Aerospace Engineering, B.S./M.S.

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Minimum Total Credit Hours: 152-158


Overall GPA - Combined and OU: 3.25

Major GPA - Combined and OU: 3.25

Curriculum GPA - Combined and OU: 3.25

Program Code: A010/F010

B.S. PORTION OF THE PROGRAM ACCREDITED BY THE ENGINEERING ACCREDITATION COMMISSION OF ABET, https://www.abet.org

In order to progress into 2nd year courses in AME, students must successfully complete (grade C or better) MATH 1914MATH 2924PHYS 2514 and CHEM 1315 with 3.0 Combined Retention GPA, and possess a minimum 3.0 Combined Retention GPA in 24 or more credit hours. 

Major Requirements

Required Courses
AME 2113Statics3
AME 2213Thermodynamics3
AME 2223Introduction to Aerospace Engineering3
AME 2303Materials, Design and Manufacturing Processes3
AME 2533Dynamics3
AME 2623Circuits and Sensors3
AME 3112Solid Mechanics Lab2
AME 3143Solid Mechanics3
AME 3253Aerodynamics3
AME 3272Windtunnel Laboratory2
AME 4383Control Systems3
AME 3103Interactive Engineering Design Simulation3
AME 3333Flight Mechanics3
AME 3523Aerospace Structural Analysis3
AME 3623Embedded Real-Time Systems3
AME 4243Aerospace Propulsion Systems3
AME 4273Aerospace Systems Design I3
AME 5493Space Sciences and Astrodynamics 13
AME 4513Flight Controls3
AME 4373Aerospace Systems Design II3
AME Electives
6 hours of graduate level AME courses from a list of approved courses maintained by the department 16
Experimental Elective
Choose a two hour approved experimental elective 22
Total Credit Hours66

Major Support Requirements

Math and Science
MATH 2924Differential and Integral Calculus II4
MATH 2934Differential and Integral Calculus III4
MATH 3413Physical Mathematics I3
MATH 3401Numerical Methods With Matlab1
PHYS 2524General Physics for Engineering and Science Majors4
Additional College Requirements
ENGR 1411Freshman Engineering Experience 11
ENGR 2002Professional Development2
C S 1313Programming for Non-Majors with C3
Total Credit Hours22

Graduate Requirements 

Up to 6 hours of graduate level AME courses that satisfy MS in aerospace engineering requirements can be shared between BS and MS degrees.

Thesis Option

Mathematics/Advanced Engineering Analysis
Choose 3 hours of graduate-level coursework in mathematics or advanced engineering analysis3
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Choose 12 hours of AME courses at the 5000 level or higher 112
Electives
Choose 9 hours 29
Thesis
AME 5980Research for Master's Thesis6
Total Credit Hours30

Non-Thesis Option

Mathematics/Advanced Engineering Analysis
Choose 3 hours of graduate-level coursework in mathematics or advanced engineering analysis3
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Choose 18-21 hours of AME courses at the 5000 level or higher 118-21
Electives
Choose 12-15 hours 212-15
Total Credit Hours36

General Education and College Requirements

Courses designated as Core I, II, III, IV, or V are part of the General Education curriculum. Students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of General Education courses, chosen from the approved list, including at least one upper-division Gen. Ed. course outside of the student’s major. Courses graded P/NP will not apply.

A grade of C or better is required in each course in the curriculum, including all prerequisite courses.

UNIVERSITY-WIDE GENERAL EDUCATION (MINIMUM 40 HOURS) AND COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS
Core Area I: Symbolic and Oral Communication
English Composition
ENGL 1113Principles of English Composition3
ENGL 1213Principles of English Composition3
or EXPO 1213 Expository Writing
Language (0-10 hours in the same language)
This requirement can be met by two years of the same language in high school:0-10
Beginning Course (0-5 hours)
Beginning Course, continued (0-5 hours)
Mathematics
MATH 1914Differential and Integral Calculus I (Core I) 1, 24
Core Area II: Natural Science (including one laboratory)
PHYS 2514General Physics for Engineering and Science Majors (Core II) 24
CHEM 1315General Chemistry (Core II-Lab) 25
or CHEM 1335 General Chemistry I: Signature Course
Core Area III: Social Science
P SC 1113American Federal Government3
Choose one course 33
Core Area IV: Arts & Humanities
Artistic Forms
Choose one course 33
Western Culture
HIST 1483United States to 18653
or HIST 1493 United States, 1865 to the Present
COMM 3513Intercultural Communication (or approved substitute Core IV-Western Culture) 33
World Culture
ANTH 4623Approaches to Cross-Cultural Human Problems (or approved substitute Core IV-World Culture) 33
Core Area V: First-Year Experience
Choose one course 33
Total Credit Hours40-50

Free Electives

Electives to bring total applicable hours to the minimum total required for the degree including a minimum of 40 upper-division hours.

