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  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Aerospace Engineering


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Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

The following Program Educational Objectives (PEO) are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve within two to five years after graduation.

  1. Career Growth: as demonstrated by metrics such as achieving proficiency in current position, increasing responsibility, diversity of job functions, recognition, progression and/or job advancement.
  2. Professional Development: as demonstrated by metrics such as pursuing additional educational activities, professional certifications, leadership effectiveness, staying current with evolving technologies and/or demonstrating initiative.
  3. Service: as demonstrated by metrics such as involvement in their communities, professional societies, and/or humanitarian endeavors.
  4. Innovation: as demonstrated by metrics such as the development of new processes, devices, methods, patents, and/or dissemination of knowledge.

(For up-to-date educational objectives and learning outcomes, see the department’s Web site at www.wmich.edu/mechanical-aerospace/academics/aerospace)

Admission


  1. To be admitted to this engineering curriculum, a student must complete all pre-engineering requirements with grades of “C” or better. These requirements may be found in the beginning of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences section.
  2. Students seeking admission to this curriculum must submit an application following procedures established by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Upper level transfer students may complete an application prior to their first semester of enrollment. Only students in good academic standing as defined by the University will be admitted to this curriculum. 

Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement


Students who have chosen the Aerospace Engineering curriculum will satisfy the Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement by successfully completing:

Requirements


Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Aerospace) must satisfy the following requirements in addition to those required by Western Michigan University:

  1. A grade point average of 2.0 or better must be earned in courses presented for graduation with AE, ECE, IEE, EDMM, and ME prefixes.
  2. A student is required to earn a grade of “C” or better in all 1000-3000 level departmental prerequisite courses before enrollment is permitted in the next sequence course.
  3. No more than two grades of “D” or “DC” in courses presented for graduation may be counted for graduation.
  4. Complete the following program of 129-130 semester credit hours. The schedule below is an example of one leading to graduation in eight semesters, beginning in the fall.
  5. The Aerospace Engineering curriculum requires students to complete a course in General Education Area I, Area II, Area III, Area IV, Area V, and Area VIII. At least two of the General Education Area courses must be at the 3000/4000-level, and no more than two courses from any one department may be used to satisfy the Area requirements.

First Semester (16 hours)


  • General Education Area VIII: Health and Well-Being   Credits: 2 hours

Second Semester (18 hours)


  • General Education Area II: Humanities   Credits: 3 hours

Third Semester (18 hours)


  • General Education Area V: Social and Behavioral Science   Credits: 3 hours

Fourth Semester (17-18 hours)


Fifth Semester (16 hours)


  • General Education Area III: U.S. Cultures and Issues   Credits: 3 hours
  • General Education Area IV: Other Cultures and Civilizations   Credits: 3 hours

Sixth Semester (16 hours)


  • General Education Area I: Fine Arts   Credits: 4 hours

Seventh Semester (13 hours)


  • Aerospace Elective   Credits: 3 hours

Eighth Semester (15 hours)


  • Aerospace Elective   Credits: 3 hours
  • Aerospace Elective   Credits: 3 hours

Aerospace Engineering Electives


Students must complete a total of three elective courses from the list below.

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