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.
The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering (BSAE) degree program at The University of Alabama can demonstrate that its graduates have:
an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
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
- 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 1216||1||EC 110||3|
|CH 101||4||EN 102||3|
|EN 101||3||ENGR 1617||1|
|ENGR 103 or 123||3||MATH 126||4|
|MATH 125||4||PH 105||4|
|AEM 201||3||AEM 250||3|
|AEM 2495||2||AEM 251||1|
|MATH 227||4||AEM 264||3|
|MATH 2378||3||AEM 311||3|
|PH 106||4||MATH 2388||3|
|Humanities (HU), Literature (L), or Fine Arts (FA)1||3|
|AEM 313||3||AEM 360||3|
|AEM 341||3||AEM 368||3|
|AEM 349||3||AEM 413||3|
|ME 215||3||Engineering Elective2||3|
|Humanities (HU), Literature (L), or Fine Arts (FA)1||3||History (HI) or Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB)1||3|
|AEM 402||3||AEM 351||1|
|AEM 408||3||AEM 404||3|
|AEM 468||3||AEM 451||3|
|AEM 495||3||Aerospace Engineering Elective4||3|
|Aerospace Engineering Computational Elective3||3||Humanities (HU), Literature (L), or Fine Arts (FA)1||3|
|History (HI) or Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB)1||3|
|Total Hours: 123|
All students must complete a sequence of two of the HI/SB or HU/L/FA elective courses from the same department.
Any 400-level, 3-hour AEM elective, any 300- or 400- level, 3-hour College of Engineering course, or MTE 271 Engr Matls: Struc Prop.
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.
MATH 237 Introduction to Linear Algebra and MATH 238 Appld Diff Equations I may require a course that uses computers as a prerequisite such as AEM 249 Algorithm Devl Implementation; check with your advisor for a list of additional suitable 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 The 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