Aerospace Engineering, BSAE

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 123

General Education Requirements
All General Education coursework requirements are satisfied upon completion of this degree plan
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I 13
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II 1
Critical Analysis and Writing II 1
Technical Writing 1
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 2144Calculus I (A) 14
MATH 2153Calculus II (A) 13
MATH 2163Calculus III 13
MATH 2233Differential Equations 13
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
CHEM 1414General Chemistry for Engineers (LN) 14
or CHEM 1515 Chemistry II (LN)
PHYS 2014University Physics I (LN) 14
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Course designated (S)3
Hours Subtotal42
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Basic Science
PHYS 2114University Physics II (LN) 14
Select one of the following:3
The Solar System (N)
Stars, Galaxies, Universe (N)
Introductory Biology (N)
Introductory Biology (LN)
Chemistry I (LN) ((May not be used for degree credit with CHEM 1414))
Organic Chemistry I
Physical Geology (LN)
Petroleum Geology for Engineers
Introduction to Semiconductor Device Physics
Modern Physics
Engineering and Engineering Science
ENGR 1111Introduction to Engineering 11
ENGR 1332Engineering Design with CAD for MAE 12
ENGR 1412Introductory Engineering Computer Programming 12
ENSC 2113Statics 13
ENSC 2123Elementary Dynamics 13
ENSC 2143Strength of Materials 13
ENSC 2213Thermodynamics 13
ENSC 2613Introduction to Electrical Science 13
Choose one of the below laboratory options: 13
OPTION 1 (ENGR 2421 is required for this option)
Engineering Data Acquisition Controls Lab
and two more from the following labs:
Strength of Materials Lab
Electrical Science Lab
Electrical Fabrication Lab
Fluids and Hydraulics Lab
Material Science Lab
Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer Lab
Measurements and Instrumentation 2
Hours Subtotal30
Upper Division Major Requirements 2
ENSC 3313Materials Science3
IEM 3503Engineering Economic Analysis3
MAE 3013Engineering Analysis and Methods I3
MAE 3153Introduction to MAE Design3
MAE 3253Applied Aerodynamics and Performance3
MAE 3293Fundamentals of Aerodynamics3
MAE 3333Fundamental Fluid Dynamics3
MAE 3324Mechanical Design I4
MAE 3403Computer Methods in Analysis and Design3
MAE 3724Dynamic Systems Analysis and Introduction to Control4
MAE 4223Aerospace Engineering Laboratory3
MAE 4243Aerospace Propulsion and Power3
MAE 4283Aerospace Vehicle Stability and Control3
MAE 4374Aerospace System Design4
MAE 4513Aerospace Structures3
Upper Division Elective Requirements
3 hours of technical elective to be selected from the following list:3
3000-level or above from:
Co-op Industrial Practice II
Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
4000-level or above courses from:
Energy Economics: Traditional and Renewable Energy Markets
Co-op Industrial Practice III
Or from MATH, MET, or STAT
Hours Subtotal51
Total Hours123

MAE requires grades of "C" or better for any course that is a pre-requisite or co-requisite to a required course on the degree plan.


Grades of "C" or higher in all Upper Division Major Requirements courses

Graduation Requirements

  1. A "C" or better is required in each course taken that is designated with footnote 1 or footnote 2.
  2. The major engineering design experience, capstone course, is satisfied by MAE 4374 Aerospace System Design.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2029.