All courses are 3 credits unless noted.

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Clarkson Common Experience

The following courses are required for all students, irrespective of their program of study. These courses are offered during the fall semester, with FY100 First-Year Seminar being required of only first-year students. Both FY100 and UNIV190 are typically taken during the fall semester of the first year at Clarkson.

FY100

First-Year Seminar

1

UNIV190

The Clarkson Seminar

3

School of Engineering Common First-Year Curricula

All students majoring in a program offered by the School of Engineering (excluding engineering & management majors) take courses that are part of a common curricula during the first year. Therefore, students may defer the selection of a major field of study until the sophomore year. Beginning with the junior year, a significant amount of specialized material is incorporated into each curriculum. In the senior year, coursework is concentrated in the student’s chosen field. Courses in humanities and social sciences are taken throughout the 4-year program as part of the Clarkson Common Experience.

During the first year, students majoring in a program offered by the School of Engineering (excluding engineering & management majors) must complete the following courses:

CM131

General Chemistry I

4

ES100

Introduction to Engineering Use of the Computer

2

ES110

Engineering & Society

3

MA131

Calculus I

3

MA132

Calculus II

3

PH131

Physics I

4

PH132

Physics II

4

Core Requirements

Students majoring in aeronautical engineering are required to complete the following courses:

AE201

Introduction to Experimental Methods in Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering

1

AE212

Introduction to Engineering Design

3

AE301

Experimental Methods in Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering

1

AE350

Aircraft Structural Analysis

3

AE401

Advanced Experimental Methods in Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering

1

AE425

Aerodynamics

3

AE427

Design of Propulsion Systems

3

AE429

Aircraft Performance & Flight Mechanics

3

AE430

Stability & Control of Aerospace Vehicles

3

AE431

Gas Dynamics

3

AE450

Aircraft Design I

3

AE451

Aircraft Design II

3

AE455

Mechanical Vibrations & Control

3

AE458

Design of Aircraft Structures

3

ES220

Statics

3

ES222

Strength of Materials

3

ES223

Rigid Body Dynamics

3

ES250

Electrical Science

3

ES260

Materials Science & Engineering I

3

ES330

Fluid Mechanics

3

ES340

Thermodynamics

3

MA231

Calculus III

3

MA232

Elementary Differential Equations

3

or MA331

Fourier Series & Boundary Value Problem

3

and STAT383

Probability & Statistics

3

 

Professional Experience
All Clarkson University students must satisfy the professional experience requirement. Aeronautical engineering majors generally do summer internships. Other options are in the table below.

Co-op Special project in a campus laboratory

Core Electives

The following are electives students are required to complete for the aeronautical engineering major.

Biology/Chemistry
Students must complete one course from the following:

BY160

Biology II: Cellular & Molecular Biology

3

CM132

General Chemistry II

4

 

Professional Electives
The student must select 9 credits of professional electives. Professional electives are upper-division courses in mathematics, physics, other engineering disciplines; for example, STAT383 Applied Statistics, MA339 Fourier Series and Boundary-Value Problems, ME444 Computer-Aided Engineering (CAD), ME443 Optimal Engineering, ES350 Biomechanics, ME390 Additive Manufacturing and ME429 Welding and Metallurgy.

Knowledge Area/University Course Electives
Students majoring in aeronautical engineering are required to take at least 15 credit hours to satisfy the Knowledge Area and/or University Course electives general education requirement. This must include ES110 Engineering & Society and a course in economics, such as EC350 Engineering Economics.

Free Electives
Students majoring in aeronautical engineering have at least 3 credit hours available to use toward courses of their choice.