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Aerospace Engineering Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Areas of Emphasis: Aeronautical Engineering, Astronautical Engineering
Pathway: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

With aerospace engineering’s broad applications in many industries, our grads can find jobs just about anywhere in the world. Focus your studies with an emphasis in aeronautical or astronautical engineering, or use the pre-medical focus to prepare for medical, dental and related careers.

Academics

Fall
  • CHEM 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • ENGR 101 Engineering Problem Solving 1 Exclamation Point
    2
  • ENGR 199 Orientation to Engineering
    1
  • MATH 155 Calculus 1 Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
17
Spring
  • MATH 156 Calculus 2 Exclamation Point
    4
  • PHYS 111 General Physics Exclamation Point
    4
  • MAE 102 Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Design Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
17
Fall
  • CHEM 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • ENGR 101 Engineering Problem Solving 1 Exclamation Point
    2
  • ENGR 199 Orientation to Engineering
    1
  • MATH 155 Calculus 1 Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
  • General Education Foundations Course Elective
    3
17
Spring
  • MATH 156 Calculus 2 Exclamation Point
    4
  • PHYS 111 General Physics Exclamation Point
    4
  • MAE 102 Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Design Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course Elective
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course Elective
    3
17
Fall
  • CHEM 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • ENGR 101 Engineering Problem Solving 1 Exclamation Point
    2
  • ENGR 199 Orientation to Engineering
    1
  • MATH 155 Calculus 1 Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
  • General Education Foundations Course Elective
    3
17
Spring
  • MATH 156 Calculus 2 Exclamation Point
    4
  • PHYS 111 General Physics Exclamation Point
    4
  • MAE 102 Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Design Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course Elective
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course Elective
    3
17
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Download the Guide application
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Consult Off-Campus Housing to find an apartment for your sophomore year
  • Attend Monday Night Lights
  • Participate in the PRT cram
  • Make something at the WVU Craft Center

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Make a friend from another country
  • Have a challenging conversation with someone from a different background
  • Join a student organization
  • Apply to be a Resident Assistant

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Join an intramural team
  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 1
  • Visit campus farmers market

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Attend a career fair
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

Academics

Fall
  • MAE 215 Intro to Aerospace Engineering Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MAE 241 Statics Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MATH 251 Multivariable Calculus Exclamation Point
    4
  • PHYS 112 General Physics Exclamation Point
    4
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
17
Spring
  • MAE 242 Dynamics Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MAE 243 Mechanics of Materials Exclamation Point
    3
  • MAE 244 Dynamics and Strength Laboratory
    1
  • MATH 261 Elementary Differential Equations Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
  • ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics Exclamation Point
    3
14
Fall
  • MAE 215 Intro to Aerospace Engineering Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MAE 241 Statics Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MATH 251 Multivariable Calculus Exclamation Point
    4
  • PHYS 112 General Physics Exclamation Point
    4
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
17
Spring
  • MAE 242 Dynamics Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MAE 243 Mechanics of Materials Exclamation Point
    3
  • MAE 244 Dynamics and Strength Laboratory
    1
  • MATH 261 Elementary Differential Equations Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
  • ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics Exclamation Point
    3
14
Fall
  • MAE 215 Intro to Aerospace Engineering Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MAE 241 Statics Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MATH 251 Multivariable Calculus Exclamation Point
    4
  • PHYS 112 General Physics Exclamation Point
    4
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
17
Spring
  • MAE 242 Dynamics Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MAE 243 Mechanics of Materials Exclamation Point
    3
  • MAE 244 Dynamics and Strength Laboratory
    1
  • MATH 261 Elementary Differential Equations Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
  • ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics Exclamation Point
    3
14
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Earn a 4.0 in at least one semester
  • Complete the Campus Read

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Visit the Outdoor Education Center and participate in a Challenge Course or Canopy Tour

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Participate in an Adventure WV international adventure

