B.S. Aerospace Engineering


Program Description


The Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering focuses on the application of engineering principles to the design, manufacturing, and functionality of aerospace vehicles such as aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft, to include autonomous and semi-autonomous unmanned aerial systems. Students gain an in-depth knowledge of aerodynamics, aerospace materials, structures, propulsion, flight mechanics and stability and control while being briefly exposed to orbital mechanics, control, space structures, and rocket propulsion.

Fully offered at:

Kent Campus


Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Admission to the Aerospace Engineering major is selective.

Freshmen Students: Admission into the Aerospace Engineering major requires a minimum 3.0 high school GPA; and a minimum 24 ACT composite score (minimum 24 ACT sub-scores in both English and math) or a minimum 1160 SAT score (minimum 580 sub-scores in both mathematics and evidence-based reading and writing); and placement directly into MATH 12002 (or its equivalent). (The old SAT scores for admittance was 1100 SAT score with minimum 550 sub-scores in both mathematics and critical reading.)

Students who do not meet these requirements may apply for admission to the Aeronautical Systems Engineering Technology concentration within the Aeronautics major and request to change their program to the Aerospace Engineering major after their freshman year if they meet the following criteria: minimum 3.200 overall Kent State GPA and minimum B grade in both MATH 12002 and PHY 23101.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE Academic score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program.

Transfer Students: Admission into the Aerospace Engineering major requires minimum of 12 credit hours in college-level coursework with a minimum of 3.200 overall GPA and a minimum B grade in both MATH 12002 and PHY 23101 (or their equivalents). Transfer students who have completed fewer than 12 credit hours of college-level coursework will be evaluated on both collegiate and high school records and must submit a final high school transcript and an ACT or SAT score.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. Design and conduct experiments, and analyze and interpret data.
  3. 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.
  4. Function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. Identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  6. Understand professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. Communicate effectively, via both written and verbal means.
  8. Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  9. Recognize the need for, and able to engage in life-long learning.
  10. Be aware of contemporary issues in the aerospace industry.
  11. Use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Program Requirements

Major Requirements [BS-AERS]

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)

  • AERN 15300 Introduction To Engineering Analysis Using Matlab®
  • AERN 15500 Introduction To Aerospace Engineering (min C grade)
  • AERN 20000 Professional Development In Aeronautics I
  • AERN 25200 Statics
  • AERN 25400 Dynamics
  • AERN 25500 Aerodynamics For Engineers (min C grade)
  • AERN 30000 Professional Development In Aeronautics II
  • AERN 35200 Thermal Fluid Engineering
  • AERN 35201 Thermal-Fluid Engineering Laboratory
  • AERN 35300 Aerospace Vehicle Performance
  • AERN 35400 System Dynamics And Control
  • AERN 35500 Signals And Circuits
  • AERN 35501 Signals And Circuits Laboratory
  • AERN 35600 High-Speed Aerodynamics
  • AERN 45121 Aerospace Propulsion For Engineering And Engineering Technology
  • AERN 45360 Professional Development In Aeronautics III
  • AERN 45600 Aircraft Stability And Control
  • AERN 45601 Aircraft Stability And Control Laboratory
  • AERN 45700 Aircraft Design (ELR)
  • AERN 45850 Aircraft Design II (WIC)
  • AERN 45900 Aeroelasticity
  • TECH 13580 Engineering Graphics I
  • TECH 20002 Materials And Processes
  • TECH 33111 Statics And Strength Of Materials
  • Aeronautics (AERN) Electives

Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)

  • CHEM 10050 Fundamentals Of Chemistry (KBS)
  • ECON 22060 Principles Of Microeconomics (KSS)
  • MATH 12002 Analytic Geometry And Calculus I (KMCR)
  • MATH 12003 Analytic Geometry And Calculus II
  • MATH 32051 Mathematical Methods In The Physical Sciences I
  • MATH 32052 Mathematical Methods In The Physical Sciences II
  • PHY 23101 General University Physics I (KBS) (KLAB)
  • PHY 23102 General University Physics II (KBS) (KLAB)
  • UC 10097 Destination Kent State: First-Year Experience
  • Kent Core Composition
  • Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)
  • Kent Core Social Studies (cannot be from ECON)
  • Kent Core Additional

Graduation Requirement

  • Minimum Major GPA: 2.750
  • Minimum Overall GPA: 2.500
Last updated Aug 2019

About the School

The College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) is one of the eleven colleges of Kent State University, with approximately 1,000 students and near double-digit growth in recent years. As one of its f ... Read More

The College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE) is one of the eleven colleges of Kent State University, with approximately 1,000 students and near double-digit growth in recent years. As one of its fastest-growing colleges, the university has committed strong support to expand its programs. Kent State has constructed a new 55,000 square foot building for the college. The Aeronautics and Technology Building (ATB) is located at 1400 Lefton Esplanade. Read less