Aerospace Engineering Concentration

A cadet may elect to obtain a concentration in Aerospace Engineering. To obtain a concentration in Aerospace Engineering a cadet must complete: ME 311, ME 314, 3 of the following 6 courses, ME 413, ME 415, ME 416, ME 417, ME 481, ME 484 for a total of 15 hours.

A 2.0 GPA must be maintained in courses for the concentration. A cadet must obtain permission from both the ME department head and the head of the cadet's major field of study.

Must complete 

  • ME 311 Thermodynamics (3-0-3)
  • ME 314 Fluid Mechanics (3-1-3.5)

Also must complete 3 of the following 6 courses 

  • ME 413 Aircraft Propulsion Systems (3-0-3)
  • ME 415 Flight Mechanics (3-0-3)
  • ME 416 Fundamentals of Aerodynamics (3-0-3)
  • ME 417 Aircraft Structural Analysis (3-0-3)
  • ME 481 Computational Modeling and Virtual Design (Aerospace Project) (3-0-3)
  • ME 484 Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials (3-0-3) (Aerospace Project)
    nuclear engineering concentration

A cadet may elect to obtain a concentration/minor in Nuclear Engineering. To obtain a concentration/minor in Nuclear Engineering a cadet must complete the mandatory courses and two of the three available electives for a total of 15 hours. A 2.5 GPA must be maintained in the courses for the concentration/minor. A cadet must obtain permission from both the ME Department head and the head of the cadet's major field of study.

Mandatory courses: 

  • ME 311 Thermodynamics I
  • ME 313 Thermodynamics II
  • ME 314 Fluid Dynamics or CE 309 Fluid Mechanics

Elective Courses (choose two out of three): 

  • ME 431 Power Plant Design
  • PY 344 Nuclear Physics
  • PY 453 Nuclear Reactor Engineering

The Aerospace Engineering Program is supported in part by the Jackson-Hope Fund.