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Aeronautics and Astronautics (AA) Minor

The Aero/Astro minor introduces undergraduates to the key elements of modern aerospace systems. Within the minor, students may focus on aircraft, spacecraft, or disciplines relevant to both. The course requirements for the minor are described in detail below. Courses cannot be double-counted within a major and a minor, or within multiple minors; if necessary, the Aero/Astro adviser can help select substitute courses to fulfill the AA minor core.

The following core courses fulfill the minor requirements:

AA 100. Introduction to Aeronautics and Astronautics

3

ENGR 14. Statics1

3

ENGR 15. Dynamics1

3

ENGR 30. Thermodynamics1

3

ME 70. Introductory Fluids

4

ME 131A. Heat Transfer

4

Two courses from one of the upper-division elective areas below (min. 6 units)

plus one course from a second area below
(min. 3 units):

9-11

Aerospace Systems Synthesis/Design:

AA 236A,B. Spacecraft Design

8

AA 241A,B. Aircraft Design

6

Dynamics and Controls:

AA 242A. Classical Dynamics

3

AA 271A. Dynamics and Control of Spacecraft/Aircraft

3

AA 279. Space Mechanics

3

ENGR 105. Feedback Control Design

3

ENGR 205. Introduction to Control Design Techniques

3

Fluids:

AA 200. Applied Aerodynamics

3

AA 210A. Fundamentals of Compressible Flow

3

AA 214A. Numerical Methods in Fluid Mechanics

3

or AA 283. Aircraft Propulsion

3

Structures:

AA 240A. Analysis of Structures

3

AA 240B. Analysis of Structure II

3

AA 256. Mechanics of Composites

3

1 ENGR 14, 15, or 30 are waived as minor requirements if already taken as part of the major.

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