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2019-2020 Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aerospace Science Engineering, B.S.


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Aerospace Science Engineering is concerned with engineering applications in the areas of aeronautics (atmospheric flight) and astronautics (space flight). Aerospace Science Engineering thus encompasses theory and application to a variety of flight vehicles ranging from balloons and sailplanes through jet-powered aircraft, rockets, space stations and interplanetary vehicles.

The Aerospace Science Engineering program offers course work in the areas of aerodynamics, air-breathing and rocket propulsion systems, aerospace structures, aircraft stability and control, avionics, flight vehicle design, orbital mechanics and satellite design. Laboratory courses are closely linked to lecture sessions to achieve a proper balance between engineering analysis and engineering practice. Modern laboratories include a low speed, low turbulence wind tunnel with computerized pressure and loads data acquisition system, two open-surface water tunnels with state of the art flow diagnostic instrumentation, a fully instrumented jet engine, an aerospace instrumentation laboratory, a flight vehicle design laboratory and a dedicated computer laboratory. Engineering software (CAD, FEA, CFD etc.) for design and analysis of aerospace flight vehicles are available to the students. Students enrolled in the program have opportunity to participate in design-build-fly of unmanned aerial systems and rockets.

Aerospace Science Engineering Departmental Mission

The mission of the Aerospace Science Engineering Department is to matriculate quality
professional graduates through education in the disciplines and technologies pertaining to aerospace
vehicles and systems. These graduates shall exceed the entry-level requirements for practice and
advanced study in aerospace science engineering. In keeping with the Tuskegee University vision,
the department also has missions of outreach and service to the world community.

Departmental Objectives

The Aerospace Science Engineering program is designed to provide opportunities that will result in the following student outcomes:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. An ability to communicate effectively
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering

Program Educational Objectives

Our graduates will be:

  • Successful practitioners in Aerospace Science Engineering or related fields in industry, private practice or government.
  • Engaged in graduate studies or continuing education endeavors in engineering or related fields.
  • Engaged in professional development by participating in structured professional activities.

Outreach Objectives

  • Achieving broader opportunities for economically disadvantaged K-12 students through national pre-college programs.
  • Generating and nurturing interest into Aerospace Science Engineering field though informative programs and activities.
  • Encouraging students to assist K-12 students in attaining their own educational potential through tutoring and mentoring in local schools.

Research Objectives

  • Encouraging transitional design related research in the undergraduate program.
  • Conducting research in Aerospace Science Engineering seeking to discover new knowledge and to better understand the current body of knowledge.
  • Transferring research into the educational program at an early stage through involving students in conducing and reporting results of such research.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science- Aerospace Science Engineering

Academic Program Description

Aerospace Science Engineering encompasses the areas of aeronautics (atmospheric flight) and astronautics (space flight). Aerospace Science Engineering includes theory and application to a variety of flight vehicles ranging from balloons and sailplanes through jet-powered aircraft, rockets, space stations and interplanetary vehicles. Students receive a sound scientific, mathematical and technical foundation based on the latest techniques of these disciplines. Students are also provided a broad socio-humanistic background, which is essential for problem solving in a technical age. The curriculum for the Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Science Engineering consists of 131 credit hours.

General Education Courses

These Aerospace Science Engineering curriculum includes 39 credit hours of general education courses. The following general education courses are acceptable for fulfilling this requirement:

Humanities/Fine Arts:


The following courses (9-Cr. Hrs) are required. Students must obtain a grade of C or better.

Social/Behavioral Sciences


Natural Sciences/Mathematics


The following courses are required. Students must obtain a grade of C or better.

Total: 13


First Year


Fall


Total: 17


Spring


Total: 17


Second Year


Third Year


Fall


Total: 16


Total: 15


Fourth Year


Fall


Total: 16


Spring


Total: 14


Total: 131


Notes:


Students are required to take two orientation courses (OREN 0100, OREN 0101, 1 credit hour each) and two Physical Education courses (1 credit hour each). Students must also pass the English Proficiency Examination (EPE).

1 - Humanities/Fine Arts General Education Requirements (HFA)

2 - Social/Behavioral Sciences General Education Requirements (SBS)

3 - Natural Sciences/Mathematics General Education Requirements (NSM)

 

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