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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department

BS - Aerospace Engineering

Course Requirements

General Education Requirements30
Of the 51 units required by the university, 21 units may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult major advisor for details.
American Institutions(6)
Of the 6 units required by the university, all may be satisfied within general education requirements as specified in the schedule of classes.
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement(3)
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at
Preparation for the Major33
MATH 030. Calculus IB43
MATH 031. Calculus IIB44
MATH 032. Calculus IIIB43
MATH 129A. Linear Algebra I3
MATH 133A. Ordinary Differential Equations3
PHYS 050. General Physics/MechanicsB1+B34
PHYS 051. General Physics/Electricity and MagnetismB1+B34
PHYS 052. General Physics/Waves, Light, HeatB1+B34
CHEM 001A. General ChemistryB1+B35
Requirement of the Major69
To qualify for a baccalaureate degree in Aerospace Engineering, a student must receive a grade of a grade of "C-" or better in all courses required for the major. Students must earn a cumulative GPA of at least "C" (2.0) in each one of the following categories: all college work (overall av
Core Courses28
CE 099. Introductory Statics2
CE 095 may be taken in place of CE 099
CE 112. Mechanics of Materials3
EE 098. Introduction to Circuit Analysis3
ENGR 010. Introduction to Engineering3
ENGR 100W. Engineering ReportsZ+R3
MATE 025. Introduction to Materials3
ME 020. Design and Graphics2
ME 030. Computer Applications2
ME 101. Dynamics3
ME 113. Thermodynamics4
Requried Courses29
AE 114. Aerospace Structures3
AE 140. Rigid Body Dynamics3
AE 160. Aerodynamics I3
AE 162. Aerodynamics II3
AE 164. Compressible Flow3
AE 165. Aerospace Flight Mechanics3
AE 167. Aerospace Propulsion3
AE 168. Aerospace Vehicle Dynamics and Control3
AE 169. Computational Fluid Dynamics3
ME 120. Experimental Methods2
Complete one option:
Option 1
AE 171A. Aircraft Design I3
AE 171B. Aircraft Design II3
Option 2
AE 172A. Spacecraft Design I3
AE 172B. Spacecraft Design II3
Additional Requirements6
Technical electives can be chosen from designated courses for breadth or focus in one of the three areas of mechanical design, mechatronics, or thermal/fluids, with advisor approval.

Total Units:134

A semester-by-semester schedule for meeting these requirements is available in the department office.