Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mechanical Engineering: Aerospace Emphasis

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with an Emphasis in Aerospace

Offered By: College of Engineering and Technology

Explore Aerodynamics, Propulsion and Aerospace Design

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mechanical Engineering with an Emphasis in Aerospace is a dynamic and specialized program tailored for aspiring engineers fascinated by the expansive skies and the wonders of aerospace technology. Unlike a BS in Mechanical Engineering, the BS in Mechanical Engineering: aerospace emphasis degree includes courses in aerodynamics, propulsion, flight control systems and aerospace design. Prepare for a career in STEM with this degree from Grand Canyon University.

Earn Your BS in Mechanical Engineering: Aerospace Emphasis From GCU

GCU’s mechanical engineering degree: aerospace emphasis is designed for engineering enthusiasts captivated by aerospace technology. It's a specialized track within mechanical engineering tailored for those eager to explore aircraft and spacecraft design, aerodynamics and materials science specific to the aerospace industry. This program may be ideal if you aspire to work in aerospace engineering, aircraft design or space exploration.

As a GCU student, you will have access to technology and laboratory equipment, such as the technologies found in our Mechanical Materials Lab and Computer-Aided Engineering Lab. With a focus on practical learning, lecture- and lab-based courses, research, and guidance from industry professionals, GCU can offer an immersive educational experience. 

GCU invites you to apply to join our vibrant campus community in Phoenix. Earn your BS in Mechanical Engineering degree: aerospace emphasis alongside other students eager to develop technological innovations in the aerospace field. Benefit from lively academic discussions with peers and faculty members who are knowledgeable in their fields. At the GCU campus, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to embrace a healthy school-life balance, with lots of recreational activities, sporting teams and events, and on-campus worship activities to nurture your soul.

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Topics Covered in This Mechanical Engineering Program

Throughout the degree program, you will explore a wide range of math and science courses. Chemistry, physics, calculus, circuits and programming all serve a pivotal role in the career of an engineer. In addition to these foundational courses, you will take courses specific to the aerospace emphasis. The program is designed to give you training as a mechanical engineer while taking a specialized set of classes in your junior and senior years that teach skills in the aerospace industry.

Aerospace engineering courses at GCU cover a range of topics, including:

  • The concepts, methods and application of integral, multivariable and vector calculus concepts to practical scenarios
  • The solutions and qualitative study of linear systems of ordinary differential equations
  • The fundamental theories of control systems and their applications to flight control
  • The principles of fluid mechanics with a look at fluid statics, laminar and turbulent flow, pipe flow, lift and drag and measurement techniques
     
TOTAL CREDITS & COURSE LENGTH:
Total Credits: 128
Campus: 15 weeks
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TRANSFER CREDITS:
Up to 90 credits, only 84 can be lower division
TUITION RATE:
Campus: $8,250 per semester [More Info]

Aerospace Engineering Coursework 

In the aerospace engineering courses, you will delve into a diverse range of subjects. The progressive coursework expands on foundational concepts and their practical applications by studying essential skills in scientific methods and processes. Hands-on laboratory experiences can allow you to put theoretical knowledge into practice. 

Some of the competencies included in the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering: aerospace emphasis include:

  • The production of computer-aided designs using 2D and 3D design and modeling software
  • Theories of thermodynamics of propulsion that are applied in air-breathing and rocket propulsion system
  • The process of managing an engineering project, from project planning and initiation to implementation and completion
  • The group production of an aircraft design project

This engineering degree program also includes two capstone courses, which require you to work as part of a group to develop an aerospace engineering design project intended to solve an actual problem in the field. The first capstone course involves the development of the project proposal and the execution of a feasibility study, while the second capstone course will guide you through the implementation and presentation of your applied research project.

“Coming out of GCU, I will have had two to three years of actual work experience. When SpaceX saw that on my resume, they were impressed. To help with my interview process, our dean connected me to a professor who had experience with NASA, which is very similar to SpaceX. Our dean is awesome. I talk to him on LinkedIn — and he's the dean! They gave me an offer letter after the second interview. I was able to skip the third interview. They said, ‘We’d like to have you over at SpaceX.’” 
 

Qyuen Phan BS in Mechanical Engineering, Class of 2021

Career Paths for Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering: Aerospace Emphasis Graduates

$126,880

Median annual wage of aerospace engineers in May 2022 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)1

As an aerospace engineer, you may have an opportunity to design aircraft as well as other aerospace technology such as missiles or satellites.2 Aerospace engineers may also propose suggestions for efficiency and improvement and may be involved in projects for national security. 

