This certificate recognizes student accomplishments at the graduate level in successfully completing a specialized program of study in the cross-disciplinary field of hypersonics. It is sponsored by the Ann and H. J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences (AES) and the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) and involves courses from AES and ME.
The purpose of the certificate is to develop interdisciplinary skills in the field of hypersonics, which requires knowledge about fundamental areas such as gas dynamics, materials, controls, and how their inter-relationships determine hypersonic vehicle performance.
This certiﬁcate is available to graduate degree-seeking and non-matriculated students. Additional certiﬁcate information can be found on the department's Hypersonics Certificate webpage.
Distance Education Option
Students can take individual courses toward a master's degree or graduate certificate through distance education (online). For more information, connect with the individual graduate program directly.
- Completed undergraduate degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or its equivalent.
- Undergraduate courses in calculus, linear algebra and differential equations; two semesters of undergraduate calculus-based physics; and at least two semesters of upper-division undergraduate courses in engineering or physics.
- Ability to program at a level that will enable successful completion of graduate course assignments.
Required Courses and Credits
The standard requirements of this certificate program are the completion of twelve (12) hours of graduate-level coursework (typically four 3-credit courses) with grades of B or higher in each course. Students also pursuing other graduate certificates may not use the same courses to count for both certificates.
There is one required course, ASEN 5519 Special Topics (Introduction to Hypersonics). Each student is free to choose the other three courses from the elective list below.
|ASEN 5519||Special Topics (Intro to Hypersonics)||3|
|Graduate Projects I (Specifically focused on hypersonics, approved by certificate coordinator)|
or ASEN 6028
|Graduate Projects II|
|Boundary Layers and Convection|
|Fundamentals of Gas Dynamics|
|Composite Structures and Materials|
|Special Topics (Hypersonic Vehicle Design Project)|
|Special Topics (Molecular Thermo & Kinetics)|
|Independent Study (Specifically focused on hypersonics, approved by certificate coordinator)|
|Space Vehicle Guidance and Control|
|Molecular Gas Dynamics and DSMC|
|Computational Fluid Dynamics|
|Materials Chemistry and Structures|
|Introduction to Combustion|
|Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering (High Temperature Materials)|
|Total Credit Hours||12|