Plans of Study

Technical elective courses must be approved by the faculty class advisor for the student’s graduating class (see link below under “Advising”). Visit the link below for the rules regarding Technical Electives. For Aerospace Engineering majors graduating after 2014, nine credits of Technical Electives are required. Meet with your class advisor before taking technical electives! 


You are strongly encouraged to meet with your academic advisor at least once a year, and immediately if you currently have any curricular deficiencies or have any reason to follow a modified program. Failure to follow an approved program may lead to Academic Probation, delay of graduation, or other more serious problems.  For most issues, you can contact the Professional Advisor for the program. For Technical Electives issues, see the faculty advisor for your class.

Substitute Course Work for Required Course Work during a Study Semester

In general, a student may not take a course from another UC college during a study semester as a substitute for a required course in the Aerospace curriculum. However, if there is an unusual and valid reason for doing so, a student may request to take a substitute course. Submit a request to the CEAS Committee on Academic Standards in advance using the form Petition to use A Substitute Course.

A student may not register for the substitute course until after receiving approval of this petition. Failure to petition for approval may result in no credit being granted for the completed course toward the student's degree requirements, and the course may have to be repeated.

Substitute Course Work for Required Course Work during a Co-op Semester

Students are allowed to take up to six credits during a co-op semester with prior approval if the classes do not interfere with the co-op assignment. Approval must be secured from the Department’s professional advisor, the Professional Practice advisor, and the Chairman of the CEAS Committee on Academic Standards before such registration is permitted. If a student needs to make up a class or wishes to take a class during the normal hours of a co-op assignment, then the petition must be submitted along with a letter from the employer stating that the employer is aware that the student will be taking the course, that the company has a flextime.