Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Double Major BS - Program Requirements

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

240 Bell Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4400
Kemper E. Lewis
Robert C. Wetherhold
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Completing the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Double Major 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.

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 Principles
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
EAS 200 EE Concepts/Non-majors or EE 202 Circuit Analysis
MAE 177 Introduction to Engineering Drawing and CAD
MAE 204 Thermodynamics
MAE 277 Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Practice or MAE 278 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering Practice
MAE 311 Machines and Mechanisms
MAE 315 Analysis of Structures
MAE 316 Aerospace Structures
MAE 334 MAE Laboratory I
MAE 335 Fluid Mechanics
MAE 336 Heat Transfer
MAE 345 Intermediate Dynamics
MAE 338 MAE Laboratory II or MAE 339 Aerospace Engineering Lab
MAE 340 Dynamic Systems
MAE 364 Manufacturing Processes
MAE 376 Applied Math for MAE
MAE 377 Product Design in a CAE Environment
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
MAE 494 Design Project
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 professional practice course (not including MAE 434 Aircraft Design)*

Professional Practice Electives
CIE 303 Geodesy, GPS, and GIS
CIE 340 Environmental Engineering
COM 317 Business/Professional Communication
EAS 496 Engineering Co-Op
ECO 405 Microeconomic Theory
ECO 406 Topics in Microeconomics
ECO 469 Industrial Organization
ECO 470 Economics of Regulation
GEO 333 International Trade
GEO 334 International Environments and Commercial Problems
IE 320 Engineering Economy
IE 323 Human Factors in Systems Design
IE 326 Planning for Production
MGO 365 Technology Entrepreneurship
MGO 463 The Entrepreneurship Lab (eLab)
MAE 496 Engineering Internship

To enroll in MTH 121, 131, and/or 141, all students complete ULC 147 and/or ULC 148 as appropriate and/or achieve the required ALEKS score. If a student is receiving TAP or Excelsior awards please note that ULC 147 or 148 will count for elective credit up to the number of credits each student still has available in their degree program.

Total Credit Hours Required

Credits Required for Major


Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum


Additional Credits Required for Electives


Total Credits Required for Degree


Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

Published: October 31, 2018 02:48:26 PM