Typically, aerospace engineers are involved from the research phase all the way through manufacturing and the testing of the technology.2 Those in this role may choose to specialize in a related field such as thermodynamics, flight mechanics or control systems throughout their career.3

A BS in Mechanical Engineering: aerospace emphasis offers the opportunity to build a foundation of competencies needed to pursue a variety of careers in engineering. Some careers that may be related to this type of academic background include:
 

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Architectural and engineering manager
  •  Mechanical engineer
  •  Cost estimator
     

The bachelor’s in mechanical engineering with an aerospace emphasis can deliver specialization while also providing flexibility to pursue career opportunities within other areas of engineering.  

 

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An ABET and Institutionally Accredited Program

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The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with an Emphasis in Aerospace program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, under the General Criteria and the Mechanical Engineering Program Criteria. Additionally, GCU is proud to be an institutionally accredited university — a designation that reflects our mission of providing quality education that can prepare you to make an impact on your communities. In addition, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has continually accredited GCU since 1968. The College of Engineering and Technology shares the university’s commitment to upholding the principles and standards established by our accrediting bodies. 

BS in Mechanical Engineering: Aerospace Emphasis FAQs

If you’re considering becoming an aerospace engineer, you may have some questions. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about this field. If you have questions related to GCU’s BS in Mechanical Engineering: aerospace emphasis, fill out the form on this page to speak to a university counselor. 

To become an aerospace engineer, a bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline with aerospace courses is preferred.4 A bachelor’s degree can prepare you to examine specific concepts and skills related to the field. Other engineering degrees without aerospace coursework, such as mechanical engineering and electrical engineering, may also be accepted by some employers.4 

GCU’s mechanical engineering degree with an aerospace emphasis requires 128 credits for completion. Most of the classes are 15 weeks in length. Fill out the form on this page to speak to a university counselor to better understand how long it will take you to earn your bachelor’s degree with an aerospace engineering emphasis.

Yes, NASA hires aerospace engineers as it is an organization that focuses on the development and advancement of space exploration technology. NASA hires aerospace engineers to research, develop and test their spacecraft and various other technologies. NASA also hires engineers with academic backgrounds in electrical, general and computer engineering.5 GCU’s mechanical engineering aerospace emphasis can provide a pathway toward pursuing a career as an aerospace engineer.

Mechanical engineering aerospace courses can be demanding and may require considerable dedication. The curriculum is intentionally designed not only to develop the technical competencies required for aerospace engineers but also to cultivate crucial qualities like creative problem-solving, analytical reasoning and effective communication skills.4 However, the rigorous coursework can serve as a catalyst for personal growth while striving toward your career objectives. It's important to note that dedicated instructors will provide guidance and support throughout your academic pursuit.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), aerospace engineering had a median annual wage of $126,880 in May 2022.1

Ready to embrace advanced concepts and cultivate a growth mindset? Join our program take the first step toward pursuing your future career by applying to GCU’s BS in Mechanical Engineering: aerospace emphasis. Fill out the form at the top of this page to speak to a university counselor about achieving your professional goals.

The earnings referenced were reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Aerospace Engineer as of May 2022, retrieved on Nov. 27, 2023. Due to COVID-19, data from 2020 to 2022 may be atypical compared to prior years. BLS calculates the median using salaries of workers nationwide with varying levels of education and experience. It does not reflect the earnings of GCU graduates as aerospace engineer, nor does it reflect the earnings of workers in one city or region of the country or a typical entry-level salary. Median income is the statistical midpoint for the range of salaries in a specific occupation. It represents what you would earn if you were paid more money than half the workers in an occupation, and less than half the workers in an occupation. It may give you a basis to estimate what you might earn at some point if you enter this career. Grand Canyon University can make no guarantees on individual graduates’ salaries. Your employability will be determined by numerous factors over which GCU has no control, such as the employer the graduate chooses to apply to, the graduate’s experience level, individual characteristics, skills, etc. against a pool of candidates. 

2 Indeed (2022, July 21). Top careers in aerospace engineering. Retrieved Nov. 17, 2023. 

3 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2023, Sept. 6). What Aerospace Engineers Do. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved Nov. 27, 2023. 

4 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2023, Sept. 6). How to become an aerospace engineer. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved Nov. 17, 2023. 

