Aerospace Engineering - 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 Aerospace Engineering focuses on the application of engineering principles to the design, manufacturing and functionality of aerospace vehicles such as aircraft, missiles and spacecraft, to include autonomous and semi-autonomous unmanned aerial systems. Students will gain an in-depth knowledge of aerodynamics, aerospace materials, structures, propulsion, flight mechanics and stability and control while being briefly exposed to orbital mechanics, control, space structures and rocket propulsion.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

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.

Freshmen Students: The admission to the Aerospace Engineering program is selective. Prospective candidates must have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA; a minimum 24 ACT composite score (minimum 24 ACT sub-scores in both in English and math) or minimum 1700 SAT composite score (mathematics, critical reasoning and writing); and the capability of being placed directly into MATH 12002 (or its equivalent).

Students who do not meet these requirements may apply for admission to the Aeronautical Systems Engineering Technology concentration within the Aeronautics major and apply for transfer into the Aerospace Engineering major at the conclusion of their freshman year. Admissions at that time will require a minimum 3.200 cumulative Kent State GPA and a minimum B grade in both MATH 12002 and PHY 23101.

Transfer Students: Entry into the Aerospace Engineering major requires 12 or more credit hours in college-level coursework with a minimum 3.2 cumulative GPA and a minimum B grade in both MATH 12002 and PHY 23101 (or their equivalents). Transfer students who have completed less than 12 credit hours of college-level coursework will be evaluated on both collegiate and high school records and must submit a final high school transcript and an ACT or SAT score.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:
  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  2. Design and conduct experiments, and analyze and interpret data.
  3. Design a system, component or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.
  4. Function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  6. Understand professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. Communicate effectively, via both written and verbal means.
  8. Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  9. Recognize the need for, and able to engage in life-long learning.
  10. Be aware of contemporary issues in the aerospace industry.
  11. Use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

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-AERS]

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
AERN 15300INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING ANALYSIS USING MATLAB® 3
AERN 15500INTRODUCTION TO AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (min C grade)3
AERN 20000PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN AERONAUTICS I 1
AERN 25200STATICS 2
AERN 25400DYNAMICS 3
AERN 25500AERODYNAMICS FOR ENGINEERS (min C grade)3
AERN 30000PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN AERONAUTICS II 1
AERN 35200THERMAL FLUID ENGINEERING 3
AERN 35201THERMAL-FLUID ENGINEERING LABORATORY 1
AERN 35300AEROSPACE VEHICLE PERFORMANCE 3
AERN 35400SYSTEM DYNAMICS AND CONTROL 3
AERN 35500SIGNALS AND CIRCUITS 3
AERN 35501SIGNALS AND CIRCUITS LABORATORY 1
AERN 35600HIGH-SPEED AERODYNAMICS 3
AERN 45121AEROSPACE PROPULSION FOR ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY 3
AERN 45360PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN AERONAUTICS III 1
AERN 45600AIRCRAFT STABILITY AND CONTROL 3
AERN 45601AIRCRAFT STABILITY AND CONTROL LABORATORY 1
AERN 45700AIRCRAFT DESIGN (ELR) 3
AERN 45850AIRCRAFT DESIGN II (WIC) 3
AERN 45900AEROELASTICITY 3
Aeronautics Electives (AERN)6
TECH 13580ENGINEERING GRAPHICS I 3
TECH 20002MATERIALS AND PROCESSES 3
TECH 33111STRENGTH OF MATERIALS 3
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
CHEM 10050FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY (KBS) 3
ECON 22060PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
MATH 12002ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
MATH 12003ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II 5
MATH 32051MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES I 4
MATH 32052MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES II 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 Studies (cannot be from ECON)3
Kent Core Additional3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:121

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.750 2.500
 

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
!CHEM 10050 FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY (KBS) 3
!MATH 12002 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 5
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Two
!AERN 15500 INTRODUCTION TO AEROSPACE ENGINEERING 3
!MATH 12003 ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II 5
!PHY 23101 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB) 5
!TECH 13580 ENGINEERING GRAPHICS I 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Three
!AERN 20000 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN AERONAUTICS I 1
!AERN 25200 STATICS 2
!MATH 32051 MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES I 4
!PHY 23102 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB) 5
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
!AERN 25400 DYNAMICS 3
!AERN 25500 AERODYNAMICS FOR ENGINEERS 3
ECON 22060 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
!MATH 32052 MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN THE PHYSICAL SCIENCES II 4
!TECH 20002 MATERIALS AND PROCESSES 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Five
!AERN 35200 THERMAL FLUID ENGINEERING 3
!AERN 35201 THERMAL-FLUID ENGINEERING LABORATORY 1
!AERN 35300 AEROSPACE VEHICLE PERFORMANCE 3
!AERN 35400 SYSTEM DYNAMICS AND CONTROL 3
!TECH 33111 STRENGTH OF MATERIALS 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Six
!AERN 30000 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN AERONAUTICS II 1
!AERN 35500 SIGNALS AND CIRCUITS 3
!AERN 35501 SIGNALS AND CIRCUITS LABORATORY 1
!AERN 35600 HIGH-SPEED AERODYNAMICS 3
!AERN 45121 AEROSPACE PROPULSION FOR ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Seven
!AERN 45600 AIRCRAFT STABILITY AND CONTROL 3
!AERN 45601 AIRCRAFT STABILITY AND CONTROL LABORATORY 1
!AERN 45700 AIRCRAFT DESIGN (ELR) 3
Aeronautics Electives (AERN) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours13
Semester Eight
AERN 45360 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN AERONAUTICS III 1
!AERN 45850 AIRCRAFT DESIGN II (WIC) 3
!AERN 45900 AEROELASTICITY 3
Aeronautics Electives (AERN) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:121