Electives

MAE Technical Electives

ME Curriculum Electives

Note: The typical semesters in which these courses are offered are listed, but offerings are subject to change. Some electives may skip years or switch semesters in a year.

  • MAE 403 Air Conditioning (spring)
  • MAE 406 Energy Conservation in Industry (fall)
  • MAE 407 Steam and Gas Turbines (spring)
  • MAE 408 Internal Combustion Engine Fundamentals (fall)
  • MAE 410 Modern Manufacturing Processes (fall)
  • MAE 412 Design of Thermal Systems (fall/spring)
  • MAE 420 Dynamic Analysis of Human Motion (spring)
  • MAE 421 Design of Solar Thermal Systems (spring)
  • MAE 426 Fundamentals of Product Design (spring)
  • MAE 430 Applied Finite Element Analysis (spring)
  • MAE 440 Non-Destructive Testing (fall)
  • MAE 442 Automotive Engineering (fall)
  • MAE 495 Computational Methods in Engineering (intermittent)
  • MAE 495 Mechanical Design Engineering (intermittent)
  • MAE 495 Space Exploration Systems (intermittent)
  • MAE 495 Applied Aerodynamics (intermittent)
  • MAE 495 Mechatronics (intermittent)
  • MAE 495 AUAV Bootcamp (fall)
  • MAE 495 Aeroelasticity (intermittent)
  • MAE 495 Digital Manufacturing (intermittent)
  • MAE 495 Automotive Power Systems (intermittent)
  • MAE 495 Applied Acoustics (intermittent)
  • MAE 496 Undergraduate Project Work in MAE (3 credit limit) (fall, spring, summer)
  • MAE 5XX Graduate Level Courses (fall, spring) (Note: Undergraduates must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and completed all 300-level MAE coursework to be eligible to enroll in 500-level MAE courses.)
  • Any of the AE curriculum electives listed below, except for MSE 201 and ECE 331
  • MAE students are permitted to use one 3-credit non-MAE engineering elective course to satisfy a technical elective requirement. Examples of elective courses that have been permitted include ISE 316 Manufacturing Engineering I Processes (has required co-req of ISE 315), ISE 417 – Database Applications in Industrial & Systems Engineering, NE 419 Intro to Nuclear Energy, CE 497 Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries, CSC 316 Data Structures and Algorithms and CSC/MA 427 Intro to Numerical  Analysis 1. Other engineering electives may be approved upon request to the MAE academic advisor. (Note: Students are obligated to have the necessary requisites for non-MAE engineering courses unless waived by the offering department.)

AE Curriculum Electives

Guided electives (choose one from each elective group):

Flight/Space elective

  • MAE 457 Flight Stability & Control (spring)
  • MAE 467 Space Flight (spring)

Structures elective

  • MAE 430 Applied Finite Element Analysis (spring)
  • MAE 472 Aero Structures 2/Composites (spring)

Propulsion elective

  • MAE 458 Propulsion (fall)
  • MAE 459 Rocket Propulsion (no longer offered)

Technical elective choices by area:

Aerodynamics/Propulsion

  • MAE 452 Aerodynamics of V/STOL Vehicles (intermittent)
  • MAE 455 Boundary Layer Theory (fall)
  • MAE 456 Computational Methods in Aerodynamics (intermittent)
  • MAE 458 Propulsion (fall)
  • MAE 459 Rocket Propulsion (no longer offered)

Dynamic Systems and Space

  • MAE 457 Flight Stability & Control (spring)
  • MAE 467 Space Flight (spring)

Structures and Manufacturing

  • MAE 430 Applied Finite Element Analysis (spring)
  • MAE 472 Aero Structures 2/Composites (spring)

Other

  • Any of the ME curriculum electives listed above
  • MSE 201 Structural Properties of Materials (fall, spring, summer)
  • ECE 331 Principles of Electrical Engineering (fall, spring, summer)