Purdue University's Hypersonics Graduate Certificate is designed for working professional engineers who want to develop a competitive edge by gaining graduate-level knowledge in hypersonics. This fully online program teaches state-of the-art methods in fluid dynamics, aerospace propulsion, and compressible flows.
Advances in hypersonic technology are rapidly accelerating toward a speed where knowledge of the field becomes integral for success in the aerospace and defense industries, a key element of national security, and more.
Because of national security needs, there is a strong demand within industry and government agencies for engineers and managers to gain understanding of issues related to hypersonic flows and the methods used to analyze them. Development of systems operating at hypersonic speeds (greater than Mach 5) can be difficult due to the intense heat transfer rates generated. The design of efficient propulsion systems also presents its own challenges. The ability of engineers to accurately predict hypersonic flows and to choose appropriate materials is critical to the successful development of hypersonic flight vehicles.
Benefit from Purdue’s Expertise in Hypersonic Technology
Ranked #3 in online Master’s in Engineering programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2022), Purdue is a leader in graduate engineering programs and online education. Learners in the online Hypersonics Graduate Certificate from Purdue’s top-ranked College of Engineering and School of Aeronautics and Astronautics complete a four-course, 12-credit series designed to enhance their knowledge and careers by:
Upskilling with a selection of courses that support students’ areas of interest
Developing a strong foundation in the fundamentals of fluid dynamics
Expanding analysis capabilities for hypersonic propulsion systems and hypersonic external aerodynamics
Purdue Engineering is a trailblazer in the field of hypersonics with a large, interdisciplinary team of research experts. Purdue is also home to a new Hypersonics and Applied Research Facility, a cutting-edge lab featuring HYPULSE and Mach 8 wind tunnels.
Flexible Hypersonics Curriculum
Purdue’s online Hypersonics Graduate Certificate is built on courses related to hypersonic flows and includes foundational subjects needed for students to be successful in the more specialized courses. Required curriculum includes one foundational course, two to four hypersonics-relevant courses, and one math course. Students can also take one course in mathematics, if needed.
Students with an undergraduate background or graduate degree including fluid dynamics, aerospace propulsion, compressible flows or materials engineering may substitute a hypersonic-relevant course for the foundational course with approval.
Students with a background including graduate level courses in mathematics may substitute a hypersonics-relevant course for the mathematics course with approval. This allows learners to tailor their program to their needs and interests from a selection of graduate-level courses taught by Purdue engineering faculty who are persistently known as leading experts in their fields.
|AAE 51100: Introduction to Fluid Mechanics|
|ME 50900: Intermediate Fluid Mechanics|
|AAE 51400: Intermediate Aerodynamics|
|ME 51000: Gas Dynamics|
|AAE 54800: Mechanical Behavior of Aerospace Materials|
|AAE 59000: Aerospace Propulsion|
|AAE 51200: Computational Aerodynamics (CFD)|
|AAE 51900: Hypersonic Aerothermodynamics|
|AAE 53700: Hypersonic Propulsion|
|AAE 59000: Nonequilibrium Hypersonic Flows|
|MSE 59700: Ceramics for Hypersonic Applications|
|AAE 62400: Laminar/Turbulent Transition|
|MA 51100: Linear Algebra with Applications|
|MA 52700: Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Physicists I|
|MA 52800: Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Physicists II|
Each course within the program is three credits. Credits earned in this program with a grade of B- or better can be applied towards an Interdisciplinary Master of Science (MS) in Engineering, MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics, or MS in another engineering program according to that program’s policy.
Students should possess strong analytical writing and verbal communication skills, and have relevant work experience or a relevant academic background for the course prerequisites in Intro to Fluid Dynamics, Computational Aerodynamics, Hypersonic Propulsion, Aerospace Propulsion, and Laminar/Turbulent Transition.
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