PhD in Aerospace Engineering
Courses of study leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree are available with specializations in
- aerodynamics and fluid mechanics;
- structures and solid mechanics;
- flight dynamics and control; and
- multidisciplinary analysis and design.
The plan of study must include 60 credit hours of coursework, including courses from the MS degree, and the following:
|Select one of the following major areas||15|
|Compressible Fluid Flow|
|Aerodynamics of Viscous Fluids|
|Finite Element Analysis of Structures I|
|Theory of Elasticity|
|Modern Flight Control System Design I|
|Advanced Flight Dynamics I|
|Multidisciplinary Analysis and Design (see advisor for details)|
|Select 18 credit hours outside the major area||18|
|The student must also declare a minor area defined by the advisory committee and select 6 credit hours in the minor (included in the 18 credit hours outside the major)|
|Select a minimum of 6 credit hours of mathematics/statistics||6|
|Select 24 credit hours of Dissertation||24|
|Total Credit Hours||63|
See College of Engineering for requirement details.
All graduate courses must be approved in advance of enrollment by a student’s graduate advisor.