Graduation requirements and regulations for every academic program are provided in this catalog. Degree requirements and course descriptions are subject to change. Prospective engineering students should take mathematics through at least trigonometry and at least one year of both chemistry and physics.
To earn a minor, a student must take at least 18 credit hours, 12 of which must be 300-level courses or above. Spacecraft systems engineering, space environment; basic astrodynamics; and the following spacecraft subsystems; attitude determination and control; electrical power; thermal; propulsion; structures and mechanisms; command, telemetry, and data handling; and communications. Fundamentals of Airplane Reciprocating Propulsion Systems. Cycle analysis, propeller theory, propeller selection and performance analysis.
If the department or program has additional requirements for the minor, students must meet those requirements also. Prerequisite: AE 360, AE 507, EECS 318, and ME 312.
Appropriate laboratory experience that combines elements of theory and practice is included in each student’s program, together with extensive computer-based experience. A graduate course or colloquium in a topic related to graduate studies in Aerospace Engineering. This design work will involve detailed design of efforts in such areas as: landing gear design, systems design, propulsion system integration, structures design and aerodynamic design.
Completion of the KU Core is required in all majors. This course does not count towards hours needed for completion of degree program. Prerequisite: AE 507, AE 521, AE 545, AE 551, and AE 571.
The student should submit a petition for substitution of courses to the department.