The aerospace concentration aims to provide students with foundations of the design of aircraft and spacecraft. Coursework related to this concentration will focus on aerospace fundamentals, including flight dynamics, aerodynamics, power and propulsion systems, and aircraft structures.

The concentration is open to students with a declared major in Mechanical Engineering, and requires three core aerospace concentration courses (9 credits) and one aerospace concentration elective course (3 credits) . The concentration is noted on students’ official transcripts.

It is recommended that students interested in pursuing a concentration in aerospace engineering declare their concentration as early as possible in their degree program in order to facilitate course planning, but in no case later than the beginning of the first semester of a student’s junior year.

The curriculum shown below is for student entering in Fall 2017 or later (contact the department for previous versions).

  • Year 1 Fall

    Code Course Credits
    MATH 121 Calculus I 4
    ENGR 102 Intro Engr. Design and Prof. 3
    CSC 113 Intro to Computer Programming 3
    PHIL 201 Classical Mind 3
    ENG 101 Rhetoric and Composition 3
    Total Credits 16
  • Year 1 Spring

    Code Course Credits
    MATH 122 Calculus II 4
    PHYS 215 University Physics I 4
    ENGR 201 Engineering Mechanics I 3
    PHIL 202 Modern Mind 3
    TRS 201 Faith Seeking Undestanding 3
    Total Credits 17
  • Year 2 Fall

    Code Course Credits
    MATH 221 Calculus III 4
    PHYS 216 University Physics II 4
    ENGR 301 Solid Mechanics 3
    CHEM 107 General Chemistry I 3
    CHEM 113 General Chemistry Laboratory I 2
    LS Liberal Studies Elective 0
    Total Credits 19
  • Year 2 Spring

    Code Course Credits
    ENGR 106 Computer Aided Engr Tools 3
    ENGR 202 Engineering Mechanics II 3
    ENGR 211 Thermodynamics 3
    ENGR 212 Electrical Networks 3
    ENGR 222 Engineering Math I 4
    Total Credits 16
  • Year 3 Fall

    Code Course Credits
    MATH 309 Probability and Statistics for Engr 3
    ENGR 331 Fluid Mechanics 3
    ENGR 395 Engineering Materials Lab 1
    MSE 395 Intro to Materials Sci & Engr 2
    ME 344 System Dynamics 3
    ME 371 Intro to Aerospace Engineering 3
    Total Credits 15
  • Year 3 Spring

    Code Course Credits
    ME 476 Aerodynamics 3
    ME 342 Junior Design 3
    ME 362 Heat Transfer 3
    ME 392 Mech. Sys. & Dynamics Lab 2
    PHIL 362 Prof. Ethics in Engineering 3
    LS Liberal Studies Elective 3
    Total Credits 17
  • Year 4 Fall

    Code Course Credits
    ME 441 Senior Design 3
    ME 487 Thermal/Fluid Sci. Lab 2
    ENGR 401 Engineering Senior Seminar 1
    ENGR 403/503 Control Systems 3
    ME 432 Design of Power & Propulsion Systems 3
    ME  Aerospace Concentration Elective 3
    Total Credits 15
  • Year 4 Spring

    Code Course Credits
    ME 442 Senior Project 3
    ME 404 Structural Mechanics 3
    General Technical Elective 3
    LS Liberal Studies Elective 3
    LS Liberal Studies Elective 3
    Total Credits 15

Concentration Electives

  • ME 371 – Introduction to Aerospace Engineering
  • ME 373 – Fundamentals of Flight
  • ME 404/503 – Structural Mechanics
  • ME 432/532 – Design of Power & Propulsion Systems
  • ME 457 – Applied Rigid Body Dynamics
  • ME 476/576 – Aerodynamics
  • ME 504 – Finite Element Methods
  • ME 552 – Introduction to Flight Dynamics
  • ME 554 – Aerospace Design
  • ME 557 – Advanced Dynamics
  • ME 566 – Advanced Vibrations and Structural Dynamics I
  • ME 574 – Orbital Mechanics and Mission Design