Suggested Program Tracts

The following list organizes graduate courses taught in AE and other departments in a set of topical tracts. These lists are provided as guides when selecting courses in your area of interest. Actual course selection should be done in consultation with your advisor.

Aerodynamics

  • AE 511: Transonic aerodynamics
  • AE 514: Boundary layer theory
  • AE 515: Wing theory
  • AE 598 AAA: Advanced applied aerodynamics
  • AE 598 GSE: Diagnostics for aerodynamics and propulsion
  • TAM 537: Experimental fluid mechanics

Fundamental fluid mechanics

  • AE 510: Advanced gas dynamics
  • AE 513: Dispersed multiphase flow
  • AE 514: Boundary layer theory
  • TAM 531: Inviscid flow
  • TAM 532: Viscous flow
  • TAM 536: Instability and transition
  • TAM 537: Experimental fluid mechanics
  • TAM 538: Turbulence

Computational fluid mechanics

  • AE 510: Advanced gas dynamics
  • AE 598 CFD: Advanced computational aerodynamics
  • AE 598 CMF: Multiphase Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • TAM 570: Computational fluid mechanics

Combustion & Propulsion

  • AE 433: Aerospace propulsion
  • AE 434: Rocket propulsion
  • AE 435: Electric propulsion
  • AE 538: Combustion fundamentals
  • AE 564: Diagnostics for aerodynamics and propulsion

Astrodynamics

  • AE 402: Orbital Mechanics
  • AE 502: Adv. Orbital Mechanics
  • AE 504: Optimal Aerospace Systems
  • AE 508: Optimal Spacecraft Trajectories
  • AE 403: Spacecraft Attitude Control
  • AE 454: Intro. To Dynamics & Control
  • AE 554: Dynamical Systems Theory
  • AE 434: Rocket Propulsion
  • MATH 484: Nonlinear Programming
  • GE 531: Genetic Algorithm Methods
  • ENG 451: Cubesat

Dynamical Systems & Control

  • AE 454: Intro. To Dynamics & Control
  • AE 504: Optimal Aerospace Systems
  • AE 554: Dynamical Systems Theory
  • AE 455: Estimation & Data Assimilation
  • AE 552: Random Dynamical Systems (no longer in course catalog)
  • AE 555:Multivariable Control Design
  • AE 556: Robust Control
  • ECE 534: Random Processes
  • PHYS 510: Nonlinear Dynamics
  • PHYS 511: Adv. Nonlinear Dynamics
  • PHYS 500: Advanced Mechanics
  • MATH 561: Theory of Probability I
  • MATH 562: Theory of Probability II
  • MATH 518: Differentiable Manifolds I
  • MATH 519: Differentiable Manifolds II
  • MATH 587/ECE 580: Optimization by Vector Space Methods

Information & Intelligent Systems

  • AE 483: Aerospace Computing Systems
  • CS 473: Algorithms
  • AE 482: Intro. to Robotics
  • AE 598: Distributed Systems & Control
  • IE 598: Convex Optimization
  • AE 504: Optimal Aerospace Systems
  • AE 554: Dynamical Systems Theory
  • ECE 534: Random Processes (?)
  • MATH 482: Linear Programming
  • MATH 484: Nonlinear Programming
  • MATH 518: Differentiable Manifolds I
  • MATH 519: Differentiable Manifolds II
  • CS 446: Machine Learning
  • AE 555:Multivariable Control Design
  • AE 556: Robust Control
  • ECE549/CS543: Computer Vision

Aerospace Materials

  • TAM 451: Intermediate Solid Mechanics or TAM 551: Solid Mechanics I
  • AE 420: Finite Element Analysisc)
  • AE/TAM 427: Mechanics of Polymers
  • AE/TAM 428: Mechanics of Composites
  • AE 522: Dynamic Response of Materials
  • AE 523: Nanoscale Contact Mechanics
  • AE 525: Advanced Composite Materials
  • AE 526: Composite Manufacturing
  • AE 529: Viscoelasticity Theory
  • AE 598/TAM 555: Fracture Mechanics
  • AE 560: Fracture Mechanics Laboratory
  • ME 551: Polymer Rheology & Processing
  • TAM 424: Mechanics of Structural Metals
  • TAM 456: Experimental Stress Analysis
  • TAM 524: Micromechanics of Materials
  • TAM 554: Plasticity
  • CEE 576: Nonlinear finite elements
  • CEE 598 TCI: Computational inelasticity

Aerospace Structures

  • TAM 451: Intermediate Solid Mechanics or TAM 551: Solid Mechanics I
  • AE 420: Finite Element Analysis
  • AE 451: Aeroelasticity
  • AE 598NA: Nonlinear Aeroelasticity
  • AE 528: Large Deformation Theory
  • TAM 518: Wave Motion
  • CEE 571: Plates and Shells
  • CEE 573: Structural Dynamics II
  • CEE 598 FEC: Nonlinear continuum finite element method
  • CEE 598 NFM: Nonlinear finite element method
 

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