The successful Aerospace Engineering student and professional is skilled in mathematics, physics and computer programming and usage. He or she is also prepared to be diligent in completing assigned work.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering (BSAE) program are expected within a few years after graduation to have:
- Established themselves as practicing professionals or pursued advanced study in aerospace engineering (or other professional fields of interest),
- Demonstrated their ability to work successfully as a member of a professional team and function effectively as responsible professionals, and
- Engaged in professional service (professional societies and/or community service).
Aerospace Engineering Curriculum
The College of Engineering enforces a C- or higher requirement for any course that is a pre-requisite for another required course.
|AEM 121||1||EC 1101||3|
|CH 101||4||EN 102||3|
|EN 101||3||ENGR 161||1|
|ENGR 103||3||MATH 126||4|
|MATH 125||4||PH 105||4|
|AEM 201||3||AEM 250||3|
|AEM 249||2||AEM 251||1|
|MATH 227||4||AEM 264||3|
|MATH 237||3||AEM 311||3|
|PH 106||4||MATH 238||3|
|Humanities (HU), Literature (L), or Fine Arts (FA)||3|
|AEM 313||3||AEM 360||3|
|AEM 341||3||AEM 368||4|
|AEM 349||4||AEM 413||3|
|ME 215||3||Engineering Elective||3|
|Humanities (HU), Literature (L), or Fine Arts (FA)||3||History (HI) or Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB)||3|
|AEM 402||3||AEM 404||3|
|AEM 408||3||AEM 451||4|
|AEM 468||4||Aerospace Engineering Elective||3|
|AEM 495||2||Humanities (HU), Literature (L), or Fine Arts (FA)||3|
|Aerospace Engineering Computational Elective||3||History (HI) or Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB)||3|
|Total Hours: 125|
All students must complete a sequence of two of the HI/SB or HU/L/FA elective courses from the same department.
Students may satisfy this requirement by successfully completing a 3-hour 400-level AEM elective course or one of the following: ECE 320 Fundmtl Electrical Engr, ECE 340 Electromagnetics, ECE 380 Digital Logic, ME 305 Thermodynamics II, ME 309 Heat Transfer, ME 350 Static Machine Components, or MTE 271 Engineering Materials : Structure and Properties. Consult here for pre/co-requisites.
Students may satisfy this requirement by successfully completing either AEM 420 Computational Fluid Dynamics or AEM 461 Computational Methods for Aerospace Structures. Consult here for pre/co-requisites.
Specific aerospace engineering and mechanics electives are offered regularly, but not necessarily every year. Undergraduate students with the required academic credentials may qualify to enroll in 500-level courses.
A BSAE degree is generally an entry level requirement for various careers such as design, development, testing and research in both the public and private sectors. This degree would also provide an excellent background for students wishing to attend graduate school in other areas of engineering, sciences, medicine, law or business. The program has successful graduates in all of these areas.
Types of Jobs Accepted
aerospace engineer, Aero Thermo Technology, Inc., Huntsville, AL; structural design engineer at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems; engineer at Teledyne Technologies, Huntsville, AL; graduate students at Purdue University, University of Texas-Austin, MIT and University of Alabama
Jobs of Experienced Alumni
senior pre-sales analyst at Cray Inc.; director of aviation and missile research, Development and Engineering Center, Huntsville, AL; systems engineer (Sr. MTS) at The Aerospace Corp., El Segundo, CA; CEO of Aerotonomy, Inc., Atlanta, GA; former Chief Scientist of AFRL