Program Educational Objectives
Within a few years of graduation, our graduates are expected to achieve the following milestones:
- Advance professionally in the aerospace industry, automotive industry, technical consultancy or in any other chosen career field
- Earn advanced degrees in aerospace engineering, (or a related technical discipline such as automotive engineering), business or law
- Attain leadership positions in today’s rapidly changing, increasingly technological, global society.
- Be agents of innovation and function effectively as responsible members of professional teams.
The program is intended to train students in the field of aerospace engineering such that they are well prepared for a career as a multidisciplinary engineer in the aerospace industry or any other industry that requires the abilities specified by ABET for engineers at the BS level:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- An ability to apply both analysis and synthesis in the engineering design process, resulting in designs that meet desired needs.
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- 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.
- An ability to recognize the ongoing need for additional knowledge and locate, evaluate, integrate, and apply this knowledge appropriately.
- An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty combined with an ability to effectively participate in aerospace domain specific complex multidisciplinary product design teams.
Program GPA requirement policies are described in the College of Engineering and Computing section of this bulletin. For the purpose of these policies, the following courses are used to determine the Program GPA for the Aerospace Engineering B.S.E. program: all Lower Division Engineering courses, all Aerospace Engineering Major courses, and all Track Electives courses.
A major map is a layout of required courses in a given program of study, including critical courses and suggested course sequences to ensure a clear path to graduation.
Major maps are only a suggested or recommended sequence of courses required in a program of study. Please contact your academic advisor for assistance in the application of specific coursework to a program of study and course selection and planning for upcoming semesters.
Aerospace Engineering, B.S.E.
Degree Requirements (126-138 hours)
See College of Engineering and Computing for entrance requirements, progression requirements, and special academic opportunities.
- Carolina Core (34-46 hours)
- Other General Requirements (20 hours)
- Lower Division Engineering (18 hours)
- Aerospace Engineering Major (39 hours)
- Track Electives (15 hours)