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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

M.S. in Aerospace Engineering/Master of Aerospace Engineering

The Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering (MSAE) and the Master of Aerospace Engineering (MAE) provide formal advanced study, preparing students for careers in the aerospace industry and in research and development. Both degree programs are planned to augment the individual students engineering and science background with adequate depth in areas of aeroacoustics, nondestructive testing, aerodynamics, design and optimization, propulsion, aerospace structures, composites, computational fluid dynamics, or other areas of aerospace engineering. Candidates for both degree programs can select courses that prepare them for the aerospace engineering profession or that prepare them to continue on to doctoral studies. Both degree programs require a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate-level work.

Degree Requirements
MAE - Non-Thesis Option
AE Core courses Graduate Mathematics Course Graduate Electives (at least six hours must be 600-level) Total Hours 6 3 21 30

MSAE -Thesis Option

AE Core courses Graduate Mathematics Course Graduate Electives Thesis (AE 700) Total Hours 6 3 12 9 30

Areas of Concentration
Aerodynamics and Propulsion
This area includes Aerodynamics, Propulsion, Computational Aero and Fluid Dynamics, Transition and Turbulence, Aeroacoustics, Heat Transfer, and Combustion. Core Courses for Aerodynamic and Propulsion Concentration AE 504 Advanced Compressible Flow AE 521 Viscous Flow AE 528 Advanced Incompressible Aerodynamics Electives for Aerodynamics and Propulsion Concentration AE 508 Heat Transfer AE 512 Combustion I AE 516 Computational Aeronautical Fluid Dynamics AE 524 Rocket Engine Propulsion Systems AE 536 Rotorcraft Aerodynamics AE 610 Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics AE 625 Hypersonic Aerospace Propulsive Flows AE 631 Aeroacoustics AE 640 Turbine Engine Propulsion Systems AE 652 Turbulent Flows * AE 699 Special Topics in Aerospace Engineering

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Aerospace Structures
This area includes Structural Analysis, Vibration, Nondestructive Testing, Composite Materials, Elasticity, Flight Dynamics, Controls, and Design Optimization. Core Courses for Structures Concentration AE 502 Strength and Fatigue of Materials AE 514 Introduction to the Finite Element Method AE 522 Analysis of Aircraft Composite Materials Electives for Structures Concentration M.S. in Aerospace Engineering/Master of Aerospace Engineering

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Airplane Dynamic Stability Aircraft Structural Dynamics Acoustic Emission Nondestructive Testing Engineering Optimization Linear Systems Theory Smart Materials for Aerospace Structures Theory of Elasticity Finite Element Aerospace Applications Analysis of Aircraft Plate and Shell Structures Advanced Aircraft Structural Dynamics Atmospheric Navigation, Guidance and Control Aircraft Fault Tolerance and Advanced Control Theory Nonlinear Dynamical Systems and Chaos Thermal Stresses in Aerospace Engineering Special Topics in Aerospace Engineering

AE 506 AE 510 AE 518 AE 526 AE 532 AE 534 AE 538 AE 606 AE 612 AE 616 AE 623 AE 626 AE 646 AE 648 AE 699

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Only MAE students can apply a maximum of 3 hours of AE 699 and/or 3 hours of AE 596, for the graduate elective, towards their degree.

A 3 credit hour graduate internship, AE 596, may be taken as an elective course by a student in the MAE program; however, AE 596 will not be counted towards the degree requirements for a student in the MSAE program.

M.S. in Aerospace Engineering/Master of Aerospace Engineering