Engineering Honors: Aerospace Engineering Track

This page describes the Aerospace Engineering Track of Engineering Honors (EH-AERO), which applies to EH scholars majoring in aerospace engineering (AERO track).

RequirementsHonors Courses - Honors Faculty - Legacy Requirements

For questions about the AERO Track, please contact the EH Department Coordinator for Aerospace Engineering.


Thomas Strganac

Thomas Strganac

Professor
Engineering Honors Coordinator for Aerospace Engineering

Office: HRBB 743C
Phone: 979.845.1694
Email: strag@tamu.edu

Requirements

The Engineering Honors (EH) program for students in the Department of Aerospace Engineering majoring in Aerospace Engineering (AERO Track) has no requirements in addition to the requirements of the general EH program

Grade Requirements at the time of graduation:

  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.5
  • GPA of at least 3.25 and no grade lower than a B in the required honors hours
  • No grade of D or F on the transcript

Sample Schedules for EH Students in the AERO Track

Sample program that fulfills the EH requirements for AERO majors is:

  Sample AERO Honors Course Plan
Freshman
ENGR 111H - Foundations of Engineering I – 2 credits
  ENGR 112H – Foundations of Engineering II - 2 credits
  ENGR 181H – Engineering Honors Seminar - 1 credit
Sophomore ANY AERO COURSE CAN BE TAKEN AS A "STACKED HONORS" COURSE, WITH PRIOR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL
Junior ANY AERO COURSE CAN BE TAKEN AS A "STACKED HONORS" COURSE, WITH PRIOR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL
Senior
ANY AERO COURSE CAN BE TAKEN AS A "STACKED HONORS" COURSE, WITH PRIOR INSTRUCTOR APPROVAL
  AERO 491H Research - as a part of the University Undergraduate Research Scholars Program - 3 credits (per sem)

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AERO Honors Courses

The following lists AERO Honors courses that have been offered in the last four years, excluding research (291,491) and independent study (285,485) courses.

  • 2016-2017 Academic Year
    Subj Crse Cred Title Instructor 
    Semester
    Fall 2016
    AERO 201 3 HNR-INTRO TO FLIGHT Kristi J. Shryock (P) Fall 2016
    AERO 201 3 HNR-INTRO TO FLIGHT Srinivas Vadali (P) Fall 2016
    AERO 212 3 HNR: INTRO TO AEROTHERMODYNM  Adonios Karpetis (P) Fall 2016
    AERO 214 3 HNR-INTRO AERO MECH OF MATLS Jean-Briac B. Le Graverend Fall 2016
    AERO 301 3 HNR-THEORETICAL AERODYN  Diego A. Donzis (P) Fall 2016
    AERO 303 3 HNR-HIGH SPEED AERODYN Helen Reed (P) Fall 2016
    AERO 304 3 HNR-AERO STRUCTURAL ANALYS I  John Whitcomb (P) Fall 2016
    AERO 304 3 HNR-AERO STRUCTURAL ANALYS I  Linqi Zhuang (P) Fall 2016
    AERO 423 3 HNR-SPACE TECHNOLOGY I Gregory E. Chamitoff (P) Fall 2016
    Spring 2017
    AERO 201 3 HNR-INTRO TO FLIGHT (Syllabus)  Kristi J. Shryock (P) Spring 2017
    AERO 210 3 HNR-INTRO TO AERO MECHANICS (Syllabus)  Srinivas Vadali (P) Spring 2017
    AERO 220 4 HNR-INTRO AERO COMPUTATION  Dilshad R. Akkam Veettil , Suman Chakravorty Spring 2017
    AERO 301 3 HNR-THEORETICAL AERODYN (Syllabus)  Diego A. Donzis (P) Spring 2017
    AERO 303 3 HNR-HIGH SPEED AERODYN (Syllabus)  Oleksiy Y. Poludnenko (P) Spring 2017
    AERO 321 3 HNR-DYN OF AERO VEHICLES (Syllabus)  John Valasek (P) Spring 2017
    AERO 422 3 HNR-ACT CONTR FOR AERO VEH (Syllabus)  Raktim Bhattacharya (P) Spring 2017
    AERO 423 3 HNR-ORBITAL MECHANICS (Syllabus)  Daniele Mortari (P) Spring 2017
    AERO 452 3 HNR-EAT TRANS VISC FLOWS (Syllabus)  Helen Reed (P) Spring 2017
  • 2015-2016 Academic Year

