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BS in Aerospace Engineering

Shorelight - University of South Carolina, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

December 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 36,414

Course Accredited By

SACSCOC

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
In our state’s only aerospace engineering undergraduate program, you'll gain an understanding of aerodynamics, structures, vehicle dynamics and control and propulsion, preparing you for a career in aerospace and related engineering fields.
  • Aerospace engineering deals with the design, construction and study of the science behind the behavior of aircraft, rockets and spacecraft.
  • Aerospace engineers are employed in manufacturing, analysis, design, research, development, and the federal government.
  • Our students will be prepared to enter this exciting field and contribute to the development of next generation of aircraft as they are redesigned to be quieter and more fuel-efficient. Aerospace engineering also encompasses satellites, unmanned aerial systems and the materials used to build spacecraft.
  • Our aerospace engineering program provides a strong foundation in engineering science and engineering design as applied to aerospace materials and structures, including their mechanical and aerodynamic characteristics and behaviors. In addition to taking engineering courses, you will work in project groups, acquiring social skills to work in multi-disciplinary environments and learning how to present your work effectively. Through the design and lab work, you’ll gain hands-on, real life experience that will shape you into responsible and innovative aerospace engineers.

Major subjects included in the aerospace engineering curriculum include:

  • Computer Aided Design
  • Statics and Solid Mechanics
  • Applied Numerical Methods
  • Dynamics and Vibrations
  • Aerospace Structures
  • Aerodynamics
  • Energy Power and Propulsion
  • Aerospace Systems
  • Aerospace Laboratories
  • Flight and Orbital Mechanics
  • Flight Dynamics and Control
  • Thermodynamic Fundamentals
  • Engineering Materials
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Aerospace Engineering Design
  • The curriculum also includes the Carolina Core, foundational math and science courses, and technical and engineering electives. Independent study and special topics courses also provide unique learning opportunities.

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2022
  • April 2023
  • July 2023
  • September 2023

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate Bus null B/9
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements

Certificate 

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 (No section below 5.0)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no section below 4.5)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 3.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (no section below 14)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (no section below 12)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 – 39
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • ID (2 Terms) 77

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 75
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) below 65
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 65
  • ID (2 Terms) 115

Uganda

  •  Certificate of Education or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate Bus null B3
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5

English Requirements

Certificate IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 (No section below 5.0)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no section below 4.5)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 3.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (no section below 14)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (no section below 12)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 – 39
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • ID (2 Terms) 77

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 75
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) below 65
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 65
  • ID (2 Terms) 115

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate Bus null C/3
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements

Certificate IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 (No section below 5.0)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no section below 4.5)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 3.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (no section below 14)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (no section below 12)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 – 39
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • ID (2 Terms) 77

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 75
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) below 65
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 65
  • ID (2 Terms) 115

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate Bus null GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE

English Requirements

Certificate IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 (No section below 5.0)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no section below 4.5)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 3.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (no section below 14)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (no section below 12)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 – 39
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • ID (2 Terms) 77

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 75
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) below 65
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 65
  • ID (2 Terms) 115

BTEC

  • (BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements

Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 (No section below 5.0)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no section below 4.5)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 3.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (no section below 14)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (no section below 12)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 – 39
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • ID (2 Terms) 77

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 75
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) below 65
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 65
  • ID (2 Terms) 115

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • Five (5) college preparatory subjects passed. Students must meet the minimum age requirement of the university. Internal HS transcripts are not required. Proof of graduation is the IGCSE and/or GCE certificates. A Double Awards is awarded two units, so it would count as two subjects.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D or 4
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms D or 4
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms C or 5
  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed; Students must also show transcripts demonstrating a minimum of eleven years of education and meet the minimum age requirement of the program
    Undergraduate Bus null B

English Requirements

Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 (No section below 5.0)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no section below 4.5)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 3.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (no section below 14)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (no section below 12)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 – 39
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • ID (2 Terms) 77

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 75
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) below 65
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 65
  • ID (2 Terms) 115
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Program of Study

  • Requirements Credit Hours
    1. Carolina Core 34-46
    2. College Requirements 0
    3. Program Requirements 53
    4. Major Requirements 39
  • Courses that fulfill the Founding Documents Requirement::
  • Course List Course Title Credits
  • AFAM 200 Freedom Papers: Narratives of Race and Nation 3
  • HIST 201 American Founding Documents 3
  • HIST 111 United States History to 1865 3
  • POLI 201 American National Government 3
  • POLI 304 Contemporary Political Theory 3
  • POLI 450 Constitutional Law I: Institutional Powers 3
  • POLI 451 Constitutional Law II: Civil Liberties 3
  • POLI 452 The Judicial Process 3
  • Typical cost for two semesters $53,882 
  • Tuition $36,414 
  • Housing $11,818 
  • Dining $3,650
  •  Other $2,000

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