Aerospace Engineering careers are multidisciplinary, mathematical, and typically developed in graduate school or through career experience. Therefore, the UK undergraduate Aerospace Engineering certificate introduces UK students to multidisciplinary context of aerospace engineering through experiential education while preparing them for graduate education and careers through certificate course work. A strong foundation in mathematics is also essential, so technical elective course work is paired with cross-disciplinary Mathematics options. This will advance the mathematical maturity of aerospace certificate students, positively impact student performance in engineering courses, and prepare students for aerospace graduate degree programs and career opportunities.
For admission to the aerospace certificate program, students must submit an application, be in good academic standing, and have completed at least 24 hours and no more than 80 hours of course work with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
For completion of the Certificate, the GPA must be at least 3.0 with no grade less than C.
In addition to successfully completing with a C or better the 12 hours of course work for at least one of the aerospace specialties areas listed below, students must also successfully complete at least one of the following educational experiences relevant for aerospace engineering (all courses must be completed with C or better): Aerospace-related capstone design project or design/build/fly competition, aerospace-related internship or co-op term, faculty-mentored aerospace-related research or independent study, EGR 490 - ENGINEERING LEADERSHIP or Engineering Scholars Program, AFROTC or aerospace-related military experience, or approved equivalent aerospace-related educational experience. Your Aerospace Educational Experience is documented by your registration in EGR 390 - EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING IN ENGINEERING OR COMPUTER SCIENCE (0 credits).