The B.Sc in Science in Aerospace Engineering program lays the foundation for the core aerospace engineering discipline while engaging students to study and understand how engineering fits within the overall global aerospace and space-related profession and industry. Principles of science and engineering are applied to design and analysis of flight vehicles and related aerospace systems in well-designed course sequences to ensure that students gain hands-on experience in developing flight vehicles from concept to design, including the fabrication and testing processes. Using advanced computer modeling and simulations, as well as hands-on laboratories and real-life projects, students are equipped with the tools to contribute immediately and effectively to the aerospace and the blooming space industries in the region.


AERO 201 - Engineering Dynamics (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: ENGR 200

AERO 201 offers students a review of kinematics and kinetics of particles: rectilinear and curvilinear motions; Newton's second law; energy and momentum methods. Kinematics and kinetics of rigid bodies is examined (plane motion of rigid bodies; forces and accelerations; energy and momentum methods).

AERO 215 - Introduction to Aerospace Engineering (2-3-3)

Prerequisite: ENGR 111

The AERO 215 course is an introduction to the field of aerospace engineering, basic aerospace systems/disciplines and a working vocabulary of the field. In addition, a demonstration of conceptual design is provided through the use of practical examples.

AERO 220 - Aerospace Materials (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: PHYS 121

AERO 220 includes instruction on materials (metals, alloys, polymers) used in the engineering service; the relationship of inter-atomic bonding, crystal structure and defect structure (vacancies, dislocations) to material properties; polymers, ceramics, composites, phase diagrams and alloys; microstructure control (heat treatment) and mechanical properties; material failure and corrosion.

AERO 225 - Mechanics of Solids (3-3-4)

Prerequisite: ENGR 200

This course is an introduction to the mechanics of deformable solids applied to basic engineering structures. It covers the concepts of stress and strain at a point; deformation of axial members; symmetric and asymmetric bending of elastic and elastic-perfectly plastic beams; torsion of open and closed section; beam deflection; stress and strain transformations; and elastic buckling of columns.

AERO 240 - Thermodynamics (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: PHYS 121
Co-requisite: MATH 212

Introduction to the concept of energy and the laws governing the transfers and transformations of energy. Emphasis on thermodynamic properties of pure substance, the first law analysis of closed and open systems, the concept of entropy, and the second law of thermodynamics. Integration of these concepts into the analysis of basic power and refrigeration cycles.

AERO 321 - Aerospace Structures (3-0-3)

Prerequisites: AERO 225 or AERO 320

AERO 321 explores the basic concepts of the design/failure criteria for aerospace structures, advanced strength of materials analysis of elastic structures, materials selection, structural assemblies, vibration, bending of plates and beams and includes analysis of aircraft skin structures.

AERO 335 - Aerodynamics I (3-3-4)

Prerequisite: MATH 212, AERO 215

AERO 335 provides an introduction to aerodynamics, conservation equations (integral and differential forms) for mass, momentum, and energy. In addition, potential flow, irrotational versus rotational flow, airfoil and wing analysis are addressed. Students will learn boundary layers on plates and airfoils, normal shock waves, oblique shock and expansion waves, and subsonic compressible flow over airfoils.

AERO 336 - Aerodynamics II (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: AERO 335

This course offers an Introduction to compressible flows. Compressibility effects on airfoil and wing aerodynamics. Normal Shock Waves. Oblique Shock and Expansion Waves. Compressible Flow through Nozzles, Diffusers,and Wind Tunnels. Subsonic Compressible Flow over Airfoils: Linear Theory, Linearized Supersonic Flow. Elements of Hypersonic Flow.

AERO 350 - Dynamic Systems and Controls (3-3-4)

Prerequisites: MATH 211; AERO 201, PHYS 122

AERO 350 includes lessons on mathematical modeling of mechanical, electrical, and non-engineering systems. Basic concepts in dynamic systems analysis are addressed. Topics include: equilibrium, stability, linearization; mechanical vibrations, free and forced vibration of single degree of freedom systems, transient and steady state response, resonance, free vibration of two degree of freedom systems; control systems: basics of feedback control, transfer functions and block diagrams, design specifications based on step response, PID control, applications.

AERO 391 - Independent Study I (Variable course credits from 1 to 3)

Prerequisite: Junior Standing and approval of the department

This course gives an undergraduate student the opportunity to participate in an individual or group oriented project, study and/or research study under direction of a faculty member. A formal report is required.

