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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aeronautical Engineering Technology, BS

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About the Program

Airplanes are complex mechanical marvels, utilizing several different disciplines of science, engineering and mathematics. A degree in aeronautical engineering technology will provide you with the skills and knowledge to create and maintain these machines as well as improve the quality of life for those who depend on and use them. Over the course of the program you will learn how to design, manufacture, maintain, operate and support all varieties of aerospace vehicles.

Disciplines covered in the AET program include applied aeronautical structures and materials, electrical systems, powerplants, vehicle systems and design.  A Bachelor of Science degree in AET will optionally provide you with an opportunity to take the Airframe and Powerplant Certification exam.

Aeronautical Engineering Technology Website

Degree Requirements

120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (63 credits)

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (54 credits)

Electives (3 credits)

Any Course, any subject. Credit Hours: 3.00

University Core Requirements

  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:

For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


Additional Degree Requirements

Click here for Aviation Technology Supplemental Information .

Program Requirements

16 Credits

14 Credits

16 Credits

13 Credits

Fall 3rd Year

15 Credits

15 Credits

16 Credits

Spring 4th Year

  • Thematic Area Selective (AT 37200  for A&P) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Thematic Area Selective (AT 40200  for A&P) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Thematic Area Selective (AT 47200  for A&P) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Cornerstone Level III Selective- Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Internship - Credit Hours: 0.00
  • Globalization - Credit Hours: 0.00

15 Credits


2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Critical Course

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In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 


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