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Aerospace Certificate

The purpose of the aerospace certificate program is to provide students with a formalized recognition of an emphasis in aerospace subjects as part of their undergraduate degree program. In addition, this certificate program will increase the  state-wide and nation-wide recognition of UK’s involvement in aerospace education and research.

At UK, as at most universities, the fundamental and applied courses necessary for a career in aerospace engineering are taught in various departments. The UK Aerospace Certificate option will provide students with multidisciplinary experience in aerospace systems and in aerospace specializations, preparing them to join the aerospace workforce.

There are specialty areas in the Aerospace Certificate program, each with a minimum of 12 credit hours. See below for required course lists.

  • EGR 390 Experiential Learning in Engineering or CS – Aerospace Experience (0 hrs)
  • MA 4xx or MA 322 Matrix Algebra and Its Applications§
  • ME 506 Mechanics of Composite Materials or ME 556 Intro to Composite Materials
  • ME 513 Mechanical Vibrations or ME 510 Vibro-Acoustic Design in Mechanical Sys

And one of the following:

  • ME 532 Advanced Strength of Materials
  • ME 565 Scale Modeling in Engineering
  • ME 599 Advanced Instrumentation
  • EGR 390 Experiential Learning in Engineering or CS – Aerospace Experience (0 hrs)
  • MA 4xx or MA 322 Matrix Algebra and Its Applications§
  • ME 530 Gas Dynamics
  • ME 531 Fluid Dynamics

And one of the following:

  • ME 548 Aerodynamics of Turbomachinery
  • ME 565 Scale Modeling in Engineering
  • ME599 Applied CFD and Numerical Heat Transfer
  • EGR 390 Experiential Learning in Engineering or CS – Aerospace Experience (0 hrs)
  • MA 4xx or MA 322 Matrix Algebra and Its Applications§
  • ME 516 Systems Engineering

And two of the following:

  • ME 513 Mechanical Vibrations or ME 510 Vibro-Acoustic Design in Mechanical Sys
  • ME 506 Mechanics of Composite Materials or ME 556 Intro to Composite Materials
  • ME 530 Gas Dynamics or ME 531 Fluid Dynamics
  • ME 599 Advanced Instrumentation or ME 565 Scale Modeling in Engineering
  • EGR 390 Experiential Learning in Engineering or CS – Aerospace Experience (0 hrs)
  • MA 4xx or MA 322 Matrix Algebra and Its Applications§
  • EE 580 Embedded Systems Design

And two of the following:

  • EE 582 Hardware Description Languages and Programmable Logic
  • EE 584 Introduction of VSLI Design and Testing
  • EE 585 Fault Tolerant Systems
  • EE 587 Advanced Embedded Systems
  • EE 588 Real-Time Computer Systems

 

  • EGR 390 Experiential Learning in Engineering or CS – Aerospace Experience (0 hrs)
  • MA 4xx or MA 322 Matrix Algebra and Its Applications§
  • EE 511 Introduction to Communication Systems

And two of the following:

  • EE 512 Digital Communication Systems
  • EE 522 Antenna Design
  • EE 523 Microwave Circuit Design
  • EE 586 Communication and Switching Networks
  • EGR 390 Experiential Learning in Engineering or CS – Aerospace Experience (0 hrs)
  • MA 4xx or MA 322 Matrix Algebra and Its Applications

And three of the following:

  • EE 503 Power Electronics
  • EE 527 Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • EE 543 Solar Cell Devices and Systems for Electrical Energy Generation
  • EE 585 Fault Tolerant Computing
  • EE 576 Cybersecurity
  • EE 599 Hybrid and Electric Vehicles and Aircrafts

 

  • EGR 390 Experiential Learning in Engineering or CS – Aerospace Experience (0 hrs)
  • MA 4xx or MA 322 Matrix Algebra and Its Applications

And three of the following:

  • EE 522 Antenna Design
  • EE 523 Microwave Circuit Design
  • EE 525 Numerical Methods and Electromagnetics
  • EE 527 Electromagnetic Compatibility
  • EGR 390 Experiential Learning in Engineering or CS – Aerospace Experience (0 hrs)
  • EM 221 Statics
  • ME 516 Systems Engineering

And two of the following:

  • CME 404G Polymeric Materials
  • CME 554 Chemical and Physical Processing of Polymer Systems
  • CME 556 Introduction to Composite Materials

 

  • EGR 390 Experiential Learning in Engineering or CS – Aerospace Experience (0 hrs)
  • MA 322 Matrix Algebra and Its Applications
  • ME 516 Systems Engineering

And two of the following:

  • MSE 506 Mechanics of Composite Materials or MSE 556 Intro to Composite Materials
  • MSE 554 Chemical and Physical Processing of Polymer Systems
  • MSE 569 Electronic Packaging Systems and Manufacturing Processes

Contact

For details please contact the faculty coordinator, Suzanne Smith who is also the Donald and Gertrude Lester Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Kentucky Space Grant Consortium and NASA EPSCoR.

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