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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AEROSPACE ENGINEERING IN THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006


Dean Ben Streetman of the College of Engineering has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following proposed curriculum changes to the Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006. The faculty of the department and the dean approved the proposed changes on January 30, 2004. The dean submitted the changes to the secretary on February 10, 2004. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school.

The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on March 22, 2004, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on March 23, 2004. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on April 6, 2004, recommending approval. The authority to grant final approval on behalf of the General Faculty resides with the Faculty Council.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by noon on April 16, 2004.


Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council



This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on April 8, 2004. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AEROSPACE ENGINEERING IN THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006


On pages 137-138 under the heading DEGREES in the section in the College of Engineering chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, make the following changes:


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

{No change to introductory text}

CURRICULUM

Course requirements are divided into three categories: basic sequence courses, major sequence courses, and other required courses. Enrollment in major sequence courses is restricted to students who have received credit for all of the basic sequence courses and have been admitted to the major sequence by the College of Engineering Admissions Committee. (Requirements for admission to a major sequence are given on pages 126-127.) Enrollment in other required courses is not restricted by completion of the basic sequence.

Courses used to fulfill technical and nontechnical elective requirements must be approved by the aerospace engineering faculty before the student enrolls in them. Courses that fulfill the social science and fine arts/humanities requirements are listed on pages 134-135.

COURSES SEMESTER
HOURS

Basic Sequence Courses
  Aerospace Engineering 201, 102, 211, Chemistry 301, Engineering Mechanics 306,
  311M, 319, English 316K, Mathematics 408C, 408D, 427K, 427L,
  [Mechanical Engineering 210,] Physics 303K, 303L, 103M, 103N,
  Rhetoric and Composition 306

[49] 47
Major Sequence Courses
  Aerospace Engineering 320, 120K, 221K, 121M, 324L, 330M, 333T, 340, 463Q, 365, 366K, 367K, 167M, 369K, 370L, 376K [39] 42
  [Approved communication elective (Civil Engineering 333T or another course approved by the department) 3]
  Technical area courses 7
  Approved technical electives 6


Other Required Courses
  Electrical Engineering 331K, Mechanical Engineering 210, 326 [6] 8
  American government, including Texas government 6
  American history 6
  Approved social science elective 3
  Approved fine arts or humanities elective 3

MINIMUM REQUIRED

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RATIONALE: Mechanical Engineering 210 is being moved from the basic sequence to “Other Required Courses” to give the student a broader understanding of the field of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics. Implementing this change does not change the minimum number of hours and would improve our recruiting and retention efforts.