Aerospace Engineering (MS)

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.

Aerospace Engineering (MS)

Semester Credits
Credit Type Thesis Non-Thesis
Major Option 9 credit hours 12 credit hours
Technical Electives
6 credit hours 9 credit hours
Mathematics
3 credit hours 6 credit hours
Thesis
12 credit hours N/A
M.S. Mini-Thesis
N/A 3 credit hours
Seminar
2 credit hours 2 credit hours
Total 32 credit hours 32 credit hours

Major Requirements

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

1. 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.

2. 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

3. Solids and Structural Mechanics

  • 20-AEEM-6001 Advanced Strength of Materials
  • 20-AEEM-7052 Finite Element Method
  • In addition, 3-credit-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.