    Subj

    Crse

    Cred

    Title

    Instructor 

    Semester

    Spring 2016
    AERO 201 3 HNR-INTRO TO FLIGHT Kristi J. Shryock (P) Spring 2016
    AERO 210 3 HNR-INTRO TO AERO MECHANICS Thomas Pollock (P) Spring 2016
    AERO 310 3 HNR-THEORETICAL AERODYN Robert L. Brown (P),Paul Cizmas Spring 2016
    AERO 303 3 HNR-HIGH SPEED AERODYN Adonios Karpetis (P) Spring 2016
    AERO 422 3 HNR-ACT CONTR FOR AERO VEH Raktim Bhattacharya(P) Spring 2016
    AERO 423 3 HNR-ORBITAL MECHANICS Daniele Mortari (P) Spring 2016
    AERO 452 3 HNR-EAT TRANS VISC FLOWS Helen Reed (P) Spring 2016
    AERO 481 1 HNR-SEMINAR Thomas Strganac (P) Spring 2016
    Fall 2015
    AERO 201 3 HNR-INTRO TO FLIGHT   Srinivas Vadali (P) Fall 2015
    AERO 214 3 HNR-INTRO AERO MECH OF MATLS  Jean-Briac B. Le Graverend Fall 2015
    AERO 301 3 HNR-THEORETICAL AERODYN  Diego A. Donzis (P) Fall 2015
    AERO 303 3 HNR-HIGH SPEED AERODYN  Adonios Karpetis (P) Fall 2015
    AERO 423 3 HNR-SPACE TECHNOLOGY I  Gregory E. Chamitoff(P) Fall 2015
  • 2014-2015 Academic Year

    Subj

    Crse

    Cred

    Title

    Instructor 

    Semester

    Spring 2015
    AERO 201 3 HNR-INTRO TO FLIGHT  Mohammad Naraghi (P) Spring 2015
    AERO 301 3 HNR-THEORETICAL AERODYN Diego A. Donzis (P) Spring 2015
    AERO 303 3 HNR-HIGH SPEED AERODYN  Edward White (P) Spring 2015
    Fall 2014
    AERO 201 3 HNR-INTRO TO AERO ENGR  Kristi J. Shryock(P) Fall 2014
    AERO 301 3 HNR-THEORETICAL AERODYN Diego A. Donzis(P) Fall 2014
    AERO 423 3 HNR-SPACE TECHNOLOGY I  Gregory E. Chamitoff (P) Fall 2014
  • 2013-2014 Academic Year

    Subj

    Crse

    Cred

    Title

    Instructor 

    Semester

    Spring 2014
    AERO 101 1 HNR-PRIN OF AEROSPACE ENGR    Gregory E. Chamitoff (P),David B. Kanipe , Wayne Lutz Spring 2014
    AERO 201 3 HNR-INTRO TO AERO ENGR  Thomas Strganac (P) Spring 2014
    AERO 212 3 HNR-THERMODYNAMICS AERO ENGR   Othon Rediniotis (P) Spring 2014
    AERO 301 3 HNR-THEORETICAL AERODYN  Diego A. Donzis (P) Spring 2014
    AERO 303 3 HNR-HIGH SPEED AERODYN  Helen Reed (P) Spring 2014
    AERO 421 3 HNR-DYN OF AERO VEHICLES   Gregory E. Chamitoff (P) Spring 2014
    Fall 2013
    AERO 201 3 HNR-INTRO TO AERO ENGR   Thomas Strganac (P) Fall 2013
    AERO 301 3 HNR-THEORETICAL AERODYN   Diego A. Donzis (P) Fall 2013
    AERO 303 3 HNR-HIGH SPEED AERODYN  Helen Reed (P),Matthew W. Tufts Fall 2013
  • 2012-2013 Academic Year

    Subj

    Crse

    Cred

    Title

    Instructor 

    Semester

    Spring 2013
    AERO 101 1 HNR-PRIN OF AEROSPACE ENGR   James D. Turner (P) Spring 2013
    AERO 201 3 HNR-INTRO TO AERO ENGR   Jacques Richard (P) Spring 2013
    AERO 212 3 HNR-THERMODYNAMICS AERO ENGR  Adonios Karpetis (P) Spring 2013
    AERO 301 3 HNR-THEORETICAL AERODYN   Diego A. Donzis (P) Spring 2013
    AERO 303 3 HNR-HIGH SPEED AERODYN   Helen Reed(P) Spring 2013
    AERO 421 3 HNR-DYN OF AERO VEHICLES   John Valasek(P) Spring 2013
    Fall 2012
    AERO 101 1 HNR-PRIN OF AEROSPACE ENGR  Kristi J. Shryock (P) Fall 2012
    AERO 201 3 HNR-INTRO TO AERO ENGR   Suman Chakravorty(P), John Valasek Fall 2012
    AERO 212 3 HNR-THERMODYNAMICS AERO ENGR   Alexander C. Bayeh (P) Fall 2012
    AERO 301 3 HNR-THEORETICAL AERODYN   Diego A. Donzis (P) Fall 2012
    AERO 303 3 HNR-HIGH SPEED AERODYN  Stuart A. Craig (P) Fall 2012
    AERO 423 3 HNR-SPACE TECHNOLOGY I   Daniele Mortari (P) Fall 2012


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AERO Honors Faculty

The following AERO faculty have taught Honors courses or supervised Honors research experiences during the last four years. Students are welcome to approach other faculty as well.


