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Aerospace Engineering (Minor)

The minor in aerospace engineering is open to all students except for those majoring in mechanical engineering with a concentration in aerospace engineering. All prerequisites and corequisites must be satisfied for all courses taken.

Aerospace Engineering (Minor)


Description


What is Aerospace Engineering at ODU like?

The minor in aerospace engineering is open to all students except for those majoring in mechanical engineering with a concentration in aerospace engineering. All prerequisites and corequisites must be satisfied for all courses taken.

Program Highlights


What makes Aerospace Engineering at ODU unique?

  • Modern and well-equipped laboratories

  • Nationally-recognized faculty

  • Special opportunities to work on projects sponsored by industry

Courses


What are some courses offered in Aerospace Engineering at ODU?

MAE 403:
Flight Mechanics


Aircraft concepts including performance prediction and optimization, flight and maneuver envelopes, and steady flight performance. Additional topics: longitudinal static stability and trim; aircraft dynamics; development, separation and solution of aircraft equations of motion; natural modes; dynamic stability; sensors and actuators; and design of stability augmentation and autopilot systems. Prerequisites: MAE 406 and MAE 436.

MAE 406:
Flight Vehicle Aerodynamics


Inviscid flow concepts including: Euler equations, stream function, velocity potential, singularities, vorticity and circulation laws. Viscous flow topics including boundary layers, separation, and turbulent flow. In addition, external flows, lift and drag, thin airfoil theory, finite wing theory and airfoil design will be discussed. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAE 303; MAE 312 and MAE 340.

MAE 417:
Propulsion Systems


Basic principles of design, operation and performance of propulsion systems - including turbojet, turboprop, turbofan, and ramjet engines. Introduction to chemical rockets, ion and plasma thrusters. Prerequisites: MAE 312 or MAE 414.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Aerospace Engineering at ODU?

Students entering the Minor program in Aerospace Engineering should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

Contact


Need help applying?

Meet Your Enrollment Team

Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.

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PROFESSOR


Name:

Sushil Chaturvedi


Location:

238B KAUFMAN HALL, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-3731


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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