The astronautics option in engineering mechanics prepares students for design, development, and research, with an emphasis on applied mathematics and astronautics. Its purpose is to improve and expand the educational opportunities of students at the university who wish to pursue careers in astronautics and space-related areas. This is accomplished by providing in depth exposure to course sequences in astrodynamics, orbital mechanics, and flight dynamics, as well as a core curriculum of structural and material analysis, advanced dynamics, and vibrations. The program requires a minimum of 127 credits; students selecting this option must submit an option declaration form to the department office.
The following curriculum applies to students who entered the College of Engineering after fall 2016.
SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS
Course List
Code |
Title |
Credits |
| 22 |
| 10 |
| 26 |
| 40 |
| 6 |
| 8 |
| 16 |
Total Credits | 128 |
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Course List
Code |
Title |
Credits |
MATH 221 | Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1 | 5 |
or MATH 217 | Calculus with Algebra and Trigonometry II |
or MATH 275 | Topics in Calculus I |
MATH 222 | Calculus and Analytic Geometry 2 | 4 |
or MATH 276 | Topics in Calculus II |
MATH 234 | Calculus--Functions of Several Variables | 4 |
MATH 320 | Linear Algebra and Differential Equations | 3 |
MATH 321 | Applied Mathematical Analysis | 3 |
STAT 324 | Introductory Applied Statistics for Engineers | 3 |
Total Credits | 22 |
SCIENCE
Course List
Code |
Title |
Credits |
| 5-9 |
| Advanced General Chemistry | |
| General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II | |
PHYSICS 202 | General Physics | 5 |
Total Credits | 10-14 |
ENGINEERING SCIENCE
Course List
Code |
Title |
Credits |
INTEREGR 170 | Design Practicum | 3 |
M E 231 | Introductory Engineering Graphics | 2 |
E P 271 | Engineering Problem Solving I | 3 |
or COMP SCI 310 | Problem Solving Using Computers |
M E 361 | Thermodynamics | 3 |
M E 363 | Fluid Dynamics | 3 |
E C E 376 | Electrical and Electronic Circuits | 3 |
M E 364 | Elementary Heat Transfer | 3 |
E C E 332 | Feedback Control Systems | 3 |
or M E 346 | Introduction to Feedback Control for Mechanical Engineers |
or M E 446 | Automatic Controls |
^{1} | 3 |
Total Credits | 26 |
ENGINEERING MECHANICS/ASTRONAUTICS CORE
Course List
Code |
Title |
Credits |
E M A 201 | Statics | 3 |
E M A 202 | Dynamics | 3 |
E M A 303 | Mechanics of Materials | 3 |
E M A/M E 307 | Mechanics of Materials Lab | 1 |
E M A 405 | Practicum in Finite Elements | 3 |
E M A 469 | Design Problems in Engineering | 3 |
E M A 506 | Advanced Mechanics of Materials I | 3 |
| 3 |
| Experimental Vibration and Dynamic System Analysis | |
| Experimental Mechanics | |
| Advanced Mechanical Testing of Materials | |
| Aerodynamics Lab | |
E M A 521 | Aerodynamics | 3 |
E M A 542 | Advanced Dynamics | 3 |
E M A 545 | Mechanical Vibrations | 3 |
E M A 569 | Senior Design Project | 3 |
| 3 |
| Astrodynamics | |
| Structural Finite Element Model Validation | |
| Satellite Dynamics | |
| 3 |
| Flight Dynamics and Control | |
| Special Topics in Engineering Mechanics (Rocket Propulsion) | |
Total Credits | 40 |
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES
Course List
Code |
Title |
Credits |
| 6 |
COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Course List
Code |
Title |
Credits |
ENGL 100 | Introduction to College Composition | 3 |
or COM ARTS 100 | Introduction to Speech Composition |
or LSC 100 | Science and Storytelling |
or ESL 118 | Academic Writing II |
E P D 275 | Technical Presentations | 2 |
E P D 397 | Technical Communication | 3 |
Total Credits | 8 |
LIBERAL STUDIES
Course List
Code |
Title |
Credits |
^{1} | 16 |
Total Credits | 16 |
For information on credit load, adding or dropping courses, course substitutions, pass/fail, auditing courses, dean's honor list, repeating courses, probation, and graduation, see the College of Engineering Official Regulations.