Aerospace & Mechanical

Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Dynamics and Control)

The Master of Science with emphasis in Dynamics and Control educates and trains multidisciplinary professionals in the modeling, analysis, simulation and control of complex time-evolutionary systems. It is a program of study that encompasses advanced analytical dynamics, nonlinear dynamical systems, linear and nonlinear dynamics and vibrations, and linear and nonlinear control. The program equips students to apply their knowledge to a variety of complex systems encountered in nature and society, especially those in civil, mechanical and aerospace engineering and applied mechanics.

Required Engineering Analysis Courses




AME 525

Engineering Analysis



AME 526

Engineering Analytical Methods



Required Core Courses




AME 521

Engineering Vibrations II



AME 522

Nonlinear Vibrations



AME 524

Advanced Engineering Dynamics



AME 541

Linear Control Systems II



AME 552

Nonlinear Control Systems



Engineering Electives (take two courses from the following)




Approved (by advisement) 400-, 500-, or 600-level engineering courses.

Elective courses can be chosen in areas of specific interest to the student such as orbital dynamics, spacecraft control, aircraft dynamics and control, chaos and chaotic dynamics, random vibrations, computer control of mechanical systems and robotics. The program provides the graduate student with a broad, well-rounded, advanced education that can be applied to many specific, technologically advanced fields in which dynamics and control play a pivotal role.