5 NASA (n.d.). Engineering. Retrieved Nov. 17, 2023. 

Course List

General Education Requirements:
34-40 credits
Major:
88 credits
Open Elective Credits:
0-6 credits
Degree Requirements:
128 credits

General Education Requirements

General Education coursework prepares Grand Canyon University graduates to think critically, communicate clearly, live responsibly in a diverse world, and thoughtfully integrate their faith and ethical convictions into all dimensions of life. These competencies, essential to an effective and satisfying life, are outlined in the General Education Learner Outcomes. General Education courses embody the breadth of human understanding and creativity contained in the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Students take an array of foundational knowledge courses that promote expanded knowledge, insight, and the outcomes identified in the University's General Education Competencies. The knowledge and skills students acquire through these courses serve as a foundation for successful careers and lifelong journeys of growing understanding and wisdom.

Requirements

Upon completion of the Grand Canyon University's University Foundation experience, students will be able to demonstrate competency in the areas of academic skills and self-leadership. They will be able to articulate the range of resources available to assist them, explore career options related to their area of study, and have knowledge of Grand Canyon's community. Students will be able to demonstrate foundational academic success skills, explore GCU resources (CLA, Library, Career Center, ADA office, etc), articulate strategies of self-leadership and management and recognize opportunities to engage in the GCU community.

Course Options

  • UNV-112, Success in Science, Engineering and Technology & Lab: 4
  • UNV-103, University Success: 4
  • UNV-303, University Success: 4
  • UNV-108, University Success in the College of Education: 4

Requirements

Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to construct rhetorically effective communications appropriate to diverse audiences, purposes, and occasions (English composition, communication, critical reading, foreign language, sign language, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of English grammar or composition.

Course Options

  • UNV-104, 21st Century Skills: Communication and Information Literacy: 4
  • ENG-105, English Composition I: 4
  • ENG-106, English Composition II: 4

Requirements

Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to express aspects of Christian heritage and worldview. Students are required to take CWV-101/CWV-301.

Course Options

  • CWV-101, Christian Worldview: 4
  • CWV-301, Christian Worldview: 4

Requirements

Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to use various analytic and problem-solving skills to examine, evaluate, and/or challenge ideas and arguments (mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy, physical geography, ecology, economics, theology, logic, philosophy, technology, statistics, accounting, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of intermediate algebra or higher.

Course Options

  • MAT-154, Applications of College Algebra: 4
  • MAT-144, College Mathematics: 4
  • PHI-105, 21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: 4
  • BIO-220, Environmental Science: 4

Requirements

Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to demonstrate awareness and appreciation of and empathy for differences in arts and culture, values, experiences, historical perspectives, and other aspects of life (psychology, sociology, government, Christian studies, Bible, geography, anthropology, economics, political science, child and family studies, law, ethics, cross-cultural studies, history, art, music, dance, theater, applied arts, literature, health, etc.). If the predefined course is a part of the major, students need to take an additional course.

Course Options

  • HIS-144, U.S. History Themes: 4
  • PSY-102, General Psychology: 4
  • SOC-100, Everyday Sociology: 4

Required General Education Courses

Course Description

This is the first course of a two-semester introduction to chemistry intended for undergraduates pursuing careers in the health professions and others desiring a firm foundation in chemistry. The course assumes no prior knowledge of chemistry and begins with basic concepts. Topics include an introduction to the scientific method, dimensional analysis, atomic structure, nomenclature, stoichiometry and chemical reactions, the gas laws, thermodynamics, chemical bonding, and properties of solutions. Co-Requisite: CHM-113L.

Course Description

The laboratory section of CHM-113 reinforces and expands learning of principles introduced in the lecture course. Experiments include determination of density, classification of chemical reactions, the gas laws, determination of enthalpy change using calorimetry, and determination of empirical formula. Co-Requisite: CHM-113.

Course Description

This course is founded in the application of mathematics to engineering problems and processes. The course begins with foundations in algebraic manipulation, progresses into trigonometric models, complex numbers, signal processing, introduction to matrices and system equations, differentiation and integration, and differential equations all applied to the solution to engineering problems. Course content cannot be met by a transfer course. Prerequisite: MAT-154. Co-Requisite: ESG-162L.

Course Description

The engineering math labs are the hands on applications of the foundational mathematics concepts applied to engineering problems in the engineering math course. The labs will apply algebra, trigonometry, matrices, differential and integral calculus, and differential equations to various engineering problems. Course content cannot be met by a transfer course. Prerequisite: MAT-154. Co-Requisite: ESG-162.

