# Aeronautics and Astronautics Program

### From Undergraduate Engineering Handbook

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The principal purpose of the undergraduate interdisciplinary major in Aeronautics and Astronautics is to prepare students who are strongly interested in aerospace for subsequent graduate study in the field. In particular, it is expected that students completing this undergraduate curriculum can then satisfy the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University in one additional academic year or, alternatively, complete the B.S. in General Engineering and the M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics as a co-terminal program in five years. | The principal purpose of the undergraduate interdisciplinary major in Aeronautics and Astronautics is to prepare students who are strongly interested in aerospace for subsequent graduate study in the field. In particular, it is expected that students completing this undergraduate curriculum can then satisfy the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University in one additional academic year or, alternatively, complete the B.S. in General Engineering and the M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics as a co-terminal program in five years. | ||

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The departmental requirements of this major include a core set of courses required of every Aeronautics and Astronautics major; a set of depth areas from which two areas (four courses) must be chosen; and an engineering elective. Students are expected to consult closely with an advisor about how best to satisfy these and all other requirements of the major, to submit a program planning sheet when declaring the major, and to have a final plan (program sheet) approved by the advisor and department at least one quarter prior to graduation. | The departmental requirements of this major include a core set of courses required of every Aeronautics and Astronautics major; a set of depth areas from which two areas (four courses) must be chosen; and an engineering elective. Students are expected to consult closely with an advisor about how best to satisfy these and all other requirements of the major, to submit a program planning sheet when declaring the major, and to have a final plan (program sheet) approved by the advisor and department at least one quarter prior to graduation. | ||

- | <span style="color: rgb(153, 0, 0);">REQUIREMENTS</span><br>'''Mathematics: 24 units'''''<b>(Fr, So, Jr)<br></b>''Mathematics through ordinary differential equations is a prerequisite to depth courses. Some statistics is mandatory, such as STATS 110, STATS 116, CME 106, or CS 109. For a list of acceptable courses, see the Mathematics Requirement section of this handbook. Required: Ordinary Differential Equations, satisfied by MATH 53 or CME 102 (same as ENGR 155A).'''''<br>'''''<b>Science: </b>'''18 units''' (Fr, So)<br>For a list of courses approved by the School, see the Science Requirement section of this handbook. Aero/Astro depth courses rely on a strong foundation in classical physics, particularly mechanics. Chemistry is needed for students without high school chemistry and is recommended for others. Required: Physics 41 and 43, plus one more advanced physics course. | + | <span style="color: rgb(153, 0, 0);">REQUIREMENTS</span><br>'''Mathematics: 24 units '''''<b>(Fr, So, Jr)<br></b>''Mathematics through ordinary differential equations is a prerequisite to depth courses. Some statistics is mandatory, such as STATS 110, STATS 116, CME 106, or CS 109. For a list of acceptable courses, see the Mathematics Requirement section of this handbook. Required: Ordinary Differential Equations, satisfied by MATH 53 or CME 102 (same as ENGR 155A).'''''<br>'''''<b>Science: </b>'''18 units''' (Fr, So)<br>For a list of courses approved by the School, see the Science Requirement section of this handbook. Aero/Astro depth courses rely on a strong foundation in classical physics, particularly mechanics. Chemistry is needed for students without high school chemistry and is recommended for others. Required: Physics 41 and 43, plus one more advanced physics course. |

'''Technology in Society''': '''One course'''<br>See Chapter 3, Figure 3-3 for a list of courses that fulfill the Technology in Society requirement. | '''Technology in Society''': '''One course'''<br>See Chapter 3, Figure 3-3 for a list of courses that fulfill the Technology in Society requirement. | ||

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#Fundamentals Elective ( may not use CS 106B or X if 106A is taken) | #Fundamentals Elective ( may not use CS 106B or X if 106A is taken) | ||

