Master of Science in Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering
(Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics)
The program prepares students for professional careers in engineering companies that develop products using computational tools of fluid and solid mechanics. The program also provides the necessary background for pursuing higher degrees, Engineer and Ph.D., in aerospace and mechanical engineering with specializations in computational fluid mechanics, computational solid mechanics and computational heat transfer. The degree course work provides a necessary background in basic aerospace and mechanical engineering disciplines (solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer), engineering mathematics and numerical methods. The advanced computational technical electives provide practical examples using existing numerical programs to simulate structures, heat transfer and fluid flows as well as commercial mathematical packages for analyzing data and simulations.
Admission requirements follow the general admission rules for aerospace and mechanical engineering graduate programs. The program requires completion of a minimum of 27 units and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 for graduation. The program with thesis requires 28 units, four of which are thesis units.
REQUIRED CORE COURSES (21 UNITS) 
UNITS 

AME 404 
Computational Solutions to Engineering Problems 
3 
AME 509 
Applied Elasticity, or 

CE 507 
Mechanics of Solids I 
3 
AME 525 
Engineering Analysis 
3 
AME 526 
Engineering Analytical Methods 
3 
AME 530a 
Dynamics of Incompressible Fluids 
3 
AME 535a 
Introduction to Computational Fluid Mechanics 
3 
CE 529a 
Finite Element Analysis 
3 
Select a computational technical elective from the following list or other electives approved by a graduate advisor: 3 units.
COMPUTATIONAL TECHNICAL ELECTIVES (3 UNITS) 
UNITS 

AME 415 
Turbine Design and Analysis 
3 
AME 535b 
Introduction to Computational Fluid Mechanics 
3 
ASTE 545 
Computational Techniques in Rarefied Gas Dynamics 
3 
CE 529b 
Finite Element Analysis 
3 

3 

CE 551 
ComputerAided Engineering Project 
3 
MASC 575 
Basics of Atomistic Simulation of Materials 
3 
MASC 576 
Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Materials and Processes 
3 
Math 504ab 
Numerical Solution of Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations 
3 
Select a technical elective from the following list or other electives approved by a graduate advisor: 3 units.
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES (3 UNITS) 
UNITS 

AME 511 
Compressible Gas Dynamics 
3 
AME 516 
Convection Processes 
3 
AME 590 
Directed Research 
112 
AME 599 
Special Topics 
24, max 9 
CE 541a 
Dynamics of Structures 
3 
CE 542 
Theory of Plates 
3 
One core class requirement may be waived at the discretion of a graduate adviser if a student documents that he or she completed or is enrolled in an equivalent course. The waived class must be replaced by a technical elective. Credit for one course of not more than 4 units from another accredited institution may be approved by a graduate adviser. The Master's Thesis (4 units) may be substituted for a technical elective class (3 units).