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 B. S. in Aerospace Engineering

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The​ program provides a strong base in the main areas of Aerospace Engineering during the four years of study. It contains the required general education courses in the areas of Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Computer​ Science, Islamic and Arabic studies, English and Physical Education. Moreover, the curriculum is augmented by a number of elective courses in various branches of Aerospace Engineering. A student has the oppurtunity to take the appropriate elective courses (four technical electives) in the area of Aerospace Engineering in which he would like to specialize. It balances theory with application and provides practical experience with laboratory sessions as applicable.

The program includes MATH 333 (Methods of Applied Mathematics) and SE 301 (Numerical Methods) to give the student a strong mathematical background to enable him to address research-type problems or other problems encountered in engineering practice which require detailed analytical and/or experimental studies. The Senior Project (AE 411 and AE 412) is a capstone design course which presents an opportunity for the student to participate in a design team which operates in unstructured problem-solving situations. Every Aerospace Engineeing Science student is required to spend 8 weeks in summer training to make use of his knowledge and to acquire valuable experience in an  industrial environment, which may give him a fresh outlook for appropriately selecting his elective courses. The program prepares a student for an engineering career in an industrial establishment and for further graduate studies.

Program Educational Objectives:
The educational objectives ​of the Aerospace Engineering Program are three-fold:
a) Graduates will excel in their professional career to meet the expectations of employers of aerospace engineers.
b) Qualified graduates will be able to pursue advanced Aerospace Engineering degrees in excellent world universities if they so desire.
c) Graduates will assume leadership roles in their profession and in their communities.

Student outcomes:
It is expected that the graduates of the AE Program will exhibit the following outcomes at the time of graduation:
1) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics.
2) An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors.
3) An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
4) An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts.
5) An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
6) An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
7) An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


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(1) AE Department's approval is required to take these two AE Tech Electives courses from Table A.

​​(2) Technical Electives I & II can only be taken from Table A, B, and C. AE Department's approval is required to take these two technical electives.​

(3) AE Department's approval is required to take these two General studies courses from TableD.

(4) One summer must be spent in industry.

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