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Program Learning Outcomes

ABET-Defined 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 350Fundamentals of Systems Engineering2
AERO 431Aerospace Structural Analysis II4
AERO 433Experimental Stress Analysis1
AERO 460Aerospace Engineering Professional Preparation1
AERO 465Aerospace Systems Senior Laboratory1
CE 204
CE 207
Mechanics of Materials I
and Mechanics of Materials II
or CE 208 Mechanics of Materials
EE 201
EE 251
Electric Circuit Theory
and Electric Circuits Laboratory
Concentration courses (see below)40
CHEM 124General Chemistry for Physical Science and Engineering I (B1 & B3) 14
IME 144Introduction to Design and Manufacturing4
MATE 210Materials Engineering3
MATH 141Calculus I (B4) 14
MATH 142Calculus II (B4) 14
MATH 143Calculus III (Area B Electives) 14
MATH 241Calculus IV4
MATH 244Linear Analysis I4
ME 211Engineering Statics3
ME 212Engineering Dynamics3
PHYS 141General Physics I (Area B Electives) 14
PHYS 142General Physics II4
PHYS 143General Physics III4
STAT 312Statistical Methods for Engineers (Upper-Division B) 14
(See GE program requirements below.)48
Free Electives0
Total units190

Concentrations (select one)

General Education (GE) Requirements

  • 72 units required, 24 of which are specified in Major and/or Support.
  • If any of the remaining 48 units is used to satisfy a Major or Support requirement, additional units of Free Electives may be needed to complete the total units required for the degree.
  • See the complete GE course listing.
  • A grade of C- or better is required in one course in each of the following GE Areas: A1 (Oral Communication), A2 (Written Communication), A3 (Critical Thinking), and B4 (Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning). 
Area AEnglish Language Communication and Critical Thinking
A1Oral Communication4
A2Written Communication4
A3Critical Thinking4
Area BScientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning
B1Physical Science (4 units in Support) 10
B2Life Science4
B3One lab taken with either a B1 or B2 course
B4Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (8 units in Support) 10
Upper-Division B (4 units in Support) 10
Area B Electives (8 units in Support) 10
Area CArts and Humanities
Lower-division courses in Area C must come from three different subject prefixes.
C1Arts: Arts, Cinema, Dance, Music, Theater4
C2Humanities: Literature, Philosophy, Languages other than English4
Lower-Division C Elective - Select a course from either C1 or C2.4
Upper-Division C4
Area DSocial Sciences
D1American Institutions (Title 5, Section 40404 Requirement)4
Area D Elective - Select either a lower-division D2 or upper-division D course.4
Area ELifelong Learning and Self-Development
Lower-Division E4
Area FEthnic Studies
F Ethnic Studies4
Total units48