The mission of the aerospace engineer is to design and manufacture payload carrying vehicles to travel distances at the lowest cost in the shortest period of time. The training of the aerospace engineer is by demand multidisciplinary and by spirit pioneering. It includes aerodynamics, propulsion, advanced materials, structures, controls, robotics, electronics and computer usage.

An option has been developed to allow students at the University of Miami to have a concentration of courses in Aerospace Engineering. This concentration in aerospace is built on the existing accredited degree program in Mechanical Engineering.

Curriculum Requirements

Engineering Courses
CAE 210Mechanics of Solids I3
ECE 205Principles of Electrical Engineering--I3
IEN 311Applied Probability And Statistics3
MAE 111Introduction to Engineering I3
MAE 112Introduction to Engineering II2
MAE 202Dynamics3
MAE 207Mechanics of Solids II3
MAE 241Measurements Laboratory3
MAE 302Mechanical Behavior Of Materials3
MAE 303Thermodynamics I3
MAE 309Fluid Mechanics3
MAE 310Heat Transfer3
MAE 341Mechanical Design I3
MAE 351Mechanics Laboratory2
MAE 371Aerodynamics3
MAE 404Experimental Engineering Laboratory2
MAE 415Automatic Control3
MAE 444Capstone Aerospace Design Project-I1
MAE 445Capstone Aerospace Design Project-II2
MAE 446Aircraft Design3
MAE 470Introduction to Aerospace Structures3
MAE 471Flight Dynamics3
MAE 472Design of Aerospace Structures3
MAE 570Aero Propulsion3
MAE Technical Elective6
Math and Science Courses
MTH 151Calculus I for Engineers5
MTH 162Calculus II4
MTH 211Calculus III3
MTH 311Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
CHM 151Chemistry for Engineers3
CHM 153Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers1
PHY 205University Physics I3
PHY 206University Physics II3
PHY 207University Physics III3
PHY 208University Physics II Lab1
PHY 209University Physics III Lab1
Additional Requirements
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 107English Composition II: Science and Technology3
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
People and Society Cognate9
Total Credit Hours126

Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
MAE 111 Introduction to Engineering I 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
PHY 205 University Physics I 3
 Credit Hours14
MAE 112 Introduction to Engineering II 2
CAE 210 Mechanics of Solids I 3
ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
PHY 206 University Physics II 3
PHY 208 University Physics II Lab 1
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
MAE 207 Mechanics of Solids II 3
IEN 311 Applied Probability And Statistics 3
MTH 211 Calculus III 3
PHY 207 University Physics III 3
PHY 209 University Physics III Lab 1
PS Cognate (PS Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours16
MAE 202 Dynamics 3
MAE 241 Measurements Laboratory 3
CHM 151 Chemistry for Engineers 3
CHM 153 Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers 1
ECE 205 Principles of Electrical Engineering--I 3
HA Cognate (HA Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Junior Year
MAE 302 Mechanical Behavior Of Materials 3
MAE 303 Thermodynamics I 3
MAE 309 Fluid Mechanics 3
MAE 341 Mechanical Design I 3
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
 Credit Hours15
MAE 301 Engineering Materials Science 3
MAE 310 Heat Transfer 3
MAE 342 Mechanical Design II 3
MAE 351 Mechanics Laboratory 2
MAE 371 Aerodynamics 3
MAE 362 Computer Analysis of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Problems 3
 Credit Hours17
Senior Year
MAE 404 Experimental Engineering Laboratory 2
MAE 412 System Dynamics 3
MAE 441 Design of Fluid and Thermal Systems 3
MAE 471 Flight Dynamics 3
MAE 570 Aero Propulsion 3
PS Cognate (PS Elective) 1 3
MAE 442 Capstone Design Project-I 1
 Credit Hours18
MAE 443 Capstone Design Project-II 2
MAE 415 Automatic Control 3
MAE 470 Introduction to Aerospace Structures 3
HA Cognate (HA Elective) 1 3
PS Cognate (Adv. PS- Elective) 1 3
HA Cognate (Adv. HA Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours17
 Total Credit Hours129

You must complete a minimum of 1 PS cognate and 1 HA cognate to be selected from the list of available cognates. Each cognate should be a minimum of three courses (9 credit hours).