B.S. in Aerospace Engineering

Space Track Curriculum

Courses

Units

Freshman Year

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

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 1 — Undergraduate Seminar2

1

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

3rd Quarter

Mathematics 32A — Calculus of Several Variables1

4

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

7

UCLA Samueli 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

UCLA Samueli 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 101 — Statics and Strength of Materials2

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 105A — Introduction to Engineering Thermodynamics2

4

3rd Quarter

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering M20 (Intro to Computer Programming with MATLAB) or Computer Science 31 (Intro 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

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 103 — Elementary Fluid Mechanics2

4

Junior Year

1st Quarter

Electrical and Computer Engineering 100 — Electrical and Electronic Circuits2

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 105D — Transport Phenomena2

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 166A — Analysis of Aerospace Structures2

4

UCLA Samueli Ethics Course

4

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

UCLA Samueli GE Elective3

5

3rd Quarter

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 150B (Aerodynamics) or C150P (Aircraft Propulsion Systems)2

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering C150R — Rocket Propulsion Systems2

4

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

4

UCLA Samueli GE Elective3

5

Senior Year

1st Quarter

Aerospace Engineering Elective2,4

4

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

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 161A — Introduction to Astronautics2

4

Technical Breadth Course3

4

2nd Quarter

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 161B — Introduction to Space Technology2

4

Technical Breadth Course3

4

UCLA Samueli GE Elective3

4

3rd Quarter

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

4

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 161C — Spacecraft Design2

4

Technical Breadth Course3

4

TOTAL

180


  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 = 85.
  3. Students should contact the Office of Academic and Student Affairs for approved lists in the categories of technical breadth and GE (see page 23 for details).
  4. See page 110 for list of electives.