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Students wishing to use courses for technical, engineering science, and/or experimental that do not appear on this list should first discuss their proposal with their advisor and then submit a petition to the AME faculty for approval. Please note that courses taken during intersessions will not qualify for Engineering Science/Technical Elective credit.

Courses that have not been approved in advance may not count for elective credit.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Any of the courses listed below which are part of YOUR REQUIRED CURRICULUM (AE or ME), cannot be considered in your choice of electives.

The electives listed are available to both AE and ME students unless noted with an asterisk (*).

Engineering Science Electives

A. AME courses, 3000 level and above, not specifically listed on the required curriculum. NOTE:  For AME 4980 – a consent form signed by the instructor is required.  A maximum of 6 credit hours of S/U coursework is allowed towards a degree.

B. AME 2223* – Introduction to Aerospace Engineering (for ME students only).

C. All courses offered by the different schools in College of Engineering and the School of Petroleum Engineering that are 3000 level and above excluding courses that are equivalent to AME courses in the required curriculum and excluding ENGR courses.

Technical Electives

A. Any Engineering Science Elective (see above)

B. Basic Science

          1. Chemistry: CHEM 3053 and higher-numbered Chemistry courses

          2. Math: MATH 3333. Any MATH 4000 level and above.

          3. Physics: PHYS 3043, 3183, 3223* (approved for AE students only) and
3803. Any PHYS 4000 level and above.

          4. Astronomy: ASTR 3113 and 4303

C. A maximum of 3 credit hours from this list can count toward the degree: ENGR 4003CW, ENGR 4013, ENGR 4023, ENGR 4113, ENGR 4223, ENGR 4513

D. AME 2281 - Engineering Co-Op Program; Co-Op students may substitute up to 3 hours of this course for a Technical Elective

E. GEOL 3633

F. Other:

1. Meteorology:  Any METR 4000 level and above

2. Naval Science: NS 3223 and NS 3433

Experimental Electives

For both AE and ME unless otherwise noted (*)

A. AME 3272*  Wind Tunnel Lab (required for AE in fall; elective for ME in spring)

B. AME 4442   IC Engine Lab

C. AME 4802   Robotics Lab

D. AME 4822   Fluid & Thermal Lab

E. AME 4832   Micro and Nanomaterials Lab

F. AME 4980   Special Lab - NOTE:  A consent form signed by the instructor is
required.  A maximum of 6 credit hours of S/U coursework is allowed towards degree.  Course content must have experimental emphasis.

UPDATED: November 15, 2019

The Aerospace Engineering (AE) program is designed to provide a strong technical background for a wide variety of careers by emphasizing an appropriate mix of theory and applications of solid mechanics, aerodynamics, controls, propulsion, robotics, space science, design and integration. This prepares AME students for graduate studies or positions in industry. Aerospace Engineering graduates have traditionally entered into defense, aerospace, energy, manufacturing industries, government laboratories and agencies dealing with these problems, and a variety of academic positions. 

The Aerospace Engineering undergraduate program is designed to allow students to graduate after successfully completing 128 credit hours in a standard four-year plan. The program also ensures that students can successfully utilize and build upon engineering and scientific principles as they progress in their chosen areas. The Aerospace Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org).

Graduating students are well-rounded in aerodynamics, aerospace structures, propulsion systems, and flight controls. This expertise is put to the test in a senior-year, two-semester capstone design course for AME, usually involving a national design competition.

Admission Requirements

NOTE: Admission to the AME program is REQUIRED prior to enrolling in any AME courses in engineering major. 

Engineering Checksheets

Enrollment into AME courses (for students entering college in Oklahoma prior to summer 2015) require students earn a 2.80 overall GPA and complete the requisite courses listed in the first and second year on the degree sheet in order to advance into upper-division AME coursework. 

Students entering college in Oklahoma summer 2015 or after are required to accrue at least 24 credits with an overall retention GPA of 3.0 -and- successfully complete MATH 1914 or 1823; MATH 2924 or 2423; PHYS 2514 and CHEM 1315 with a 3.0 overall retention GPA in these specific courses, with no grade less than C.

