Opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in the study and applications of System-of-Systems is continuously expanding. We are always looking for students with diverse backgrounds and experiences, willing to learn, and interested in System-of-Systems and its applications. Opportunities exist to gain real-world experience that will form a new way of thinking that will make the students highly desirable in today's complex market place. If you are interested in learning more about SoS research and applications, please visit the SoSL and Projects sections. If you are interested in joining Dr. DeLaurentis team, please contact him directly or one of his current research assistants. For more information on applying to Purdue and for School of Aeronautics & Astronautics guidelines for graduate admissions, please visit: Purdue Grad School webpage and School of Aero/Astro webpage.
Some external funding opportunities for graduate students can be found at Purdue's Graduate School Funding webpage, or through NSF, NASA GSRP, and/or INSGC. Student's are highly encouraged to apply for external funding opportunities. Additional opportunities for Purdue Aeronautics & Astronautics departmental fellowships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships exist, but are limited.
Funding opportunities for undergraduate research may exist in the individual research projects or through undergraduate research fellowships such as Purdue's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF).
System-of-Systems research is a part of the Aerospace Systems area within the School of Aeronautics & Astronautics. Some of the key courses which support this core area are:
- AAE 550 - Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
- AAE 551 - Design Theory and Methods for Aerospace Systems
- AAE 560 - System-of-Systems Modeling and Analysis
- AAE 590X - Safety and Risk Analysis for Complex Systems
Based on the individual needs, students may also enroll in one or more of the following AAE graduate courses, listed here.
A sample of courses in other departments that have been taken by students include, but are not limited to: BME 695S; CE 561, 566, 594, 596, 614, 615; ECE 602; IE 535, 536, 537, 538, 545, 590D; ME 561, 571, 581; STAT 511, 512, 514.