Curriculum and Advising

Curriculum

The Aerospace Systems concentration is professionally oriented and aimed at providing students a solid foundational knowledge of an interdisciplinary approach and relevant tools for enabling the realization of successful aerospace systems.

The degree will require 32 hours organized as follows:

Aerospace Systems Engineering Concentration Curriculum

Program ComponentHours
Core coursework
AE 542, Aerospace Systems Engineering I
AE 543, Aerospace Systems Engineering II
• Select two additional courses from approved list
16
Elective coursework selected from an approved list in the following areas:
optimization, design, reliability, data analysis, human interfaces, and networks
8
Professional development coursework selected from approved lists - 4 credit hours from List A and 4 credit hours from List B8
Aerospace Seminar Series AE 590 (all semesters)0
Total Hours32
Minimum of 12 hours of 500-level coursework

Review course descriptions and credit hours in the course explorer.

Aero M Eng courses and descriptions

Approved List for Additional Core Coursework (8 hours)

  • AE 402 – Orbital Mechanics
  • AE 403 – Spacecraft Attitude Control
  • AE 416 – Applied Aerodynamics
  • AE 419 – Aircraft Flight Mechanics
  • AE 434 – Rocket Propulsion
  • AE 502 – Advanced Orbital Mechanics
  • AE 504 – Optimal Aerospace Systems
  • AE 508 – Optimal Space Trajectories
  • AE 511 – Transonic Aerodynamics
  • AE 512 – Molecular Gas Dynamics
  • AE 515 – Wing Theory
  • Or other appropriate course selected with approval of advisor

Recommended Systems Engineering Electives (8 hours)

The program will allow students to customize their Aerospace Systems Engineering concentration to their desired focus of study.  Students will be expected to gain a breadth of knowledge in aerospace system development outside of the undergraduate focus. Relevant disciplines include aerodynamics, structural design, material science, electrical system design, control system design, software development, and optimization.

  • AE 504 – Optimal Aerospace Systems
  • AE 554 – Dynamical Systems Theory
  • AE 555 – Multivariable Control Design
  • IE 400 – Design and Analysis of Experiments
  • IE 413 – Simulation
  • IE 411 – Optimization of Large Systems
  • IE 431 – Quality Engineering
  • IE 513 – Optimal System Design
  • IE 529 – Stats of Big Data and Clustering
  • IE 531 – Algorithms for Data Analytics
  • ME 402 – Design of Thermal Systems
  • ME 540 – Control System Theory and Design
  • SE 411 – Reliability Engineering
  • SE 450 – Decision Analysis I
  • SE 498 DA2 – Decision Analysis II
  • SE 524 – Data-Based Systems Modeling
  • SE 525 – Control of Complex Systems
  • SE 530 – Multi attribute Decision Making

Approved Lists of Professional Development Coursework (8 hours)

The following courses have been identified to satisfy the professional development requirements of the MEng degree.

Students must complete 4 credit hours from List A and 4 credit hours from List B.  Students may select a different course with professional development in consultation with advisor.

List A

  • AE 597 – Independent Study
  • TE 401 – Developing Breakthrough Projects
  • ENG 572 – Professional Practicum
  • ENG 573 – Capstone Project

List B

  • TE 450 – Startup: Inc, Fund, Contracts, IP
  • TE 460 – Lecture in Engineering Entrepreneurship
  • TE 461 – Technology Entrepreneurship
  • TE 466 – High-Tech Venture Marketing
  • TE 560 – Managing Advanced Technology I
  • TE 565 – Technology Innovation & Strategy
  • TE 566 – Finance for Engineering Management
  • TE 567 – Venture Funded Startups

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Dates to Know

Application deadline for Fall 2020

July 1

Additional deadline and application information

January 21, 2020: First day of Spring 2020 semester

 

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