Dec 06, 2021  
2015-2016 University Catalog 
    
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aeronautical Engineering Technology, BS


About the Program

The curriculum of the Aeronautical Engineering Technology program focuses on a student’s ability to think critically, manage projects, and be successful as part of an engineering team. Students learn alongside other aviation technology majors, providing a broader perspective of the aerospace industry and creating opportunities for cross-training.

With these skills, Aeronautical Engineering Technology graduates can become leaders in a variety of fields: aerospace and spacecraft manufacturing, airlines repair engineering, aerospace leadership development programs, and corporate flight operations management. The industry has a global reach and provides many avenues in which Purdue’s graduates can make significant contributions. Communication skills are highly valued as well, because many potential career paths require coordination with machinists, mechanics, regulators, other engineers and customers.

The program is designed around small, close-knit classes that feature individualized attention combined with the diversity and activities of a large university.

This program can be completed in three years; ask an academic advisor how.

The aeronautical engineering technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. The bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering technology is accredited by Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).

Aeronautical Engineering Technology Website

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Aeronautical Engineering Technology  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.

AENT-BS
120 credits for graduation

Departmental/Program Major Courses (116 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (57 credits)


Electives (4 credits)


  • Free Electives - Credit Hours: 4.00

University Core Requirements


Program Requirements


(201610)

16 Credits


Spring 1st Year


Second Semester

14 Credits


15 Credits


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


Fifth Semester

15 Credits


15 Credits


15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


Eighth Semester

  • AT 49700 - Applied Research Project
  • 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
  • Technical Communication Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Globalization - Credit Hours: 0.00

15 Credits


Note


120 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

Purdue policy states that a student may attempt a course no more than three times. An attempt is defined as all courses displayed on a student transcript having grades of (including, but not limited to) A, B, C, D, E, F, W, WF, I and IF.

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

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.