Aerospace Curriculum

To download a copy of the Aerospace (ENAE) four-year degree plan template, visit the A. James Clark School of Engineering Four-Year Degree Plan web page.

Aerospace Four-Year/Semesterly Degree Planning Sheets

  • CORE [xls, pdf] (admitted prior to Fall 2012)
  • Gen. Ed. [xls, xlsx, pdf] (admitted Fall 2012 or after)

Students take at least one aerospace course every semester.  ENAE100 and ENAE200 provide a practical introduction to aerospace engineering, research experience in faculty laboratories, and useful academic tools and resources.  

All students will also complete a two term aeronautics or astronautics senior design project.  These projects require students to orally present and defend their design contributions at Preliminary Design Review (PDR) and Critical Design Review (CDR) milestones.

CDR’s are evaluated by faculty as well as members of our Advisory Board and other invited aerospace professionals.  Senior design classes participate in national design competitions such as NASA’s Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts (RASC-AL) and AIAA’s Design Build Fly

Our Curriculum

FIRST YEAR
  • Calculus I*
  • Chemistry*
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Aerospace Seminar I
  • Calculus II*
  • Physics I*
  • Mechanics I
  • Aerospace Computing
*Commonly satisfied via AP credits
SECOND YEAR
  • Calculus III
  • Physics II
  • Mechanics II
  • Intro to Aerospace Systems
  • Linear Algebra
  • Differential Equations
  • Physics III
  • Thermodynamics
  • Aerospace Seminar II
THIRD YEAR
  • Aerodynamics I
  • Dynamics
  • Flight Software
  • Instrumentation Lab
  • Structures
  • Control Systems
  • Technical Writing
  • Aerodynamics II
  • Space Flight Dynamics
Italics indicate courses in the air track or space track
FOURTH YEAR - AIR TRACK
  • Structural Vibrations
  • Aircraft Dynamics/Control
  • Aircraft Propulsion
  • Aircraft Design I
  • Aero Project Lab
  • Tech Elective
  • Aero Elective
  • Aircraft Design II
FOURTH YEAR - SPACE TRACK
  • Structural Vibrations
  • Space Navigation
  • Space Propulsion
  • Spacecraft Design I
  • Aero Project Lab
  • Tech Elective
  • Aero Elective
  • Spacecraft Design II

The University also requires General Education requirements, usually taken 1 per semester over 4 years.

To download a copy of the Aerospace (ENAE) four-year degree plan template, visit the A. James Clark School of Engineering Four-Year Degree Plan web page.