In the modern technical marketplace, college graduates must attain every competitive edge possible to enhance their career opportunities.  One way to do this is with a master’s degree following the bachelor’s degree; however, this often results in more specialization than may be desired and may take an additional two years.  Another option is to broaden the undergraduate experience, thus opening more opportunities for the graduate.  The dual B.S.A.E./B.S.M.E. program awards both the aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering degrees at the completion of a planned curriculum.

Students under this option pursue the B.S.A.E. and B.S.M.E. degrees simultaneously.  This can be accomplished by declaring intentions as a freshman requesting admission to the programs.  Maximum scheduling flexibility will result when this decision is made as early as possible in the student’s academic career.  Dual-degree students must take all courses listed in the 159-hour dual curriculum under the Major tab and satisfy the other requirements of the two individual programs.

Degree Requirements

Students must meet the following criteria to qualify for a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree:

  • Complete a minimum of 159 credit hours
  • Satisfy WVU's undergraduate degree requirements
  • Satisfy Statler College's undergraduate degree requirements
  • Complete all courses listed in the curriculum requirements with the required minimum grades
  • Attain an overall grade point average of 2.00 or better
  • Attain a WVU grade point average of 2.00 or better
  • Attain a Statler grade point average of 2.00 or better
  • A maximum of one math or science course with a grade of D+, D, or D- may apply toward a Statler College degree
  • Complete a survey regarding their academic and professional experiences at WVU, as well as post-graduation job placement or continuing education plans

The Statler GPA is computed based on all work taken at WVU with a subject code within Statler College (BIOM, BMEG, CE, CHE, CPE, CS, CSEE, CYBE, EE, ENGR, ENVE, ETEC, IENG, IH&S, MAE, MINE, PDA, PNGE, SAFM, SENG) excluding ENGR 140, ENGR 150, and CS 101. The WVU GPA is computed based on all work taken at West Virginia University. The Overall GPA is computed based on all work taken at West Virginia University and transfer work.

Curriculum Requirements

University Requirements16
Fundamentals of Engineering Requirements5
Math and Science Requirements28
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Program Requirements110
Total Hours159

University Requirements

General Education Foundations (GEF) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 (31-37 Credits)
Outstanding GEF Requirements 1, 5, 6, and 715
ENGR 191First-Year Seminar1
Total Hours16

Fundamentals of Engineering Requirements

A minimum grade of C- is required in all Fundamentals of Engineering courses.
ENGR 101Engineering Problem Solving 12
Engineering Problem Solving (Select one of the following):3
Introduction to Chemical Engineering
Engineering Problem-Solving 2
Introduction to Nanotechnology Design
Introduction to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Design
Total Hours5

Math and Science Requirements

A minimum grade of C- is required in all Math and Science courses.
CHEM 115
Fundamentals of Chemistry 1
and Fundamentals of Chemistry 1 Laboratory (GEF 2B)
Calculus I: (GEF 3, minimum grade of C-)4
Calculus 1
Calculus 1a with Precalculus
and Calculus 1b with Precalculus
MATH 156Calculus 2 (GEF 8, minimum grade of C-)4
MATH 251Multivariable Calculus (minimum grade of C-)4
MATH 261Elementary Differential Equations (minimum grade of C-)4
PHYS 111
General Physics 1
and General Physics 1 Laboratory (minimum grade of C-)
PHYS 112
General Physics 2
and General Physics 2 Laboratory (GEF 8)
Total Hours28

Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Program Requirements

ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics (GEF 4)3
EE 221Introduction to Electrical Engineering3
EE 221LIntroduction to Electrical Engineering Laboratory1
IENG 302Manufacturing Processes2
MAE 202Sophomore Seminar1
MAE 211Mechatronics2
MAE 211LMechatronics Laboratory1
MAE 212LIntroduction to Computer Aided Design1
MAE 215Intro to Aerospace Engineering3
MAE 216LIntermediate Engineering Computation1
MAE 241Statics3
MAE 242Dynamics3
MAE 243Mechanics of Materials3
MAE 253Fundamentals of Materials Engineering2
MAE 316Analysis-Engineering Systems3
MAE 320Thermodynamics3
MAE 331Fluid Mechanics3
MAE 335Incompressible Aerodynamics3
MAE 336Compressible Aerodynamics3
MAE 342Dynamics of Machines3
MAE 345Aerospace Structures3
MAE 353Intermediate Mechanics of Materials3
MAE 423Heat Transfer3
MAE 434
Experimental Aerodynamics
and Experimental Aerodynamics Laboratory
MAE 456
Computer-Aided Design and Finite Element Analysis
and Computer-Aided Design and Finite Element Analysis Laboratory
MAE 471SPrinciples of Engineering Design3
MAE 472SEngineering Systems Design3
MAE 476Space Flight and Systems3
Aerospace Engineering Area of Emphasis 12
Aeronautical Engineering (12 Total Hours)
Astronautical Engineering (12 Total Hours)
Mechanical Engineering Area of Emphasis 15
Dynamics and Controls (15 Total Hours)
Energy Systems (15 Total Hours)
Materials Science (15 Total Hours)
Robotics (16 Total Hours)
AE Technical Electives +6
ME Technical Electives ++6
Total Hours110

See BSAE degree for list of electives


See BSME degree for list of electives

Suggested Plan of Study

It is important for students to take courses in the order specified as close as possible; all prerequisites and concurrent requirements must be observed. A typical B.S.A.E./B.S.M.E. degree program that completes degree requirements in five years is listed below.

First Year
CHEM 115
4MAE 1023
ENGL 101 (GEF 1)3MATH 156 (GEF 8)4
ENGR 1012PHYS 111
111L (GEF 8)
ENGR 1911GEF Elective 63
MATH 155 (GEF 3)4GEF Elective 73
GEF Elective 53 
 17 17
Second Year
MAE 202*1ENGL 102 (GEF 1)3
MAE 212L1MAE 211
MAE 2153MAE 2423
MAE 216L1MAE 2433
MAE 2413MAE 2532
MATH 251 (GEF 8)4MATH 2614
PHYS 112
 17 18
Third Year
ECON 2013MAE 3163
MAE 3203MAE 336*3
MAE 3313MAE 345*3
MAE 335*3AE AOE Course3
MAE 3533ME AOE Course3
 15 15
Fourth Year
MAE 434
3IENG 3022
MAE 4763MAE 3423
EE 221
4AE AOE Course3
AE AOE Courses6ME AOE Courses6
 AE Technical Electives3
 16 17
Fifth Year
MAE 456
3MAE 4233
MAE 471S3MAE 472S3
ME AOE Courses6ME Technical Electives6
AE Technical Elective3 
 15 12
Total credit hours: 159