Aerospace Engineering Sample Curriculum

The exact chronological order of the courses depends on AP credits, summer courses, choice of electives, and number of credits per semester. Thus, different students will take some courses in different chronological order.

Below is a typical schedule, shown as an example of the chronological order, not as a fixed course schedule for all students. However, some courses are essential prerequisites for more advanced courses.

Freshman Year

Semester 1CreditsSemester 2Credits
CHEM 1070/1075 Eng. Chemistry I / Lab 4CSCI 1060 Scientific Programming (cc-MATH 1510) 3
ENGL 1920 Adv. Writing for Professionals 3AENG 1002 Computer Aided Engineering Design1
AENG 1001 Intro to Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering 1MATH 1520 Calculus II (p-MATH 1510) ** 4
MATH 1510 Calculus I * 4PHYS 1610 Engineering Physics I (p-MATH 1510) 3
THEO 1000 Theological Foundations3PHYS 1620 Engineering Physics I Lab (c-PHYS 1610) 1
       Humanistic Values Elective$   3   
 15 15

Sophomore Year

Courses in bold may only be offered once a year.

Semester 3CreditsSemester 4Credits
AENG 2000 Intro to Aero & Astro (cc-AENG 1002, cc-PHYS 1610) 3ESCI 2100 Statics (cc-PHYS 1610) 3
MENG 2011 Engineering Shop Practice 1ESCI 2150 Dynamics (cc-ESCI 2100, p-MATH 1520) 3
MATH 2530 Calculus III (p-MATH 1520) 

 4

ESCI 2300 Thermodynamics (cc-MATH 2530) 3
PHYS 1630 Engineering Physics II (p-MATH 1520, p-PHYS 1610)3ESCI 3200 Fluid Dynamics (cc- MATH 2530) 3
PHYS 1640 Engineering Physics II Lab (c-PHYS 1630) 1ESCI 3201 Fluid Dynamics Lab (cc-ESCI 3200) 1
Humanistic Values Elective$3MATH 3550 Diff. Equations (p-MATH 2530)3
              
 15 16

Junior Year

Courses in bold may only be offered once a year.

Semester 5CreditsSemester 6Credits
AENG 3000 Performance (p-AENG 2000)3AENG 3210 Gas Dynamics (p-ESCI 2300, p-ESCI 3200, cc- MATH 3270) 3
ECE 2001 Electrical Engineering (p-MATH 1520, p-PHYS 1610) 3AENG 3220 Aerodynamics (p-ESCI 3200, cc- MATH 3270) 3
ECE 2002 Electrical Engineering Lab (c-ECE 2001) 1AENG 3150 Astrodynamics (p-AENG 2000, p-ESCI 2150) 3
ESCI 3100 Mech. of Solids (p-ESCI 2100, cc-MATH 2530) 3
AENG 3100 Computer Aided Engineering (p-CSCI 1060, p-ESCI 3100)
3
ESCI 3101 Mech. of Solids Lab (cc-ESCI 3100) 1ESCI 3410 Linear Systems (p-ESCI 3110) 3
ESCI 3110 Linear Vibs (p-ESCI 2110, p-MATH 3550) 3Math /Science Elective % 3
MATH 3270 Adv. Math for Engineers (cc-MATH 3550)    3   
       
 17 18

Senior Year

Courses in bold may only be offered once a year.

Semester 7CreditsSemester 8Credits
AENG 4110 Flight Vehicle Struc. (cc-AENG 3100) 3AENG 4014 Design II/Lab (p-AENG 4004) 3
AENG 4210 Propulsion (p-AENG 3210) 3PHIL 3400 Engineering Ethics 3
AENG 4111 Aerospace Lab (p-AENG 3000, cc- AENG 4110) 1Cultural Diversity Elective ## 3
AENG 4400 Stability & Control (p-AENG 3000, cc- ESCI 3410) 3Tech. Elective % 3
AENG 4004 Design I/Lab (p-AENG 3000, cc AENG 4400) 3Tech. Elective %    3   
MENG 4300 Heat Transfer (p-CSCI 1060, p- ESCI 2300, p-ESCI 3200) 3  
       
  
 16 15

Total Hours: 127

  • p = pre-requisite; must be taken before 
  • $ = humanistic values elective shall be chosen from Philosophy, Theology, Social and Behavioral sciences, or humanities 
  • c = co-requisite; must be taken at the same time 
  • % = Select from an approved list of courses 
  • cc = concurrent; can be taken before or at the same time 
  • ## = Replace with Hum-Values elective for students with international origin or experience (study abroad) 
  • * requires proficiency exam; must earn a grade of C- or above 
 
  • ** must earn a grade of C- or above
 

 

Humanistic Values Elective$