Graduate Certificate in Aerospace Engineering

Students who pursue a Graduate Certificate in Aerospace Engineering will achieve the following educational objectives:

  1. The ability to apply the fundamentals of both incompressible and compressible flows, wing and airfoil theory, and fluid kinematics and dynamics. 
  2. How to analyze aircraft engines and spacecraft propulsion systems. 
  3. The mechanics and design issues associated with aerospace structures; including the analysis of thin skins with stiffeners for external surfaces, bulkheads and frames for shape support, and fasteners for holding components together.
  4. How to analyze the flight mechanics of aircraft and spacecraft, including flight performance, flight dynamics and stability, orbital maneuvers, and flight control. 


The certificate will be both a stand-alone and for degree seeking students.  It is comprised of 12 hours of graduate study at the 7000 level, requiring 4 courses to be taken, one from each core area within our aerospace curriculum.  

Choose one 3 credit hour course from each of the following areas:
Aerospace Fluid Mechanics
MAE 7420Intermediate Fluid Mechanics3
MAE 7430Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer3
MAE 7440Aerodynamics3
MAE 7450Gas Dynamics3
Aerospace Propulsion
MAE 7390Aerospace Propulsion3
Aerospace Structures
MAE 7210Aerospace Structures3
MAE 7600Advanced Mechanics of Materials3
MAE 7940Aircraft Design3
Aerospace Flight Mechanics
MAE 7620Aircraft Flight Performance3
MAE 7630Space Flight Mechanics3
MAE 7635Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control3
MAE 7690Aircraft Flight Dynamics3