Aerospace Engineering: The following program is one of the many fields of study available to students. In addition to the coursework listed, additional references to professional societies and areas of research a student will encounter during their program of study are listed.

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Aerospace Engineering: (Course 16) MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. NOTE: This is a personal research page, and not published as content of the MIT Program.

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The research program presented here indicates faculty and students should begin preparation for STEM and engineering programs during middle and high school grades. Additionally, this presentation provides a visual tour of expectations.

After the video presentation, a series of videos on the same subject follows.

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Note: This is a research activity, comparing online open learning offerings by academic institutions and organizations, and is used for research purposes only. Consult specific institution catalogs for accurate program requirements.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has been chosen as the program source of research based on the abundant online open learning offerings via the Open Education Consortium and MITx.

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Established Industry Standards and Information References:  
NSPE - National Society of Professional Engineers (Professional Engineer Licensure) Degree requirements.  
AIAA - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics  
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration | NASA E-Books  
NASA Systems Engineering Handbook 2017  
NASA Systems Engineering Handbook 2016 Rev 2  
NASA Systems Engineering Handbook 2007  
MIT AeroAstro | MIT AeroAstro Strategic Plan | MIT Space Systems Lab
MIT Research | MIT nano | MIT Technology Review  
MIT Mapping Lab | MIT APP Inventor  
DARPA - Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency  
Factory Tours - YouTube  
How-To-Use: This research reference is based on MIT not for credit OpenCourseWare offerings, some with video lectures included. Where MIT couses do not include videos, supplementary video presentations on YouTube and other institutions are provided.  
1. Consult Course# Syllalbus - Make a notebook with the printed syllabus, or download and save the course material.  
2. View the Course# Videos when provided within the course. Many schools and organizations publish their lecture videos on YouTube. Not all courses provide video lectures. Review the supplemental course# available on the Open Education Consortium, and edX when available.   
3. Complete the reading requirements and exam samples.  
4. View the supplementary External Videos. The YouTube links provide access to a variety of videos on the Course# subject.  
Note: When viewing a YouTube video, mouseover the video image. If the image turns to "PLAY ALL" a scrollable listing will appear on the right of the screen indicating all videos in the series.  
General Institute Requirements GIRs - See Note (4) Below  
Summary of Subject Requirements:  
External Course# Subject Title Subjects
    Math Requirement  
YouTube 18.01 Calculus: Single Variable 1
YouTube 18.02 Calculus: Multivariable 1
YouTube 18.03 Differential Equations 1
YouTube 06.04A/B Statistics and Probability 1
    Science requirement 6
YouTube 05.61 Physical Chemistry  
--------- 05.62 Physical Chemistry II  
YouTube 08.012 Physics: Classical Mechanics  
--------- 08.223 Physics: Classical Mechanics II  
YouTube 07.01SC Fundamentals of Biology  
YouTube 09.04 Sensory Systems  
    Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) Requirement: at least two of these subjects must be designed as communication-intensive (CI-H) to fulfull the Communication Requrement. 8
YouTube 21W.035 Science Writing and New Media: Communicating Science to the Public (Note 4)  
YouTube 21W.011 Writing and Rhetoric: Retoric and Contemporary Issues (Note 4)  
YouTube 21G.027 Asia in the Modern World: Images & Representations  
YouTube 17.181 Sustainability: Political Economy, Science, and Policy  
YouTube 17.251/2 Congress and the American Political System I  
--------- 17.261/2 Congress and the American Political System II
YouTube 17.40 American Foreign Policy: Past, Present, and Future  
YouTube 17.408 Chinese Foreign Policy  
    Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement 2
YouTube 06.001x Introduction to Computer Science and Programming Using Python (on edX)  
YouTube 06.002x Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science (on edX)  
