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The Aerospace Engineering Minor, offered by the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, develops the engineering-analysis and design skills necessary for creating and understanding aerospace vehicles and their subsystems. The Minor includes diverse topics relevant to applications both in the Earth’s atmosphere (e.g., aerodynamics) and in space (e.g., spacecraft thermal systems or orbital mechanics). Students in this Minor will take at least four core aerospace courses, along with up to two supporting courses in engineering fundamentals or courses with applicability to aeronautics and spacecraft

Students should consult the MAE web site for the most up-to-date list of Majors eligible to participate in the Aerospace Engineering Minor. Mechanical Engineering degree candidates may participate in this Minor. Pre-approval for the Aerospace Engineering Minor is required. Students intending to earn a Minor in Aerospace Engineering should seek advice and pre-approval of their Minor academic program from the Associate Director for Undergraduate Affairs in MAE before taking courses toward the Minor.