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Aerospace Engineering (AERSP) - Archive

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Begin Date: Summer Session 2000
End Date: Fall Semester 2001

Aerospace Engineering (AERSP) - Archive

PROFESSOR DENNIS K. McLAUGHLIN, Head, Department of Aerospace Engineering

This major field of study is designed for students who are interested in the analysis, design, and operation of aircraft and spacecraft, and also prepares them for graduate study in aerospace engineering or a related field. Students learn the theories and practices in the fundamental subjects of aerodynamics, structures, dynamics, flight mechanics, propulsion, and controls. This multidisciplinary background prepares students for more advanced topics in the curriculum, including aircraft and/or spacecraft design courses, and laboratory/project courses. All of these place significant weight on the development and use of teamwork and communications skills for effective problem solving. Graduates in aerospace engineering find employment in the customary settings such as government laboratories, large and small aerospace firms, and in non-traditional positions that also require the use of systems-engineering approaches to problem-solving.

The first two years of study are similar to those in other engineering majors and provide students with a basic education for the engineering profession. Students generally need to complete E MCH 012, CMPSC 201 GQ, MATH 220 GQ, MATH 230, and MATH 251, or equivalents, prior to the start of the junior year in order to meet graduation requirements in the following two years. Six of the nine credits taken in the senior year must be aerospace engineering courses; however, this may be waived for students with special program requirements.

For the B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering, a minimum of 137 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(21 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 114 credits
(This includes 21 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (90 credits)
CHEM 012 GN(3), ED&G 100(3), MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4), PHYS 211 GN(4) (Sem: 1-2)
E MCH 011(3)[1], E MCH 012(3)[1], E MCH 013(3)[1], M E 030(3), MATH 220 GQ(2), MATH 230(4), MATH 251(4), PHYS 212 GN(4), PHYS 213 GN(2), PHYS 214 GN(2) (Sem: 3-4)
AERSP 301(3), AERSP 302(3), AERSP 304(3), AERSP 306(3)[1], AERSP 309(3)[1], AERSP 311(4), AERSP 312(4), AERSP 313(3)[1], E E 305(3), E MCH 215(2), E MCH 216(1) (Sem: 5-6)
AERSP 405W(2), AERSP 406W(2), AERSP 410(3), ENGL 202C GWS(3) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (14 credits)
Select 1 credit of First-Year Seminar (Sem: 1-2)
ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3), or ECON 014 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
CMPSC 201C GQ(3) or CMPSC 201F GQ(3) (Sem: 7-8)
AERSP 401A(2), AERSP 401B(2); or AERSP 402A(2), AERSP 402B(2) (Sem: 7-8)
AERSP 413(3) or AERSP 450(3) (Sem: 7-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)[27]
Select 9 credits of technical courses from department list (Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC.) (Sem: 7-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2000

Blue Sheet Item #: 28-06-048A

Review Date: 3/14/00

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