Laboratory Requirement (12 units) [can be satisfied by 6.111, 16.405[J], 16.622, 16.821, or 16.831[J] in the Departmental Program 1
YouTube 16.621/2 Experimental Projects  
    Total GIR Subjects for BS Degree 17
    Physical Education Requirement  
    Swimming requirement, plus four physical education courses for eight points.  
    Departmental Program  
    Choose at least two subjects in the major that are designated as communication-intensive (CI-M) to fulfill the Communication Requrement.  
YouTube 21W.035 Science Writing and New Media: Communicating Science to the Public [see above]  
YouTube 21W.011 Writing and Rhetoric: Retoric and Contemporary Issues [see above]  
    Departmental Core Units
YouTube 06.00 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming (Note 1, 6.0001 - 6.0002) 12
YouTube 16.001 Unified Engineering: Materials and Structures 12
YouTube 16.002 Unified Engineering: Signals and Systems 12
YouTube 16.003 Unified Engineering: Fluid Dynamics 12
Youtube 16.004 Unified Engineering: Thermodynamics 12
YouTube 16.06 Principles of Automatic Control 12
YouTube 16.07 Dyamics 12
YouTube 18.03 Differential Equations (Note 2) 12
    Professional Area Subjects  
    Select four subjects from at least three professional areas. (Note 3) 48
    Fluid Mechanics  
YouTube 16.100 Aerodynamics
    Materials and Structures  
---edX--- 16.20 Structural Mechanics (YouTube)
YouTube 16.50 introduction to Propulsion Systems  
YouTube 16.522 Space Propulsion  
    Computational Tools  
YouTube 16.90 Computational Modeling and Data Analysis in Aerospace Engineering  
    Estimation and Control  
YouTube 16.30 Feedback Control Systems  
    Computer Systems  
YouTube 06.111 Introductory Digital Systems Laboratory  
YouTube 16.35 Real-Time Systems and Software  
    Communications Systems  
YouTube 16.36 Communication Systems and Networks  
    Humans and Automation  
YouTube 16.400 Human Systems Engineering  
YouTube 16.410 Principles of Autonomy and Decision Making  
    Laboratory and Capstone Subjects  
    Select one of the following:  
YouTube 16.82 Flight Vehicle Engineering (CI-M)  
YouTube 16.83[J] Space Systems Engineering (CI-M)  
    Select one of the following three sequences:  
YouTube 16.405[J] Robotics: Science and Systems (CI-M)  
    Experimental Projects:  
YouTube 16.621 Experimental Projects I  
YouTube 16.622 Experimental Projects II (CI-M)  
    Flight Vehicle Development:  
YouTube 16.821 Flight Vehicle Development (CI-M)  
Space Systems Development:
YouTube 16.831[J] Space Systems Development (CI-M)  
Units in Major 180-186
Unrestricted Electives 48
Units in Major that Also Satisfy the GIRs (36)
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for BS 192-198
The units for any subject that counts as one of the 17 GIR subjects cannot also be counted as units required beyond the GIRs.
Note (1) Combination of 6.0001 Introduction to Computer Science Programming in Python and 6.0002 Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science is also an acceptable option.
  Note (2) 18.032 Differential Equations is also an acceptable option.  
  Note (3) For students who wish to complete an option in aerospace information technology, 36 of the 48 units must come from subjects other than 16.100, 16.20, 16.50, or 16.90.  
  Note (4) The General Institute Requirements include a Communication Requirement that is integrated into the HAAS Requirements of each major.  
  Comments Status: Course reviewed or completed  
    Course#: MIT OCW course number if the course is available.  
    Subject Title: Title of the MIT OCW course.  
    Subjects: Number of courses needed to meet requirement.  
    Units: Number of unit credits for course identified.  
Review and Remedial Study Resourses: For a basic understanding of mathematics and science tools before starting an advanced university program in science and engineering. Some programs listed are free. Some programs may require registration or a fee for use.  
For a refresher on Math review Math Antics YouTube: Biology
Math Antics on YouTube YouTube: Crash Course - Science PotLuck
Math Antics: Free Video Lessons Crash Course: Courses Website
QuickMath: Automatic Math Solutions PhET: Interacdtive Simmulations for Science and Math
Mathigon: Applications of Mathematics GO-LAB: Sharing and Authoring Platform
IXL: Immersive, adaptive learning MERLOT: Virtual Labs for the MERLOT Community
StudyPug: Simple Math in Plain Engilish MERLOTx: CalState University - Free Textbooks
PM PurpleMath: Personalized Help for Math MERLOT.ORG: Online Learning Materials    
twigScience: Collaborative Think Tank