Options Courses

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You Have Options

The AE curriculum allows you to customize your academic program with AE Options courses that best round out your particular interests. You will also choose one math class from the Math Options course list. The following is a list of all Options classes; to see what's being taught in a particular semester, refer to the box on the right.

AE Options Courses

These are the 4000-level courses that can be used to satisfy the eight (8) credit-hour requirement for AE Options. In addition, students with a GPA of 3.25 or greater can use 6000-level AE lecture courses to satisfy the AE Options requirement:

  • AE 4040:  Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • AE 4071: Rotorcraft Aeromechanics
  • AE 4080: Aerothermodynamics
  • AE 4132: Finite Element Analysis
  • AE 4220: Structural Dynamics and Aeroelasticity
  • AE 4361: Space Flight Operations
  • AE 4376: Accident Causation and System Safety
  • AE 4552: Humans and Autonomy
  • AE 4580: Introduction to Avionics Integration 
  • AE 4701: Wind Engineering
  • AE 4760: Acoustics and Noise Control
  • AE/ME 4793: Composite Materials and Processes
  • AE/ME 4791: Mechanical Behavior of Composites

The following Options courses are not yet in the catalog but will be offered as Special Topics courses:

Math Options Courses

The AE undergraduate curriculum includes five (5) required mathematics courses, and a sixth course that must be chosen from the following list: