2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Dec 09, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Aerospace Engineering Minor

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Program Coordinator/Contact

Jeffrey Doom, Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Crothers Engineering Hall 220, Box 2219

Program Information

Aerospace engineering is the primary field of engineering concerned with design and development of aircraft and spacecraft. Applications include traditional piloted fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft, as well as autonomous aircraft of various types. The Aerospace Engineering Minor specifies a sequence of courses and academic experiences that provide a basic background in concepts required to solve design problems in aerospace applications.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completing the Aerospace Engineering Minor, the student outcomes are:

  • Ability to apply mathematics and engineering science to the design of structural elements, propulsion systems, and other fundamental components of aircraft or spacecraft.
  • Understanding of, and ability to apply the concepts of fluid mechanics and aerodynamics to the design of aircraft.
  • An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice in the aerospace industry.
  • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility in engineering practice in the aerospace industry.

Course Delivery Format

Mechanical engineering is an occupation requiring both study and practice. Instruction occurs through a combination of traditional classroom methods, laboratory exercises using contemporary engineering technologies, and design project experiences.

Requirements for Aerospace Engineering Minor: 18 Credits

Total Required Credits: 18

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