The bachelor of science curriculum in aerospace engineering sciences is revised annually to keep up with advances in technology, make use of new educational methodologies, and to satisfy updated accreditation criteria. A total of 128 semester credit hours is required.

Course descriptions may be found in the University Course Catalog. Click here to see descriptions for the ASEN courses.

Required Courses / Semester Credit Hours for New Students in Fall 2019 and after

Freshman Year 

Fall Semester - 15
APPM 1350 Calculus 1 for Engineers  4
GEEN 1400 Engineering Projects/ASEN 1400 Gateway to Space  3
CSCI 1320 MATLAB and C++ Programming  4
Lower-division Humanities/Social Science Elective  3
Free Elective (ex:COEN 1350)  1

Spring Semester - 17 
APPM 1360 Calculus 2 for Engineers  4
ASEN 1022 Material Science for Aerospace Engineers  3  
PHYS 1110 General Physics 1  4
Lower-division Humanities/Social Science Elective  6

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester - 16 
APPM 2350 Calculus 3 for Engineers  4
ASEN 2001 Aerospace 1: Intro Statics, Structures, Materials  4  
ASEN 2002 Aerospace 2: Intro Thermodynamics, Aerodynamics  4  
ASEN 2012 Experimental & Computational Methods in AES  2  
Free Electives (ex: COEN 2350 and APPM 2450)  2 

Spring Semester - 18  
APPM 2360 Intro Diff Equations w/Linear Alg  4
ASEN 2003 Aerospace 3: Intro Dynamics & Systems  5
ASEN 2004 Aerospace 4: Vehicle Design & Performance  5
PHYS 1120 General Physics 2  4 

Junior Year

Choose any three ASEN 3000-level courses each semester. *NOTE: PHYS 1120 is a prerequisite for ASEN 3300.

  • ASEN 3111 Aerodynamics
  • ASEN 3128 Aircraft Dynamics 
  • ASEN 3300* Electronics & Communications
  • ASEN 3200 Orbit Mech/Att Det & Control
  • ASEN 3112 Structures
  • ASEN 3113 Thermo & Heat Transfer 

Fall Semester - 15  
ASEN 3***  4
ASEN 3***  4
ASEN 3***  4
Upper-division Humanities/Social Science Elective  3

Spring Semester - 16
ASEN 3***  4
ASEN 3***  4
ASEN 3***  4
Professional Area Electives  3 
Free Elective  1  

Senior Year

Fall Semester - 16 
ASEN 4013 Foundations of Propulsion  3
ASEN 4018 Senior Projects 1: Design Synthesis  4  
Professional Area Electives  6 
Upper-division Writing  3  

Spring Semester - 16 
ASEN 4028 Senior Projects 2: Design Practicum  4  
Professional Area Electives  6
Upper-division Humanities/Social Science Elective  3
Free Electives  3

Courses selected must meet humanities and social science requirements as detailed on this page. Up to six hours of humanities and social science credit can be taken pass/fail. You must submit a petition to request your humanities course be taken on a pass/fail basis. Please check your Degree Audit to make sure you are following the course sequence matching the year you began in the Aerospace Program.

Professional Area Electives

  • Any ASEN course at the 4000 level or above that is not a required course can be used as a professional area elective.
  • A professional area elective is generally a course in math, engineering, or science at the 3000-level or above. These classes are select 3000, 4000 and 5000-level math, science and engineering courses (with the exception of CSCI, ECEN, and PHYS where certain 2000-level courses are also accepted). Elective courses most likely to help your career development are ASEN, math, CSCI, ECEN, and physics courses. It is suggested you secure advance approval for professional area elective courses from your  advisor.
  • Independent study is acceptable for up to 6 credit hours of professional area elective credit.