Course Description

This course is a calculus-based study of basic concepts of physics, including motion; forces; energy; the properties of solids, liquids, and gases; and heat and thermodynamics. The mathematics used includes algebra, trigonometry, and vector analysis. A primary course goal is to build a functional knowledge that allows students to more fully understand the physical world and to apply that understanding to other areas of the natural and mathematical sciences. Conceptual, visual, graphical, and mathematical models of physical phenomena are stressed. Students build critical thinking skills by engaging in individual and group problem-solving sessions. Prerequisite: MAT-262. Co-Requisite: PHY-121L.

Course Description

This calculus-based course utilizes lab experimentation to practice concepts of physical principles introduced in the PHY-121 lecture course. Students are able to perform the proper analysis and calculations to arrive at the correct quantifiable result when confronted with equations involving gravity, sound, energy, and motion. Prerequisite: MAT-262. Co-Requisite: PHY-121.

Course Description

This course introduces the fundamentals of the engineering design methodology and the product development process.. Students will learn the importance of listening to the voice of the customer and how to incorporate those desires into a product using design for X principles. Students will develop verification and validation tests and learn how those become formalized qualification or acceptance processes. Prerequisites: ESG-162 and ESG-162L or MAT-154 or higher subsequent math course.

Course Description

This course introduces students to engineering documentation, tolerances, and standards. Typical fabrication tools common in a machine shop and the impact those tools have on design details will be covered. The students will work on several multi-disciplined projects through the semester. Prerequisites: ESG-162 and ESG-162L. Co-Requisites: ESG-210 and ESG-251.

Course Description

This course provides an insight into professional communications and conduct associated with careers in science, engineering and technology. Students learn about the changing modes of communication in these disciplines recognizing the advances in digital communications. They gain practical experience developing and supporting a thesis or position through written, oral, and visual presentations prepared and delivered individually and in groups. Students will explore concepts and issues in professional ethics and conduct such as privacy, discrimination, workplace etiquette, cyber-ethics, network and data security, identity theft, ownership rights and intellectual property. This is a writing intensive course.

Core Courses

Course Description

This is the second course of a two-semester introduction to chemistry intended for undergraduates pursuing careers in the health professions and others desiring a firm foundation in chemistry. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and/or skill in solving problems involving the principles of chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, and thermodynamics; understanding chemical reactions using kinetics, equilibrium, and thermodynamics; comparing and contrasting the principal theories of acids and bases; solving equilibrium involving acids, bases, and buffers; describing solubility equilibrium; describing terms associated with electrochemistry and solving problems associated with electrochemistry; and describing the fundamentals of nuclear chemistry. Prerequisites: CHM-113 and MAT-154 or higher. Co-Requisite: CHM-115L.

Course Description

The laboratory section of CHM-115 reinforces and expands learning of principles introduced in the lecture course. Experiments include determination of rate law, examples of Le Châtelier’s principle, the use of pH indicators, buffer preparation, experimental determination of thermodynamic quantities, the use of electrochemical cells, and qualitative and quantitative analysis. Prerequisites: CHM-113L and MAT-154 or higher. Co-Requisite: CHM-115.

Course Description

This course provides a rigorous treatment of the concepts and methods of elementary calculus and its application to real-world problems. Topics include differentiation, optimization, and integration.  Software is utilized to facilitate problem analysis and graphing. Prerequisite: MAT-261 or ESG-162/162L.

Course Description

This course introduces students to the basics of computer programming. Students will learn to develop algorithms to solve engineering problems, and the implementation of those algorithms in the C language. This course will include using C program for embedded devices for interacting with the world around them. Topics include assembly language, C programming language, and real time programming. MATLAB will be taught in the course to introduce students to rapid development tools and allow for flexibility in prototyping. Concepts of Object Oriented (OO) programming will be included in the MATLAB section of this course. Hands-on activities focus on writing code that implements concepts discussed in lecture and on gaining initial exposure to common microcontrollers. Prerequisites: ESG-162 and ESG-162L or MAT-261.

Course Description

This course provides a rigorous treatment of the concepts and methods of integral, multivariable, and vector calculus and its application to real-world problems. Prerequisite: MAT-262.

Course Description

This course introduces students to the basics of computer-aided design. Students will learn to produce great designs using computer-aided design software. Topics include 2-D and 3-D design and modeling, mechanical tolerances, and electrical and mechanical design integration. Hands-on activities focus on the design and integration of different subsystems, electrical and mechanical. Prerequisites: ESG-162 and ESG-162L.

