Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering BS (Double Major)

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Students can complete requirements for both Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in one degree with the MAE Double Major.

How it works

Students can complete requirements for both the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering majors in one degree through the use of double dipping (using one course towards both requirements). Students should complete all required courses for the Aerospace Engineering degree and add the following courses (students who entered Fall 2016 or after):

  • MAE 311: Machines & Mechanisms 
  • MAE 364: Manufacturing Processes
  • MAE 377: Product Design in a CAE Environment*
  • MAE 494: Design Project
  • One Professional Practice Elective

The SEAS Technical Elective for the Aerospace Engineering degree will be met with one of the MAE courses listed above. The total number of additional courses for the Double Major is four.

Note: Students who entered AE before Fall 2016 will be required to take MAE 377 as a requirement for the Aerospace degree.*

Time to completion

Typically, the double major is completed in 4.5 years. It can be completed in 4 years if summer courses are taken.


Undergraduate Catalog

All academic requirements are outlined in the Undergraduate Catalog, including course and elective listings.
Note: The edition of the catalog that contains students’ university and major requirements is determined by their academic year of entry or reentry and academic year of acceptance to the major.


The dual major does not have a flowsheet as it requires flexibility and modifications. Students should use the flowsheets and catalog pages for both majors to determine their own path to graduation. Students should keep in mind course pre-requisites as well as a personal evaluation regarding time commitment when determining semester course loads.

Professional Practice Elective

The Professional Practice elective has a series of courses drawn from different departments across the university and stresses disciplines such as professional communication, economics and business, the environment, and similar. For a list of courses, visit the Catalog.

UB Curriculum/Gen Ed

All UB students must take a specified number of general education courses. Several sets of requirements are potentially applicable depending on when (year) and how (transfer or freshman) a student entered UB. For more information contact the SEAS Office of Undergraduate Education.