M.S. in Aerospace Engineering
Three majors are available in the Aerospace Engineering Program: (i) Dynamics and Controls, (ii) Fluid Dynamics and Propulsion Systems, and (iii) Solids and Structural Mechanics. The requirements appear below.
MASTER’S OF SCIENCE IN AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
ALL MAJORS (semester credits)
Major Option 9 cr. hrs. 12 cr. hrs.
Technical Electives 6 cr. hrs. 9 cr. hrs.
Mathematics 3 cr. hrs. 6 cr. hrs.
Thesis 12 cr. hrs. --- NA ---
M.S. Mini-Thesis --- NA --- 3 cr. hrs.
Seminar 2 cr. hrs. 2 cr. hrs.
Total 32 cr. hrs 32 cr. hrs.
The following courses must be included in each SAeS major option course requirements.
i. Dynamics, Controls & Intelligent Systems
20-AEEM-6003 Analytical Dynamics
20-AEEM-6015 Modern Control
In addition, 3-credit-hour courses at the 6000 level or higher in the Dynamics & Controls area. These can include 20-AEEM-6022 Optimal Control, 20-AEEM-6036 Spacecraft Dynamics, 20-AEEM-6093 Advanced Flight Mechanics, 20-AEEM-6095 Astrodynamics, and/or any other graduate-level CEAS courses in the area of Dynamics & Controls. Selected courses from other schools in the Dynamics & Controls area are also acceptable.
ii. Fluid Dynamics and Propulsion Systems
(Three out of Four Listed Courses)
20-AEEM-6041 Compressible Flow and Thermodynamics
20-AEEM-8030 Advanced Propulsion
20-EGFD- 7041 Visc. Flow and Heat Transfer
iii. Solids and Structural Mechanics
20-AEEM-6001 Advanced Strength of Materials
20-AEEM-7052 Finite Element Method
In addition, 3-cretit-hour courses at the 6000 level or higher in the Solids and Structural Mechanics area. These can include 20-AEEM-7001, Elasticity I, 20-AEEM-7002 Elasticity II, 20-AEEM-7074 Advanced Finite Element Method, 20-AEEM-7027 Nondestructive Testing, and/or any other graduate-level CEAS courses in the area of Solids and Structural Mechanics. Selected courses from other schools in the Solids and Structural Mechanics area are also acceptable.