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Minors

A student majoring in an engineering program may earn a minor in engineering or another division of the University, such as chemistry, mathematics or business.

Required courses and electives needed for an engineering or computer science degree may also count toward the minor.

An aerospace engineering and mechanics faculty member will be assigned to each student pursuing a minor in aerospace engineering.

A minor in aerospace engineering requires the completion of a minimum of 21 hours including the following courses plus the required prerequisites. For more information, read the AEM Program Minor Policy.

Course Title Hours
Mandatory Courses
AEM 250 Mechanics of Materials I (Prereq: AEM 201, MATH 126) 3
AEM 264 Dynamics (Prereq: AEM 201, MATH 126) 3
AEM 311 Fluid Mechanics (Prereq: AEM 201, MATH 227) 3
Select four of the following Courses
AEM 313 Aerodynamics (Prereq: AEM 264, AEM 311, MATH 238) 3
AEM 341 Aerospace Structures (Prereq: AEM 249, AEM 250) 3
AEM 349 Applied Numerical Methods (Prereq: AEM 249, MATH 237, MATH 238) 3
AEM 360 Astronautics (Prereq: AEM 311, MATH 238) 3
AEM 368 Flight Mechanics (Prereq: AEM 249, AEM 264, MATH 237, MATH 238) 3
AEM 413 Compressible Flow (Prereq: AEM 311, ME 215) 3

** Matlab or C++ is required for these four additional courses. Suitability of a student’s background will be determined by the AEM department on a case-by-case basis.

The University of Alabama Undergraduate Catalog is home to the most up-to-date curriculum and course information. For further information on our programs, please visit the College of Engineering section of the catalog. The College’s Academic Advising Center can assist current students with curriculum information.

For More Information

Students will need to complete the minor forms or contact their faculty adviser for additional information.