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Elective Courses for the ASE Curriculum***

 

Approved Aerospace/Technical Electives

 

(Prerequisites are in parenthesis)

 

CourseDescription
EM 4123 Introduction to the Finite Elements Method (Consent of Instructor)
EM 4133 Mechanics of Composite Materials (EM 3213, MA 3253)
EM 4143 Engineering Design Optimization (Consent of Instructor, same as ASE 4553)

Any 4000/6000-level ASE courses. Currently:


CourseDescription
ASE 4133 Automatic Control (ASE 4123)
ASE 4153 Advance Performance (ASE 2013)
ASE 4163 Introduction to Flight Test Engineering (ASE 3313, ASE 4123)
ASE 4223 Structural Dynamics (EM 3413)
ASE 4333 Helicopter Aerodynamics and Performance (Consent of Instructor)
ASE 4423 Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics (Consent of Instructor)
ASE 4433 Fundamentals of Numerical Grid Generation (Consent of Instructor)
ASE 4553 Engineering Design Optimization (Consent of Instructor, same as EM 4143)
ASE 4813 Advanced Orbital Mechanics (ASE 3813)

For students selecting the Aeronautics concentration:

 

ASE 3813 — Introduction to Orbital Mechanics (Grade of C or better in EM 2433, MA 3253, and MA 3113)

ASE 3823 — Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics (EM 3413, credit or registration in ASE 3813)

ASE 4443 — Spacecraft Propulsion (ASE 3333, ASE 4343)

 

For students selecting the Astronautics concentration:

 

ASE 3123 — Aircraft Attitude Dynamics (ASE 2113, EM 3413)

ASE 3313 — Incompressible Aerodynamics (Grade of C or better in EM 3313)

ASE 4413 — Aircraft Propulsion (ASE 3333, ASE 4343)

 

 

 

 

Please note that the following course is not acceptable as an Aerospace Elective:

 

EM 4213 — Advanced Mechanics of Materials (EM 3213) — ASE 3223 (Aerospace Structural Analysis) covers most of what is taught here. This course is for non-ASE majors.

 

 

 

 

Approved Mathematics/Science Electives

 

The following courses are approved as Math/Science Electives for the Aerospace Engineering Curriculum. Other courses may be elected, with special approval of the Department Head.

 

IE 4613 — Engineering Statistics I (MA 1723)

 

MA 3353 — Differential Equations II (MA 3253)

MA 4133 — Discrete Mathematics (MA 3163 or consent of instructor)

MA 4143 — Graph Theory (MA 3113 or consent of instructor)

MA 4153 — Matrix and Linear Algebra (MA 3113, MA 3253)

MA 4163 — Group Theory (MA 3163, or consent of instructor)

MA 4173 — Number Theory (MA 3113)

MA 4243 — Data Analysis I (MA 2743, co-requisite MA 3113)

MA 4373 — Introduction to PDEs (MA 3253)

MA 4523 — Introduction to Probability (MA 2733)

MA 4533 — Probability of Random processes (MA 3113, MA 2743)

MA 4543 — Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I (MA 2743)

MA 4733 — Linear Programming (MA 3113)

MA 4753 — Applied Complex Variables (MA 2743)

 

PH 3063 — Astrophysics (co-requisite PH 3613, or consent of instructor)

PH 3613 — Modern Physics (PH 2233, MA 2733)

PH 4113 — Electronic Circuits for Scientists (PH 2223, MA 2733)

PH 4213 — Intermediate Mechanics (PH 2233, MA 2733)

PH 4323 — Electromagnetic Fields I (PH 2233, MA 2743)

PH 4513 — Optics (PH 2233 and MA 2733)

 

The following courses from the Departments of Mathematics and Physics are approved as Math/Science Electives for the Aerospace Engineering Curriculum. However, they do require additional prerequisite course(s):

 

MA 4313 — Numerical Analysis I (CS 1213 or equivalent, MA 3113, MA 2743)

MA 4323 — Numerical Analysis II (CS 1213 or equivalent, MA 3113, MA 3253)

MA 4633 — Advanced Calculus I (MA 2743, MA 3053)

 

PH 4413 Thermal Physics (PH 3613, MA 2743)

PH 4433 Computational Physics (PH 3613, MA 3253)

PH 4613 Nuclear Particle Physics (PH 3613)

PH 4713 Introduction to Quantum Principles (PH 3613, MA 3253)

PH 4813 Solid State Physics (PH 3613)



*** Revised 3/18/2013

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