Minor in Aerospace Engineering


  • To provide a foundation in aerospace engineering
  • To help students compete for positions in the aerospace industry


Students will take courses from the 4 fundamental areas of aerospace engineering for a total of 18 credit hours:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aerospace structures
  • Flight mechanics
  • Propulsion
Must take both:
MAE 3400Fluid Mechanics3
MAE 3600Dynamic Systems and Control3
Select at least 3 from:
MAE 4210Aerospace Structures3
MAE 4390Aerospace Propulsion3
MAE 4420Intermediate Fluid Mechanics3
MAE 4430Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer3
MAE 4440Aerodynamics3
MAE 4450Gas Dynamics3
MAE 4460Microfluidics3
MAE 4620Aircraft Flight Performance3
MAE 4630Space Flight Mechanics3
MAE 4635Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control3
MAE 4690Aircraft Flight Dynamics3
MAE 4940Aircraft Design3
MAE 4990Undergraduate Research in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Proposal must be submitted to Aero Committee, and accepted1-6
MAE 4995Undergraduate Honors Research Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Proposal must be submitted to Aero Committee, and accepted1-6
Auxiliary Courses
A maximum of 3 credit hours can be counted toward the minor
MAE 4280Introduction to Finite Element Methods3
MAE 4320Design of Thermal Systems3
MAE 4380Intermediate Thermodynamics3
MAE 4600Advanced Mechanics of Materials3
MAE 4680Introduction to MEMS3
MAE 4710Hydraulic Control Systems3
MAE 4720Modern Control3
MAE 4740Digital Control3
PHYSCS 3200Physics of Space Explorations3


  • Meet with your advisor during your sophomore/junior year to plan minor courses into your schedule.
  • Submit the application form (list of completed/planned aerospace courses) in the semester before you graduate.
  • When completed, the Aerospace Minor will appear on your transcripts.


Craig Kluever
phone: 573-882-6764

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