Aerospace Engineering - BS

Coursework in aerodynamics, structures and materials, propulsion, and dynamics and control provide a strong fundamental basis for advanced study and specialization, while technical electives offer a concentration of study in fields of special interest. Design philosophy and practice are developed throughout the curriculum to relate analysis to aerospace engineering design. The design of aerospace system components is particularly emphasized in the junior- and senior-level courses. A senior-level two-semester design sequence, involving specific goals, objectives, and constraints, integrates analysis and design tools and requires students working in small teams to design, build, test, and even fly an aerospace system, such as an aircraft, rocket, or spacecraft. Application of modern engineering and computational tools is required and emphasized in all courses.

The freshman year is identical for degrees in aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, electronic systems engineering technology, industrial distribution, industrial engineering, manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology, mechanical engineering, multidisciplinary engineering technology, nuclear engineering, ocean engineering, and petroleum engineering (Note: not all programs listed are offered in Qatar). The freshman year is slightly different for chemical engineering in that students take CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 andCHEM 102/CHEM 112. Biomedical Engineering also requires a two semester sequence of chemistry courses consisting of CHEM 101/CHEM 111 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 102/CHEM 112.  Students pursuing degrees in biological and agricultural engineering should refer to the specific curriculum for this major. It is recognized that many students will change the sequence and number of courses taken in any semester. Deviations from the prescribed course sequence, however, should be made with care to ensure that prerequisites for all courses are met.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
CHEM 107 General Chemistry for Engineering Students 1,4 3
CHEM 117 General Chemistry for Engineering Students Laboratory 1,4 1
ENGL 103
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition 1
or Composition and Rhetoric
ENGR 102 Engineering Lab I - Computation 1 2
MATH 151 Engineering Mathematics I 1,2 4
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
CHEM 102
CHEM 112
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II 1,4
ENGR 216/PHYS 216 Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab II: Mechanics 1 2
MATH 152 Engineering Mathematics II 1 4
PHYS 206 Newtonian Mechanics for Engineering and Science 1 3
University Core Curriculum 3,5 3-6
 Semester Credit Hours15-16
 Total Semester Credit Hours31-32
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
AERO 201 Introduction to Flight 1 3
AERO 212 Introduction to Aerothermodynamics 1 3
MATH 251 Engineering Mathematics III 1 3
PHYS 207 Electricity and Magnetism for Engineering and Science 1 3
PHYS 217/ENGR 217 Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab III - Electricity and Magnetism 1 2
Select one from the following: 3
Public Speaking 1  
Communication for Technical Professions 1  
Argumentation and Debate 1  
Technical and Business Writing 1  
 Semester Credit Hours17
AERO 210 Introduction to Aerospace Mechanics 1 3
AERO 214 Introduction to Aerospace Mechanics of Materials 1 3
AERO 222 Introduction to Aerospace Computation 1 3
ECEN 215 Principles of Electrical Engineering 1 3
MATH 308 Differential Equations 1 3
High Impact Experience 7 0
Mid-Curriculum Professional Development 7  
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
AERO 301 Theoretical Aerodynamics 1 3
AERO 304 Aerospace Structural Analysis I 1 3
AERO 307 Aerospace Engineering Laboratory 1 3
AERO 310 Aerospace Dynamics 1 3
University Core Curriculum 3 6
 Semester Credit Hours18
AERO 303 High Speed Aerodynamics 1 3
AERO 306 Aerospace Structural Analysis II 1 3
AERO 321 Dynamics of Aerospace Vehicles 1 3
AERO 351 Aerothermodynamics and Propulsion 1 3
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
AERO 401 Aerospace Vehicle Design I 1,6 3
AERO 413 Aerospace Materials Science 3
AERO 423 Orbital Mechanics 3
AERO 430
Numerical Simulation
or Advanced Engineering Mathematics
Select one of the following: 3
Aerospace Structural Design  
Aerospace Propulsion  
Space System Design  
Electromagnetic Sensing for Space-Borne Imaging  
Human Spaceflight Operations  
Airfoil and Wing Design  
 Semester Credit Hours15
AERO 402 Aerospace Vehicle Design II 6 2
AERO 422 Active Controls for Aerospace Vehicles 3
AERO 452 Heat Transfer and Viscous Flows 3
ENGR 482/PHIL 482 Ethics and Engineering 3
Select two of the following: 6
Mechanics of Advanced Aerospace Structures  
Aerospace Structural Design  
Polymer Nanocomposites and their Applications  
Aerospace Propulsion  
Chemical Rocket Propulsion  
Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control  
Flight Test Engineering  
Space System Design  
Electromagnetic Sensing for Space-Borne Imaging  
Numerical Simulation  
Cockpit Systems and Displays  
Vehicle Management Systems  
Human Spaceflight Operations  
Helicopter Aerodynamics  
Airfoil and Wing Design  
Special Topics in...  
Digital Control Systems  
Problems for Co-Op Students  
 Semester Credit Hours17
 Total Semester Credit Hours97

Total Program Hours 128