The University of Miami Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering 


Curriculum Requirements

Engineering Courses
CAE 210Mechanics of Solids I3
ECE 205Principles of Electrical Engineering--I3
ISE 311Applied Probability and Statistics3
EGN 123Computing and Digital Solutions for the future (or EGN 110 or EGN 114)3
MAE 112Introduction to Engineering II2
MAE 202Dynamics3
MAE 207Mechanics of Solids II3
MAE 241Measurements Laboratory3
MAE 302Mechanical Behavior of Materials3
MAE 303Thermodynamics3
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-I3
MAE 445Capstone Aerospace Design Project-II3
MAE 446Aircraft Design3
MAE 470Introduction to Aerospace Structures3
MAE 471Flight Dynamics3
MAE 472Design of Aerospace Structures3
MAE Technical Elective6
MAE 473Aerospace Propulsion3
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 221University Physics I3
PHY 222University Physics II3
PHY 223University Physics III3
PHY 224University Physics II Lab1
PHY 225University Physics III Lab1
General Education Requirements
Written Communication Skills:
WRS 105First-Year Writing I3
WRS 107First-Year Writing II: STEM3
Quantitative Skills:
Calculus I for Engineers (fulfilled through the major)
Areas of Knowledge:
Arts and Humanities Cognate9
People and Society Cognate9
STEM Cognate (9 credits) (fulfilled through the major)
Total Credit Hours129

Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredit Hours
WRS 105 First-Year Writing I 3
EGN 123, 110,
Computing and Digital Solutions for the future
or Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering
or Global Challenges Addressed by Engineering and Technology
MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
PHY 221 University Physics I 3
 Credit Hours14
MAE 112 Introduction to Engineering II 2
CAE 210 Mechanics of Solids I 3
WRS 107 First-Year Writing II: STEM 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
PHY 222 University Physics II 3
PHY 224 University Physics II Lab 1
 Credit Hours16
Sophomore Year
MAE 207 Mechanics of Solids II 3
ISE 311 Applied Probability and Statistics 3
MTH 211 Calculus III 3
PHY 223 University Physics III 3
PHY 225 University Physics III Lab 1
HA Cognate (HA 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
PS Cognate (PS Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Junior Year
MAE 302 Mechanical Behavior of Materials 3
MAE 303 Thermodynamics 3
MAE 309 Fluid Mechanics 3
MAE 341 Mechanical Design I 3
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
HA Cognate (HA Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours18
MAE 310 Heat Transfer 3
MAE 351 Mechanics Laboratory 2
MAE 470 Introduction to Aerospace Structures 3
MAE 371 Aerodynamics 3
MAE Technical Elective 2 3
PS Cognate (PS Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours17
Senior Year
MAE 404 Experimental Engineering Laboratory 2
MAE 444 Capstone Aerospace Design Project-I 3
MAE 446 Aircraft Design 3
MAE 471 Flight Dynamics 3
MAE 472 Design of Aerospace Structures 3
MAE 473 Aerospace Propulsion 3
 Credit Hours17
MAE 415 Automatic Control 3
MAE 445 Capstone Aerospace Design Project-II 3
MAE Technical Electives 2 3
HA Cognate (Adv. HA Elective) 1 3
PS Cognate (Adv. PS Elective) 1 3
 Credit Hours15
 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).


Technical Electives are advanced courses in mathematics, science or engineering, approved by the Faculty Advisor, as appropriate for individual objectives.


The mission of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is to provide excellent undergraduate education in aerospace engineering and undergraduate and graduate education in mechanical engineering that will prepare graduates to meet Society’s changing needs and aspirations.

The mission of the Aerospace Engineering program is to provide excellent undergraduate education in Aerospace Engineering that will prepare graduates to meet society’s changing needs and aspirations.


The educational objectives of the undergraduate Aerospace Engineering (B.S.A.S.E.) Program are to prepare graduates, within a few years after graduation, to be:

  • working as a professional or as an entrepreneur in an area related to aerospace engineering, and/or
  • exhibiting lifelong learning by pursuing or having completed a graduate or professional degree and/or demonstrated professional development.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.