APPROVED COURSES IN LIEU OF MINOR AREA QUALIFYING EXAM

(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, Aerospace Systems, 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. Please note that a course may not be used to fulfill the minor requirement if taking it as a major is a possibility. For example, a student majoring in Dynamics and Control cannot take 507 as an Astrodynamics minor, and a student majoring in Astrodynamics cannot take 507 as a Dynamics and Control minor.

AERODYNAMICS

A&AE 511, 512, 513, 514, 515, 517, 518, 519, 520, 590D, 613, 615, 626

ME 510, 610, 611, 614

AEROSPACE SYSTEMS

A&AE 550, 551, 590K, 690B

ASTRODYNAMICS AND SPACE APPLICATIONS

A&AE 507, 508, 532, 540, 575, 607, 632, 690G, 690S

DYNAMICS & CONTROL

A&AE 507, 508, 531, 532, 540, 564, 565, 567, 574, 575, 590W, 607, 632, 664, 666, 690B

PROPULSION

A&AE 538, 539, 630, 690A

ME 505, 525, 533

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

STRUCTURES

A&AE 546, 547, 550, 553, 554, 555, 556, 557, 558, 559, 590A, 646, 652, 654, 655