2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 15, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Aerospace Engineering (B.S.A.E.)


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College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering,
Engineering 1, Room: 381
http://www.mae.ucf.edu
Email: MAEadvising@ucf.edu

Dr. Hyoung Jin “Joe” Cho, hjcho@ucf.edu, 407-823-5448
Lynn Grabenhorst, Lynn.Grabenhorst@ucf.edu, 407-823-5448
Phone: 407-823-5448

Admission Requirements

  • Students wanting to declare a major in an engineering discipline must be in good academic standing and must have a “C” (2.0) or better in each of the following courses or their equivalents: MAC 2311C , MAC 2312 , PHY 2048C , and CHM 2045C  or CHS 1440 .
  • Students wanting to declare a major in an engineering discipline must complete a change of major in the term of completion of the final pending prerequisite course(s) listed above.

Degree Requirements

  • The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department requires all students in the Aerospace Engineering Major to earn a “C” (2.0) or Better in the following sections: Section 2: Common Program Pre-requisites (CPP), Section 3: Core Requirements Basic Level, Section 4: Core Requirements - Advanced Level, Section 5: Restricted / Approved Technical Electives, and Section 6: Capstone Requirement. 
  • Students in the Aerospace Engineering major are expected to make consistent good progress toward their degrees to remain enrolled in, or eligible for, any major in the College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) or the College of Optics and Photonics (COP). Therefore,any student majoring in Aerospace Engineering who repeats any UCF course and does not earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or better on the second attempt will be placed on Lack of Progress Probation and remain on Lack of Progress Probation as long as the student is enrolled in a CECS or COP major. If a student on Lack of Progress Probation does not receive a grade of “C” (2.0) or better by the third attempt in the same UCF course, the student will be excluded from all CECS and COP majors. Any student majoring in Aerospace Engineering who has accumulated 7 or more unsuccessful attempts (i.e., grades below “C” (2.0) and withdrawals) over all courses taken at UCF will be placed on Lack of Progress Probation and remain on Lack of Progress Probation as long as the student is enrolled in a CECS or COP major. If a student on Lack of Progress Probation has a tenth unsuccessful attempt over all courses taken at UCF, the student will be excluded from all CECS and COP majors.
  • A student who is excluded from CECS and COP majors may seek readmission to a major in CECS or COP after at least one full year has passed since exclusion. Readmission is not automatic and is dependent upon a high probability of success after readmission. Any student who is readmitted to the Aerospace Engineering major will be subject to all probation conditions that applied at the time of exclusion.

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)


  • The UCF General Education Program (GEP) is described in the General Education Program section, located elsewhere in this catalog. Engineering students should closely study the requirements of the UCF GEP and the allowable substitutions detailed in Communication Foundations through Science Foundations. below to minimize excess hours. Students transferring to UCF from the Florida College System or State University System should complete the GEP and the Common Program Prerequisites before transferring.

Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Science Foundations (7 Credit Hours)


Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (19 hrs)


These courses are specifically required for all engineering students of the Florida State University System. CPP courses are also available at other Florida post-secondary schools and may be transferred directly to UCF programs. All students must earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or better in Common Program Pre-Requisites.

See “Common Prerequisites ” in the Transfer and Transitions Services section for more information.

Select one of the following sequences of courses:


or- First alternative: Select all of the following: (6 Credit Hours)


or- Second alternative


Core Requirements: Basic Level (2 Credit Hours)


The College of Engineering and Computer Science requires all engineering students to achieve a minimum 2.250 GPA in completing these courses, together with the core requirements listed in section 4, the technical elective courses listed in section 5 below and with the senior design courses listed in section 6 below. Independent study courses generally do not satisfy major requirements.

Restricted Electives (9 Credit Hours)


  • All students must earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or Better in Restricted Electives. 
  • Technical electives are available in the BSAE program to address specific student interests in a variety of technical areas. Students must consult with their assigned academic advisor for a list of the approved technical electives and the semesters when specific courses of this type are to be offered. http://mmae.ucf.edu/Academics/undergraduate.html

Capstone Requirements (6 Credit Hours)


  • All students must earn a grade of “C” (2.0) or Better in Capstone Requirements. 
  • These courses are a capstone experience to your engineering program and should be completed in your last 2 major semesters of study.
  • CECS encourages all engineering students to take the Fundamentals Exam during their senior year.

Electives


  • None

Foreign Language Requirements


Admissions

  • Two years of one foreign language in high school, or one year of foreign language in college (or equivalent proficiency exam) prior to graduation.

Graduation

  • None

Additional Requirements


  • None

Required Minors


  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements


  • 25% of course work must be in residency at UCF.

University Minimum Exit Requirements


  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 128


Additional Information


Honors In Major

  • None

Related Programs

Certificates

  • None

Related Minors

Advising Notes

  • Double Degree/Double Major requirements listed under college section of the catalog.

Career and Academic Advising

Transfer Notes

  • Courses transferred must be formally evaluated for equivalency credit. The student must provide all supporting information with his/her petition for this evaluation.
  • EGS 1006C  and EGN 1007C  are required courses for incoming freshman students only. The two credit hours for these courses will be substituted by an approved Aerospace Engineering Elective for transfer students.

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Equipment Fees

  • Part-Time Student: $45 per term
  • Full-Time Student: $90 per term

Plan of Study (128 Credit Hours)


  • The tentative course schedule listed below is a guide for those students who plan on completing their degree in four years. All engineering students should meet with their faculty advisor to develop and maintain an appropriate plan of study.

Freshman Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)


Select One: (4 Credit Hours)


1 Preferred

Freshman Year - Summer (10 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Summer (9 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)


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