# Aerospace Systems

Students who elect the Aerospace Systems concentration are frequently interested in both physics and engineering, or physics but with emphasis on applications. The Aerospace Systems Concentration allows the student to take almost all of the courses required for the Aerospace Engineering degree, but also to take additional advanced physics courses. Advanced physics training improves the students’ understanding of the fundamentals underlying engineering practice and develops problem-solving skills. Students in Aerospace Systems may take engineering courses either in a spacecraft or an aircraft sub-track. Our majors have access to undergraduate research opportunities either in physics or in engineering and take senior design courses in both physics and Aerospace Engineering giving them real-world project experience.

## Requirements

Course | Course Title | Hours |
---|---|---|

KU Core 2.1 | (Normally ENGL 101 and ENGL 102) | 6 |

Chemistry | CHEM 130, Foundations of Chemistry I, or CHEM 150 Chemistry for Engineers, or CHEM 190 Foundations of Chemistry I, Honors together with CHEM 191 Foundations of Chemistry I Laboratory, Honors. | 5 |

KU Core requirements* | Courses approved to satisfy Goals 2.2, 3S, 3H, 4.1, and 4.2. Note that PHSX 594 satisfies Goal 4.2. |
15 |

Course | Course Title | Hours |
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PHSX 150 | Seminar in Physics, Astronomy and Engineering Physics | 0.5 |

PHSX 211&216 or PHSX 213 | General Physics I and General Physics I Lab (213 is honors/majors equivalent) | 5 |

PHSX 212&236 or PHSX 214 | General Physics II and General Physics II Lab (214 is honors/majors equivalent) | 4 |

PHSX 313 | General Physics III | 3 |

PHSX 316 | Intermediate Physics Laboratory (with or after PHSX 313) | 1 |

EPHX 516 | Physical Measurements | 4 |

EPHX 521 | Mechanics I | 3 |

EPHX 531 | Electricity & Magnetism | 3 |

EPHX 601 | Design of Physical & Electronic Systems | 4 |

Course | Course Title | Hours |
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MATH 125 | Calculus I (MATH 145 is honors equivalent) | 4 |

MATH 126 | Calculus II (MATH 146 is honors equivalent) | 4 |

MATH 127 | Calculus III (MATH 147 is honors equivalent) | 4 |

MATH 290 | Elementary Linear Algebra (MATH 291 is honors equivalent) | 2 |

MATH 220 or 320 | Applied or Elementary Differential Equations. (MATH 221 is honors equivalent) | 3 |

Field | Course | Hours |
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Engineering Physics | EPHX 536, Electronic Circuit Measurement & Design or EECS 316 Circuits, Electronic and Instrumentation together with EECS 318 Circuits and Electronics Lab | 4 |

Aerospace Engineering | AE 245, Intro. to Aerospace Engineering | 3 |

AE 345, Fluid Mechanics or C&PE 511, Momentum Transfer or ME 510, Fluid Mechanics | 3 | |

AE 421, Aerospace Computer Graphics (4) or ME 228, Computer Graphics (3) | 3-4 | |

AE 445, Aircraft Aerodynamics and Performance (AE 546 is honors equivalent) | 3 | |

AE 507, Aerospace Structures I | 3 | |

AE 508 (or AE 509) Aerospace Structures II (3) and AE 521, Aerospace System Design I (4) or AE 560 Spacecraft Systems (3) and AE 523, Space Systems Design (4) | 3-4 | |

AE 545, Fundamentals of Aerodynamics | 5 | |

AE 550, Dynamics of Flight I | 3 | |

AE 551, Dynamics of Flight II (AE 552 is the honors equivalent) | 4 | |

AE 572, Fundamentals of Jet Propulsion (AE 573 is the honors equivalent) | 3 | |

Other Engineering | AE 211 Computing for Engineers or EECS 138, Intro. to Computing | 3 |

C&PE 221 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics or ME 312, Basic Engineering Thermodynamics | 3 | |

CE 301, Statics & Dynamics | 5 | |

CE 310, Strength of Materials (CE 312 is the honors equivalent) | 4 |

*Goal 1.1, Goal 1.2, Goal 3N, Goal 5, and Goal 6 are all satisfied by major requirements.