Aerospace Engineering : Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BS
Graduate: MS, PhD

Advisement

Students are normally assigned a faculty mentor when they enter their freshman year. All engineering students are also encouraged to take advantage of advisement offered by the SEAS Office of Undergraduate Education in 410 Bonner Hall. Entering freshmen are offered a wide range of special advisement opportunities and academic help sessions by the Office of Undergraduate Education.

Transfer Policy

Transfer students must first apply to the university and meet the university transfer admission requirements. See the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for transfer information.

Aerospace Engineering - B.S.

Acceptance Criteria

See School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for Acceptance Information. Students may apply for admission to Aerospace Engineering when they enter the University as freshmen, as transfer students, or later in their academic careers. To remain in Aerospace Engineering and to be permitted to take upper-level (300/400 level) Aerospace Engineering Courses, students must satisfy the following requirements:

1) Successful completion of the following five courses with at least a 2.2 GPA: MTH 141, MTH 142, PHY 107, MAE 204, EAS 207. If a course is repeated, the grade that is counted is the grade earned the second time, even if this grade is lower than the grade earned the first time.

2) Minimum overall and UB GPA of 2.0 to be considered in academic good standing with the University.

Advising Notes

Students must meet minimum GPA and residency requirements in engineering as specified by the Dean of Engineering to graduate from the program. See the Academic Requirements section of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for additional information.

Required Courses

CHE 107 General Chemistry for Engineers
EAS 140 Engineering Solutions
EAS 202 Engineering Impact On Society
EAS 207 Statics
EAS 208 Dynamics
EAS 209 Mechanics of Solids
EAS 230 Engineering Computations
EE 200 EE Concepts/Non-majors
MAE 177 Introduction to Engineering Drawing and CAD
MAE 204 Thermodynamics
MAE 278 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering Practice
MAE 315 Analysis of Structures
MAE 316 Aerospace Structures
MAE 334 Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Lab I
MAE 335 Fluid Mechanics
MAE 336 Heat Transfer
MAE 338 Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Lab 2
MAE 340 Dynamic Systems
MAE 376 Applied Math for MAE
MAE 377 Product Design in a CAD Environment
MAE 381 Engineering Materials
MAE 385 Engineering Materials Laboratory
MAE 422 Gas Dynamics
MAE 423 Introduction to Propulsion
MAE 424 Aerodynamics
MAE 425 Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
MAE 434 Aircraft Design
MAE 436 Flight Dynamics
MAE 451 Design Process and Methods
MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
MTH 241 College Calculus III
MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations
PHY 107 General Physics I
PHY 108/PHY 158 General Physics II/Lab
One technical elective

Summary
Total credit hours required for the major: 130

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall CHE 107, EAS 140, MTH 141, ENG 101, Gen Ed 1
Spring EAS 202, EAS 230, MAE 177, MTH 142, PHY 107, ENG 201, Library Skills

SECOND YEAR
Fall EAS 207, MAE 204, MAE 278, MTH 241, PHY 108/PHY 158
Spring EAS 208, EAS 209, EE 200, MTH 306, Gen Ed 2

THIRD YEAR
Fall MAE 315, MAE 335, MAE 340, MAE 376, MAE 381
Spring MAE 316, MAE 334, MAE 336, MAE 385, MAE 424, Gen Ed 3

FOURTH YEAR
Fall MAE 338, MAE 377, MAE 422, MAE 436, MAE 451, Gen Ed 4
Spring MAE 423, MAE 425, MAE 434, one technical elective, Gen Ed 5

Electives and Course Groupings

Technical Electives (TE)

Technical Electives are engineering, mathematics, or science courses at the 300/400 level that are not required courses. Any course that substantially duplicates the material presented in another course that is being counted toward the degree cannot be used to satisfy the TE requirement.

Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering (Double Major) - B.S.

Acceptance Criteria

See School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for acceptance information. Students may apply for admission to the double major in aerospace and mechanical engineering when they enter the university as freshmen, as transfer students, or later in their academic careers. To remain in aerospace and mechanical engineering and to be permitted to take upper-level (300/400 level) aerospace and mechanical engineering Courses, students must satisfy the following requirements:

1) Successful completion of the following five courses with at least a 2.2 GPA: MTH 141, MTH 142, PHY 107, MAE 204, EAS 207. If a course is repeated, the grade that is counted is the grade earned the second time, even if this grade is lower than the grade earned the first time.

2) Minimum overall and UB GPA of 2.0 to be considered in academic good standing with the University.

Required Courses

CHE 107 General Chemistry for Engineers
EAS 140 Engineering Principles
EAS 202 Engineering Impact On Society
EAS 207 Statics
EAS 208 Dynamics
EAS 209 Mechanics of Solids
EAS 230 Engineering Computations
EE 200 EE Concepts/Non-majors
MAE 177 Introduction to Engineering Drawing and CAD
MAE 204 Thermodynamics
MAE 277 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Practice or MAE 278 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering Practice
MAE 311 Machines and Mechanisms
MAE 315 Analysis of Structures
MAE 316 Aerospace Structures
MAE 334 MAE Laboratory I
MAE 335 Fluid Mechanics
MAE 336 Heat Transfer
MAE 338 MAE Laboratory II
MAE 340 Dynamic Systems
MAE 364 Manufacturing Processes
MAE 376 Applied Math for MAE
MAE 377 Product Design in a CAE Environment
MAE 381 Engineering Materials
MAE 385 Engineering Materials Laboratory
MAE 422 Gas Dynamics
MAE 423 Introduction to Propulsion
MAE 424 Aerodynamics
MAE 425 Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
MAE 434 Aircraft Design
MAE 436 Flight Dynamics
MAE 451 Design Process and Methods
MAE 494 Design Project
MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
MTH 241 College Calculus III
MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations
PHY 107 General Physics I
PHY 108/PHY 158 General Physics II/Lab
One professional practice course

Summary
Total credit hours required for the major...118

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall CHE 107, EAS 140, MTH 141, ENG 101, Gen Ed 1
Spring EAS 202, EAS 230, MAE 177, MTH 142, PHY 107, ENG 201, Library Skills

SECOND YEAR
Fall EAS 207, MAE 204, MAE 277 or MAE 278, MTH 241, PHY 108/PHY 158
Spring EAS 208, EAS 209, EE 200, MTH 306, Gen Ed 2

THIRD YEAR
Fall MAE 315, MAE 335, MAE 340, MAE 376, MAE 381
Spring MAE 316, MAE 334, MAE 336, MAE 385, MAE 424

FOURTH YEAR
Fall MAE 338, MAE 377, MAE 422, MAE 436, MAE 451, Gen Ed 3
Spring MAE 364, MAE 423, MAE 425, MAE 434, Gen Ed 4

FIFTH YEAR
Fall MAE 311, MAE 494, one professional practice course, Gen Ed 5

Electives and Course Groupings

Professional Practice Course

CIE 303 Geodesy, GPS, and GIS
CIE 340 Environmental Engineering
COM 317* Business/Professional Communication
EAS 396 / EAS 496 Engineering Career Institute / Engineering Co-op
ECO 405 Microeconomic Theory
ECO 469 Industrial Organization
ECO 470 Economics of Regulation
GEO 333 Bases of World Commerce
GEO 334 International Environments and Commercial Problems
IE 320 Engineering Economy
IE 326 Planning for Production
MAE 496 Engineering Internship

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:00:03 EST