Course Description

This class will introduce statistical process control and teach proper engineering experimental design and analysis techniques. Concepts introduced will include process variability, statistical controls, factorial, blocking and confounding as applied to engineering problems. Prerequisite: MAT-262.

Course Description

This calculus-based course is the second in a 1-year introductory physics sequence. In this course, the basics of three areas in physics are covered, including electricity and magnetism, optics, and modern physics. The sequence of topics includes an introduction to electric and magnetic fields. This is followed by the nature of light as an electromagnetic wave and topics associated with geometric optics. The final topic discussed in the course is quantum mechanics. Prerequisites: MAT-264, PHY-121, and PHY-121L. Co-Requisite: PHY-122L.

Course Description

This course utilizes lab experimentation to practice concepts of physical principles introduced in the PHY-122 lecture course. Some of the topics students understand and analyze involve the relationship between electric charges and insulators/conductors, magnetism in physics, energy transformations in electric circuits, the relationship between magnetism and electricity, and how they relate to the medical industry. Prerequisites: MAT-264, PHY-121, and PHY-121L. Co-Requisite: PHY-122.

Course Description

This course focuses on solutions and qualitative study of linear systems of ordinary differential equations, and on the analysis of classical partial differential equations. Topics include first- and second-order equations; series solutions; Laplace transform solutions; higher order equations; Fourier series; second-order partial differential equations. Boundary value problems, electrostatics, and quantum mechanics provide the main context in this course. Prerequisite: MAT-253 or MAT-264.

Course Description

This course focus is on the analysis of two- and three-dimensional forces on a system in an equilibrium (static) state. Further, it discusses real world applications for static analyses via simple trusses, frames, machines, and beams. Additional topics covered include properties of areas, second moments, internal forces in beams, laws of friction, and static simulation in Solidworks. Prerequisite: PHY-121, PHY-121L, ESG-251.

Course Description

This course provides students with a strong foundation in core areas of electrical engineering. Students will learn the main ideas of circuits and their enabling role in electrical engineering components, devices, and systems. The course offers in-depth coverage of AC & DC circuits, circuit analysis, filters, impedance, power transfer, applications of Laplace transforms, and op-amps. Prerequisites: MAT-262, PHY-121 and PHY-121L. Co-Requisite: PHY-122, PHY-122L, EEE-202L.

Course Description

The laboratory section of EEE-202 reinforces and expands learning of principles introduced in the lecture course. Hands-on activities focus problem solving using scientific computation tools, simulations, and various programming languages. Prerequisites: MAT-262, PHY-121 and PHY-121L. Co-Requisite: PHY-122, PHY-122L, EEE-202.

Course Description

This course covers the principles of thermodynamics, including properties of ideal gases and water vapors, and the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Additional topics include closed systems and control volume, basic gas and vapor cycles, basic refrigeration, entropy, and an introduction to thermodynamics of reacting mixtures. Students will analyze simple to complex thermodynamic problems. Prerequisites: MAT-264, PHY-121 and PHY-121L.

Course Description

This course covers concepts and theories of internal force, stress, strain, and strength of structural elements under static loading conditions. The course also examines constitutive behavior for linear elastic structures and deflection and stress analysis procedures for bars, beams, and shafts. Students will examine and analyze various modes of failure of solid materials. Prerequisites: ESG-250 or ESG-251, ESG-260 or ESG-360, and MAT-364.

Course Description

This course introduces the principles of kinematics and kinetics as they apply to engineering systems and analyses. This course covers Newton’s second law, work-energy and power, impulse and momentum methods. Additional topics include vibrations and an introduction to transient responses. Simulation with Solidworks and MATLAB are also covered. Prerequisite: ESG-260. Co-Requisite: MEE-360L.

Course Description

This course utilizes lab experimentation and computer simulation to further explore the concepts and principles introduced in the MEE-360 lecture course. Students will learn how to set up and perform engineering tests and simulations in the context of complex, real-world engineering problems. Prerequisite: ESG-260. Co-Requisite: MEE-360.

Course Description

This course covers basic concepts in materials structure and its relation to properties. The course will provide students with a broad overview of materials science and engineering. The goal of this course is to understand the fundamental reasons that materials have the properties they do. Students examine properties of interesting materials and try to understand them in terms of their actual atomic or molecular structure. Prerequisite: CHM-115, CHM-115L, PHY-122, PHY-122L, MAT-364. Co-Requisite: MEE-340L.

