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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog


DEGREE Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering

MAJOR: Aerospace Engineering

Requirements (131 credits)

In addition to the NMSU and College of Engineering requirements for graduation, a student must obtain a minimum grade of C- in all math, science, and engineering courses applied toward their BSAE and/or ME minor.

General Education (43 Credits)

State of New Mexico Common Core (37 credits)

Area I: Communications (10 credits)
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition

4 cr.

*Written Communications Elective

3 cr.

*Oral Communications Elective

3 cr.

*see the required courses section of the catalog for a full list of courses
Area II: Mathematics (4 credits)
MATH 191GCalculus and Analytic Geometry I

4 cr.

Area III: Natural Science (8 credits)
CHEM 111GGeneral Chemistry I

4 cr. (3+3P)

CHEM 112GGeneral Chemistry II

4 cr. (3+3P)

Area IV: Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 or 9 credits)

Students must complete 15 total credits from Area IV and V, with at least six credits from each area.

*Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology electives

6-9 cr.

*see the required courses section of the catalog for a full list of courses
Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts (6 or 9 credits)

Students must complete 15 total credits from Area IV and V, with at least six credits from each area.

History, Philosophy, Literature, Art, Music, Dance, Theater, and Religion electives

6-9 cr.

*see the required courses section of the catalog for a full list of courses

Institution Specific General Education (6 credits)

Viewing a Wider World Electives

6 cr.

*see the required courses section of the catalog for a full list of courses

Program Specific Requirements (88 credits)

Mathematics (10 credits)

MATH 192GCalculus and Analytic Geometry II

4 cr.

MATH 291GCalculus and Analytic Geometry III

3 cr.

Math elective

3 cr.

Math elective: One course from the following: MATH 391, MATH 471, MATH 472, MATH 473, MATH 480, or STAT 371.

Natural Science (6 credits)

PHYS 215GEngineering Physics I

3 cr.

PHYS 216GEngineering Physics II

3 cr.

Engineering (9 credits)

ENGR 100Introduction to Engineering

3 cr. (2+3P)

C E 301Mechanics of Materials

3 cr.

CHME 361Engineering Materials

3 cr.

Mechanical Engineering (33 credits)

M E 159Graphical Communication and Design

2 cr. (1+3P)

M E 222Introduction to Product Development

3 cr. (2+3P)

M E 236Engineering Mechanics I

3 cr.

M E 237Engineering Mechanics II

3 cr.

M E 240Thermodynamics

3 cr.

M E 261Mechanical Engineering Problem Solving

3 cr. (2+3P)

M E 328Engineering Analysis I

3 cr.

M E 341Heat Transfer

3 cr.

M E 345Experimental Methods I

3 cr. (2+3P)

M E 449Mechanical Engineering Senior Seminar

1 cr.

Technical Elective

6 cr.

Technical Electives: Students must take ME 210 and ME 228 (see 2016-2017 BSAE flowchart).

Aerospace Engineering (30 credits)

Courses subject to once per year rotation

A E 339Aerodynamics I

3 cr.

A E 362Orbital Mechanics

3 cr.

A E 363Aerospace Structures

3 cr.

A E 364Flight Dynamics and Controls

3 cr.

A E 439Aerodynamics II

3 cr.

A E 419Propulsion

3 cr.

A E 424Aerospace Systems Engineering

3 cr.

A E 428Aerospace Capstone Design

3 cr. (3+2P)

A E 447Aerofluids Laboratory

3 cr. (2+3P)

Aerospace engineering senior elective

3 cr.