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 jointly sponsored by the aerospace and mechanical engineering departments and incorporates courses from both.

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. The certificate is available to both current graduate students and non-degree students.

Certificate Requirements

The standard requirements of this certificate program are the completion of twelve (12) hours of graduate-level coursework (typically four 3-credit courses). There is one required course, ASEN 5519: Introduction to Hypersonics. Each student is free to choose the other three courses from the Electives list.

See the Graduate Handbook for a complete list of certificate requirements.


Awarding a Completed Certificate

  • Completed your certificate? Congratulations! Please fill out the Certificate Award Request Form.
    • This form is for both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking students.
    • A grade of B or higher is required in all courses to earn a certificate.
    • If you are also pursuing other graduate certificates, you cannot use the same courses to count for both certificates.

Informational resources


Aerospace Engineering Sciences Graduate Program Advisor Maureen Craig.