The Fluids, Structures and Materials (FSM) Focus Area is further divided into two tracks: (1) Fluids, and (2) Structures and Materials.

For the FSM Focus Area only, the general MS requirement to take a core course outside of the focus area is waived, and instead students are required to take a core course from the second FSM track.

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Requirements of the MS degree in the Fluids, Structures and Materials (FSM) Focus Area are:

  • Two Core Classes in your chosen track, and one core course in the other FSM track.
  • Two electives from the FSM focus area, with at least one in your chosen track. (See Graduate Handbook for detailed listing.)
  • Attending 50% of the “Fluid, Structures and Materials” seminars each semester.

Requirements of the PhD degree in the Fluids, Structures and Materials (FSM) Focus Area are:

  • Two Core Classes in your chosen track.
  • Three courses related to your PhD research, at least two them at 6000 level or higher. (See Graduate Handbook for detailed listing.)
  • Attending 50% of the “Fluid, Structures and Materials” seminars each semester.

Fluids Core Courses:

  • ASEN 5051 Intro to Fluid Mechanics (fall offering) (Note: changing to “Incompressible Flow”)
  • ASEN 5151 High Speed Aerodynamics (spring offering) (Note: changing to “Compressible Flow”)
  • ASEN 6037 Turbulent Flow (spring offering)

Structures and Materials Core Courses:

  • ASEN 5012 Mechanics of Aerospace Structures (fall offering)
  • ASEN 5022 Introduction into Dynamics of Aerospace Structures (spring offering)
  • ASEN 5007 Introduction into Finite Elements (fall offering)