4900: Aerospace Systems Engineering

4900: Aerospace Systems Engineering

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The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Systems Engineering degree program is intended to produce engineers who possess both a broad, interdisciplinary knowledge of aerospace engineering fundamentals and who will be able to move quickly into the role of project managers, the precursor position to program managers and ultimately, senior managers. These engineers can lead multidisciplinary teams and bring about the integration of components in a variety of systems. The program includes basic engineering and aerospace courses and will also include specific non-engineering courses, selected to meet the goal of developing future senior technical leaders for our aerospace industries. The program features a mandatory co-op component that begins following the sophomore year. The co-op requirement is expected to fill out the student's technical background as well as provide a basis for broad personal growth that is part of the aim of the General Education requirement. Three fewer hours of General Education courses are required for Aerospace Systems Engineering due to the mandatory co-op.

To meet the curriculum requirements specified by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for ABET accreditation, the undergraduate program in Aerospace Systems Engineering must satisfy the following program outcomes:

  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering in a logical and discerning manner
  • Design and perform laboratory experiments for thermal, fluid, mechanical, and aerospace systems; know how to analyze and interpret results
  • Design thermal, fluid, mechanical and control systems as well as airborne structures or propulsion systems to meet specifications within environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability constraints
  • Participate effectively in teams involving several disciplines
  • Identify, formulate, and solve thermal, fluid, mechanical and aerospace systems problems by applying first principles, including open-ended problems
  • Develop practical solutions for aerospace systems engineering problems under professional and ethical constraints
  • Communicate effectively with written, oral, and visual means in a technical setting
  • Understand the impact of engineering in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  • Be prepared for a lifetime of continuing education
  • Know about contemporary issues in engineering
  • Have an ability to use modern modeling and simulation techniques, and computing tools


3300:111 English Composition I 4
3300:112 English Composition II 3
3250:244 Intro to Economic Analysis 3
3400:210 Humanities in Western Tradition I 4
5540:xxx Physical Education 1
xxxx:xxx Social Science Elective 3
xxxx:xxx Humanities Elective I 3
xxxx:xxx Area Studies/Cult. Diversity 2
6200:201 Accounting Principles I 3
7600:105 Public Speaking 3
7600:106 Effective Oral Communication 3
Natural ScienceCredits
3150:151 Principles of Chemistry I 3
3150:152 Principles of Chemistry Lab 1
3450:221 Analytical Geom. & Calculus I 4
3450:222 Analytical Geom. & Calculus II 4
3450:223 Analytical Geom. & Calculus III 4
3450:335 Differential Equations 3
3650:291 Elemental Classical Physics I 4
3650:292 Elemental Classical Physics II 4
Engineering CoreCredits
4300:201 Statics 3
4300:202 Intro: Mechanics of Solids 3
4400:320 Basic Electrical Engineering 4
4600:203 Dynamics 3
4600:260 Engineering Analysis I 2
4600:300 Thermodynamics I 3
4600:310 Fluid Mechanics I 2
4600:315 Heat Transfer 3
4600:337 Design of Mechanical Components 3
4600:360 Engineering Analysis II 2
4600:400 Thermal Systems Components 3
4600:411 Compressible Fluid Mech. 3
4600:412 Fundamentals of Flight 3
4600:413 Intro. to Aerodynamics 3
4600:414 Intro to Aerospace Propulsion 3
4600:460 Concepts of Design 3
4600:483 Measurements Lab 2
Aerospace Systems EngineeringCredits
4800:470 Human Factors Engineering 3
4900:165 Tools for Aerospace Systems Engineering 2
4900:166 Aerospace Systems Project Management 1
4900:240 Aerospace Systems Engineering I 3
4900:320 Aerospace Systems Engineering II 3
4900:336 Aerospace Structures 3
4900:420 Object Oriented Design & Management 3
4900:340 Avionics I & Lab 3
4900:380 Aerospace Materials 3
4900:440 Avionics II & Lab 3
4900:450 Aerospace Computations 3
4900:460 Aerospace Systems Manufacturing 3
4900:490 Aerospace Design Project 2
4900:497 Aerospace Honors Project 2
Co-Op RequirementsCredits
4100:300 Cooperative Education Work Period 0
4100:301 Cooperative Education Work Period 0
4100:302 Cooperative Education Work Period 0
4100:403 Cooperative Education Work Period 0

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