AERO 410 - Aerospace Design Laboratory (1-3-2)

Prerequisite: AERO 335 Co-requisite: AERO 450

The course involves extensive, design oriented laboratory experiments performed by student teams. Focus will be put on student design and realization of experimental procedure, instrumentation, data acquisition and analysis, with extensive laboratory reports. Lectures will emphasize probability, statistics, data analysis, design of experiments and technical report writing.

AERO 415 - Aerospace Materials Manufacturing (3-0-3)

Prerequisites: AERO 225 (or AERO 320); AERO 220

Taught topics include polymer and composites manufacturing, properties and processing of polymers and reinforcing materials. Analysis of selected manufacturing processes including injection molding, extrusion, liquid composites molding, autoclave and out of autoclave and automated manufacturing processes will be explored. Discussions will be presented on important material properties that influence thermosets and thermoplastic manufacturing processes. The courses main focus will be on the process governing equations, flow through porous media and viscous flows.

AERO 425 - Designs of Aerospace Structures

Prerequisite: AERO 321

This course teaches the basics to the elements of aircraft structural analysis using an applications-oriented approach. Topics include covered include landing gear analysis, tapered wing beams, frame cutouts, and composite materials.

AERO 426 - Designing with Composites (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: AERO 225/MECH 225

Topics investigated in this course include: reinforcing mechanisms in composite materials, material properties, strength and elastic constants of unidirectional composites and failure criteria. Analysis of laminated plates and bending and eigenvalue problems will be provided. In addition, environmental effects and durability, damage tolerance and design of composite structures will be explored.

AERO 430 - Intermediate Aerodynamics (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: AERO 336

Students will explore the fundamentals of the first and second laws of thermodynamics applied to aerodynamic systems and control volumes. In addition, application of gas dynamics to incompressible and compressible flow through nozzles, diffusers, and airfoils will be investigated. Isentropic flows to include Prandtl-Meyer expansions and non-isentropic flows to include normal and oblique shocks, and flows with simple friction and heat transfer will also be examined.

AERO 431 - Viscous Flows (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: AERO 336

Viscous incompressible fluid flows. Topics include derivation of equations governing viscous compressible fluid motion; specializations to simple flows; boundary-layer theory; similarity solutions; introduction to turbulence and Reynolds stresses.

AERO 433 - Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics (2-3-3)

Prerequisite: AERO/MECH 335 (AERO/MECH 330)

The course provides the students with an introduction to the methods and analysis techniques used in computational solutions of fluid mechanics and aerodynamics problems. Model problems are used to study the interaction of physical processes and numerical techniques via computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software. The student will learn the physical meaning of the equations and develop flow models; apply basic finite difference/volume methods; learn basic CFD techniques and grid generation; then use the CFD techniques to solve some real world problems.

AERO 435 - Rotorcraft Aerodynamics and Performance (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: AERO 335

Rotorcraft history and fundamentals are explored. Momentum theory (hover, axial climb and descent, autorotation, forward flight, momentum theory for coaxial and tandem rotors) is examined. Blade element analysis, rotor airfoil aerodynamics, rotor blade dynamics and trim is also discussed. In addition, helicopter performance, height-velocity curves, conceptual design, and High-speed rotorcraft are explored.

AERO 440 - Aerospace Propulsion (3-0-3)

Prerequisite: AERO 336

The mechanics and thermodynamics of aerospace propulsion systems including cycle analysis and aero thermo chemistry of propellants. Component analysis and operating principles of turbojet, turbofan, and other variations of air breathing aircraft propulsion units. Introduction to the operating principles of rocket and space propulsion units.

AERO 441 - Introduction to Combustion (3-0-3)

Prerequisites: AERO/MECH 240 (AERO/MECH 340)

Introduction to fuel types and classification, gas phase mixtures, combustion process and combustion thermodynamics. Emphasis on chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, and modeling of reacting fluid mechanical systems. Integration of these tools into the understanding and analyzing detonation phenomenon and laminar premixed and non-premixed flames.

AERO 450 - Flight Dynamics and Stability (3-0-3)

Prerequisites: AERO 335; AERO 350

Airplane motions and coordinate systems; lift and drag; pitching moment and static stability; steady cruise of the airplane; rigid body dynamics in six degrees of freedom; modeling of the six aerodynamic force and moment coefficients; longitudinal motion and stability; lateral motion and stability; motion control and autopilot design via eigen value placement; examples of longitudinal motion control.