B.S. Portion of the Program Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org

In order to progress in your curriculum in the Gallogly College of Engineering, and as a specific graduation requirement, a grade of C or better is required in each course in the curriculum, including all prerequisite courses. AME courses are sequential and usually offered only in the semester shown; note prerequisites. 

  • DEPARTMENTAL PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS: In order to progress into 2nd year courses in AME, students must successfully complete (grade C or better) MATH 1914MATH 2924PHYS 2514 and CHEM 1315 with 3.0 Combined Retention GPA, and possess a minimum 3.0 Combined Retention GPA in 24 or more credit hours. AP credit is acceptable for any of these required courses.

Approval for admission to the accelerated BS/MS program must be initiated at the beginning of the second semester of the junior year. Students may enter the accelerated program based on the undergraduate degree pattern offered in the year they first enrolled in the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education or later. Students are eligible for graduate status upon graduation with the Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering.

Two college-level courses in a single world language are required; this may be satisfied by successful completion of 2 years in a single world language in high school. Students who must take a language at the University will have an additional 6-10 hours of coursework.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENGL 1113 Principles of English Composition (Core I) 3
CHEM 1315 General Chemistry (Core II-Lab) 1 5
MATH 1914 Differential and Integral Calculus I (Core I) 2 4
HIST 1483
United States to 1865 (Core IV)
or United States, 1865 to the Present
3
ENGR 1411 Freshman Engineering Experience 3 1
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ENGL 1213
Principles of English Composition (Core I)
or Expository Writing
3
MATH 2924 Differential and Integral Calculus II 2 4
PHYS 2514 General Physics for Engineering and Science Majors (Core II) 4
C S 1313 Programming for Non-Majors with C 3
Approved Elective: First-Year Experience (Core V) 4 3
 Credit Hours17
Sophomore
First Semester
MATH 2934 Differential and Integral Calculus III 2 4
PHYS 2524 General Physics for Engineering and Science Majors 4
AME 2113 Statics 3
AME 2213 Thermodynamics 3
AME 2223 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
MATH 3413 Physical Mathematics I 3
MATH 3401 Numerical Methods With Matlab 1
AME 2303 Materials, Design and Manufacturing Processes 3
AME 2533 Dynamics 3
AME 2623 Circuits and Sensors 3
Approved Elective: Artistic Forms (Core IV) 4 3
 Credit Hours16
Junior
First Semester
AME 3112 Solid Mechanics Lab 2
AME 3143 Solid Mechanics 3
AME 3253 Aerodynamics 3
AME 3272 Windtunnel Laboratory 2
AME 4383 Control Systems 3
ENGR 2002 Professional Development 2
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
AME 3103 Interactive Engineering Design Simulation 3
AME 3333 Flight Mechanics 3
AME 3523 Aerospace Structural Analysis 3
AME 3623 Embedded Real-Time Systems 3
P SC 1113 American Federal Government (Core III) 3
Approved Experimental Elective 5 2
 Credit Hours17
Senior
First Semester
AME 4243 Aerospace Propulsion Systems 3
AME 4273 Aerospace Systems Design I 3
AME 5493 Space Sciences and Astrodynamics 6 3
AME 4513 Flight Controls 3
AME Graduate Elective 6, 7 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
AME 4373 Aerospace Systems Design II 3
COMM 3513 Intercultural Communication (or an advisor-approved substitution) (Western Culture - Core IV) 4 3
ANTH 4623 Approaches to Cross-Cultural Human Problems (or an advisor-approved substitution) (World Culture - Core IV) 4 3
Approved Elective: Social Science (Core III) 4 3
AME Graduate Elective 6, 7 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Summer
AME 5990 Special Projects (Non-thesis students only) 8 0-3
 Credit Hours0-3
Fifth Year
First Semester
AME 5573 Advanced Engineering Analysis I (or MATH Elective) 3
Choose one of the following: 8 2-3
Research for Master's Thesis (Thesis Option)  
Graduate-level Elective (Non-Thesis Option) 7
 
AME Graduate Elective 7 3
AME Graduate Elective 7 3
 Credit Hours12
Second Semester
Choose one of the following: 8 3-4
Research for Master's Thesis (Thesis Option)  
Graduate-level Elective (Non-Thesis Option) 7
 
AME Graduate Elective 7, 8 3
AME Graduate Elective 7 3
AME Graduate Elective 7 3
 Credit Hours12-13
 Total Credit Hours152-156

Courses designated as Core I, II, III, IV or V are part of the General Education curriculum. Students must complete a minimum of 40 hours of General Education courses, chosen from the approved list.