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Aeronautics & Astronautics Sample Plan of Study

The AAE master’s program offers a wide range of flexibility in course options. After you begin your studies at Purdue, an academic advisor will help you create a Plan of Study (POS) to best fit your educational needs and career goals. Every POS varies based on student interest, time, and course load.  Below is an example POS for the Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics (MSAAE). Your plan of study will vary based on your interests and needs.

Degree Objective:  MS - Non-Thesis
Degree:  MASTER OF SCIENCE IN AERO/ASTRO : NON-THESIS (MSAAE) 
Area of Specialization:  AERODYNAMICS
Expected Completion:  May 2016

Plan of Study Courses
CourseTitleCreditsSemester
AAE 51200 COMPUTATIONAL AERODYN 3 Spring 2012
AAE 51400 INTERMEDIATE AERODYN 3 Spring 2012
AAE 62400 LAM-TURB TRANSITION 3 Fall 2012
AAE 62600 TURBULENCE AND TURBULENCE MODELING 3 Spring 2013
MA 52700 ADV MATH ENGR PHYS I 3 Fall 2013
MA 52800 ADV MATH ENGR PHYS II 3 Spring 2014
ME 57500 THEORY AND DESIGN OF CONTROL SYSTEMS 3 Fall 2014
ME 57800 DIGITAL CONTROLS 3 Spring 2015
AAE 51900 HYPERSONIC AEROTHERMODYNAMICS 3 Fall 2015
ME 50500 INTERMEDIATE HEAT TRANSFER 3 Spring 2016