# Degree Programs

### Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering

The Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering is designed to give students exposure to at least two different areas of Aerospace Engineering through concentration and breadth requirements, and at the same time allowing students to pursue their interests through flexibility in the selection of technical electives.

The Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering allows for specialization in the following topical areas:

- Aerodynamics/Fluid Dynamics
- Aerospace Control
- Aerospace Design
- Aerospace Structures
- Computational Fluid Dynamics
- Propulsion

The courses listed are 3 units each.

### Requirements Common To All Areas Of Specialization

Applied Math Requirements:

AME 525 | Engineering Analysis |

AME 526 | Engineering Analytical Methods |

Breadth Requirement: a required core course from a different area of specialization than the one being followed.

### Aerodynamics/Fluid Dynamics

Core Requirements:

AME 530a | Dynamics of Incompressible Fluids |

AME 511 | Compressible Gas Dynamics |

Core Electives (choose one):

AME 530b | Dynamics of Incompressible Fluids |

AME 457 | Engineering Fluid Dynamics |

AME 535a | Introduction to Computational Fluid Mechanics |

AME 620 | Aero and Hydrodynamic Wave Theory |

AME 621 | Stability of Fluids |

AME 651 | Statistical Theories of Turbulence |

AME 652 | Turbulent Shear Flows |

### Aerospace Control

Core Requirements:

AME 532a | Flight Vehicle Stability and Control |

AME 541 | Linear Control Systems II |

Core Electives (choose one):

AME 532b | Flight Vehicle Stability and Control |

AME 552 | Nonlinear Control Systems |

AME 544 | Computer Control of Mechanical Systems |

AME 545 | Modeling and Control of Distributed Dynamic Systems |

ASTE 585 | Spacecraft Attitude Control |

ASTE 586 | Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics |

### Aerospace Design

Core Requirement:

AME 527 | Elements of Vehicle and Energy Systems Design |

Core Electives (choose two):

ASTE 520 | Spacecraft System Design |

AME 528 | Elements of Composite Structure Design |

AME 408 | Computer-Aided Design of Mechanical Systems |

or | Six units of a supervised design project |

### Aerospace Structures

Core Requirement (choose one):

AME 529 | Aircraft Structures Analysis |

Core Electives :

AME 546 | Basic Aeroelasticity |

CE 529a | Finite Element Analysis |

CE 541a | Dynamics of Structures |

AME 509 or CE 507 |
Applied Elasticity Mechanics of Solids I |

AME 521 | Engineering Vibrations II |

AME 559 | Creep |

AME 560 | Fatigue and Fracture |

AME 584 | Fracture Mechanics and Mechanisms |

### Computational Fluid Dynamics

Core Requirements:

AME 530a | Dynamics of Incompressible Fluids |

AME 535a | Introduction to Computational Fluid Mechanics |

Core Electives (Choose two courses, each from a different category.):

Category I—Numerical Methods | |

AME 535b | Introduction to Computational Fluid Mechanics |

ASTE 545 | Computational Techniques in Rarefied Gas Dynamics |

Math 504ab | Numerical Solution of Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations |

Category II— Fluid Mechanics | |

AME530b | Dynamics of Incompressible Fluids |

AME 511 | Compressible Gas Dynamics |

AME 620 | Aero and Hydrodynamic Wave Theory |

AME 621 | Stability of Fluids |

AME 651 | Statistical Theories of Turbulence |

AME 652 | Turbulent Shear Flows |

AME 457 | Engineering Fluid Dynamics |

### Propulsion

Core Requirements:

AME 511 | Compressible Gas Dynamics |

AME 513 | Principles of Combustion |

Core Electives (choose one):

ASTE 470 | Spacecraft Propulsion |

ASTE 501a | Physical Gas Dynamics |

AME 436 | Energy and Propulsion |

AME 514 | Applications of Combustion |

AME 512 | Advanced Thermodynamics |

ChE 530 | Thermodynamics for Chemical Engineers |