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Aerospace engineers are called upon to solve exciting problems of design, construction and operation of aircraft and spacecraft to meet the ever-increasing requirement for improved performance at lower unit cost. These challenges mean that aerospace engineers work at the continuously changing forefront of science, technology and systems management.
The undergraduate curriculum in aerospace engineering is a fully accredited baccalaureate program that provides a broad education with a strong foundation in mathematics, science and basic engineering sciences. Advanced courses in aeronautics and astronautics complete the degree. Graduates of this program will be prepared to work in the aerospace and related industries or to pursue graduate study.
To provide quality educational programs in aerospace engineering, conduct a nationally recognized research program, provide service to the State of Florida, the nation, and the profession, support innovative instruction, and lay the foundation for ongoing professional development of students and faculty.
There is a large amount of overlap between the aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering curriculum. The first six semesters of the two degree programs are identical. Through proper selection of elective courses, a dual mechanical engineering/aerospace engineering BS degree may be obtained with one semester of additional work. Interested students should contact the MAE department or visit the MAE Web site for more information.
Students also should be aware that there is an increasing need for a master’s level of competence for a lifelong engineering career. Through the combined BS/MS program, students may expedite the completion of the MS degree. Qualified students begin MS degree course work in the senior year and double-count up to six graduate course credit hours for both the BS and MS degrees.
The department’s active research programs are sponsored by private industry, the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, NASA, National Institutes of Health and other agencies.
These programs keep faculty at the leading edge of technology and provide opportunity for students to participate in research through classroom assignments, individual studies, undergraduate research scholarships and employment as research assistants.
Total Hours Required for Degree 128
Note 1: Select from CHM 2046 Chemistry 2, BSC 2010 Biology 1, PHY 3101 Modern Physics or other courses approved by the department.
Note 2: Offered by the Industrial & Systems Engineering department. Students may select either FORTRAN or C++
Note 3: Students may substitute EEL3003 Elements of Electrical Engineering (3 credits) + EEL3303L Electrical Circuits Laboratory (1 credit)
Note 4: Aerospace Elective – select two courses from the following list: EML 4500 Finite Element Analysis in Engineering Design, EML 4220 Vibrations, EML 4140 Heat Transfer, EML 5714 Gas Dynamics of Internal Flow Systems.
Note 5: Select from EML4304C Thermo/Fluid Design and Lab, EML4147C Heat Transfer Design and Lab, EML4314C Machine Sciences Design and Lab.
Note 6: Technical Elective - select any 3000, 4000 or 5000-level course with EML, EAS or EGM prefix that is not being used to satisfy other requirements for the aerospace engineering degree. Other courses may be approved by the MAE department on an individual basis. Students wishing to earn a dual mechanical engineering/aerospace engineering degree should select courses that satisfy requirements for the ME degree.
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