Aeronautical Systems Engineering Technology - B.S.

College of Aeronautics and Engineering
Aeronautics and Technology Building
Kent Campus
330-672-2892
caest@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/caest


Description

The Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Systems Engineering Technology prepares graduates to enter careers in the design, installation, manufacturing, testing, evaluation, technical sales and maintenance of aeronautical/aerospace systems. Students gain technical expertise in engineering materials, statics, strength of materials, applied aerodynamics, applied propulsion and electronics. Graduates will have strengths in the analysis, applied design, development, implementation and oversight of more advanced aeronautical/aerospace systems and processes.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Accreditation

Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven Regional Campuses of Kent State University. For more information on admissions, including additional requirements for some academic programs, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:  Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE Academic score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

Transfer, Transitioning and Former Students: For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

Transfer students will be required to hold a minimum 2.250 overall GPA in all college-level coursework for admission.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities.
  2. Select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.
  3. Conduct standard tests and measurements; conduct, analyze and interpret experiments; and apply experimental results to improve processes.
  4. Design systems, components or processes for broadly defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
  6. Identify, analyze and solve broadly defined engineering technology problems.
  7. Apply written, oral and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  8. Understand the need for and engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  9. Recognize and commit to professional and ethical responsibilities, including respect for diversity.
  10. Understand the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
  11. Commit to quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.

University Requirements 

All students in a bachelor's degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE:  University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements. Please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Diversity Domestic/Global (DIVD/DIVG) 2 courses
Students must successfully complete one domestic and one global course, of which one must be from the Kent Core.
Experiental Learning Requirement (ELR) varies
Students must successfully complete one course or approved experience.
Kent Core (see table below) 36-37
Writing-Intensive Course (WIC) 1 course
Students must earn a minimum C grade in the course.
Upper-Division Requirement 39 (or 42)
Students must successfully complete 39 upper-division (numbered 30000 to 49999) credit hours to graduate. Students in a B.A. and/or B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 42 upper-division credit hours.
Total Credit Hour Requirement 120
Some bachelor's degrees require students to complete more than 120 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 9
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 6
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 6-7
Kent Core Additional (KADL) 6
Total Credit Hours: 36-37

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

[AR-BS-AESE]

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
AERN 15300INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING ANALYSIS USING MATLAB® 3
AERN 15500INTRODUCTION TO AEROSPACE ENGINEERING 3
AERN 20000PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN AERONAUTICS I 1
AERN 25200STATICS 2
AERN 30000PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN AERONAUTICS II 1
AERN 35040AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS I 3
AERN 35150AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES 3
AERN 45030AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS II 3
AERN 45121AEROSPACE PROPULSION FOR ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY 3
AERN 45150APPLIED FLIGHT DYNAMICS I 3
AERN 45151APPLIED FLIGHT DYNAMICS II 3
AERN 45360PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN AERONAUTICS III 1
AERN 45700AIRCRAFT DESIGN (ELR) 3
AERN 45850AIRCRAFT DESIGN II (WIC) 13
TECH 13580ENGINEERING GRAPHICS I 3
TECH 20002MATERIALS AND PROCESSES 3
TECH 21021SURVEY OF ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS 4
TECH 33031PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS 3
TECH 33032PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS II 3
TECH 33040MOTORS AND CONTROLLERS 3
TECH 33111STRENGTH OF MATERIALS 3
TECH 43030MECHATRONICS 3
TECH 47200SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 3
Aeronautics (AERN) Electives6
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
COMM 15000INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
ECON 22060PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
MATH 12002ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
MATH 12003ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II (min C grade)5
MATH 22005ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS III (min C grade)4
PHY 23101GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB) 5
PHY 23102GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB) 5
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Composition6
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)9
Kent Core Social Sciences (cannot be ECON)3
Kent Core Additional3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:121
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A minimum C grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.500 2.500
  • A minimum C grade may be required in some courses.
 

Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
AERN 15300 INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING ANALYSIS USING MATLAB® 3
COMM 15000 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
TECH 13580 ENGINEERING GRAPHICS I 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
AERN 15500 INTRODUCTION TO AEROSPACE ENGINEERING 3
MATH 12002 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
PHY 23101 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB) 5
TECH 20002 MATERIALS AND PROCESSES 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Three
AERN 20000 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN AERONAUTICS I 1
AERN 25200 STATICS 2
MATH 12003 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II 5
PHY 23102 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB) 5
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Four
AERN 35040 AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS I 3
ECON 22060 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
MATH 22005 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS III 4
TECH 21021 SURVEY OF ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS 4
 Credit Hours14
Semester Five
AERN 45030 AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS II 3
AERN 45150 APPLIED FLIGHT DYNAMICS I 3
TECH 33031 PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS 3
TECH 33111 STRENGTH OF MATERIALS 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
AERN 30000 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN AERONAUTICS II 1
AERN 35150 AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES 3
AERN 45121 AEROSPACE PROPULSION FOR ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY 3
TECH 33032 PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS II 3
TECH 33040 MOTORS AND CONTROLLERS 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Seven
AERN 45151 APPLIED FLIGHT DYNAMICS II 3
AERN 45360 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN AERONAUTICS III 1
AERN 45700 AIRCRAFT DESIGN (ELR) 3
TECH 43030 MECHATRONICS 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours13
Semester Eight
AERN 45850 AIRCRAFT DESIGN II (WIC) 3
TECH 47200 SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 3
Aeronautics (AERN) Electives 6
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:121