Aerospace engineering covers the design, construction and science of aircraft and spacecraft. Designed for undergraduate mechanical engineering majors, the aerospace concentration offers students a mechanical engineering degree foundation and specialized training in the aerospace discipline. Coursework will focus on aerospace fundamentals, including fluid flow mechanics, propulsion, materials, and manufacturing. The required courses will provide an introduction to the processing steps required in aerospace development, with a focus on the design, manufacturing, and life cycle costs of a specific product.

Effective Fall 2022

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CHEM 111General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)3A4
CHEM 112General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)3A1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
MATH 160Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)1B4
MATH 161Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1)1B4
MECH 103Introduction to Mechanical Engineering 3
MECH 105Mechanical Engineering Problem Solving 3
PH 141Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (GT-SC1)3A5
Arts and Humanities3B3
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion1C3
 Total Credits 33
Sophomore
 
CIVE 260Engineering Mechanics-Statics 3
CIVE 261Engineering Mechanics-Dynamics 3
ECE 204Introduction to Electrical Engineering 3
MATH 261Calculus for Physical Scientists III 4
MATH 340Intro to Ordinary Differential Equations 4
Select one group from the following: 3
Group A:
  
Introduction to Manufacturing Processes  
Group B:
  
Introduction to Manufacturing Processes: Lecture  
Introduction to Manufacturing Processes : Laboratory  
MECH 201Engineering Design I 2
MECH 202Engineering Design II 3
MECH 231Engineering Experimentation 3
PH 142Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (GT-SC1)3A5
 Total Credits 33
Junior
 
CIVE 360Mechanics of Solids 3
MECH 301AEngineering Design III: Finite Element Analysis 1
MECH 301BEngineering Design III: Computational Fluid Dynamics 1
MECH 307Mechatronics and Measurement Systems 4
MECH 324Dynamics of Machines 4
MECH 325Machine Design 3
Select one group from the following: 4
Group A
  
Introduction to Engineering Materials  
Group B
  
Introduction to Engineering Materials: Lecture  
Introduction to Engineering Materials : Lab  
MECH 337Thermodynamics 4
MECH 338Thermal/Fluid Sciences Laboratory 1
MECH 342Fluid Mechanics for Mechanical Engineers 3
MECH 344Heat and Mass Transfer4B3
Advanced Writing23
 Total Credits 34
Senior
 
Select one group from the following: 8
Group A:
  
Engineering Design Practicum: I4A,4C 
Engineering Design Practicum: II4C 
Group B:
  
Engineering Research Practicum: I4A,4C 
Engineering Research Practicum: II4C 
Aerospace Engineering Electives – select a minimum of 12 credits from the following: 12
Control Systems  
Aerospace Structures  
Mechanical Engineering Vibrations  
Advanced Machine Design  
Aerospace Propulsion  
Aeronautics  
Space Propulsion and Power Engineering  
Computational Fluid Dynamics  
Laser Diagnostics for Thermosciences  
Advanced Topics in Mechanical Vibrations  
Chemical Rocket Propulsion  
Finite Element Analysis in Mechanical Engr  
Mechanics of Composite Materials  
Advanced Fluid Mechanics  
Physical Gas Dynamics I  
Turbomachinery  
Combustion  
Broad-Beam Ion Sources  
Arts and Humanities3B3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3C3
 Total Credits 29
 Program Total Credits: 129

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
TO DECLARE MAJOR: 
Competitive entry controls required and capped enrollment in place. Incoming students please see the Office of Admissions to declare. Current CSU students please see your assigned advisor for information about the waitlist.

TO PREPARE FOR FIRST SEMESTER:  The curriculum for this major assumes students enter college prepared to take calculus. 

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CHEM 111General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)X 3A4
CHEM 112General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)X 3A1
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
MATH 160Calculus for Physical Scientists I (GT-MA1)X 1B4
MECH 103Introduction to Mechanical EngineeringX  3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MATH 161Calculus for Physical Scientists II (GT-MA1)X 1B4
MECH 105Mechanical Engineering Problem SolvingX  3
PH 141Physics for Scientists and Engineers I (GT-SC1)X 3A5
Arts and Humanities X3B3
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion  1C3
CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   18
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CIVE 260Engineering Mechanics-StaticsX  3
MATH 261Calculus for Physical Scientists IIIX  4
Select one group from the following:   3
Group A:
    
Introduction to Manufacturing ProcessesX   
Group B:
    
Introduction to Manufacturing Processes: Lecture    
Introduction to Manufacturing Processes : Laboratory    
MECH 201Engineering Design IX  2
PH 142Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (GT-SC1)X 3A5
 Total Credits   17
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CIVE 261Engineering Mechanics-DynamicsX  3
ECE 204Introduction to Electrical EngineeringX  3
MATH 340Intro to Ordinary Differential EquationsX  4
MECH 202Engineering Design IIX  3
MECH 231Engineering ExperimentationX  3
 Total Credits   16
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CIVE 360Mechanics of SolidsX  3
MECH 307Mechatronics and Measurement SystemsX  4
MECH 324Dynamics of MachinesX  4
MECH 337Thermodynamics X 4
MECH 342Fluid Mechanics for Mechanical EngineersX  3
 Total Credits   18
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
MECH 301AEngineering Design III: Finite Element Analysis   1
MECH 301BEngineering Design III: Computational Fluid Dynamics   1
MECH 325Machine DesignX  3
Select one group from the following:   4
Group A
    
Introduction to Engineering MaterialsX   
Group B
    
Introduction to Engineering Materials: Lecture    
Introduction to Engineering Materials : Lab    
MECH 338Thermal/Fluid Sciences LaboratoryX  1
MECH 344Heat and Mass TransferX 4B3
Advanced Writing X23
 Total Credits   16
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   4
Engineering Design Practicum: IX 4A,4C 
Engineering Research Practicum: IX 4A,4C 
Aerospace Engineering Electives (See List on Requirements Tab)   6
Arts and Humanities X3B3
Social and Behavioral Sciences X3C3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   4
Engineering Design Practicum: IIX 4C 
Engineering Research Practicum: IIX 4C 
Aerospace Engineering Electives (See List on Requirements Tab)X  6
Historical PerspectivesX 3D3
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   13
 Program Total Credits:   129