B.S. in Aerospace Engineering Curriculum

FRESHMAN YEAR

Units

1st Quarter

 

Chemistry and Biochemistry 20A—Chemical Structure1

4

English Composition 3—English Composition, Rhetoric, and Language

5

Mathematics 31A—Differential and Integral Calculus1

4

2nd Quarter

 

Chemistry and Biochemistry 20B/20L—Chemical Energetics and Change/General Chemistry Laboratory1

7

Mathematics 31B—Integration and Infinite Series1

4

Physics 1A—Mechanics1

5

3nd Quarter

 

Mathematics 32A—Calculus of Several Variables1

4

Physics 1B/4AL—Oscillations, Waves, Electric and Magnetic Fields/Mechanics Laboratory1

7

HSSEAS GE Elective3

5

SOPHOMORE YEAR

 

1st Quarter

 

Mathematics 32B—Calculus of Several Variables1

4

Physics 1C/4BL—Electrodynamics, Optics, and Special Relativity/Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory1

7

HSSEAS GE Elective3

5

2nd Quarter

 

Materials Science and Engineering 104—Science of Engineering Materials2

4

Mathematics 33A—Linear Algebra and Applications1

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 96—Statics and Strength of Materials2

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 105A—Introduction to Engineering Thermodynamics2

4

3nd Quarter

 

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering M20 (Introduction to Computer Programming with MATLAB) or Computer Science 31 (Introduction to Computer Science I)2

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 82—Mathematics of Engineering2

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 102—Dynamics of Particles and Rigid Bodies2

4

HSSEAS GE Elective3

5

JUNIOR YEAR

 

1st Quarter

 

Electrical Engineering 100—Electrical and Electronic Circuits2

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 103—Elementary Fluid Mechanics2

4

HSSEAS Ethics Course

4

HSSEAS GE Elective3

5

2nd Quarter

 

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 107—Introduction to Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems2

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 150A—Intermediate Fluid Mechanics2

4

HSSEAS GE Elective3

5

3nd Quarter

 

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 150B—Aerodynamics2

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering C150R (Rocket Propulsion Systems) or 161A (Introduction to Astronautics)2

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 171A—Introduction to Feedback and Control Systems2

4

Technical Breadth Course3

4

SENIOR YEAR

 

1st Quarter

 

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering C150P—Aircraft Propulsion Systems2

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 154S—Flight Mechanics, Stability, and Control of Aircraft2

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 166A—Analysis of Flight Structures2

4

Technical Breadth Course3

4

2nd Quarter

 

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 154A—Preliminary Design of Aircraft2

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 157—Basic Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Laboratory2

4

Aerospace Engineering Elective2,4

4

Technical Breadth Course3

4

3nd Quarter

 

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 154B—Design of Aerospace Structures2

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 157A—Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics Laboratory2

4

Aerospace Engineering Elective2,4

4

TOTAL

  1. Counts as Mathematics and Basic Sciences for ABET, total units Mathematics and Basic Sciences = 50.
  2. Counts as Engineering Concepts for ABET, total units Engineering Concepts = 88.
  3. Students should contact the Office of Academic and Student Affairs for approved lists in the categories of technical breadth and HSSEAS GE (see page 21 for details).
  4. See page 102 for a list of electives.

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