- | '''Departmental Requirements: 39 units'''<br>AA 100. Introduction to Aeronautics & Astronautics, 3 units<br>ME 70. Introductory Fluids Engineering, 4 units<br>ME 131A. Heat Transfer, 3-4 units<br>ENGR 15. Dynamics 3 units<br>ME 161. Dynamic Systems 3-4 units OR PHYSICS 110. Intermediate Mechanics, 4 units<br>CEE 101A. Mechanics of Materials, 4 units OR ME 80. Mechanics of Materials, 4 units<br>AA 190. Directed Research & Writing in Aero/Astro*, 3 units<br>Depth Area I: Two courses from a department Depth Area (see Depth Area lists below), 6 units<br>Depth Area II: Two courses from a second Depth Area, 6 units<br>Additional engineering elective, 3 units<br>''*Students should discuss their AA190 (WIM) topic with their advisor & the Student Services Manager during their junior year.<br>'''''-- Depth Areas''': '''Four courses; two from each of two topic areas'''<br>Students should select four courses from the list below, two from each of two areas. One additional engineering elective (at least 3 units) should also be selected; this may be an additional course from any of the depth areas below, another course in Aeronautics and Astronautics, or an appropriate elective from another Engineering department. In any case, the choice of depth areas and engineering elective should be determined in consultation with the Aeronautics and Astronautics major advisor.<br><br> | + | '''Departmental Requirements: 39 units'''<br>AA 100. Introduction to Aeronautics & Astronautics, 3 units<br>ME 70. Introductory Fluids Engineering, 4 units<br>ME 131A. Heat Transfer, 3-4 units<br>ENGR 15. Dynamics 3 units<br>ME 161. Dynamic Systems 3-4 units OR PHYSICS 110. Intermediate Mechanics, 4 units<br>CEE 101A. Mechanics of Materials, 4 units OR ME 80. Mechanics of Materials, 4 units<br>AA 190. Directed Research & Writing in Aero/Astro*, 3 units<br>Depth Area I: Two courses from a department Depth Area (see Depth Area lists below), 6 units<br>Depth Area II: Two courses from a second Depth Area, 6 units<br>Additional engineering elective, 3 units<br>''*Students should discuss their AA190 (WIM) topic with their advisor & the Student Services Manager during their junior year.<br>'''''-- Depth Areas''': '''Four courses; two from each of two topic areas''' '''+ one elective'''<br>Students should select four courses from the list below, two from each of two areas. One additional engineering elective (at least 3 units) should also be selected; this may be an additional course from any of the depth areas below, another course in Aeronautics and Astronautics, or an appropriate elective from another Engineering department. In any case, the choice of depth areas and engineering elective should be determined in consultation with the Aeronautics and Astronautics major advisor.<br><u>Dynamics and Controls</u><br>ENGR 105. Feedback Control Design, 3 units<br>ENGR 205. Intro to Control Design Techniques, 3 units<br>AA 242A. Classical Dynamics, 3 units<br>AA 271A. Dynamics and Control of Spacecraft and Aircraft, 3 units<br>AA 279. Spacecraft Mechanics, 3 units<br><u>Systems Design</u><br>AA 236A,B. Spacecraft Design, Spacecraft Design Laboratory, 3-5, 3 units<br>AA 241A,B. Introduction to Aircraft Design, Synthesis, and Analysis, 3, 3 units<br><u>Fluids and CFD</u><br>AA 200. Applied Aerodynamics, 3 units<br>AA 210A. Fundamentals of Compressible Flow, 3 units<br>AA 214A/CME 206. Introduction to Numerical Methods for Engineering, 3 units<br>AA 283. Aircraft & Rocket Propulsion, 3<br>ME 131B. Fluid Mechanics: Compressible Flow and Turbomachinery, 4 units<br><u>Structures</u><br>AA 240A. Analysis of Structures I, 3 units<br>AA 240B. Analysis of Structures II, 3 units<br>AA 256. Mechanics of Composites, 3 units |

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+ | For AA 4-year plans and program sheets, go to the Navigation bar. Select any from a year you are enrolled at Stanford.<br><br> |

## Revision as of 14:14, 1 December 2011

# Program Requirements 2011-12

The principal purpose of the undergraduate interdisciplinary major in Aeronautics and Astronautics is to prepare students who are strongly interested in aerospace for subsequent graduate study in the field. In particular, it is expected that students completing this undergraduate curriculum can then satisfy the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University in one additional academic year or, alternatively, complete the B.S. in General Engineering and the M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics as a co-terminal program in five years.

Another objective of the program is to provide an opportunity for interested undergraduates to become acquainted with the challenges of the aerospace field, with aeronautical and astronautical principles, and with the faculty who teach and do research in aeronautics and astronautics.

