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DEPARTMENT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

General Information on Undergraduate Program

GENERAL INFORMATION ON UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM
The basic undergraduate program is designed to equip the student with basic physicomathematical sciences in the first year; with basic engineering courses in the second year, and with the aerospace engineering courses in the remaining two years. The program comprises various summer training programs and laboratory work at every level of the education. Successful students are awarded the degree of Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Aerospace Engineering at the end of the program.
The Aerospace Engineering undergraduate program was accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Department of Aerospace Engineering is to educate students and to do research in aerospace sciences, including analysis, design, manufacturing, and testing of air and space vehicles, in order to contribute to the economic progress and welfare of the society.

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
To have graduates
1. who are equipped with the fundamental knowledge of mathematics, aerospace sciences and engineering and who can apply this knowledge in the design and analysis of aerospace systems and components in their professional life.
2. who will pursue advanced studies in the most prestigious universities and research institutions in the world.
3. who are sought after in top aerospace and related companies, and who hold leading executive and technical positions in a company.
4. who will establish innovative start-up companies in aerospace and related industries.

STUDENT OUTCOMES
Our graduates are expected to have the following knowledge, skills, and behaviors:
(a). An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
(b). An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
(c). An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
(d). An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
(e). An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(f). An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
(g). An ability to communicate effectively
(h). The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
(i). A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
(j). A knowledge of contemporary issues
(k). An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Undergraduate Curriculum


FIRST YEAR

First Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS105 GENERAL PHYSICS I 4 3 2 6.5
CHEM107 GENERAL CHEMISTRY 4 3 2 6.0
MATH119 CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY 5 4 2 7.5
ME105 COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING GRAPHICS 3 2 2 5.0
AEE101 INTRODUCTION TO AEROSPACE ENGINEERING 0 2 0 1.0
ENG101 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES I 4 4 1 6.0
IS100 INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS 0 0 2 1.0

Second Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
PHYS106 GENERAL PHYSICS II 4 3 2 6.5
MATH120 CALCULUS OF FUNCTIONS OF SEVERAL VARIABLES 5 4 2 7.5
CENG200 INTR. TO COMPUTERS & FORTRAN PROG. 3 2 2 4.0
AEE172 INTRODUCTION TO AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE 3 3 0 4.0
ENG102 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES II 4 4 1 6.0

SECOND YEAR

Third Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
MATH219 INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 4 4 0 7.0
ES202 MATHEMATICS FOR ENGINEERS 3 3 0 5.0
METE230 FUNDAMENTALS OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING 3 3 0 5.0
AEE200 SUMMER PRACTICE I 0 0 0 2.0
AEE231 THERMODYNAMICS 4 4 0 5.5
AEE261 STATICS 3 3 0 4.5
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2201 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2205 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION I 0 2 0 2.0
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Fourth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ES361 COMPUTING METHODS IN ENGINEERING 3 3 0 5.0
EE209 FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTRICAL&ELECTRO. EN 3 3 0 5.0
AEE244 FLUID MECHANICS 4 4 0 6.0
AEE262 DYNAMICS 3 3 0 4.5
AEE264 MECHANICS OF MATERIALS 4 4 0 5.5
ENG211 ACADEMIC ORAL PRESENTATION SKILLS 3 3 1 4.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
HIST2202 0 2 0 2.0
HIST2206 HISTORY OF THE TURKISH REVOLUTION II 0 2 0 2.0

THIRD YEAR

Fifth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
AEE300 SUMMER PRACTICE II 0 0 0 4.0
AEE305 NUMERICAL METHODS 3 3 0 5.0
AEE331 HEAT TRANSFER 3 3 0 5.0
AEE341 AERODYNAMICS I 4 3 2 6.0
AEE361 APPLIED ELASTICITY 3 3 0 5.0
AEE383 SYSTEMS DYNAMICS 3 3 0 5.0
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK105 TURKISH I 0 4 0 2.0
TURK201 ELEMENTARY TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0
TURK303 TURKISH I 0 2 0 2.0

Sixth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
ME212 PRINCIPLES OF PRODUCTION ENGINEERING 3 3 0 5.0
AEE334 PROPULSION SYSTEMS I 4 3 2 6.0
AEE342 AERODYNAMICS II 4 3 2 6.0
AEE362 AEROSPACE STRUCTURES 4 4 0 5.5
AEE372 FLIGHT MECHANICS 3 3 0 4.5
Any 1 of the following set ..
TURK106 TURKISH II 0 4 0 2.0
TURK202 INTERMEDIATE TURKISH 0 2 0 2.0
TURK304 TURKISH II 0 2 0 2.0
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

FORTH YEAR

Seventh Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
AEE400 SUMMER PRACTICE III 0 0 0 4.0
AEE435 PROPULSIONS SYSTEMS II 3 3 0 6.0
AEE451 AEROSPACE ENGINEERING DESIGN 3 2 2 8.0
AEE463 MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS 3 3 0 6.0
            FREE ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE

Eighth Semester
Course Code Course Name METU Credit Contact (h/w) Lab (h/w) ECTS
            RESTRICTED ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            TECHNICAL ELECTIVE
            NONTECHNICAL ELECTIVE

h/w = hours per week