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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering (code MAE_BS02) (128 units)

The curriculum is designed to supplement mathematics, science and basic engineering courses in order to give students the specialization needed in different areas of aerospace engineering. In addition to acquiring technical knowledge, graduates will have completed appropriate courses in communications and in humanistic social studies.

Degree Progress

Students must complete the following requirements within one calendar year of declaring the major. Some students may need to take courses during Summer Session to meet these requirements. At the end of the year, students who have not met the requirements must either declare another major or meet with an Academic Advisor to determine if the student's performance in the courses merits an additional semester to complete.

First-Time Freshmen: A grade "C" or better must be achieved in MATH 122 within one calendar year.

Transfer Students: A grade "C" or better must be achieved in MATH 123 and PHYS 151 within one calendar year.

Requirements

A grade of "C" or better must be achieved in all of the required courses listed below. A minimum of 128 units is required.

There are two emphases in the BSAE Program: (1) Aeronautics, and (2) Astronautics. Aeronautics focuses on aerospace engineering as it relates to flight in the atmosphere, while Astronautics addresses space flight.

Core Requirements

Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • CE 205 Analytical Mechanics I (Statics) (3)
    • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
    • ENGR 101 Introduction to the Engineering Profession (1)
    • ENGR 102 Academic Success Skills (1)
    • MAE 101A Introduction to Aerospace Engineering (1)
    • MAE 172 Engineering Design Graphics (3)
    • MAE 205 Computer Methods in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering (2)
    • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    • MATH 123 Calculus II (4)
    • MATH 224 Calculus III (4)
    • PHYS 151 Mechanics and Heat (4)
  • Take one of the following choices:
    • PHYS 152 Electricity and Magnetism (4)
      • or
    • EE 210 Electro-Magnetic Foundations in EE (3)
      • and
    • EE 210L Electro-Magnetic Foundations in EE Lab (1)

Upper Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • ECON 300 Fundamentals of Economics (3)
    • MATH 370A Applied Mathematics I (3)
    • MAE 300 Engineering Instrumentation and Measurement (2)
    • MAE 305 Numerical Methods in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering (3)
    • MAE 330 Engineering Thermodynamics I (3)
    • MAE 333 Engineering Fluid Dynamics (3)
    • MAE 334 Aerodynamics I (3)
    • MAE 350 Flight Mechanics (3)
    • MAE 365 Aerospace Structures I (3)
    • MAE 371 Analytical Mechanics II (Dynamics) (3)
    • MAE 373 Mechanics of Deformable Bodies (3)
    • MAE 374 Mechanical Properties of Materials Lab (1)
    • MAE 381 Fundamentals of Space Dynamics (3)
    • MAE 390 Aerospace Engineering Seminar (1)
    • MAE 440 Aerodynamics Laboratory (1)
    • MAE 452 Propulsion (3)
    • MAE 465 Aerospace Structures II (3)
    • MAE 478 Aerospace Systems Design I (3)
    • MAE 479 Aerospace Systems Design II (3)

Emphasis in Aeronautics:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • MAE 434 Aerodynamics II (3)
    • MAE 451 Aircraft Preliminary Design and Performance (3)
    • MAE 453 Stability and Control of Aerospace Vehicles (3)
  • Choose two of the following courses:
    • MAE 422, 431, 435, 454, 476,481, 483

Emphasis in Astronautics:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • MAE 481 Space Systems Engineering (3)
    • MAE 483 Space Flight and Orbital Mechanics (3)
  • Choose three of the following courses:
    • MAE 422, 431, 434, 435, 451, 454, 453, 476

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