Mar 02, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aerospace Engineering, B.S.

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The aerospace engineering program provides a rigorous foundation in modern engineering theory, technology, and practice associated with design, development, testing, and production of aircraft, spacecraft, and related aerospace systems. 

Aerospace engineers use the techniques of mathematics combined with a specialized knowl­edge in aerospace stuctures, control, aerodynamics, thermal analysis, and materials. This information is supplemented by the design and control of systems, and the economics and safety constraints of aerospace applications.

Our graduates will be able to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and aerospace engineer­ing to the solution of problems, particularly in the areas of thermodynamics; heat transfer; aerodynamics; propulsion; systems and controls; structural design; computational meth­ods; instrumentation; and experimental methods.

Consistent with the Vision and Mission state­ments of the University of Kentucky and the Col­lege of Engineering, the undergraduate program in aerospace engineering will prepare our graduates for successful practice or academic pursuits in aerospace engineering. We expect our graduates to attain the following Program Educational Objec­tives:

  1. Our graduates will be employed in aerospace engineering or a variety of related fields as professionals, or attend graduate and pro­fessional schools in their career paths.
  2. Our graduates will continue their education and professional growth by supporting or participating in professional societies, licen­sure programs, short courses, or other pro­fessional development activities.

Degree Requirements

Each student must complete the following:

In addition to the University graduation requirements listed in the Graduation Requirements  section of this Bulletin, to be awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in any field of engineering or Computer Science, a student must:

  1. complete the University and College requirements relating to writing and the UK Core .
  2. complete the required number of hours, exclusive of those earned in freshman college algebra and freshman college trigonometry, with a cumulative standing of not less than 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. be admitted to engineering standing in an engineering program for at least the final semester, and complete the requirements of that program.
  4. complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of departmental courses at or above the 300 level.
  5. complete all departmental courses and technical electives with a cumulative standing of 2.0 or higher.
  6. complete any additional departmental graduation requirements that may be listed below.

UK Core Requirements

See the UK Core section of this Bulletin for the complete UK Core requirements.   The courses listed below are (a) recommended by the college, or (b) required courses that also fulfill UK Core areas. Students should work closely with their advisor to complete the UK Core requirements.

I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity

II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities

III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences

IV. Intellectual Inquiry in Natural, Physical and Mathematical Sciences

V. Composition and Communication I

VI. Composition and Communication II

VII. Quantitative Foundations

IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA

X. Global Dynamics

UK Core hours: 33

Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)

Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement hours (GCCR): 3

Subtotal: Premajor hours: 46

Subtotal: Major hours: 54

Subtotal: Technical Electives: 9



§ Transfer students will take EGR 215 , Introduction to the Practice of Engineering for Transfer Students, in place of EGR 101  and EGR 103 .

Δ Students must complete both EGR 101   and EGR 103  to fulfill the UK Core Arts and Creativity requirement. Transfer students may satisfy the UK Core Arts and Creativity requirement by taking EGR 215 .

* Technical Electives: Choose 9 credit hours from the list of Technical Electives above. At least 3 credit hours must come from either AER 501  or AER 590 .

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

First Semester

Second Semester

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