B.S. in Aerospace Engineering Curriculum

 

FRESHMAN YEAR

Units

1st Quarter

 

Chemistry and Biochemistry 20A — Chemical Structure

4

English Composition 3 — English Composition, Rhetoric, and Language

5

Mathematics 31A — Differential and Integral Calculus

4

2nd Quarter

 

Chemistry and Biochemistry 20B/20L — Chemical Energetics and Change/General Chemistry Laboratory

7

Mathematics 31B — Integration and Infinite Series

4

Physics 1A — Mechanics

5

3rd Quarter

 

Mathematics 32A — Calculus of Several Variables

4

Physics 1B — Oscillations, Waves, Electric and Magnetic Fields

5

Physics 4AL — Mechanics Laboratory

2

HSSEAS GE Elective *

5

SOPHOMORE YEAR

 

1st Quarter

 

Mathematics 32B — Calculus of Several Variables

4

Physics 1C — Electrodynamics, Optics, and Special Relativity

5

Physics 4BL — Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory

2

HSSEAS Ethics Course

4

2nd Quarter

 

Materials Science and Engineering 104 — Science of Engineering Materials

4

Mathematics 33A — Linear Algebra and Applications

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 101 — Statics and Strength of Materials

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 105A — Introduction to Engineering Thermodynamics

4

3rd Quarter

 

Computer Science 31 — Introduction to Computer Science I

4

Mathematics 33B — Differential Equations

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 103 — Elementary Fluid Mechanics

4

JUNIOR YEAR

 

1st Quarter

 

Electrical Engineering 100 — Electrical and Electronic Circuits

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 102 — Dynamics of Particles and Rigid Bodies

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 182A — Mathematics of Engineering

4

HSSEAS GE Elective *

4

2nd Quarter

 

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 107 — Introduction to Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 150A — Intermediate Fluid Mechanics

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 157S — Basic Aerospace Engineering Laboratory

4

HSSEAS GE Elective *

5

3rd Quarter

 

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 150B — Aerodynamics

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 171A — Introduction to Feedback and Control Systems

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 150R (Rocket Propulsion Systems) ** or Aerospace Engineering Elective †

4

Technical Breadth Course *

4

SENIOR YEAR

 

1st Quarter

 

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering C150P — Aircraft Propulsion Systems

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 154S — Flight Mechanics, Stability, and Control of Aircraft

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 161A (Introduction to Astronautics) ** or Aerospace Engineering Elective †

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 166A — Analysis of Flight Structures

4

2nd Quarter

 

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 154A — Preliminary Design of Aircraft

4

Aerospace Engineering Elective †

4

HSSEAS GE Elective *

5

Technical Breadth Course *

4

3rd Quarter

 

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 154B — Design of Aerospace Structures

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 157A — Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics Laboratory

4

HSSEAS GE Elective *

5

Technical Breadth Course *

4

TOTAL

187

 
* Students should contact the Office of Academic and Student Affairs for approved lists in the categories of technical breadth and HSSEAS GE (see page 19 for details).
** Either Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 150R or 161A is required.
† A total of 8 units of aerospace engineering electives (two courses) is required.