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What will I learn?

The BSAE curriculum is based on a strong core of mathematics, science, and engineering science and is designed to prepare students for professional careers in aerospace engineering fields, such as aircraft and space systems research, design, development, testing, and integration. It also provides excellent preparation for graduate study.

Opportunities exist annually to participate in national design-build-fly competitions (aircraft) under the guidance of industry experts as well as design-build-launch projects (spacecraft) under the guidance of NASA engineers. Students may join the student chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the national professional society for the advancement of aerospace technology. Top students in the AE Program are invited to join our local chapter of Sigma Gamma Tau, the aerospace engineering honor society.

Educational Objectives:

Hold positions of technical responsibility, as members or leaders of multi-disciplinary teams engaged in aerospace engineering problem solving, modeling, systems analysis, design, development, testing or research.

Have enhanced and continue to enhance their professional skills by pursuing / completing a graduate degree or other post-graduate training.

Are well rounded in their understanding of multicultural and global perspectives and work effectively with engineers and customers from around the world, while providing for issues such as public safety, honest product marketing, and respect for intellectual property.

BSAE Student Outcomes

BSAE graduates are expected to have:

Outcome 1 - Ability to identify, formulates, and solves complex aerospace engineering problems through application of mathematics, science, and engineering principles. [University Learning Goals: Specialized Knowledge, Intellectual Skills, Applied Knowledge]

Outcome 2 - Ability to design aerospace vehicles that meet specified requirements and subject to public health, safety and welfare, global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic constraints. [University Learning Goals: Specialized Knowledge, Broad Integrative Knowledge, Intellectual Skills, Applied Knowledge, Social and Global Responsibilities]

Outcome 3 - Ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. [University Learning Goals: Intellectual Skills, Applied Knowledge]

Outcome 4 - Ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, considering the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts. [University Learning Goals: Broad Integrative Knowledge, Intellectual Skills, Social and Global Responsibilities]

Outcome 5 - Ability to function effectively on a team, whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives. [University Learning Goals: Broad Integrative Knowledge, Intellectual Skills, Applied Knowledge, Social and Global Responsibilities]

Outcome 6 - Ability to design and conduct appropriate experiments, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions. [University Learning Goals: Specialized Knowledge, Intellectual Skills, Applied Knowledge]

Outcome 7 - Ability to acquire knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies. [University Learning Goals: Intellectual Skills]

Which department am I in?

Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
USD $7,852 per year for 6.1 or more units; Non-Resident Fees are charged an additional USD $396 per unit
Application deadline

Expected April 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering

San Jose State University,

One Washington Square,

SAN JOSE,

California,

95192, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have earn a minimum of a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or an average of "B" grades and Successfully complete three years of college preparatory mathematics with a minimum grade of "C-" or better. English Language requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) IBT score 61; Paper based score 500; IELTS score 6.0; PTE academic score 44.

For international students

Students must Earn a high school diploma, or equivalent and earn the equivalent of a U.S. 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or an average of “B” grades. Successfully complete three years of college preparatory mathematics with a minimum grade of “C-” or better.

English Language Requirements: IELTS - 6.0, TOEFL – 80 (IBT), Paper based – 550; Pearson Test of English (PTE) – 44.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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