BS Aerospace Engineering

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Program Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics. 
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors. 
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies. 

Degree Requirements and Curriculum

In addition to the program requirements listed on this page, students must also satisfy requirements outlined in more detail in the Minimum Requirements for Graduation section of this catalog, including:

  • 60 units of upper division courses
  • 2.0 GPA
  • Graduation Writing Requirement (GWR)
  • U.S. Cultural Pluralism (USCP)

Note: No major, support or concentration courses may be selected as credit/no credit.

AERO 121Aerospace Fundamentals2
AERO 215Introduction to Aerospace Design2
AERO 220Aerospace Systems Engineering and Integration1
AERO 299Aerospace Thermodynamics4
AERO 300Aerospace Engineering Analysis5
AERO 302Aerospace Fluid Mechanics4
AERO 303Aerospace Gas Dynamics and Heat Transfer4
AERO 320Fundamentals of Dynamics and Control4
AERO 321Experimental Sensors, Actuators and Control1
AERO 331Aerospace Structural Analysis I4
AERO 431Aerospace Structural Analysis II4
AERO 433Experimental Stress Analysis1
AERO 460Aerospace Engineering Professional Preparation1
AERO 465Aerospace Systems Senior Laboratory1
CE 204Mechanics of Materials I3
CE 207Mechanics of Materials II2
EE 201
EE 251
Electric Circuit Theory
and Electric Circuits Laboratory
Concentration Courses 241
BIO 213Life Science for Engineers (B2) 12
BMED/BRAE 213Bioengineering Fundamentals2
CHEM 124General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering I (B3/B4) 14
ENGL 149Technical Writing for Engineers (A3) 14
IME 144Introduction to Design and Manufacturing4
MATE 210Materials Engineering3
MATH 141Calculus I (B1) 14
MATH 142Calculus II (B1) 14
MATH 143Calculus III (Add'l Area B) 14
MATH 241Calculus IV4
MATH 244Linear Analysis I4
ME 211Engineering Statics3
ME 212Engineering Dynamics3
PHYS 131General Physics I (Add'l Area B) 14
or PHYS 141 General Physics IA
PHYS 132General Physics II4
PHYS 133General Physics III4
STAT 312Statistical Methods for Engineers (B6) 14
(See GE program requirements below.)40
Free Electives0
Total units189

Required in Support; also satisfies GE


See Concentrations below

Concentrations (select one)

General Education (GE) Requirements

  • 72 units required, 32 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
  • See the complete GE course listing.
  • Minimum of 8 units required at the 300 level.
Area ACommunication
A1Expository Writing4
A2Oral Communication4
A3Reasoning, Argumentation and Writing (4 units in Support) 10
Area BScience and Mathematics
B1Mathematics/Statistics (8 units in Support) 10
B2Life Science (4 units in Support) 10
B3Physical Science (4 units in Support) 10
B4One lab taken with either a B2 or B3 course
B6Upper-division Area B (4 units in Support) 10
Additional Area B units (8 units in Support) 10
Area CArts and Humanities
C3Fine/Performing Arts4
C4Upper-division elective4
Area D/ESociety and the Individual
D1The American Experience (Title 5, Section 40404 requirement)4
D2Political Economy4
D3Comparative Social Institutions4
D4Self Development (CSU Area E)4
Total units40

Required in Support; also satisfies GE