The Aerospace Engineering undergraduate bachelor's degree program consists of 87 credit hours out of 120 credit hours. Those 87 credit hours in aeronautical engineering include classes in applied physics, applied mathematics, engineering science and mechanical engineering.
The aerospace engineering program consists of 36 credit hours in aeronautical engineering, 21 credit hours in electrical science, and at least 35 credit hours in other courses. 3 credit hours are in free electives.
All courses are 3 credits unless noted.
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 credit)
UNIV190 The Clarkson Seminar (3 credits)
Students are required to complete the following courses:
- AE201 Introduction to Experimental Methods in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (1 credit)
- AE212 Introduction to Engineering Design
- AE301 Experimental Methods in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (1 credit)
- AE324 Dynamical Systems
- AE342 Intro to Comp Methods (1 credit)
- AE350 Aircraft Structural Analysis
- AE401 Advanced Experimental Methods in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (1 credit)
- AE425 Aerodynamics
- AE427 Design of Propulsion Systems
- AE429 Aircraft Performance & Flight Mechanics
- AE430 Stability & Control of Aerospace Vehicles
- AE431 Gas Dynamics
- AE450 Aircraft Design I
- AE451 Aircraft Design II
- AE458 Design of Aircraft Structures
Students are required to complete the following Professional Experience:
Internship, co-op, or directed research related to the student's professional goals.
Students must complete the following courses:
- ES220 Statics
- ES222 Strength of Materials
- ES223 Rigid Body Dynamics
- ES250 Electrical Science
- ES260 Materials Science & Engineering I
- ES330 Fluid Mechanics
- ES340 Thermodynamics
- MA231 Calculus III
- MA232 Elementary Differential Equations
- or MA331 Fourier Series & Boundary Value Problem
- and STAT383 Probability & Statistics
Students must complete one course from the following:
BY160 Biology II: Cellular & Molecular Biology
CM132 General Chemistry II (4 credits)
The student must complete 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.
Students majoring in aerospace engineering have at least 3 credit hours available to use toward courses of their choice.