Aerospace Engineering 5 year Curriculum


First year - fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
AE 245Introduction to Aerospace Engineering3
 KU Core Elective3
AE 290Aerospace Colloquium.25
 KU Core Elective3
MATH 125Calculus 14
 TOTAL HOURS13.25
First year - Spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
AE 290Aerospace Colloquium.25
MATH 126HCalculus II4
PHSX 210HGeneral Physics I for Engineers3
PHSX 216General Physics I Laboratory1
 KU Core Elective3
AE 211Computing for Engineers3
 TOTAL HOURS14.25
Second year - Fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
AE 290Aerospace Colloquium.25
AE 345Fluid Mechanics3
CE 301HStatics & Dynamics5
MATH 220HApplied Differential Equations3
PHSX 212HGeneral Physics II3
PHSX 236HGeneral Physics II Laboratory1
 TOTAL HOURS15.25
Second year - Spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
AE 290Aerospace Colloquium.25
MATH 127HCalculus III4
AE 445Aircraft Aerodynamics3
CE 310Strength of Materials4
ME 212Basic Engineering Thermodynamics3
 TOTAL HOURS14.25
Third year - fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
CHEM 150***Chemistry for Engineers5
 KU Core Elective*H3
AE 290Aerospace Colloquium.25
AE 507Aerospace Structures I3
MATH 290HElementary Linear Algebra2
 TOTAL HOURS13.25
Third year - Spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
 KU Core Elective*H3
AE 290Aerospace Colloquium.25
AE 360Introduction to Astronautics3
AE 508HAerospace Structures II3
EECS 316Circuits, Electronics & Instrumentation3
 TOTAL HOURS12.25
Fourth year - fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
AE 571Reciprocating Propulsion3
AE 550Dynamics of Flight I4
AE 290Aerospace Colloquium.25
AE 545HFundamentals of Aerodynamics4
 KU Core Elective*H3
 TOTAL HOURS14.25
Fourth year - spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
AE 290Aerospace Colloquium.25
AE 551HDynamics of Flight II4
AE 430Aerospace Instrumentation3
AE 421Computer Graphics3
AE 572HFundamentals of Jet Propulsion3
 TOTAL HOURS13.25
Fifth year - fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
AE 510Aerospace Material & Processes4
AE 521HAerospace Systems Design I4
AE 590Aerospace Seminar1
 Technical Electives3
 TOTAL HOURS12
Fifth year - spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
AE 522HAircraft Systems Design, or 
AE 523Spacecraft Systems Design, or4
AE 524Propulsion Systems Design4
 Technical Electives3
 Technical Electives3
 TOTAL HOURS10

Enrollment in junior-level aerospace courses is limited to students who have received grades of C- or higher in all first- and second-year courses in mathematics, physics, ME 212, CE 301, CE 310, AE 245, AE 345, and AE 445.

 
CURRICULUM NOTES

* Students must ensure the electives they choose fulfill all remaining KU Core requirements.
** Technical electives are selected from upper level aerospace courses, approved courses from other engineering departments or approved math courses.
*** Students with credit in CHEM 130 may add CHEM 149 to meet the CHEM 150 requirement.
H Honors equivalent course is available.

CORE DISTRIBUTION

GE 1.1 CRITICAL THINKING: PHSX 210
GE 1.2 QUANTITATIVE LITERACY: MATH 125

GE 2.1 WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: ELECTIVE
GE 2.2 ORAL COMMUNICATION: AE 245, AE 421, AE 510, AE 522 (or AE 523, 524, 721, or 722.)

GE 3H ARTS & HUMANITIES: ELECTIVE GE 3N NATURAL SCIENCES: CHEM 150
GE 3S SOCIAL SCIENCES: ECON 104H, 142H OR 144H

AE 4.1 DIVERSITY IN UNITED STATES: ELECTIVE
AE 4.2 GLOBAL AWARENESS: ELECTIVE

AE 5.1 ETHICS & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: AE 245, 290 (2 credits), 510, 521, 590

AE 6.1 INTEGRATION & CREATIVITY: AE 521, 522, 523, 524, 721, or 722

2020-2021 Curriculum