Aerospace Engineering

Description

Aerospace Engineering deals with the technical aspects of flight vehicle design and operation. Generally, working in the this field requires a knowledge of aerodynamics, structural mechanics, and vehicle flight dynamics and control.

Interests and Skills

The successful Aerospace Engineering student and professional is skilled in mathematics, physics, and computer programming and usage. He or she is also prepared to be diligent in completing assigned work.

Degree Options

There is only one undergraduate degree in this major, the Bachelor of Science. However, the motivated student can participate in the University Scholars Program as well as AEM Honors.

Career Opportunities

A BSAE degree is generally an entry level requirement for various careers such as design, development, testing and research in both the public and private sectors. This degree would also provide an excellent background for students wishing to attend graduate school in other areas of engineering, sciences, medicine, law or business. The program has successful graduates in all of these areas.

Types of Jobs Accepted

Aerospace Engineer, Aero Thermo Technology, Inc, Huntsville, AL, Structural Design Engineer at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Engineer at Teledyne Technologies, Huntsville, AL, Graduate Students at Purdue University, University of Texas-Austin, MIT and University of Alabama

Jobs of Experienced Alumni

Senior Pre-sales Analyst at Cray Inc., Director of Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center, Huntsville, AL., Systems Engineer (Sr. MTS) at The Aerospace Corp., El Segundo, CA, CEO of Aerotonomy, Inc., Atlanta, GA., Former Chief Scientist of AFRL

Accreditation

The University of Alabama's Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering undergraduate degree program has been continuously accredited by ABET since 1937, when accreditation of such programs began. This program was among the first to be accredited and has been continuously accredited since that time.

Aerospace Engineering (AE)

Semester 1 Semester 2
AEM 121/131 EC 110
CH 101 EN 102
EN 101 ENGR 141
ENGR 111 ENGR 151
MATH 125 MATH 126
  PH 105
Semester 3 Semester 4
AEM 249 AEM 250
AEM 201 AEM 251
MATH 227 AEM 264
MATH 237 AEM 311
PH 106 ECE 320
  MATH 238
Semester 5 Semester 6
AEM 313 AEM 413
AEM 341 AEM 368
AEM 349 AEM 461
ME 215 HI OR SB
HU,L, OR FA HU, L, OR FA
Semester 7 Semester 8
AEM 402 AEM 404
AEM 408 AEM 451
AEM 468 AEM ELECTIVE
AEM 495 HU, L, OR FA
AEM ELECTIVE HI OR SB

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Disclaimer: This plan is based on a student enrolling in MATH 125 (Calculus I) during their first semester. If you are starting in a different math class, please contact the Freshman Engineering Program (FEP) to see your four-year plan of study.


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