Curriculum

Undergraduate Degrees

INTERDISCIPLINARY MAJOR IN AERO/ASTRO

Undergraduates enter Stanford with their majors undeclared. Although Aero/Astro is primarily a graduate department, Stanford undergraduates may declare an Interdisciplinary Major in Aeronautics and Astronautics leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering. The principal purpose of this degree is to prepare students who are strongly interested in aerospace for subsequent graduate study in the field.

Course requirements include:

Mathematics 24 units during freshman, sophomore, or junior years.
Science 19 units in freshman or sophomore years.
Technology in Science 1 course
Engineering Fundamentals 3 courses, including Engineering Thermodynamics (ENGR 30) and Programming Methodology (ENGR 70A).
Departmental Requirements 46 units, including Introduction to Aero/Astro (AA 100), and specified other courses in the School of Engineering. Students will select two depth areas from among Dynamics and Controls, Systems Design, Fluids and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and Structures and take two courses from both areas.

Details on the course requirements can be found in the School of Engineering's Handbook for Undergraduate Engineering Programs.

Freshmen and sophomores are welcome to come to our Student Services Office in Durand 250 to discuss the possibilities for future involvement in our programs.

MINOR IN AERO/ASTRO

Alternately, Stanford undergraduates may declare an  undergraduate minor in Aero/Astro. The minor introduces students to the key elements of modern aerospace systems and their many spin-off technologies. Within the minor, students may focus on aircraft, spacecraft, or disciplines relevant to both. The course requirements include:

ENGR 14* Applied Mechanics: Statics (3 units)
ENGR 15* Dynamics (3 units)
ENGR 30* Thermodynamics (3 units)
AA 100 Introduction to Aero/Astro (3 units)
ME 70 Introductory Fluids Engineering (4 units)
ME 131A Heat Transfer (3 units)
Upper division electives Students will select two depth areas from among Dynamics and Controls, Aerospace Systems Synthesis/Design, Fluids, and Structures and take two courses from one area and one from the other.

* ENGR 14, 15, and 30 are waived as minor requirements if already taken as part of the major program.

Besides the courses that may be waived, courses cannot be double-counted within a major and a minor, or within multiple minors. If any of the core classes are an integral part of the student's major or of another minor program, the Aero/Astro advisor can help select substitute courses to fulfill the Aero/Astro requirements.

Details on the course requirements can be found in the School of Engineering's Handbook for Undergraduate Engineering Programs. Stanford freshmen and sophomores are welcome to visit our Student Services Office in Durand 250 to discuss the possibilities.