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Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Introduction

MS Aerospace Engineering is an indigenous MS program started by IST. This will provide students with an opportunity to gain deeper understanding of the principles of Propulsion and will prepare the students for a successful career in this expanding and dynamic field. The field of aerospace technology offers a wide range of employment opportunities to those with the proper educational background. An aerospace team is made up of engineers, scientists, and technicians. Positions are available through the private sector as well as within the government sector. Examples of major engineering roles in the aerospace industry include:

  • Analysis
  • Design
  • Materials and Processes
  • Systems Engineering
  • Software Development
  • Manufacturing
  • Flight Research

Course Outline - Aerodynamics/Computational Fluid Dynamics

Semester Courses Credit Hours
1 Advanced Numerical Techniques* 3
Aerodynamics (supersonic)* 3
Computational Fluid Dynamics* 3
2 Viscous Flow* 3
Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics 3
Elective I 3
3 Elective II 3
Elective III 3
Thesis I 3
4 Thesis II 3
*Mandatory Courses: Minimum 9 credit hours

Course Outline - Aerospace Propulsion

Semester Courses Credit Hours
1 Advanced Numerical Techniques* 3
Heat and Mass Transfer* 3
Rocket Propulsion* 3
2 Advanced Aerothermodynamics* 3
Elective I 3
Elective II 3
3 Elective II 3
Elective III 3
Thesis I 3
4 Thesis II 3
*Mandatory Courses: Minimum 9 credit hours

Course Outline - Structural Design & Analysis

Semester Courses Credit Hours
1 Advanced Numerical Techniques* 3
Mechanical Behavior of Materials* 3
Finite Element Methods* 3
2 Aerospace Structural Analysis* 3
Elective I 3
Elective II 3
3 Elective II 3
Elective III 3
Thesis I 3
4 Thesis II 3
*Mandatory Courses: Minimum 9 credit hours

Course Outline - Guidance, Navigation and Control

Semester Courses Credit Hours
1 Advanced Numerical Techniques* 3
Spacecraft Dynamics and Control* 3
Modern Control Theory* 3
2 Guidance and Navigation of Aerospace Vehicles* 3
Elective I 3
Elective II 3
3 Elective II 3
Elective III 3
Thesis I 3
4 Thesis II 3
*Mandatory Courses: Minimum 9 credit hours

Elective Courses

Following electives can be studies along with 3 out of 4 compulsory subjects in MS Program in Aerospace Engineering. These electives are combined of all specialization offers under "Local MS Programs" in MS Aerospace Engineering. Along with these electives, one subject (Compulsory of other specialization) related to any field can be studied as per student choice regardless of the specialization. "However the approval of the departmental Advisory Committee is a requisite for the course selection. Request(s) to add/drop a course(s) without the approval of the said committee will not be considered/processed".

  • Advanced Numerical Techniques
  • Aerodynamics (Supersonic)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Viscous Flow
  • Turbulent Fluid Flow
  • Measurement Techniques in Fluid and Thermal Engineering
  • Multi-phase Fluid Dynamics
  • Hypersonic/High Temperature Gas Dynamics
  • Industrial Management and Systems Engineering
  • Advanced Partial Differential Equations
  • Methods of Optimization
  • Unsteady Aerodynamics
  • Flight Dynamics
  • Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Rocket Propulsion
  • Advanced Aerothermodynamics
  • Advanced Heat Transfer
  • Advanced Energy Conversion for Aerospace
  • Systems
  • Advanced Combustion
  • Space Propulsion and Power Systems
  • Electric Propulsion
  • Aero-Thermo Chemistry of Advanced Propulsion
  • Systems
  • Combustion and Flow in Rocket Engines
  • Liquid Propellant Rocket Engine System Engineering
  • Process Simulation and CAD of Rocket Engineering
  • Experimental Techniques in Fluid and Thermal Engineering
  • Advanced Stress Analysis and Thermal Strength of Structures
  • Advanced Materials in Engineering
  • Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and
  • Refrigeration
  • Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • Finite Element Methods
  • Aerospace Structural Analysis
  • Advanced Structural Dynamics
  • Non-Linear Finite Element Method
  • Aero Elasticity Theory
  • Theory of Plasticity
  • Advanced Mechanical Vibrations
  • Finite Element Method
  • Engineering Mechanics of Composite Material
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Advanced Mechanics of Materials
  • Theory of Elasticity
  • Mathematical Modeling and Simulation
  • Experimental Stress Analysis
  • Experimental Methods in Structural Dynamics
  • Nondestructive Evaluation of Structures and Materials
  • Smart Structures
  • Structural Design of Launch Vehicle and Reentry Vehicles
  • Optimization Techniques in Structural Design
  • Non-Linear Dynamics and Chaos
  • Corporate Management
  • Aerospace Vehicle Design
  • Aircraft Preliminary Design and Performance
  • Flight Vehicle Guidance, Control and Navigation
  • Advanced Aerodynamics
  • Computer Aided Design
  • Digital Control Systems
  • Optimal Control
  • Advanced Materials in Engineering
  • Systems Engineering and Analysis
  • Aerospace System Design and Management
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
  • Modern Control Theory
  • Guidance and Navigation of Aerospace Vehicles
  • Automatic Control of Flight Vehicles
  • GPS and its Applications
  • Applied Non Linear Control of Aerospace Vehicles
  • Interplanetary Navigation and Guidance
  • Spacecraft Navigation
  • Flight and Trajectory Optimization
  • Atmospheric Flight Control
  • Computer Applications in Guidance and Control
  • Intelligent and Adaptive Control System
  • Inertial and Integrated Navigation System
  • Orbit and Attitude Control of Spacecraft
  • Orbital Mechanics
  • Linear Feedback Control Systems
  • Multivariable Controls
  • Space Missions Analysis and Design
  • GNSS Mathematics and Position Determination Techniques
  • GNSS Receivers
  • Fundamentals of GNSS
  • Sensors and Embedded System design
  • GNSS Applications
  • GNSS Augmentation systems
  • GNSS INS Integration
  • Space weather and GNSS