2017-18
Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Aerospace Engineering BS - Program Requirements

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

318 Jarvis Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4400
Kemper E. Lewis
Chair
Matthew Ringuette
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Completing the Aerospace Engineering BS Program

Academic Requirements

Students seeking an undergraduate degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in technical classes (engineering, math and science classes). To maintain academic standards and determine eligibility for continued enrollment, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences reviews the academic records of all students in an approved undergraduate SEAS major. This academic review is conducted at the end of each fall and spring semester. Students must meet all applicable admission criteria and deadlines to be accepted to the graduate portion of the combined degree.

View the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Academic Review Policy

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Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer students must first apply to the university and meet the university transfer admission requirements. SUNY Seamless Transfer is a SUNY-wide program intended to make transferring to UB and other SUNY Schools simple and efficient. Information about the Transfer Path for this major can be found on the SUNY website. Students are encouraged to contact their academic advisor or department to discuss how their coursework will apply to their degree.

Transfer students who have completed an engineering science program at a community college or the first three years of a 3+2 program at a four-year college can typically expect to enter the third year of an engineering program at the University at Buffalo. Graduates of technology programs receive limited transfer credit and can expect three to four years of study at the university to complete the requirements.

View the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Transfer Admission Policy

Residency Requirement

Students seeking an undergraduate engineering degree from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences must complete 30 undergraduate credit hours of junior/senior level courses required in their major at the University at Buffalo.

Prerequisite Courses

Please see the School of Engineering and Applied Science admissions policies listed above.

Required Courses

CHE 107 General Chemistry for Engineers
EAS 199 Engineering Solutions
EAS 202 Engineering Impact On Society
EAS 207 Statics
EAS 208 Dynamics
EAS 209 Mechanics of Solids
EAS 230 Engineering Computations
EAS 360 STEM Communications
EE 200 EE Concepts/Non-majors or EE 202 Circuit Analysis
MAE 177 Introduction to Engineering Drawing and CAD
MAE 204 Thermodynamics
MAE 278 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering Practice*
MAE 315 Analysis of Structures
MAE 316 Aerospace Structures
MAE 334 Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Lab I
MAE 335 Fluid Mechanics
MAE 336 Heat Transfer
MAE 339 Aerospace Engineering Lab
MAE 340 Dynamic Systems
MAE 345 Intermediate Dynamics
MAE 376 Applied Math for MAE
MAE 381 Engineering Materials
MAE 385 Engineering Materials Laboratory
MAE 422 Gas Dynamics
MAE 423 Introduction to Propulsion
MAE 424 Aerodynamics
MAE 425 Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
MAE 434 Aircraft Design
MAE 436 Flight Dynamics
MAE 451 Design Process and Methods
MTH 141 College Calculus I
MTH 142 College Calculus II
MTH 241 College Calculus III
MTH 306 Introduction to Differential Equations
PHY 107 General Physics I
PHY 108/PHY 158 General Physics II/Lab

One SEAS technical elective**

*Transfer students with Senior standing must replace MAE 278 with an SEAS technical elective**. Transfer students with Junior standing should consult with an MAE academic adviser to determine if they should take MAE 278 or replace it with an SEAS technical elective**.

**Any 300/400 level 3-credit course that is offered by a department within SEAS (i.e. EAS, MAE, CIE, IE, etc.) can be used as an SEAS technical elective.

Total Credit Hours Required

Credits Required for Major   111
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum    17
Additional Credits Required for Electives   0
Total Credits Required for Degree   128

Curricular Plan / Degree Map

View the Curricular Plan for Aerospace BS which is a recommended sequence of courses to help achieve this degree in four years.

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

318 Jarvis Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4400
Kemper E. Lewis
Chair
Matthew Ringuette
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Published: November 17, 2017 09:57:47 AM