Muhammad Qureshi, Coordinator
Aerospace engineering deals with the analysis, design and performance of flight vehicles such as transport and military aircraft, helicopters, missiles and launch vehicles (rockets), and spacecraft such as the space shuttle. Aerospace engineering comprises several disciplines, namely aerodynamics, flight dynamics and control, avionics and navigation, aerospace propulsion, aerospace structures and materials, and aerospace manufacturing among others. Aerospace engineers apply their knowledge and skills to the design of aircraft components (e.g., wings and fuselages), systems (e.g., control systems) or spacecraft components and systems. This minor focuses on aeronautical engineering.
The following rules apply:
• The minor consists of a minimum of 18 credits, including at least nine credits in courses at or above the 300 level.
• At least nine credits of the 18 credits required for the minor must be taken in residence at AUS.
• At least six credits of the nine credits at or above the 300 level must be taken in residence at AUS.
• A minimum GPA of 2.00 must be earned in courses completed to satisfy the minor.
Students seeking a minor in aerospace engineering must successfully complete the following courses or their equivalent. All course prerequisites must be satisfied.
• ASE 415 Aircraft Stability and Control
• ASE 450 Applied Aerodynamics
• MCE 435 Advanced Mechanics of Materials or MCE 477 Composite Materials
• MCE 482 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
Students must successfully complete a minimum of six credits in courses selected from the following list:
• ASE 454 Thermal Design Issues for Aerospace Systems
• ASE 470 Aircraft Structure
• ASE 475 Aircraft Design
• ASE 494 Special Topics in Aerospace Engineering
• MCE 473 Applied Finite Element Analysis
• MCE 487 Turbomachines
• MCE 488 Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics
• either of the following two courses not used as a minor requirement:
- MCE 435 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
- MCE 477 Composite Materials