Aerospace Engineering - B.S.
The Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering focuses on the application of engineering principles to the design, manufacturing and functionality of aerospace vehicles such as aircraft, missiles and spacecraft, to include autonomous and semi-autonomous unmanned aerial systems. Students gain an in-depth knowledge of aerodynamics, engineering materials and processes, structures, propulsion, flight mechanics and control, while being exposed to orbital mechanics, space structures and rocket propulsion.
Applicants to this program should understand that this is a math-intensive program.
Information on the program’s education objectives, objectives and student enrollment, and enrollment and graduation data can be found on the college website.
Students may apply early to the M.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering and double count 9 credit hours of graduate courses toward both degree programs. See the Combined Bachelor's/Master's Degree Program policy in the University Catalog for more information.
The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.
Admission to the Aerospace Engineering major is selective.
New Students: Admission into this major requires:
- Minimum 3.0 high school GPA
- Minimum 24 ACT composite score (minimum 24 ACT sub-scores in both English and math) or a minimum 1160 SAT score (minimum 580 sub-scores in both mathematics and evidence-based reading and writing) effective for fall 2024 admission, scores are no longer required
- Clear demonstration of an ability to be placed directly into MATH 12002 (or its equivalent); this will occur if the student is currently taking or has taken a calculus, pre-calculus or trigonometry course with a minimum C grade
Note: Admission to this program is contingent on students successfully placing into MATH 12002 . Those who do not will have their major changed to Aeronautical Systems Engineering Technology prior to their freshman year.
Students who do not meet the above requirements for Aerospace Engineering will be admitted to the Aeronautical Systems Engineering Technology major, provided they meet the minimum program requirements.
Current Students: Students accepted into the Aeronautical Systems Engineering Technology major may request a change in major to Aerospace Engineering as soon as placement into MATH 12002 has been demonstrated (prior to the beginning of freshman year). Otherwise, students may request to change their major to Aerospace Engineering after their freshman year if they meet the following criteria:
- Minimum 3.200 overall Kent State GPA (effective for fall 2024 admission, minimum 3.000 GPA will be required)
- Minimum B grade in both MATH 12002 and PHY 23101 (effective for fall 2024 admission, minimum C grade will be required)
International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency unless they meet specific exceptions. For more information, visit the admissions website for international students.
Transfer Students: Admission into the Aerospace Engineering major requires the following:
- Minimum 12 credit hours in college-level coursework
- Minimum 3.200 overall GPA (effective for fall 2024 admission, minimum 3.000 GPA will be required)
- Minimum B grade in both MATH 12002 and PHY 23101 (or their equivalents) effective for fall 2024 admission, minimum C grade will be required
Transfer students who have completed fewer than 12 credit hours of college-level coursework will be evaluated on both collegiate and high school records and must submit a final high school transcript.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics.
- Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors.
- Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- 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.
- Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks and meet objectives.
- Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Course List Code Title Credit Hours Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA) AERN 35150 AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES 3 ENGR 11000 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING 3 ENGR 13585 COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING GRAPHICS 3 ENGR 15300 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING ANALYSIS USING MATLAB® 2 ENGR 15301 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING ANALYSIS USING MATLAB® LAB 1 ENGR 20000 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN ENGINEERING 1 ENGR 20002 MATERIALS AND PROCESSES 3 ENGR 25200 STATICS (min C grade) 3 ENGR 25400 DYNAMICS (min C grade) 3 ENGR 25500 AERODYNAMICS FOR ENGINEERS I (min C grade) 3 ENGR 33041 CONTROL SYSTEMS 3 ENGR 35200 THERMAL FLUID ENGINEERING 3 ENGR 35201 THERMAL FLUID ENGINEERING LABORATORY 1 ENGR 35300 AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE AND STABILITY I 3 ENGR 35500 SIGNALS AND CIRCUITS 3 ENGR 35501 SIGNALS AND CIRCUITS LABORATORY 1 ENGR 35600 AERODYNAMICS FOR ENGINEERS II 3 ENGR 42111 STRENGTH OF MATERIALS FOR ENGINEERS 3 ENGR 42363 MATERIALS SELECTION IN DESIGN AND APPLICATIONS 3 ENGR 45121 AEROSPACE PROPULSION FOR ENGINEERING 3 ENGR 45600 AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE AND STABILITY II 3 ENGR 45901 INTRODUCTION TO FINITE ELEMENT METHOD AND APPLICATIONS 3 ENGR 48001 ORBITAL MECHANICS 3 ENGR 48099 ENGINEERING CAPSTONE I (ELR) 1 3 ENGR 48199 ENGINEERING CAPSTONE II (ELR) (WIC) 1, 2 3 Specialization, choose from the following: 3Engineering InternshipCAE 45092 AERONAUTICS AND ENGINEERING INTERNSHIP/COOPERATIVE EDUCATION (ELR) (WIC) 2Undergraduate ResearchCAE 45096 INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN AERONAUTICS AND ENGINEERINGSpace ApplicationsENGR 48002 SPACECRAFT ATTITUDE DYNAMICS, DETERMINATION AND CONTROLENGR 48003 SPACECRAFT DESIGNControlsENGR 47400 ROBOTICS: KINEMATICS AND DESIGNENGR 48008 INTRODUCTION TO ROBUST CONTROLSystems Engineering and OptimizationENGR 42410 ENGINEERING OPTIMIZATIONENGR 47200 SYSTEMS ENGINEERINGMaterialsENGR 42710
& ENGR 42711
and ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING LABORATORYPatent and Engineering LawENGR 35550
LAW AND ETHICS FOR ENGINEERS Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA) CHEM 10060 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS) 4 ECON 22060 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3 MATH 12002 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 3 5 MATH 12003 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II 5 PHY 23101 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB) 5 PHY 23102 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB) 5 UC 10001 FLASHES 101 1 Mathematics Electives, choose from the following: 8-10MATH 21001
& MATH 22005
& MATH 32044
and ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS III
and ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONSMATH 32051
& MATH 32052
MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES I
and MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES II
Kent Core Composition 6 Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 9 Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 3 Kent Core Additional 1 Minimum Total Credit Hours: 124
ENGR 48099 and ENGR 48199 must be taken during the same academic year.
