Aerospace Studies Minor

The Aerospace Studies minor allows students with a passion for aeronautics and/or space sciences to gain a deeper understanding and education in these fields. This minor is open for undergraduate degree programs and is particularly well suited to technical majors such as Mechanical Engineering and Physics. This eighteen (18) credit minor requires nine (9) credits of prescribed coursework and an additional nine (9) credits from a list of provided electives.

Required Courses (9 credits)

  • MECH.2080 Introduction to Aerospace1
  • MECH.5315 / MECH.5540 Modern Control Systems / Dynamic Systems and Controls
  • PHYS.4170 / MECH.4991 Space Science Mission Design / Directed Studies in Mechanical Engineering (AIAA DBF, Droves, UAVs or Rocketry)

Electives (9 credits)

Students must successfully complete three (3) of the following elective courses in consultation with their minor advisor:

1Sophomore level course, Freshmen can request instructor permission.
2Students may only apply one of these courses to their Aerospace Studies minor.
3This course may only be applied towards the minor by students for whom it is not required as part of their major.

Note: Additional courses may be added by each college to their list of elective courses.

For more information, contact program coordinator David Willis.