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  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2016-2017 [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

Spring


  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4  

Fourth Year


Fall


  • Computation Intensive Elective                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (See footnote 3 below)
  • Flight Mechanics Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 4 below)
  • Professional Development II Credit Hours: 2
    (See footnote 5 below)

Spring


  • Capstone Design Elective Credit Hours: 3
    (See footnote 6 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. Choice of: ENGR 1200 Engineering Graphics & CAD or ENGR 1400 Engineering Coomunication.
  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.  
  3. Choice of: MANE 4140 Intro to Computational Fluid Dynamics, MANE 4240 Intro to Finite Elements, or MANE 4280 design Optimization: Theory and Practice.
  4. Choice of: MANE 4090 Flight Mechanics, MANE 4200 Rotorcraft Performance, Stability & Control, or MANE 4100 Spaceflight Mechanics (as noted, the latter must be take in the spring semester of third year to assure timely graduation).
  5. For a list of courses that satisfy the PD II requirement refer to the link “Courses which satisfy the PD II requirement” on the SIS home page.
  6. 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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