The Master of Science in Engineering Physics program gives students expertise in a wide variety of topics in space science and engineering, including scientific instrumentation, applied optics, remote sensing, and spacecraft subsystems.
This highly research-oriented program covers experimental programs ranging from satellite systems and sounding rockets to ground-based remote-sensing experiments — along with theoretical studies in related areas. Students graduate with the understanding of scientific and engineering approaches and the research skills needed to conceive and design complex spacecraft systems.
The first year includes core courses that emphasize the heavily technical nature of the space sciences, such as Numerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists, Spacecraft Dynamics and Control, and Advanced Space Physics.
This program requires 15 credits of required coursework, plus an additional 15 credits of electives and/or thesis research. An undergraduate degree in Physics, Engineering, or a related field such as Mathematics or Chemistry is required for admission.
The curriculum consists of 15 credits of required coursework, with an additional 15 credits of electives and/or thesis research.
The core courses emphasize the heavily technical nature of the space sciences and require an undergraduate degree in Physics, Engineering, or a related field (such as Mathematics or Chemistry) for preparation.
|EP 501||Numerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists||3|
|EP 505||Spacecraft Dynamics and Control||3|
|EP 509||Advanced Space Physics||3|
|EP 600||Experimental Methods in Space Science||3|
|EP 605||Spacecraft Power and Thermal Design||3|
|Electives (others available on a rotating basis)|
|AE 508||Heat Transfer||3|
|AE 514||Introduction to the Finite Element Method||3|
|AE 520||Perturbation Methods in Engineering||3|
|AE 524||Rocket Engine Propulsion Systems||3|
|BA 511||Operations Research||3|
|EP 696||Graduate Internship in Engineering Physics||3|
|EP 699||Special Topics in Engineering Physics||3|
|MA 502||Boundary Value Problems||3|
|MA 504||Theory of the Potential||3|
|MA 506||Probability for Engineers||3|
|MA 510||Fundamentals of Optimization||3|
|SE 500||Software Engineering Discipline||3|
|SE 545||Specification and Design of Real-Time Systems||3|
|SE 585||Metrics and Statistical Methods for Software Engineering||3|
|SE 610||Software Systems Architecture and Design||3|
|SE 655||Performance Analysis of Real-Time Systems||3|
M.S. in Aerospace Engineering
The Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering degree program prepares students for careers in the aerospace industry or in research and development through work on a graduate-level thesis.
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering program gives students advanced studies in engineering with a specialization in Electro-Mechanical Systems.