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Rensselaer Catalog 2015-2016 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2015-2016 [Archived Catalog]

Aeronautical Engineering Curriculum


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First Year


Fall


  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4

Second Year


Third Year (See footnote 2 below)


Fall


  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fourth Year


Fall


  • Flight Mechanics Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 3 below)
  • Professional Development II Credit Hours: 2
    (See footnote 4 below)

Spring


  • Capstone Design Elective Credit Hours: 3
    (See footnote 5 Below)
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4

Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Electives


In this area, the electives are based on the Institute and School of Engineering requirements for these electives. Students are urged to elect humanities, arts, and social science sequences through which they will obtain adequate breadth and depth in subject areas. Students desiring minors in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences must consult the school or department in which the courses are offered to obtain further information and specific requirements.

Footnotes


  1. These required courses may be taken in any order.
  2. AE students should start planning for their Flight Mechanics/Capstone track during third year.  Those on the Space Flight track must take MANE 4100 Spaceflight Mechanics during spring semester of third year to assure timely graduation.  In such cases, MANE 4050 or ENGR 2600 can be delayed until spring semester of fourth year.
  3. Choice of MANE 4090 Flight Mechanics, MANE 4200 Rotorcraft Performance, Stability & Control, or MANE 4100 Spaceflight Mechanics (as noted, the latter must be taken in the spring semester of third year to assure timely graduation).
  4. This course will be fulfilled from a list published at the start of each semester.
  5. Choice of: MANE 4230 Air Vehicle Design, MANE 4850 Space Vehicle Design, or MANE 4860 Intro to Helicopter Design (students on the Space Flight track take MANE 4850 in fall of fourth year).

Dual Major Programs


A dual major in Aeronautical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering is available to students who follow a prescribed program that can be completed in eight semesters. General requirements and procedures for dual degrees are described within the Academic Information and Regulations section of this catalog.  Degree templates for dual majors offered by the MANE department may be found here: http://www.eng.rpi.edu/mane/undergraduate.cfm.

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