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Exercise daily

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend a career fair

Academics

Fall
  • MAE 316 Analysis-Engineering Systems Exclamation Point
    3
  • MAE 320 Thermodynamics Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MAE 335 Incompressible Aerodynamics Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MAE 343 Intermediate Mechanics of Materials Exclamation Point
    3
  • ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics Exclamation Point
    3
15
Spring
  • EE 221 Introduction to Electrical Engineering Exclamation Point
    3
  • EE 222 Introduction to Electrical Engineering Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • MAE 336 Compressible Aerodynamics Exclamation Point
    3
  • MAE 345 Aerospace Structures Exclamation Point
    3
  • MAE 365 Flight Dynamics Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • Technical Elective
    3
16
Fall
  • MAE 316 Analysis-Engineering Systems Exclamation Point
    3
  • MAE 320 Thermodynamics Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MAE 335 Incompressible Aerodynamics Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MAE 343 Intermediate Mechanics of Materials Exclamation Point
    3
  • ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics Exclamation Point
    3
15
Spring
  • EE 221 Introduction to Electrical Engineering Exclamation Point
    3
  • EE 222 Introduction to Electrical Engineering Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • MAE 336 Compressible Aerodynamics Exclamation Point
    3
  • MAE 345 Aerospace Structures Exclamation Point
    3
  • MAE 365 Flight Dynamics Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • Technical Elective
    3
16
Fall
  • MAE 316 Analysis-Engineering Systems Exclamation Point
    3
  • MAE 320 Thermodynamics Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MAE 335 Incompressible Aerodynamics Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • MAE 343 Intermediate Mechanics of Materials Exclamation Point
    3
  • ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics Exclamation Point
    3
15
Spring
  • EE 221 Introduction to Electrical Engineering Exclamation Point
    3
  • EE 222 Introduction to Electrical Engineering Laboratory Exclamation Point
    1
  • MAE 336 Compressible Aerodynamics Exclamation Point
    3
  • MAE 345 Aerospace Structures Exclamation Point
    3
  • MAE 476 Space Flight and Systems Exclamation Point
    3
  • Technical Elective
    3
16
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Go talk to a faculty member in your department about graduate school or career options
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Complete the Campus Read

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Visit the West Virginia and Regional History Center in the Downtown Library
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Join a student organization
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Become a level 2 Bystander Trainer Foo

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend a career fair

Academics

Fall
  • MAE 426 Flight Vehicle Propulsion Exclamation Point
    3
  • MAE 434 Experimental Aerodynamics Exclamation Point
    2
  • MAE 456 Computer-Aided Design and Finite Element Analysis
    3
  • MAE 476 Space Flight and Systems Exclamation Point
    3
  • Technical Elective
    3
14
Spring
  • MAE 423 Heat Transfer Exclamation Point
    3
  • MAE 460 Automatic Controls Exclamation Point
    3
  • MAE 475 Flight Vehicle Design-Capstone Exclamation Point
    3
  • Two Technical Electives
    6
15
Fall
  • MAE 426 Flight Vehicle Propulsion Exclamation Point
    3
  • MAE 434 Experimental Aerodynamics Exclamation Point
    2
  • MAE 456 Computer-Aided Design and Finite Element Analysis
    3
  • MAE 475 Flight Vehicle Design-Capstone Exclamation Point
    3
  • MAE 476 Space Flight and Systems Exclamation Point
    3
  • Technical Elective
    3
17
Spring
  • MAE 423 Heat Transfer Exclamation Point
    3
  • MAE 460 Automatic Controls Exclamation Point
    3
  • MAE 485 Flight Vehicle Design 2
    3
  • Technical Electives
    6
15
Fall
  • MAE 434 Experimental Aerodynamics Exclamation Point
    2
  • MAE 456 Computer-Aided Design and Finite Element Analysis
    3
  • MAE 466 Spacecraft Dynamics
    3
  • MAE 484 Spacecraft Propulsion
    3
  • MAE 486 Spacecraft Design 1 Exclamation Point
    3
  • Technical Elective
    3
17
Spring
  • MAE 423 Heat Transfer Exclamation Point
    3
  • MAE 460 Automatic Controls Exclamation Point
    3
  • MAE 487 Spacecraft Design 2
    3
  • Two Technical Electives
    6
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Register with the WVU Alumni Association

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Join a student organization
  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in an alternative spring break

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Become a TIPS (Training Intervention Program) trainer and help prevent alcohol misuse
  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Sign up for an interview
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a career fair

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