Physics Major in Applied Science: Bachelor of Science / Aerospace Engineering Major: Bachelor of Science (Dual Degree)

Total Credit Hours: 161

OBJECTIVES 

This is a Dual Degree Program between Lewis University and the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in which students receive two degrees:  a B.S. degree in Physics (Applied Physics concentration) from Lewis and a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from IIT.  This program gives students a deeper understanding of the Physics that underlies the engineering principles than they would get by completing only an Engineering degree.  It is anticipated that a student enrolled in the Dual Degree Program will complete both degrees within five years. Students must satisfy all published requirements of the institution granting the degree.

ADMISSION AND ACADEMIC POLICIES

Applicants to the Dual Degree Program must be admissible to both Lewis and IIT, as determined by the respective admission offices. In addition, any Lewis student may, with Lewis University's permission, apply for the program and will be considered for admission by IIT using its usual criteria for transfer students. Students must meet Lewis and IIT criteria for satisfactory academic progress in order to remain in the Dual Degree Program. Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 /4.0 GPA in their Lewis courses in order to apply for and remain in the Dual Degree Program.

If a student is dismissed from the Dual Degree Program, he or she may be offered further probationary enrollment at either Lewis or IIT at the discretion of his or her respective dean and department advisor.

Lewis will compute students’ cumulative and semester grade point averages based upon courses completed at both Lewis and IIT. Lewis will use combined cumulative averages to determine eligibility for special academic awards such as inclusion on the dean’s list and graduation with honors. IIT will treat Lewis courses as transfer courses and will not include them in calculating grade point averages.

IIT will accept “D” grades for Lewis courses in the Dual Degree Program only in general education courses. Lewis will not accept “D” grades for IIT courses that substitute for required courses in the student’s major at Lewis.

Transfer credit earned from other institutions prior to enrollment at Lewis will be accepted by IIT provided it satisfies IIT transfer credit requirements. For students enrolled in the Dual Degree Program, IIT will accept transfer credit completed with a grade of “C” or better which has been accepted by Lewis, provided the student has obtained prior Lewis and IIT approval by filing a student petition in accordance with existing Lewis and IIT regulations.

Students enrolled in the Dual Degree Program will be subject to the academic and general regulations and policies of both Lewis and IIT. Where there appears to be a conflict between the regulations of the two institutions, such matters will be resolved by the appropriate academic deans of each institution or their designees.

IIT courses required in the Dual Degree Program will be offered on the IIT Main Campus in Chicago, Illinois.

All fulltime students in the Dual Degree Program will be accorded all customary privileges of regular fulltime students at both institutions, including use of the libraries, student unions, and athletic facilities. For further information, contact the Chair of the Physics Department.

Curriculum

Program: BS-PHYS-1

Concentration: AENG

Students enrolled in the Dual Degree Program must take the courses described in the curriculum below. The curriculum may be changed upon mutual agreement by IIT and Lewis University.  Students who are not ready to take Calculus 1 and General Physics 1 in their first semester may require additional preparatory coursework, extending their time to program completion by a semester or a year.

Semester 1

CHEM-11000General Chemistry 1

4

CHEM-11100General Chemistry 1 Lab

1

ENGL-11100College Writing 1

3

MATH-20900Calculus 1

4

PHYS-21000General Physics 1

3

PHYS-21100General Physics 1 Lab

1

UNIV-10100Cornerstone

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Semester 2

CHEM-11500General Chemistry 2

4

CHEM-11600General Chemistry 2 Lab

1

ENGL-11200College Writing 2

3

MATH-23500Calculus 2

4

PHYS-21500General Physics 2

3

PHYS-21600General Physics 2 Lab

1

Total Credit Hours:16

Semester 3

MATH-25000Calculus 3

4

PHYS-21800General Physics 3

3

PHYS-21900General Physics 3 Lab

1

HIST-10100Global History and Culture 1

3

-Theology Elective 10000 level

3

CPSC-20000Introduction to Computer Science

3

-OR

CPSC-31500Scientific Computing

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Semester 4

MATH-30000Differential Equations

3

PHYS-29600Research Methods Seminar

1

PHYS-30000Mechanics

4

PHYS-34100Modern Physics

3

HIST-10200Global History and Culture 2

3

-Theology Elective 20000 level

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Semester 5

PHYS-31000Electricity and Magnetism

4

-OR

PHYS-31100Analog and Digital Electronics

4

PHYS-36500Intermediate Physics Laboratory

3

PHYS-49600Physics Seminar

1

COMM-11200Introduction to Human Communication

3

-Fine Arts Elective

3

-Social Science / Macroeconomics / Introduction to Philosophy / Ethics

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Semester 6

MMAE -20200Mechanics of Solids II

3

MMAE -30500Dynamics

3

MMAE -32000Thermodynamics

3

MMAE -31300Fluid Mechanics without Laboratory

3

MMAE-20100Materials Science

3

-Social Science / Macroeconomics / Introduction to Philosophy / Ethics

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Semester 7

MMAE -31100Compressible Flow

3

MMAE -31200Aerodynamics of Aerospace Vehicles

3

MMAE -31500Aerospace Laboratory I

4

MMAE -35000Computational Mechanics

3

-Social Science / Macroeconomics / Introduction to Philosophy / Ethics

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Semester 8

MMAE -30400Mechanics of Aerostructures

3

MMAE -37200Aerospace Materials

3

MMAE -44300Systems Analysis and Control

3

MMAE -45200Aerospace Propulsion

3

-Literature Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester 9

MMAE -41000Aircraft Flight Mechanics

3

MMAE -41100Spacecraft Dynamics

3

MMAE -41200Spacecraft Design I

3

-OR

MMAE -41400Aircraft Design I

3

MMAE-49700Interprofessional Project

3

-Social Science / Macroeconomics / Introduction to Philosophy / Ethics

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Semester 10

MMAE-49700Interprofessional Project

3

MMAE -41500Aerospace Laboratory II

4

MMAE -41300Spacecraft Design II

3

-OR

MMAE -41600Aircraft Design II

3

SOCI-29000Diversity and Social Justice

3

Total Credit Hours:13

Notes

Note 1: Lewis General Education requirements satisfy the IIT Humanities and Social Sciences General Education requirements. See the current Lewis University catalog for General Education course options. Ethics is recommended as the Action and Values option.

Note 2: MMAE 313, 315, 320, 350, and 411, required courses in the B.S. in Aerospace Engineering program at IIT, will satisfy the Physics electives requirement in the B.S. in Physics (Applied Physics concentration) at Lewis University.

 

Note 3: In the ninth and tenth semesters, the student must choose either the MMAE 414 and MMAE 416 sequence or the MMAE 412 and 413 sequence.

Note 4: The advanced writing requirement is satisfied for LU/IIT Bachelor of Physics majors by successful completion of PHYS 49600 Physics Seminar.

Note 5: A minimum of 45 semester hours must be completed at IIT.

Note 6: Students may reduce the semester hour load by completing approved courses in the summer.