BS in Mechanical Engineering – Aerospace Engineering Concentration

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Objective

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers program leading to BS degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) with an Aerospace Engineering Concentration. The program offers students a mechanical engineering degree foundation and specialized training in the aerospace discipline. Coursework focuses on aerospace fundamentals, including fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, controls, materials, propulsion, vector spaces, linear transformations and the fundamentals of probability and statistics. The required courses will provide an introduction to the processing steps required in aerospace development, with a focus on the design, scheduling, budgeting and building of a specified project. The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The educational objectives of the undergraduate Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.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 mechanical 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 BSME – Aerospace Engineering Concentration program are required to complete 129 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
PS Cognate (PS 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
HA Cognate (HA 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
  Credit Hours 15
Spring
MAE 301 Engineering Materials Science 3
MAE 310 Heat Transfer 3
MAE 342 Mechanical Design II 3
MAE 351 Mechanics Laboratory 2
MAE 371 Aerodynamics 3
MAE 362 Computer Analysis of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Problems 3
  Credit Hours 17
Senior Year
Fall
MAE 404 Experimental Engineering Laboratory 2
MAE 412 System Dynamics 3
MAE 441 Design of Fluid and Thermal Systems 3
MAE 471 Flight Dynamics 3
MAE 570 Aero Propulsion 3
PS Cognate (PS Elective) 1 3
MAE 442 Capstone Design Project-I 1
  Credit Hours 18
Spring
MAE 443 Capstone Design Project-II 2
MAE 415 Automatic Control 3
MAE 470 Introduction to Aerospace Structures 3
HA Cognate (HA Elective) 1 3
PS Cognate (Adv. PS- Elective) 1 3
HA Cognate (Adv. HA Elective) 1 3
  Credit Hours 17
  Total Credit Hours 129
1Our students must complete a minimum of 1 PS cognate and 1 HA cognate to be selected from the list of available cognates. Each cognate should be a minimum of three courses (9 credit hours) to be selected from the list of available cognates.

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