Aerospace Engineering

 

Aerospace engineering is a four-year curriculum that begins with fundamental engineering courses in mechanics, thermodynamics, materials, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Additional courses are required in aerospace structures, aerodynamics, flight mechanics, propulsion, controls, and aerospace design. Graduates of this program normally enter the aerospace industry to develop aircraft and spacecraft, but also find employment in other areas that use similar technologies, such as mechanical and energy-related fields. Examples include automobile, naval, and sporting equipment manufacturing. This program is accredited by the Engineering
Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org).

Four year plans

Three year plans

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PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  1. To provide our students with a strong technical education that will enable them to have successful careers as engineers, technology leaders and innovators.
  2. To prepare our students for rapid technological change with the core knowledge central to assuring that they are able to further develop their kowledge and skills across a range of disciplines throughout their professional careers and pursue advanced education.
  3. To prepare our students to communicate and to work in teams effectively and to deal knowledgeably and ethically with the impact of technology in our society and on global issues.

 

STUDENT OUTCOMES

Graduates of AE are expected to have:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

  8. knowledge of aerodynamics, aerospace materials, structures, propulsion, flight mechanics, and stability and control

  9. knowledge of attitude determination and control, space structures, orbital mechanics, and rocket propulsion

  10. an ability to integrate knowledge of the fundamental topics in the design of aerospace systems

 


 

AEROSPACE ENROLLMENT BY CLASS LEVEL*

Term FR SO JR SR Total
FA18 31 72 119 172 394
FA17 83 82 75 177 417
FA16 36 76 93 138 343
FA15 54 63 61 124 302
FA14 34 38 65 109 246
FA13 27 55 56 125 263

*Class level is based on the total number of units completed, so SR standing does not necessarily reflect the number of students taking 4th year classes.

 

AEROSPACE DEGREES AWARDED

2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
62 45 44 60 66