BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
Aerospace engineering is concerned primarily with solving
the problems of flight, and places special emphasis on the design and operation of all
types of aircraft, rockets, satellites, and spacecraft. In recent years, aerospace
engineers have also become involved in the design of deep-submergence vehicles, modern
ships, air cushion vehicles, and ground transportation systems.
Equipment supporting aerospace engineering studies includes digital computers with interactive graphics; internal combustion engines; microcomputers and microprocessors; nonlinear control systems; production and tooling shop; low and high-speed wind tunnels; refrigeration and heat transfer loops; and instrumentation of a wide variety.
Mechanical engineering is a broad discipline which covers
the fields of solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and engineering design. Basic
studies are devoted to machine dynamics, fluid flow, energy and power systems, mechanical
properties of materials, and instrumentation. Students can specialize in a wide variety of
topics, which include power systems, thermal sciences, automatic controls, reliability and
quality assurance, mechanical design and manufacturing. Equipment supporting mechanical
engineering studies includes digital computers with interactive graphics; internal
combustion engines; microcomputer and microprocessors; nonlinear control systems;
production and tooling shop; low- and high-speed wind tunnels; a laser-doppler
velocimeter; refrigeration and heat transfer loops; instrumentation of a wide variety, and
a materials test apparatus.
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