Aerospace Engineering - Berks

Starting at Berks and ending at University Park / updated 6/18/2014

This major is under an administrative enrollment control. Please review the Entrance-to-Major requirements found at http://dus.psu.edu/students/etm/requirements.html

Semester 1 (Berks)

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
CHEM 110 - Chemical Principles I (GN)Notes for: CHEM 110

CHEM 110

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
3.0
ENGL 015 - Rhetoric and Composition (GWS)Notes for: ENGL 015

ENGL 015

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 030 - Honors Freshman Composition (GWS)Notes for: ENGL 030

ENGL 030

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
1.0
MATH 140 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (GQ)Notes for: MATH 140

MATH 140

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4.0
Total credits 17.0

Semester 2 (Berks)

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
CAS 100A - Effective Speech (GWS)Notes for: CAS 100A

CAS 100A

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or CAS 100B - Effective Speech (GWS)Notes for: CAS 100B

CAS 100B

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
ECON 102 - Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy (GS)Notes for: ECON 102

ECON 102

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ECON 104 - Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy (GS)Notes for: ECON 104

ECON 104

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
MATH 141 - Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (GQ)Notes for: MATH 141

MATH 141

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4.0
PHYS 211 - General Physics: Mechanics (GN)Notes for: PHYS 211

PHYS 211

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4.0
Total credits 17.0

Semester 3 (Berks)

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
3.0
1.5
MATH 220 - Matrices (GQ)Notes for: MATH 220

MATH 220

MATH 220 is normally a 2-credit course. However, only the 3-credit option is offered at Berks.
3.0
MATH 250 - Ordinary Differential EquationsNotes for: MATH 250

MATH 250

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
PHYS 212 - General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism (GN)Notes for: PHYS 212

PHYS 212

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4.0
Total credits 17.5

Semester 4 (Berks)

Course DetailsCredits
E MCH 212 - DynamicsNotes for: E MCH 212

E MCH 212

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
3.0
1.5
M E 300 - Engineering Thermodynamics INotes for: M E 300

M E 300

Since M E 201 is not offered at Berks, students take M E 300.
3.0
4.0
2.0
Total credits 16.5

Semester 5 (University Park)

Course DetailsCredits
AERSP 301 - Aerospace StructuresNotes for: AERSP 301

AERSP 301

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
AERSP 309 - AstronauticsNotes for: AERSP 309

AERSP 309

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
AERSP 311 - Aerodynamics INotes for: AERSP 311

AERSP 311

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
AERSP 313 - Aerospace AnalysisNotes for: AERSP 313

AERSP 313

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
2.0
1.0
Total credits 15.0

Semester 6 (University Park)

Course DetailsCredits
3.0
3.0
AERSP 306 - AeronauticsNotes for: AERSP 306

AERSP 306

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3.0
3.0
3.0
ENGL 202C - Effective Writing: Technical Writing (GWS)Notes for: ENGL 202C

ENGL 202C

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3.0
Total credits 18.0

Semester 7 (University Park)

Additional Notes

AERSP 401A/AERSP 401B and AERSP 402A/AERSP 402B: Students may schedule either the spacecraft design sequence (AERSP 401A and AERSP 401B) or the aircraft design sequence (AERSP 402A and AERSP 402B). The appropriate control course (AERSP 413 or AERSP 450) should be scheduled accordingly.

AERSP Technical Elective: Select from department list. Students who complete the Cooperative Education Program may substitute 3 co-op credits for a Technical Elective and 3 co-op credits for a Limited Elective.

Health and Physical Activity: Students who complete the ROTC Program may substitute 3 ROTC credits for the GHA requirement and 3 ROTC credits for a limited elective.

Limited Elective: Select from department list. Students who complete the ROTC Program may substitute 3 ROTC credits for the GHA requirement and 3 ROTC credits for a Limited Elective. Students who complete the Cooperative Education Program may substitute 3 co-op credits for a Technical Elective and 3 co-op credits for a Limited Elective.

These courses offered at Berks in spring semester only:

  • E MCH 212
  • E MCH 213
  • M E 300
  • PHYS 214

These courses offered at University Park in fall semester only:

  • AERSP 304
  • AERSP 305W
  • AERSP 306
  • AERSP 312
  • AERSP 401B
  • AERSP 402B
  • AERSP 440

These courses offered at University Park in spring semester only:

  • AERSP 301
  • AERSP 309
  • AERSP 311
  • AERSP 313
  • AERSP 401A
  • AERSP 402A
  • AERSP 410
  • AERSP 413
  • AERSP 450

TOTAL CREDITS: 133 (The minimum number of credits required for AERSP is 131. Students who start at Berks will have one extra credit for E MCH 211 (3) / E MCH 213 (3), which is substituted for E MCH 210 (5), and one extra credit for MATH 220.)

 

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# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

MATH 220
MATH 220 is normally a 2-credit course. However, only the 3-credit option is offered at Berks.
M E 300
Since M E 201 is not offered at Berks, students take M E 300.