Degree Requirements

First- and Second-Year Preparation

The following are recommended enrollments:

Requirements for Enrollment in Junior-Level Aerospace Courses

Enrollment in junior-level aerospace courses is limited to students who have received grades of C or higher in all first- and second-year courses in mathematics, physics, ME 312, CE 301, CE 310, AE 245, AE 345, and AE 445.

Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering Degree Requirements

A minimum of 137 credit hours is required for the B.S. in aerospace engineering, distributed as follows:

Aerospace Engineering Courses (58 hours)

AE 245 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering 3
AE 290 Aerospace Colloquium 2
AE 345 Fluid Mechanics 3
AE 360 Introduction to Astronautics 3
AE 421 Aerospace Computer Graphics 4
AE 430 Aerospace Instrumentation Laboratory 3
AE 445 Aircraft Aerodynamics and Performance 3
AE 507 Aerospace Structures I 3
AE 508 Aerospace Structures II 3
AE 510 Aerospace Materials and Processes 4
AE 521 Aerospace Systems Design I 4
AE 522 Aerospace Systems Design II (4) or
AE 523 Space Systems Design (4) or
AE 524 Propulsion Systems Design I (4)
4
AE 545 Fundamentals of Aerodynamics 4
AE 550 Dynamics of Flight I 4
AE 551 Dynamics of Flight II 4
AE 571 Fundamentals of Airplane Reciprocating Propulsion Systems 3
AE 572 Fundamentals of Jet Propulsion 3
AE 590 Aerospace Seminar 1

Engineering Science Courses (19 hours)

AE 211 Computing for Engineers (3) or
EECS 138 Introduction to Computing: Matlab (3)
3
CE 301 Statics and Dynamics 5
CE 310 Strength of Materials 4
ME 312 Basic Engineering Thermodynamics 3
EECS 316 Circuits, Electronics, and Instrumentation 3
EECS 318 Circuits and Electronics Lab 1

Science Courses (13 hours)

CHEM 150 Chemistry for Engineers 5
PHSX 211 General Physics II 4
PHSX 212 General Physics II 4

Mathematics Courses (18 hours)

MATH 121 Calculus I 5
MATH 122 Calculus II 5
MATH 223 Vector Calculus 3
MATH 220 Applied Differential Equations 3
MATH 290 Elementary Linear Algebra 2

English Courses (6 hours)

ENGL 101 Composition
3
ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing 3

General Education Component (14 hours)

Economics elective 3
Humanities and social sciences electives 11

Technical Electives (9 hours)

Credit for ROTC Courses. A student enrolled in one of the ROTC programs can receive 5 hours of technical electives if the ROTC program is completed.

Credit for Foreign Language. Up to 6 hours of foreign language may count as general education component course work.

Contact Info

Department of Aerospace Engineering

Learned Hall
1530 West 15th St., Room 2120
Lawrence, KS 66045-7618
785-864-4267
http://www.ae.engr.ku.edu/
Z.J. Wang, Chair
785-864-4267

Department of Aerospace Engineering

Learned Hall
1530 West 15th St., Room 2120
Lawrence, KS 66045-7618
785-864-4267
http://www.ae.engr.ku.edu/
Z.J. Wang, Chair
785-864-4267

Department of Aerospace Engineering

Learned Hall
1530 West 15th St., Room 2120
Lawrence, KS 66045-7618
785-864-4267
http://www.ae.engr.ku.edu/
Z.J. Wang, Chair
785-864-4267
Zhongquan Charlie Zheng , Graduate Advisor
785-864-4267
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