APPROVED COURSES IN LIEU OF MINOR AREA QUALIFYING EXAM

(updated 3/25/2015)

(Ph.D. Students)

"As an option, a student may elect, with the approval of his or her advisory committee, to replace the minor area qualifying examination with two graduate courses (from an approved list prepared by the minor area committee) in one of the minor areas: Aerodynamics, Astrodynamics and Space Applications, Dynamics and Control, Propulsion, and Structures and Materials. The courses should be taken following satisfaction of the requirements for the MS degree, and the student must receive a grade of B or better in both courses. This option only applies to the minor area exam; the major area and mathematics qualifying examinations are required of all students. Selection of the two course option, or the written examination for the minor area, must be made at the time the student originally schedules the major and mathematics exams. Switching from one option to another will not be permitted after this time."

This memo contains the list of approved courses from which the student must select those courses to be used in lieu of the minor area exam.

AERODYNAMICS

AAE 511, 512, 514, 515, 517, 518, 519, 520, 590 (Plasma and Electric Discharges), 590 (Molecular Gas Dynamics), 613, 615, 624, 626

ME 509, 510, 513, 517, 533, 608, 610, 611, 613, 614

AEROSPACE SYSTEMS

AAE 550, 551, 560, 590 (Air Transportation System), 590 (Intro. to Convex Optimization), 690B/ECE 695A (Hybrid Systems: Theory and Applications)

ME 553, 571

ASTRODYNAMICS AND SPACE APPLICATIONS

AAE 507, 508, 532, 575, 590 (Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics), 607, 632, 690G (Astrodynamics Navigation and Guidance), 690S (Adv. Signals and Systems Satellite Navigation), 690X (Orbital Perturbations)

DYNAMICS & CONTROL

AAE 507, 508, 564, 567, 568, 590 (Intro Convex Optimization), 607, 666, 668,

ECE 580, 600, 602, 675, 680, 686

ME 560, 562, 563, 564, 565, 575, 578, 579, 580, 664, 675, 677, 680, 689

PROPULSION

AAE 535, 537, 538, 539, 590 (Rocket Propulsion), 590C (Advanced Energy Solutions), 690 (Computational Combustion)

ME 500, 501, 505, 506, 525, 526, 533, 538, 585, 625, 697

NE 563

(In addition, we require at least one of the courses taken in lieu of the Propulsion Qualifying Exam be taken from AAE).

STRUCTURES

AAE 547, 550, 552, 553, 554, 555, 558, 590 (Mechanic Behavior of Materials), 590 (Dynamic Behavior of Materials), 590 (Mesoscale Failure of Aerospace Materials), 590 (Manufacturing Advanced Composite Materials), 590 (Experimental Characterization of Advanced Composite Materials), 646, 654, 690 (Modeling Damage & Strengthening Mechanisms in Materials)

ME 559, 563, 569, 612