MS in Aerospace Engineering
Courses of study leading to the MS degree are available with specialization in any of the following four fields:
- Aerodynamics and fluid mechanics;
- Structures and solid mechanics;
- Flight dynamics and control; and
- Multidisciplinary analysis and design.
Students must complete the following requirements:
|AE Core Options|
|Select one of the following groups of core classes based on student's chosen specialty 1||9|
|Compressible Fluid Flow|
|Aerodynamics of Viscous Fluids|
|Finite Element Analysis of Structures I|
|Theory of Elasticity|
|Flight Dynamics and Controls|
|Modern Flight Control System Design I|
|Advanced Flight Dynamics I|
|Multidisciplinary Analysis and Design (see advisor for details)|
|Select one graduate-level course in mathematics/statistics with the approval of the department.||3|
|Select one of the following options||18-21|
Select four other graduate-level classes with the approval of the advisor
|Thesis (a minimum of 6 credit hours)|
|Directed Project Option|
Select six other graduate-level courses with the approval of the advisor
|MS Directed Project (minimum of 3 credit hours)|
Select seven other graduate-level courses with the approval of the advisor
Pass an exam covering the core courses in the area of specialty 2
|Total Credit Hours||30-33|
Other graduate-level courses may be substituted for any of these nine courses that have been taken as a part of the undergraduate program
The coursework option exam is offered three times a year. Contact the MS program coordinator to confirm scheduled dates and to register to take the exam (at least 30-days prior to scheduled exam date).
See College of Engineering for requirement details.
All graduate courses must be approved in advance of enrollment by a student’s graduate advisor.