2017-2018 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Mar 22, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Aerospace Engineering, BS/Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, MS

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John F. Dannenhoffer, III, AE Program Director
Young B. Moon, MAE Department Chair
Thong Dang, Graduate Program Director


Jeongmin Ahn, Benjamin Akih-Kumgeh, Mohn Yousuf Ali, Michelle Blum, Edward Bogucz, Frederick Carranti, Thong Dang, John Dannenhoffer, Barry Davidson, Mark Glauser, Melissa Green, H. Ezzat Khalifa, Alan Levy, Jacques Lewalle, Shalabh Maroo, Young Moon, Vadrevu Murthy, Michael Roppo, Roy, Jianshun Zhang, Teng Zhang

Program Description

The combined degree is for students to complete the Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and the Masters of Science in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering degrees consecutively, with a goal of completing both degree requirements in five years. 6 credits of 500-level courses may be counted towards both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. A block of transfer credits labeled as “transferred from SU undergraduate record” appears on the graduate record and applies credit hours toward the graduate degree, but is not calculated in the graduate GPA.


Students must be currently enrolled in the BS Aerospace Engineering program at Syracuse University, and should apply to the combined BS and MS program in the first semester of their third year of study. Admission is based upon academic performance. Students are accepted for graduate study after completion of the third year of study but are not fully matriculated as graduate students until all bachelor’s degree requirements have been met.

BSAE Curriculum

First Year-Fall Semester

MAT 295 - Calculus I  

CHE 106 - General Chemistry Lecture I  

CHE 107 - General Chemistry Laboratory I  

ECS 101 - Introduction to Engineering and Computer Science  

WRT 105 - Studio 1: Practices of Academic Writing  

ECN 203 - Economic Ideas and Issues  

First Year-Spring Semester

MAT 296 - Calculus II  

PHY 211 - General Physics I  

PHY 221 - General Physics Laboratory I  

ECS 104 - Engineering Computational Tools  

Elective 1 (3 credits)

WRT 205 - Studio 2: Critical Research and Writing  

Second Year-Fall Semester

ECS 326 - Engineering Materials, Properties, and Processing  

MAT 397 - Calculus III  

PHY 212 - General Physics II  

PHY 222 - General Physics Laboratory II  

ECS 221 - Statics  

Elective 2 (3 credits)

Second Year-Spring Semester

MAT 485 - Differential Equations and Matrix Algebra for Engineers  

ECS 222 - Dynamics  

ECS 325 - Mechanics of Solids  

MAE 251 - Thermodynamics  

MAE 284 - Introduction to CAD  

Third Year-Fall Semester

ECS 326 - Engineering Materials, Properties, and Processing  

MAE 315 - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Laboratory  

MAE 341 - Fluid Mechanics  

MAE 312 - Engineering Analysis  

MAE 333 - Data Analysis for Engineers  

ELE 231 - Electrical Engineering Fundamentals I  

ELE 291 - Electrical Engineering Laboratory I  

Third Year-Spring Semester

MAE 321 - Dynamics of Mechanical Systems  

MAE 355 - Fundamentals of Heat Transfer  

MEE 332 - Introduction to Machine Design  

MAE 322 - Control Systems for MAE  

Elective 3 (3 credits)

Fourth Year-Fall Semester

MEE 331 - Manufacturing Processes

MEE 416 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory  

MEE 471 - Design Practice  

Elective 4 (3 credits) *Must be either MAE 430 MAE 571 , or MAE 573  

Elective 5 (3 credits)

Elective 6 (3 credits)

Fourth Year-Spring Semester

MEE 471 - Design Practice  

MEE 472 - Synthesis of Mechanical Systems II  

WRT 205 - Studio 2: Critical Research and Writing  

Elective 7 (3 credits)

Elective 8 (3 credits)

Total Credits Required: 128

MSMAE Curriculum

Course Requirements

Graduate courses can be found in the Course Catalog (http://coursecatalog.syr.edu), using the search engine.

M.S. students must complet 30 credits, including a capstone project (MAE 994: 0 credits; graded as Pass/Fail), and must attend at least three (3) semesesters of the MAE graduate seminars (MAE 995: 0 credtis; graded as A-F, based on attendance). Out of the required 30 credits, students cannot take more than 9 credits at the 500-level. The M.S. degree in MAE offers both “general” and “concentration” options. A minimum GPA of 3.0 for coursework included in the Program of Study for the degree along with a minimum GPA of 2.8 for all credits earned must be achieved to graduate. Completion of the program with less than 24 semester credits in engineering does not lead to credit toward licensure.

Students selecting the “general” option must take three (3) required courses (MAE 675, MAE 643, and MAE 635) and four (4) elective courses from the MAE department.

Students selecting a “concentration” option must take MAE 675, four (4) courses from a chosen concentration. Available concentrations and their concentration core(s) are:

i) Thermal/Fluids

   MAE 643 - Fluid Dynamics

   3 elective courses in Thermal/Fluids

ii) Solids/Structure

    MAE 635 - Advanced Mechanics of Materials

    3 elective courses in Solids/Structure

iii) Design/Manufacturing

     MFE 639 - CAD/CAM Systems

     ECS 526 - Statistics for Engineers

     2 elective courses in Design/Manufacturing

Acceptable elective courses for each concentration are available in the department.

Graduation Requirements

The exit requirement for the M.S. degree is MAE 994 - Capstone Project. The student should register for MAE 994 in his/her last semester. The student will review papers or reports in the technical literature related to the student’s field of interest. Specific requirements will be communicated to the student at the time of registration for MAE 994. The student will prepare an oral presentation summarizing the technical content of the documents reviewed, and present his/her findings before a faculty committee. The specific format of the PowerPoint presentation can be obtained from the graduate secretary. A hard copy of the presentation, signed by the student’s adviser, must be submitted to the MAE Graduate Office. The student will then make their oral presentation to the committee of MAE faculty who will determine whether the student has passed or failed.

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