A minimum C grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.
Applicants to this program should understand that this is a math-intensive program. Students admitted to the program are expected to demonstrate prerequisite knowledge on a math placement exam (the ALEKS exam) prior to starting their first semester. Students who do not obtain the minimum score required to place into MATH 12002 prior to the start of their first semester will have their major changed to Aeronautical Systems Engineering Technology until they satisfy the requirements to change back to this program.
Graduation Requirements Summary Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA 2.750 2.500
This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.
Plan of Study Grid Semester One Credits ENGR 11000 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING 3 ENGR 15300 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING ANALYSIS USING MATLAB® 2 ENGR 15301 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING ANALYSIS USING MATLAB® LAB 1 ! MATH 12002 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5 UC 10001 FLASHES 101 1 Kent Core Requirement 3 Credit Hours 15 Semester Two CHEM 10060 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS) 4 ENGR 13585 COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING GRAPHICS 3 ! MATH 12003 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II 5 ! PHY 23101 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB) 5 Credit Hours 17 Semester Three ENGR 20000 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN ENGINEERING 1 ! ENGR 25200 STATICS 3 ! PHY 23102 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB) 5 ! Mathematics Elective 3-4 Kent Core Requirement 3 Credit Hours 16 Semester Four ECON 22060 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3 ENGR 20002 MATERIALS AND PROCESSES 3 ! ENGR 25400 DYNAMICS 3 ! ENGR 25500 AERODYNAMICS FOR ENGINEERS I 3 ! Mathematics Elective 4 Credit Hours 16 Semester Five ENGR 35200 THERMAL FLUID ENGINEERING 3 ENGR 35201 THERMAL FLUID ENGINEERING LABORATORY 1 ENGR 35500 SIGNALS AND CIRCUITS 3 ENGR 35501 SIGNALS AND CIRCUITS LABORATORY 1 ! ENGR 35600 AERODYNAMICS FOR ENGINEERS II 3 ENGR 42111 STRENGTH OF MATERIALS FOR ENGINEERS 3 Mathematics Elective 0-3 Credit Hours 14 Semester Six ENGR 33041 CONTROL SYSTEMS 3 ! ENGR 35300 AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE AND STABILITY I 3 ENGR 42363 MATERIALS SELECTION IN DESIGN AND APPLICATIONS 3 ENGR 45121 AEROSPACE PROPULSION FOR ENGINEERING 3 Kent Core Requirement 3 Credit Hours 15 Semester Seven AERN 35150 AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES 3 ! ENGR 45600 AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE AND STABILITY II 3 ! ENGR 48099 ENGINEERING CAPSTONE I (ELR) 3 Specialization 3 Kent Core Requirement 3 Credit Hours 15 Semester Eight ! ENGR 45901 INTRODUCTION TO FINITE ELEMENT METHOD AND APPLICATIONS 3 ! ENGR 48001 ORBITAL MECHANICS 3 ! ENGR 48199 ENGINEERING CAPSTONE II (ELR) (WIC) 3 Kent Core Requirement 3 Kent Core Requirement 3 Kent Core Requirement 1 Credit Hours 16 Minimum Total Credit Hours: 124
- In person
- Kent Campus
The Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Program Criteria for Aerospace Engineering and Similarly Named Programs.
Student Achievement Data
Aerospace Engineering; Enrolled
41 63 73 88 111 139
Aerospace Engineering; Graduated
- - 12 11 15 TBA
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