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2014-2015 University Catalog 
2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Aeronautics) Concentration, BSAAE

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About the Program

The Aeronautics and Astronautics curriculum emphasizes the disciplines of aerodynamics, aerospace systems, astrodynamics and space applications, propulsion, structures and materials, dynamics and control, and further provides courses that integrate these disciplines into the design of flight vehicles to perform the required mission.

The field of aeronautical and astronautical engineering addresses the challenging problems encountered in the design and operation of many types of aircraft, missiles, and space vehicles and places a constant demand on research and development groups for an even greater understanding of basic physical phenomena.

Employers from around the world contact the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics with information regarding positions available within their organizations.

Mission Statement

To serve the State of Indiana and our Nation by providing degree granting programs - recognized as innovative learning experiences - that prepare students to be exceptional, recognized contributors to aeronautical and astronautical engineering in industry, government laboratories and universities.

To develop and maintain quality graduate research programs in technical areas relevant to Aeronautics and Astronautics and to foster a collegial and challenging intellectual environment necessary to conduct enabling and breakthrough research for aerospace systems.

130 Credits for Graduation
Students must have a graduation index of 2.0

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering-Aeronautics Concentration  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

AAE Engineering Major Courses (43 credits)

AAE Technical Electives - (6 credits)

  • Technical Elective I - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Technical Elective II - Credit Hours: 3.00

Major/Minor Electives (15 credits)

Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (48 credits)


COM 11400  is a highly recommended General elective and is counted separately from the 18 credits of Gen Ed requirement. Therefore the Gen Ed requirement is 18 + 3 credits = 21 when including COM 11400  

General Electives (18 credits)

  • G.E.-I - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • G.E.-II - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • G.E.-III - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • G.E.-IV - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • G.E.-V - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • G.E.-VI - 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

15 Credits

16 Credits

16 Credits

16 Credits

16 Credits

16 Credits

Fall 4th Year

16 Credits

Spring 4th Year

18 Credits


* Satisfies a University Core Requirement
** Satisfies a Non-departmental Major Course Requirement

Students must earn a “C-” or better in all required XX courses.

130 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Degree Requirements

The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

Degree Works is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Foreign Language Courses

Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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