Raktim Bhattacharya

Raktim Bhattacharya

Associate Professor

Suman Chakravorty

Suman Chakravorty

Associate Professor

Courses taught: HNR-AERO 201


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Gregory Chamitoff

Professor of Engineering Practice
Director, AeroSpace Technology, Research & Operations (ASTRO) Center

Courses taught: HNR-AERO 421


Paul Cizmas

Paul Cizmas

Professor

Diego Donzis

Diego Donzis

Assistant Professor

Courses taught: HNR-AERO 301


Sharath Girimaji

Sharath Girimaji

General Dynamics Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Joint Faculty - Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Interim Department Head, Department of Ocean Engineering
Chief Scientist, ASTRO Center
Faculty Advisor, High Altitude Balloon Club

Courses taught: HNR-AERO 301


Jean Briac Le Graverend

Jean-Briac le Graverend

Assistant Professor

Courses taught: HNR-AERO 214


Dave Kanipe

David Kanipe

Associate Professor of Engineering Practice

Courses taught: HNR-AERO 101


Adonios Karpetis

Adonios Karpetis

Associate Professor

Courses taught: HNR-AERO 303


Vikram Kinra

Vikram Kinra

Professor
Director of Graduate Programs

Courses taught: HNR-AERO RESEARCH 491


Wayne Lutz

Wayne Lutz

Associate Professor of Engineering Practice

Courses taught: HNR-AERO 101


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Daniele Mortari

Professor
Chief Space Scientist, AeroSpace Technology, Research & Operations (ASTRO) Center

Courses taught: HNR-AERO 423, HNR-AERO RESEARCH 491


Mohammad Naraghi

Mohammad Naraghi

Assistant Professor

Courses taught: HNR-AERO 201, HNR-AERO RESEARCH 491


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Tom Pollock

Associate Professor

Othon Rediniotis

Othon Rediniotis

Professor

Courses taught: HNR-AERO 212


Helen Reed

Helen Reed

Professor and Holder of the Edward "Pete" Aldridge '60 Professorship
Regents Professor
Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence
Director, AggieSat Lab Satellite Program
Director, Computational Stability & Transition Lab

Courses taught: HNR-AERO 303


Jacques Richard

Jacques Richard

Lecturer

Courses taught: HNR-AERO 201


Kristi Shryock

Kristi Shryock

Instructional Associate Professor
Senior Director, Retention, EASA

Courses taught: HNR-AERO 101


Thomas Strganac

Thomas Strganac

Professor
Undergraduate Advising Coordinator
Engineering Honors Coordinator for Aerospace Engineering

Courses taught: HNR-AERO 201, HNR-AERO RESEARCH 491


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James Turner

TEES Research Professor
Director Of Operations, Cass

Courses taught: HNR-AERO 101


Rao Vadali

Srinivas Rao Vadali

Professor

Courses taught: HNR-AERO 201


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John Valasek

Professor
Director, Center for Autonomous Vehicles and Sensor Systems (CANVASS)
Director, Vehicle Systems & Control Laboratory

Courses taught: HNR-AERO 421


Ed White

Edward White

Associate Professor
Associate Department Head

Courses taught: HNR-AERO 303

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Requirements for the Aerospace Engineering Honors Program prior to Fall 2015

In order to receive the Aerospace Engineering with Honors designation, a student must complete all of the requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, of which 21 hours must be as follows: 

  • 6 hours of non-Aerospace Engineering honors courses
  • 1 hour of AERO 101H – Principles of Aerospace Engineering
  • 2 hours of ENGR 281H – ESP Seminar I and 381H – ESP Seminar II
  • 3 hours of AERO 485H/491H – Directed Studies
  • At least 3 hours in an honors Aerospace Engineering course 200-level or above
  • At least 3 hours in an honors Aerospace Engineering course 300-level or above
  • At least 3 hours in an honors Aerospace Engineering course 400-level or above

Options for students who started in the Aerospace Engineering Honors program prior to Fall 2015

  • Students who were participating in the Aerospace Engineering (AERO) Honors program but NOT participating in EH prior to Fall 2015: Students that started in the Aerospace Engineering (AERO) honors program prior to Fall 2015 will have the option to stay in the AERO honors program or change to EH, where they would follow the AERO track. They will not have the option of staying in the AERO program and also joining EH. It is anticipated that most students will choose to change to EH as the curricular requirements are generally less restrictive, with the exception being that EH requires at least 4 hours of undergraduate research (AERO 491) whereas the current AERO program requires only 3 hours of AERO 485/491. On the other hand, the AERO program has more specific course requirements and also requires two Engineering Honors Seminars, whereas the revised EH only requires ENGR 181. The EH Department Coordinator in Aerospace Engineering will work with students to determine the best option for them and students who lack the 1 hour of 491 will be allowed to request an exemption from this requirement.
  • EH students who were also participating in the AERO Honors program: Students that started in EH and in the Aerospace Engineering Honors program prior to Fall 2015 will be allowed to continue in both programs, following the previous requirements, and will be eligible to receive both the EH and the AERO departmental honors distinction upon graduation. Students also have the option to elect to follow the new EH-AERO requirements and receive only the EH distinction upon graduation.

Students are encouraged to discuss their situation with their EH advisor to determine what is the best option for their particular case.

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