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Aerospace Engineering Concentration

Undergraduate students in the aerospace engineering concentration will learn to design and develop aircrafts and spacecrafts, both manned and unmanned. Jobs for aerospace engineers are expected to grow substantially within the next decade, according to this report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

What Will You Learn?

This five-course concentration covers topics in the:

  • Overall design of aircrafts and spacecrafts
  • Dynamics of flight
  • Design of aerospace structures
  • The application of fluid mechanics to aerospace systems. 

Undergraduate students in the aerospace concentration must maintain an overall average GPA of 3.0 with no more than two grades lower than a B in any of the concentration courses. Incoming freshmen, transfer and current students may enroll at any time. Any pre-concentration student who, at any time, fails to meet all requirements concurrently may not participate in the concentration.

Concentration Requirements

Students accepted into the concentration should choose five courses and should choose two of the following Mathematics courses:

course number course title total credits 
MATH 372 Linear Algebra I 3
MATH 386 Partial Differential Equations 3
MATH 490 Complex Analysis

Students must also choose three Mechanical Engineering courses. One elective course not on this list may be substituted upon approval of the department chairperson:

course number course title total credits
MECG 516 Turbomachinery 3
MECG 528 Combustion Systems 3
MECG 605 Flight Mechanics 3
MECG 606 Design of Aerospace Structures 3
MECG 608 Introduction to Aerodynamics 3
MECG 701 Viscous Flow Theory 3
MECG 702 Compressible Flow 3
MECG 704 Computational Fluid Mechanics 3