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The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering degree program at the University of Maryland is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,  415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

The 124-credit degree program is designed to give graduates the breadth and depth of knowledge they need to work in the field of aerospace engineering and to continue learning throughout their careers. 

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  1. Our graduates will be successful in their professional careers, including industry, government service, and academia, in the State of Maryland and beyond.
  2. Our graduates will contribute to the creation of useful new products, or the generation of original research, by analyzing and implementing solutions to relevant problems in the component disciplines of Aerospace Engineering.
  3. Our graduates will contribute effectively when part of an integrated team, clearly communicating with team members, supervisors, and clients.
  4. Our graduates will understand the societal context in which their profession is practiced, and will successfully adapt to future developments in both technology and the employment market.

As a result of completing our undergraduate program, our students should have developed the following skills:

  1. Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics
  2. Ability to apply knowledge of basic science (chemistry, physics)
  3. Ability to apply knowledge of engineering principles
  4. Ability to use computers to solve engineering problems
  5. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. Ability to design and conduct experiments
  7. Ability to analyze and interpret data
  8. Ability to design a component, system, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints
  9. Ability to use the techniques, skills, and tools of modern engineering practice
  10. Ability to write effectively
  11. Ability to speak effectively
  12. Ability to function effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  13. Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  14. Knowledge of contemporary issues in engineering
  15. Understanding of the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  16. Awareness of the need to continually upgrade my technical knowledge base and skills

The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering degree program at the University of Maryland is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of www.abet.org.

Aerospace Curriculum

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.  Our senior capstone classes participate in national design competitions such as NASA’s Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts (RASC-AL), AIAA’s Design Build Fly, and the Department of Energy's Collegiate Wind Competition.

AE Curriculum by Year

  • Calculus I*
  • Chemistry*
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Aerospace Seminar I
  • Calculus II*
  • Physics I*
  • Mechanics I
  • Aerospace Computing
*Commonly satisfied via AP credits
  • Calculus III
  • Physics II
  • Mechanics II
  • Intro to Aerospace Systems
  • Linear Algebra
  • Differential Equations
  • Physics III
  • Thermodynamics
  • Aerospace Seminar II
  • 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
  • Structural Vibrations
  • Aircraft Dynamics/Control
  • Aircraft Propulsion
  • Aircraft Design I
  • Aero Project Lab
  • Tech Elective
  • Aero Elective
  • Aircraft Design II
  • 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 one per semester over four 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.