The Aerospace Engineering Minor

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Add Aerospace Engineering to Your Major

The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering offers a minor in aerospace engineering for Georgia Tech students majoring in other disciplines. Aerospace engineering majors seeking to minor in another subject should contact that school or program for requirements.

The aerospace engineering minor requires the successful completion of a minimum of 15 credit-hours in aerospace engineering, of which at least nine (9) semester hours will be in upper-level courses (3000 or above). All courses counting towards the minor must be taken on a letter-grade basis and must be completed with a GPA of 2.0 or above.

Students seeking to minor in aerospace engineering must complete and submit a Change/Addition of Undergraduate Minor form.

Core Courses for the AE Minor
All students minoring in aerospace engineering must take the following core AE courses or their equivalents:

  • AE 2010 Thermodynamics and Fluid Fundamentals*
  • AE 3030 Aerodynamics
  • AE 3330 Introduction to Aerospace Vehicle Performance

*Mechanical engineering students who have taken ME 3322 should take a two-hour bridge course instead of the full four-hour AE 2010.

Electives for the AE Minor
The remainder of the requirements for an aerospace engineering minor can be fulfilled with any AE course, with the following exceptions:

  • A maximum of 3 credit-hours of AE 3355/4355 may be applied to satisfy the minor;
  • Up to 1 credit-hour of research credit (AE 2699/4699) may be used;
  • No more than 3 credit-hours of Special Topics courses may be included;
  • No Special Problems or internship coursework may be used;
  • Courses required by name and number in a student’s major degree program cannot count towards the minor;
  • Students may not use AE 3530 to satisfy their minor requirements if they use ME 3051, ME 3017 or ECE 3085 to satisfy their major requirements.