Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Aerospace Engineering - Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BS
Graduate MS, PhD

Advisement

All engineering students are encouraged to take advantage of advisement offered by the SEAS Office of Undergraduate Education in 410 Bonner Hall during their freshmen and sophomore years. Entering freshmen are offered a wide range of special advisement opportunities and academic help sessions by the Office of Undergraduate Education. Advising services for juniors and seniors are offered through the department. Please visit our website for more information.

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.


SUNY Seamless Transfer Path

SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient for SUNY students. SUNY has defined courses that SUNY students can take before transferring which will apply to the major at UB and ensure timely graduation.

Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY Website.

Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Aerospace Engineering - B.S.

Acceptance Criteria

See School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for Acceptance Information.

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 345 Intermediate Dynamics (not required for students admitted into AE program before Fall 2013)
MAE 339 Aerospace Engineering Lab***
MAE 340 Dynamic Systems
MAE 376 Applied Math for MAE
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 general technical elective**

*Transfer students with Senior standing must replace MAE 278 with a general technical elective. Transfer students with Junior standing should consult with an MAE academic adviser (more information available here) to determine if they should take MAE 278 or replace it with a general technical elective.

**Any 300/400 level course that is offered by a department within SEAS (i.e. EAS, MAE, CIE, IE, etc.) can be used as a general technical elective.

*** MAE 339 will not be offered until Fall 2017. This may affect transfer students, who should consult with an MAE academic advisor. Solutions have been devised for this situation.

Undergraduate Credit Requirements Chart

Credits Required for Major 111
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 17
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 128

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements (UB Curriculum) for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

View the Finish in Four Curricular Plan for Aerospace BS which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in four years.

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

Acceptance Criteria

See School of Engineering and Applied Sciences for acceptance information.

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 345 Intermediate Dynamics
MAE 338 MAE Laboratory II or MAE 339 Aerospace Engineering Lab
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 (select from SEAS, not including MAE 434 Aircraft Design)*

*Professional practice course will count towards ME degree and should be selected from SEAS to also count towards the general Technical Elective for AE

Double Major Credit Requirement Chart
Credits Required for Major 123
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 17
Additional Credits Required for Electives 0
Total Credits Required for Degree 140

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements (UB Curriculum) for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

View the Finish in Four Curricular Plan for Mechanical Aerospace Double Major BS, which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in four years.

Electives and Course Groupings

Professional Practice Course

CIE 303 Geodesy, GPS, and GIS
CIE 340 Environmental Engineering
EAS 396 / EAS 496 Engineering Career Institute / Engineering Co-op
IE 320 Engineering Economy
IE 323 Human Factors in Systems Design
IE 326 Planning for Production
MAE 496 Engineering Internship
EAS 396 [1 credit] or UBE 302 (1 credit) plus EAS 496 [2 credits] Engineering Co-op, or EAS 496 (3 credits) Engineering Co-op

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