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 credits)
UNIV190 The Clarkson Seminar (3 credits)
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 credits)
ES100 Introduction to Engineering Use of the Computer (2 credits)
ES110 Engineering & Society (3 credits)
MA131 Calculus I (3 credits)
MA132 Calculus II (3 credits)
PH131 Physics I (4 credits)
PH132 Physics II (4 credits)
Students majoring in aeronautical engineering are required to complete the following courses:
AE201 Introduction to Experimental Methods in Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering (1 credit)
AE212 Introduction to Engineering Design (3 credits)
AE301 Experimental Methods in Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering (1 credit)
AE350 Aircraft Structural Analysis (3 credits)
AE401Advanced Experimental Methods in Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering (1 credit)
AE425 Aerodynamics (3 credits)
AE427 Design of Propulsion Systems (3 credits)
AE429 Aircraft Performance & Flight Mechanics (3 credits)
AE430 Stability & Control of Aerospace Vehicles (3 credits)
AE431 Gas Dynamics (3 credits)
AE450 Aircraft Design I (3 credits)
AE451 Aircraft Design II (3 credits)
AE455 Mechanical Vibrations & Control (3 credits)
AE458 Design of Aircraft Structures (3 credits)
ES220 Statics (3 credits)
ES222 Strength of Materials (3 credits)
ES223 Rigid Body Dynamics (3 credits)
ES250 Electrical Science (3 credits)
ES260 Materials Science & Engineering I (3 credits)
ES330 Fluid Mechanics (3 credits)
ES340 Thermodynamics (3 credits)
MA231 Calculus III (3 credits)
MA232 Elementary Differential Equations (3 credits) or MA331 Fourier Series & Boundary Value Problem (3 credits) and STAT383 Probability & Statistics (3 credits)
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
The following are electives students are required to complete for the aeronautical engineering major.
Students must complete one course from the following:
BY160 Biology II: Cellular & Molecular Biology (3 credits)
CM132 General Chemistry II (4 credits)
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.
Students majoring in aeronautical engineering have at least 3 credit hours available to use toward courses of their choice.