BS in Aerospace Engineering

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Educational Objectives

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers accredited programs leading to BS degrees in Aerospace Engineering (B.S.A.S.E.). The program provides a strong background in the fundamentals of mathematics, science and engineering. Students are exposed to theory and practice, as well as hands-on laboratory work. ThemB.S.A.S.E. program is accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).

The educational objectives of the undergraduate Aerospace Engineering (B.S.A.S.E.) Program are to prepare graduates, within a few years after graduation, to be:

  • Working as a professional or as an entrepreneur in an area closely related to aerospace engineering, or
  • Exhibit lifelong learning by pursuing or having completed a graduate or professional degree and/or demonstrated professional development

Student Outcomes

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Curriculum

Students enrolled in BSASE are required to complete 126 course credits. 

Plan of Study

Freshman Year
Fall Credit Hours
MAE 111 Introduction to Engineering I 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
PHY 205 University Physics I 3
  Credit Hours 14
Spring
MAE 112 Introduction to Engineering II 2
CAE 210 Mechanics of Solids I 3
ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
PHY 206 University Physics II 3
PHY 208 University Physics II Lab 1
  Credit Hours 16
Sophomore Year
Fall
MAE 207 Mechanics of Solids II 3
IEN 311 Applied Probability And Statistics 3
MTH 211 Calculus III 3
PHY 207 University Physics III 3
PHY 209 University Physics III Lab 1
HA Cognate (HA Elective) 1 3
  Credit Hours 16
Spring
MAE 202 Dynamics 3
MAE 241 Measurements Laboratory 3
CHM 151 Chemistry for Engineers 3
CHM 153 Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers 1
ECE 205 Principles of Electrical Engineering–I 3
PS Cognate (PS Elective) 1 3
  Credit Hours 16
Junior Year
Fall
MAE 302 Mechanical Behavior Of Materials 3
MAE 303 Thermodynamics I 3
MAE 309 Fluid Mechanics 3
MAE 341 Mechanical Design I 3
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
HA Cognate (HA Elective) 1 3
  Credit Hours 18
Spring
MAE 310 Heat Transfer 3
MAE 351 Mechanics Laboratory 2
MAE 470 Introduction to Aerospace Structures 3
MAE 371 Aerodynamics 3
MAE Technical Elective 2 3
PS Cognate (PS Elective) 1 3
  Credit Hours 17
Senior Year
Fall
MAE 570 Aero Propulsion 3
MAE 404 Experimental Engineering Laboratory 2
MAE 471 Flight Dynamics 3
MAE 472 Design of Aerospace Structures 3
MAE 444 Capstone Aerospace Design Project-I 1
MAE 446 Aircraft Design 3
  Credit Hours 15
Spring
MAE 415 Automatic Control 3
MAE 445 Capstone Aerospace Design Project-II 2
MAE Technical Electives 2 3
HA Cognate (Adv. HA Elective) 1 3
PS Cognate (Adv. PS Elective) 1 3
  Credit Hours 14
  Total Credit Hours 126
1PS/HA Cognate: Students must select from the list of available cognates. Each cognate should be a minimum of three courses (9 credit hours).
2Technical Electives are advanced courses in mathematics, science or engineering, approved by the Faculty Advisor, as appropriate for individual objectives.