Aerospace Engineering (MS)

 

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)

 

                                        THESIS                         NON-THESIS

 

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.

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Total                            32 cr. hrs                        32 cr. hrs.

 

Major Requirements

The following courses must be included in each SAeS major option course requirements.

i. Dynamics and Controls

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-6011 Combustion

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.