Aerospace Engineering Core Requirements

Students are required to complete the following courses:

Aerospace Engineering

  • 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)
  • 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 
  • AE455 Mechanical Vibrations & Control 
  • AE458 Design of Aircraft Structures 

Professional Experience

Students are required to complete the following Professional Experience:
Internship, co-op, or directed research related to the student's professional goals

School of Engineering Common First Year

Students must complete the following courses in their first year:

  • CM131 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • CS141 Introduction to Computer Science (4 credits)
  • ES100 Introduction to Engineering Use of the Computer (2 credits)
  • ES110 Engineering & Society 
  • MA131 Calculus I 
  • MA132 Calculus II 
  • PH131 Physics I (4 credits)
  • PH132 Physics II (4 credits)

Aerospace Engineering Core Electives

Students must complete the following courses:

Electrical Science

  • 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 

Aerospace Engineering Electives


Students must complete one course from the following:

  • BY160 Biology II: Cellular & Molecular Biology
  • CM132 General Chemistry II (4 credits)

Professional Electives

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.

Free Electives

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