Click here to learn more about undergraduate admissions at the University of Oklahoma.

Curriculum Requirements

 

The Aerospace Engineering undergraduate program at the University of Oklahoma is part of the Academic Common Market. To learn more about the Academic Common Market, please click here.

Transfer Equivalency Tables

Curriculum Flowchart

The combined BS/MS 5-year program in Aerospace Engineering, often times referred to as the Accelerated Program, is offered for qualified undergraduate students to pursue graduate education in conjunction with the undergraduate degree program in each curriculum.The accelerated program requires 152 credit hours for the thesis option and 158 credit hours for the non-thesis option.

Admission Requirements

  • Must be an undergraduate OU student majoring in Aerospace Engineering
  • Must have OU retention and combined retention overall, curriculum, and major GPAs of 3.25 or higher

Curriculum Requirements

 

Students will receive the application form through email in the spring of their junior year. They should submit the application form to the student services coordinator in the AME office. Also at that time, the student should have identified an area of study and an adviser(s) for the graduate research project.

Questions regarding the BS/MS program should be directed to Dr. Yingtao Liu.

The Mechanical Engineering program is designed to provide a strong technical background for a wide variety of careers by emphasizing an appropriate mix of theory and applications of solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermal sciences, controls, design, analysis and integration of advanced systems and devices. This prepares AME students for graduate studies or positions in industry. Mechanical Engineering graduates have traditionally entered into automotive, defense and aerospace, energy, transportation, manufacturing industries, government laboratories and agencies dealing with these problems, and a variety of academic positions. 

The Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program (BSME) is designed to allow students to complete the degree program in four years. This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The BSME program requires the completion of 123 semester credit hours in the Standard program. The program has two major stems:

  1. energy and structures
  2. motion in mechanical systems

Instruction includes statics, dynamics, vibration and strength of solids, fluid statics and dynamics, thermal sciences, and a capstone design course (Senior Design Practicum Program), which synthesizes the analysis skills. Students develop computer skills for engineering analysis and computation, for the acquisition and analysis of experimental data, for visualization and modeling in design, and for the communication of results.

Students enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering BSME curriculum and interested in studying medicine or dentistry may choose a premedical (Pre-Med) option. This option allows the student to earn a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering and satisfy the prerequisite course requirements for the OU’s Medical or Dental schools. This Pre-Med option requires a minimum of 133 credit hours. 

Admission Requirements

NOTE: Admission to the AME program is REQUIRED prior to enrolling in any AME courses in engineering major. 

Engineering Checksheets

Enrollment into AME courses (for students entering college in Oklahoma prior to summer 2015) require students earn a 2.80 overall GPA and complete the requisite courses listed in the first and second year on the degree sheet in order to advance into upper-division AME coursework. 

Students entering college in Oklahoma summer 2015 or after are required to accrue at least 24 credits with an overall retention GPA of 3.0 -and- successfully complete MATH 1914 or 1823; MATH 2924 or 2423; PHYS 2514 and CHEM 1315 with a 3.0 overall retention GPA in these specific courses, with no grade less than C.

Click here to learn more about undergraduate admissions at the University of Oklahoma.

Curriculum Requirements

Curriculum Flowcharts

An accelerated, combined BS/MS program is offered to qualified ME students. This program provides the opportunity for students to complete both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years. Both thesis and non-thesis options are available and require 147 and 153 credit hours, respectively. Students enrolled in this program must complete all requirements for a BSME. 

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate OU student majoring in Mechanical Engineering
  • OU retention and combined retention overall, curriculum, and major GPAs of 3.25 or higher

Curriculum Requirements

 

Students will receive the application form through email in the spring of their junior year. They should submit the application form to the student services coordinator in the AME office. Also at that time, the student should have identified an area of study and an adviser(s) for the graduate research project.

Questions regarding the BS/MS program should be directed to Dr. Yingtao Liu.