spring Semester
MAE 351 Aerodynamics II 3
MAE 352 Experimental Aerodynamics II 1
Math Elective 3
GEP Requirement 3
Flight/Space Elective 3
Structures Elective 3
 Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
MAE 405 Controls Lab 1
MAE 435 Principles of Automatic Control 3
MAE 451 Experimental Aerodynamics III 1
MAE 480 Aerospace Vehicle Design I 3
Propulsion Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
 Hours14
Spring Semester
MAE 481 Aerospace Vehicle Design II 3
GEP Requirement 3
GEP Requirement 3
Flight/Space Elective 3
Technical Elective 3
 Hours15
 Total Hours127