Course Description

This is the lab section of MEE-340. The course reinforces theoretical concepts covered in lecture and with hands-on activities. Students conduct lab experiments to better understand how certain properties of materials manifest themselves. Prerequisite: CHM-115, CHM-115L, PHY-122, PHY-122L, MAT-364. Co-Requisite: MEE-340.

Course Description

The course provides theories of thermodynamics of propulsion that are applied in air-breathing and rocket propulsion system. Students are given introduction to one-dimensional compressible internal flow, thermodynamics of aircraft jet engines including ramjets, turbojet, turbofan, turboprop, and turboshaft engines. Students are also provided performance analysis of main components of gas turbine engines such as inlets, compressors, combustors, turbines, and nozzles. Prerequisite: STG-330.

Course Description

This course covers the basics of managing an engineering project, including: project planning, initiating of the project, implementation of the project plan, and completion of the project. Students will learn how to pitch their idea for funding, both in written form and in oral form, as well as how to prepare a formal written funding proposal. The class will cover the basics of engineering economics and introduce how this topic is covered on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam. Throughout the semester, the students will use the management and economic concepts learned to develop a portfolio and proposal for a capstone project to be completed in the following year. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisites: ESG-210 and ESG-220.

Course Description

This course is an introduction to fluid statics, laminar and turbulent flow, pipe flow, lift and drag and measurement technics. Students will learn control volume analysis. Prerequisites: ESG-251, PHY-122, PHY-122L, STG-330, and MAT-364.

Course Description

The first capstone course provides students the opportunity to work in teams to tackle real world applied research and design projects in their chosen area of interest. Students develop a project proposal, conduct a feasibility study, learn to protect intellectual property, develop teamwork skills, budgets, and a schedule for completing the project. Students conduct extensive research, integrate information from multiple sources, and work with a mentor through multiple cycles of feedback and revisions. Students use this course to further develop technical writing and business presentation skills. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisite: ESG-395.

Course Description

The course introduces mechanics of aircraft materials and structures including stress and strain analysis, torsion, bending, failure criteria, buckling, fatigue, and composite laminates analysis. Students will be introduced to aerospace standards for design, structural integrity, system safety, dynamic stresses, and case studies. Prerequisites: MEE-352 and MEE-340.

Course Description

The course provides students fundamental principles of incompressible and compressible flow, performance analysis of airfoil in subsonic and supersonic flow, and design applications. Students are introduced to theories and practical application of aerodynamics including flow over finite wings, through nozzles, diffusers, and wind tunnels. Prerequisite: ESG-345.

Course Description

Apply the stochastic process to the modeling and solution of the engineering problems. The course introduces the students to modeling, quantification, and analysis of uncertainty in engineering problems; all building into an introduction to Markov chains, random walks, and Galton-Watson tree and their applications in engineering. Prerequisite: MAT-364.

Course Description

This course covers the integration of machine elements into a system and the verification that the resulting system performs as intended in its operational environment. Areas of study include technical planning, requirements management, integration, verification, validation, and production. Prerequisites: (MEE-352 and MEE-360 and MEE-360L) or (ESG-360).

Course Description

This course is an introduction to heat transfer. Concepts of conduction, convection, and radiation will be explored. Methods for analysis of steady and unsteady conduction, laminar and turbulent convection, and radiation will be introduced. Heat exchanger design and analysis methods will be addressed. The concept of mass transfer will also be introduced. Students will use learn simulation methods using the SolidWorks software. Prerequisite: ESG-345.

Course Description

The second capstone course provides students the opportunity to implement and present the applied research project designed, planned, and started in the first capstone course. The capstone project is a culmination of all the learning experiences in an engineering program. Students conduct extensive research, integrate information from multiple sources, and work with a mentor through multiple cycles of feedback and revision. Prerequisite: ESG-451.

Course Description

The course introduces fundamental theories of control system and application to flight control. Students are introduced to mathematical models of dynamics systems, transient-response analysis, and root-locus analysis. Additional topics include control systems design by frequency response, application of root-locus method and PID controls. Prerequisites: MEE-360, MEE-360L, and MEE-450.

Course Description

The course introduces fundamental principles of aircraft design. Students perform a group-based aircraft design with skills and knowledge acquired in aerospace curriculum. Aircraft design mission includes overview of design process, standards, aircraft sizing, airfoil and wing/tail geometry selection, aircraft configuration layout, propulsion and fuel system selection, analysis of aircraft performance, stability, control, flight safety, structures, and cost. Prerequisite: MEE-473.

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