The Aerospace Engineering (AE) program at Wichita State University specializes in the study of both aircraft and spacecraft. Courses are offered in the following general areas:
Aerodynamics (e.g., what keeps the vehicle in the air)
Propulsion - (e.g., what makes the vehicle move)
Stability and Control - (e.g., what keeps the vehicle on course)
Structures - (e.g., 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: NASA centers; Spirit AeroSystems; Boeing; Cessna; Bombardier; Beechcraft; the Federal Aviation Administration; and many others.
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 tables.
The following tables outline the sequence of courses for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering.
As the "AE Tips" sheet indicates, you should do the best you can to follow the Check Sheet (see yellow highlighted sections above for downloads). Doing this assures you stay on pace to graduate on time and you never miss critical prerequisites or course offerings.
Unfortunately, not all courses are offered every semester. AE classes listed in the tables above include notes indicating when courses are regularly offered (e.g., Fall/Spring/Summer, Fall Only, etc.).
The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.
Additional, program acreditation information is on this page (click here).
For more information about admission or to arrange a campus visit, contact:
Wichita State University