AERO 461 - Aviation Management and Certification (3-0-3)

Prerequisites: Senior standing and approval of the department

Product development, quality control. Strategic organizational analysis and design. Airworthiness, type certification and planning, delegation of authority, airplane flight manual. Aerospace system design and safety.

AERO 465 - Space Mechanics and Control (2-3-3)

Prerequisite: AERO 450

The course explores the basic concepts of orbital mechanics with application to satellites. Topics include the fundamentals of state space control, spacecraft attitude dynamics, disturbance effects, attitude determination/control and an introduction to space weather.

AERO 475 - Aircraft Design (0-4-2)

Prerequisite: AERO 335

Design approach and phases, design integration, influence of mission and other requirements on vehicle configuration. Additionally, morphology of aircraft, performance analysis of fixed wing aircraft (drag estimation, propulsion, take-off, climb and landing, endurance, payload/range, maneuvers; operational economics) are examined. Trade-off studies, sizing and configuration layout, flight vehicle loads, velocity-load factor diagram, structural design (overall philosophy, role in design process, methods) is discussed. Good reporting practice is emphasized throughout the teachings.

AERO 485 - Spacecraft Design (2-3-3)

Prerequisite: AERO 450

Types of spacecraft fundamentals of orbital mechanics are explored in AERO 485. The design of spacecraft and spacecraft subsystems with emphasis on mission requirements and current design methods (spacecraft configuration, payload, structural, propulsion, attitude control, thermal, power, communication and other related subsystems) are examined. Additionally, spacecraft integration is exemplified through testing.

AERO 491 - Independent Study II (Variable course credit from 1 to 3)

Prerequisite: Senior Standing and approval of the department

The course gives an undergraduate student the opportunity to participate in an individual or group oriented project, study and/or research study under direction of a faculty member. A formal report is required.

AERO 495 Selected Topics in Aerospace Engineering

Prerequisite: Topic specific

This course mainly deals with new trends in Aerospace Engineering and emerging technologies. Course is repeatable if title and content differ.

AERO 497 - Senior Design Project (1-9-4)

Prerequisites: Senior Standing or approval of department

Participation in team projects dealing with design and development of a product or a system is exhibited. Number of projects will be offered each year by the different departments, some of which will have a multi-disciplinary nature. This will be an opportunity to exercise initiative, engineering judgment, self reliance and creativity, in a team environment similar to industry. The design projects require students to draw upon their engineering background, experience, and other pertinent resources. Oral and written presentations are required.

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  1. University Experience
  2. Physics 1
  3. General chemistry
  4. English Composition I
  5. Introduction to computer Application
  6. Calculus I
  7. Engineering Drawing
  1. English Composition II
  2. Physics II
  3. Introduction to Aeronautics
  4. Aerodynamics
  5. Calculus 2
  6. Theory of flight
  1. Thermodynamics
  2. Aero Engine 1 (Piston Engine Construction & Systems)
  3. Calculus III
  4. Aircraft Structures and construction
  5. Aircraft Hardware and Materials
  6. Physics III
  7. Non-Major Elective I – Constitution of India
  1. Aircraft Fuel and Lubricant System
  2. Aircraft Hydraulic and Pneumatic System
  3. Digital Electronics
  4. Aircraft Systems I (Unpressurized)
  5. Technical Record and Planning
  6. Aircraft propellers
  7. Aviation Meteorology
  1. Aircraft Systems II (Pressurized Aircraft)
  2. Aircraft wood, plastic, dope& Repair
  3. Basic Airworthiness Legislation
  4. Aircraft Electrical System
  5. Aircraft Communication & Navigation System
  6. Aircraft Instruments & Lab
  7. Aircraft Landing Gear
  1. Aircraft General Workshop
  2. Human Performance & Limitation
  3. Aircraft Structural Repair
  4. NDT (Non- Destructive Testing)
  5. Rotor Craft
  6. Principle Of Management
  7. Aircraft Ground Handling & Safety support Equipments
  1. Economics
  2. Aircraft Maintenance & Inspection
  3. Fluid Mechanics
  4. Probability and Statistics
  5. Aero Engine II (Turbine Engine Construction & Systems)
  1. Aviation Safety
  2. Aviation Management
  3. Social Science/Anthropology
  4. Aircraft Composite material
  5. Project On Aircraft System


Aerospace engineers are usually employed in industries such as:

  • Avionics and aerospace
  • National defense
  • Transportation
  • Armed forces
  • Police
  • Telecommunications