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College of Technology

Aeronautical Engineering Technology (B.S.)

From electrical systems to propulsion to the science and structure of aerospace vehicles, your degree in aeronautical engineering technology will create the foundation for a lifelong career in the aerospace industry. Graduates of this program have become industry leaders in the design, manufacture, maintenance, operation and support of aerospace vehicles.

Aviation Technology: Aeronautical Engineering Technology

Credit Hours Required for Bachelor's Degree: 124

Freshman Year

First SemesterSecond Semester
(3) AT 10100 (Gateway to Aviation Technology) (3) AT 10300 (Aerospace Vehicle Propulsion and Tracking Systems)
(4) ENGL 10600 (First-Year Composition) or ENGL 10800 (Accelerated First-Year Composition) (3) AT 27800 (Nondestructive Testing for Aircraft)
(3) MA 15300 (Precalculus) (3) COM 11400 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)
(3) POL 10100 (American Government and Politics) or POL 13000 (Introduction to International Relations) (3) MA 15400 (Algebra and Trigonometry II)
(3) TECH 12000 (Technology and the Individual) (1) MET 16200 (Computational Analysis Tools in MET)
    (3) PSY 12000 (Elementary Psychology)
(16) (16)

Sophomore Year

Third SemesterFourth Semester
(3) AT 20100 (Aircraft Design and Structures) (3) AT 10200 (Aviation Business)
(3) AT 20200 (Aerospace Vehicle Systems Design, Analysis and Operations) (3) AT 36300 (Fundamentals of Powerplant Systems)
(3) AT 26700 (Fixed and Rotary Wing Assemblies) (4) PHYS 21800 (General Physics)
(3) MET 11100 (Applied Statics) (3) Economics selective
(3) Calculus selective (3) Minor selective/AT 26500 (Aircraft Electrical Systems) for A&P Certificate*
(2) Minor selective/CGT 16300 (Introduction to Graphics for Manufacturing) for A&P Certificate*  


(17)   (16)  

Junior Year

Fifth SemesterSixth Semester
(3) AT 20300 (Aviation Operations Management) (3) AT 30800 (Aircraft Materials Processes)
(3) AT 27200 (Introduction to Composite Technology) (4) AT 33500 (Avionics Systems)
(3) AT 37000 (Advanced Aircraft Powerplants) (3) AT 37600 (Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Technology I)
(3) STAT 30100 (Elementary Statistical Methods) (3) ENGL 42000 (Business Writing) or ENGL 42100 (Technical Writing)
(3) Minor selective/AT 20800 (Aircraft Materials II) for the A&P certificate* (3) TECH 33000 (Technology and the Global Society)
(15)   (16)  

Senior Year

Seventh SemesterEighth Semester
(3) AT 30700 (Advanced Aircraft Systems) (3) AT 37200 (Aircraft Maintenance Practices)
(4) AT 44500 (Aircraft Electronics) (3) AT 49700 (Applied Research Project)
(3) AT 47600 (Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Technology II) (3) Technical communication selective
(1) AT 49600 (Applied Research Proposal)/AT 48700 (Transport Aircraft Simulation Laboratory) for A&P Certificate (4) Minor selective/ (3) AT 40200 (Aircraft Airworthiness Assurance) for the A&P Certificate*
(3) TECH 32000 (Technology and the Organization) (1) Free elective
    (0) Globalization†
(14)   (14)  

Minor or Thematic Area (12 credit hour minimum). Choose one of three options:
1. Complete 12 credit hours in one of the University’s approved minors.
2. Complete 9 credit hour toward an MS degree and at least 3 credit hours of 30000-level or 40000-level courses.
3. Any approved thematic group of at least 12 credit hours in one of the following areas:
Aeronautical Engineering Technology; Agriculture; Engineering or Science; Data Analysis and/or Computer Systems; Industrial Organization, Manufacturing and Safety; Government Policy; Travel and Tourism; Entrepreneurship and Business; Logistics; Foreign Language; Management and/or Economics; Atmospheric Science; Political Science; Public Relations; or Statistics.

† Globalization: Due to the international nature of the aviation industry, all B.S. degree students must complete a globalization requirement using one of the following options: 1) complete any University-sponsored study abroad program lasting at least seven days; 2) complete an internship or approved international research project that involves at least seven days of international travel; 3) provide documentation of having lived/traveled outside the United States for at least 15 days after the student's 12th birthday; or 4) complete or place out of the Level IV course in any foreign language.


Calculus: MA 16100, 16500, 22100, 22300.
Economics: ECON 21000, 25100, 25200. (Required if pursuing a minor in management.)
Laboratory Science: BIOL 11000, 11100; CHM 11500, 11600; PHYS 21800, 21900, 22000, 22100, 17200.
Technical Communication: COM 31500, 32000, 32400, 41500.