Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Four-Year Plan

Revised 05/2021

Bold: only offered in indicated semester
Italic: course pre-requisites and co-requisites (designated by &)
UD: must be admitted to the major prior to enrollment
◊: Courses required for admission to this major

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

  • Math 1371 Calculus I (placement or pre-req) [4cr]
  • ◊ Chem 1065 Chem Principles I Lab (&1061) [1cr]
  • ◊ Chem 1061 Chem Principles I (placement or 1015, &1065) [3cr]
  • Liberal Education course [3 or 4cr]
  • Liberal Education course or Writ 1301 [3 or 4cr]
  • CSE 1001 First Year Experience [1cr]

 

Spring Semester

  • Math 1372 Calculus II (1371) [4cr]
  • Phys 1301 Intro Physics I (&Math 1371) [4cr]
  • CSci 1113 Intro to C/C++ (Math 1371) [4cr]
  • Liberal Education course or Writ 1301 [3 or 4cr]

 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

  • ◊ Math 2374 Multivariable Calculus (1372) [4cr]
  • ◊ Phys 1302W Intro Physics II (1301, &Math 1372) [4cr]
  • ◊ AEM 2011 Statics (Phys 1301, &Math 2374) [3cr]
  • MatS 2001 Intro to Engineering Materials (CSE, Chem 1061/65, Math 1372,Phys 1301) [3cr]

 

Spring Semester

  • Math 2373 Linear Algebra & Differential Equations (1372) [4cr]
  • Phys 2303 Physics III: Matter  (1302, Math 1372) [4cr]
  • AEM 2012 Dynamics (2011, & Math 2373) [3cr]
  • AEM 2301 Mechanics of Flight (Phys 1301, & Math 2373) [3cr]
  • Liberal Education course [3 or 4cr]

 

Junior Year

Fall Semester

  • AEM 4201 Fluid Mechanics (UD, 2012, Math 2373, Math 2374) [4cr]
  • AEM 3031 Deformable Body Mechanics (2011, Math 2374, & Math 2373) [3cr]
  • AEM 3101 Simulation (UD, Math 2373) [2cr]
  • EE 3005 Fundamentals of EE (Phys 1302, Math 2373) [4cr]
  • EE 3006 Fundamentals of EE Lab (& 3005) [1cr]

Spring Semester

  • AEM 4202 Aerodynamics (UD, 4201) [4cr]
  • AEM 4501 Aerospace Structures (UD, 3031) [3cr]
  • AEM 4601 Instrumentation Lab (UD, EE 3005/3006, CSci 1113) [3cr]
  • AEM 4301 Orbital Mechanics (UD, 2012, Math 2373) [3cr]
  • Liberal Education course [3 or 4cr]

Senior Year

Fall Semester

  • ME 3324 Intro to Thermal Science (Chem 1061/65, Phys 1301, Math 2373) [3cr]
  • AEM 4331 Aerospace Vehicle Design (AEM Sr, 2301, 4202) [4cr]
  • AEM 4602W Aeromechanics Lab (UD, 4201, 4501, 4601, Writ 1301) [4cr]
  • Technical Elective I [3cr]
  • Liberal Education course [3 or 4cr]

Spring Semester

  • AEM 4203 Aerospace Propulsion (UD, 4202) [4cr]
  • AEM 4303W Flight Dynamics and Control (UD, 2012, 2301, 3101, Writ 1301) [3cr]
  • Technical Elective II [3cr]
  • Technical Elective III [3cr]

Total Credits Needed for Degree: 122

Additional Information

The APAS is the official method for tracking completion of your specific degree requirements. This plan is not a contract and curriculum can change.

Applying to a major: z.umn.edu/csemajorapp

Courses required for admission to this major: Chem 1061/65, Math 2374, Phys 1302W, AEM 2011

All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.

Department Contact Information

cse.umn.edu/aem/undergraduate-handbook • 612-625-8000 • Akerman Hall 107
Director of Undergraduate Studies: Professor Yohannes Ketema; aem-dugs@umn.edu
Permission Numbers: dept.aem.umn.edu/acdb/srs/permission_numbers.shtml

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University Degree Requirements

All students must complete the following requirements. Requirements with an (*) will be fulfilled by taking courses at UM-TC required for this major.

Writing Requirements

University Writing:

  • Writ 1301/1401 or equivalent

Writing Intensive (WI):

  • One: Any level*
  • One: Any level
  • One: 3/4/5xxx level (in major)*
  • One: 3/4/5xxx level (any dept.)*

Liberal Education

Cores:

  • Biological Sciences w/Lab
  • Physical Sciences w/Lab*
  • Historical Perspectives
  • Social Sciences
  • Arts/Humanities
  • Literature
  • Mathematical Thinking*

Themes (choose 4 of 5):

  • Race, Power, and Justice in the US (required)
  • Civic Life and Ethics
  • The Environment
  • Global Perspectives
  • Technology & Society