The aerospace engineering program at Wichita State University specializes in the study of both aircraft and spacecraft. Courses are offered in the following general areas:
Aerodynamics - What keeps the vehicle in the air?
Performance - How fast and how high will the vehicle go?
Propulsion - What makes the vehicle move?
Stability and Control - What keeps the vehicle stay on course?
Structures - What holds the vehicle together?
The aerospace engineering curriculum is designed to develop skills in these five areas, as well as in math, physical science, general engineering, digital computation, and written and oral communication. When you're a senior, you'll be ready for courses in aerospace design. The aerospace engineering department has well-equipped laboratory facilities for required courses and student projects. You'll have access to laboratory facilities that are among the finest found in academic institutions nationwide - five wind tunnels, a water tunnel, and structural testing lab. College of engineering students also have access to computer laboratories and a campus-wide wireless network.
You may want to participate in cooperative education, a voluntary program in which you'll have the opportunity to integrate formal course work with periods of relevant off-campus employment. Our co-op students have worked at such facilities as the NASA Johnson Space Center, Spirit AeroSystems, Boeing, Cessna, Bombardier Learjet, Hawker Beechcraft, and the Federal Aviation Administration.
The undergraduate program requires the completion of 135 semester credit hours for graduation. The suggested course of study for aerospace engineering students is given in the following table. A printable version (often called the "check sheet") can be found here.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering
Sequence of Courses
The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
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Wichita State University