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  Sep 24, 2017
 
 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018

Aeronautical Engineering Curriculum


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First Year


Fall Semester


  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring Semester


  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4

Second Year


Fall Semester


  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring Semester


Third Year


Summer Arch*


*For students who have applied for and been granted an exception, the Summer Arch courses would be taken during the fall semester. For listing of the exception process go to: http://info.rpi.edu/arch/students/#ExceptionProcess.

  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fall or Spring Semester (See footnote 5 below)


  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 5 below) 
  • HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fourth Year


Fall Semester


  • Computation Intensive Elective Credit Hours: 3
    (See footnotes 1 and 6 below)
  • Flight Mechanics Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 7 below)
  • Professional Development II Credit Hours: 2
    (See footnotes 1 and 8 below)

Spring Semester


  • Capstone Design Elective Credit Hours: 3
    (See footnote 9 below)
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 1 below)
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 4
    ​(See footnote 1 below)

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 courses may be taken in any order of the year indicated.
  2. Choice of: ENGR 1200 Engineering Graphics and CAD or ENGR 1400 Engineering Communication; ENGR 1200 is recommended. 
  3. Aeronautical engineering students may use MANE 2200 Inventor’s Studio 1 as a substitute for ENGR 2050 Introduction to Engineering Design.
  4. MATH 2400 Introduction to Differential Equations is a corequisite for these courses; these courses may not be moved to fall if MATH 2400 is taken in spring.
  5. Aeronautical engineering students should start planning for their Flight Mechanics/Capstone track during third year. Those on Space Flight track must take MANE 4100 Spaceflight Mechanics during spring semester of third year (in place of the free elective) to assure timely graduation.
  6. Choice of: MANE 4140 Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics, MANE 4240 Introduction to Finite Elements, or MANE 4280 Design Optimization: Theory and Practice.
  7. Choice of: MANE 4090 Flight Mechanics, MANE 4200 Rotocraft Performance, Stability and Control, or MANE 4100 Spaceflight Mechanics (as noted, the latter must be taken in the spring semester of third year to assure timely graduation).
  8. For a list of courses that satisfy the PD II requirement refer to the link “Courses that satisfy the PD II requirement” on the SIS home page.
  9. Choice of: MANE 4230 Air Vehicle Design, MANE 4850 Space Vehicle Design, or MANE 4860 Introduction 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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