Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

MECH Undergraduate Concentration

This is rocket science!

Study the design, manufacturing, and operating techniques of air flight capable machines in a 12-credit four-course aerospace engineering concentration. Our government research laboratory and aerospace industry experienced faculty guide students through the understanding of engineering disciplines such as fluid mechanics, chemical propulsion, stability and control, and structures as it applies to aircraft and rockets that fly within and above Earth’s atmosphere.

Note: Choose either course plan one or course plan two. 

Course Plan One

Take all four courses.

  • Fluid Flow: MECH 460: Aeronautics
  • Propulsion: MECH 4XX: Aerospace Propulsion
  • Structures: MECH 4XX: Aerospace Structures
  • Materials and Manufacturing: MECH 433: Composites Product Development

Course Plan Two

Choose one: Fluid Flow, Propulsion, Structures, or Materials and Manufacturing.

Fluid Flow

Take:

  • MECH 460: Aeronautics

And choose three from the following:

  • MECH 407: Laser Applications in Mechanical Engineering
  • MECH 480A6: Compressible Flow
  • MECH 452: Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • MECH 539: Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • MECH 551: Physical Gas Dynamics

Propulsion

Take:

  • MECH 4XX: Aerospace Propulsion

And choose three from the following:

  • MECH 417: Control Systems
  • MECH 468: Space Propulsion and Power Engineering
  • MECH 557: Turbomachinery
  • MECH 558: Combustion
  • MECH 567: Broad-Beam Ion Sources
  • MECH 581A4: Chemical Rocket Propulsion

Structures

Take:

  • MECH 420: Aerospace Structures

And choose three from the following:

  • MECH 425: Mechanical Engineering Vibrations
  • MECH 4XX: Advanced Mechanical Design
  • MECH 5XX: Mechanics of Composite Materials
  • MECH 515: Advanced Topics in Mechanical Vibrations
  • MECH 520: Finite Element Analysis in Mechanical Engineering

Materials and Manufacturing

Take

  • MECH 433: Composites Product Development

And choose three from the following:

  • MECH 502: Advanced / Additive Manufacturing
  • MECH 530: Advanced Composite Materials
  • MECH 531: Materials Engineering
  • MECH 532: Materials Issues and Mechanical Design
  • MECH 581A9: Processing of Polymer Composites

Mechanical engineering at Colorado State University is about using our knowledge of materials, energy, and health to solve society’s global engineering challenges.

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