Students interested in aerospace are also encouraged to consider the undergraduate minor in Aeronautics and Astronautics, which is described in the "Minors and Honors" section of this Handbook.

The departmental requirements of this major include a core set of courses required of every Aeronautics and Astronautics major; a set of depth areas from which two areas (four courses) must be chosen; and an engineering elective. Students are expected to consult closely with an advisor about how best to satisfy these and all other requirements of the major, to submit a program planning sheet when declaring the major, and to have a final plan (program sheet) approved by the advisor and department at least one quarter prior to graduation.

REQUIREMENTS**Mathematics: 24 units *** (Fr, So, Jr)*Mathematics through ordinary differential equations is a prerequisite to depth courses. Some statistics is mandatory, such as STATS 110, STATS 116, CME 106, or CS 109. For a list of acceptable courses, see the Mathematics Requirement section of this handbook. Required: Ordinary Differential Equations, satisfied by MATH 53 or CME 102 (same as ENGR 155A).

**Science:**

**18 units**(Fr, So)

For a list of courses approved by the School, see the Science Requirement section of this handbook. Aero/Astro depth courses rely on a strong foundation in classical physics, particularly mechanics. Chemistry is needed for students without high school chemistry and is recommended for others. Required: Physics 41 and 43, plus one more advanced physics course.

**Technology in Society**: **One course**

See Chapter 3, Figure 3-3 for a list of courses that fulfill the Technology in Society requirement.

**Engineering Fundamentals: Three courses minimum**

- ENGR 30. Engineering Thermodynamics (req'd), 3 units, A,W,Sum
- CS 106A. Programming Methodology (recommended), 5 units, A,W,S,Sum
- Fundamentals Elective ( may not use CS 106B or X if 106A is taken)

**Departmental Requirements: 39 units**

AA 100. Introduction to Aeronautics & Astronautics, 3 units

ME 70. Introductory Fluids Engineering, 4 units

ME 131A. Heat Transfer, 3-4 units

ENGR 15. Dynamics 3 units

ME 161. Dynamic Systems 3-4 units OR PHYSICS 110. Intermediate Mechanics, 4 units

CEE 101A. Mechanics of Materials, 4 units OR ME 80. Mechanics of Materials, 4 units

AA 190. Directed Research & Writing in Aero/Astro*, 3 units

Depth Area I: Two courses from a department Depth Area (see Depth Area lists below), 6 units

Depth Area II: Two courses from a second Depth Area, 6 units

Additional engineering elective, 3 units**Students should discuss their AA190 (WIM) topic with their advisor & the Student Services Manager during their junior year.*

**-- Depth Areas**:

**Four courses; two from each of two topic areas**

**+ one elective**

Students should select four courses from the list below, two from each of two areas. One additional engineering elective (at least 3 units) should also be selected; this may be an additional course from any of the depth areas below, another course in Aeronautics and Astronautics, or an appropriate elective from another Engineering department. In any case, the choice of depth areas and engineering elective should be determined in consultation with the Aeronautics and Astronautics major advisor.

__Dynamics and Controls__

ENGR 105. Feedback Control Design, 3 units

ENGR 205. Intro to Control Design Techniques, 3 units

AA 242A. Classical Dynamics, 3 units

AA 271A. Dynamics and Control of Spacecraft and Aircraft, 3 units

AA 279. Spacecraft Mechanics, 3 units

__Systems Design__

AA 236A,B. Spacecraft Design, Spacecraft Design Laboratory, 3-5, 3 units

AA 241A,B. Introduction to Aircraft Design, Synthesis, and Analysis, 3, 3 units

__Fluids and CFD__

AA 200. Applied Aerodynamics, 3 units

AA 210A. Fundamentals of Compressible Flow, 3 units

AA 214A/CME 206. Introduction to Numerical Methods for Engineering, 3 units

AA 283. Aircraft & Rocket Propulsion, 3

ME 131B. Fluid Mechanics: Compressible Flow and Turbomachinery, 4 units

__Structures__

AA 240A. Analysis of Structures I, 3 units

AA 240B. Analysis of Structures II, 3 units

AA 256. Mechanics of Composites, 3 units

Plus free electives to bring total units to the 180 required for graduation.

For AA 4-year plans and program sheets, go to the Navigation bar. Select any from a year you are enrolled at Stanford.