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Aerospace Engineering

University of South Carolina

12 months
Duration
33928 USD/year
33928 USD/year
12688 USD/year
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About

Demonstrate your technical acumen and ratchet up your career objectives with the Aerospace Engineering MSc program from University of South Carolina.

Overview

Why Aerospace Engineering Graduate Study

Graduate study in aerospace engineering affords the opportunity to enhance critical thinking and mathematical prowess, skills that are transferable to career advancement in research, design and application work environments. Plus, those with graduate degrees in aerospace engineering generally have a higher income than those with just an undergraduate engineering degree. Apply to the Aerospace Engineering MSc program from University of South Carolina.

Learning Outcomes

  • Aerodynamics: Students will demonstrate a sound understanding of the characteristics of low speed aerodynamics, transonic aerodynamics and supersonic aerodynamics. Students will demonstrate a sound understanding of the modelling of incompressible inviscid, viscous and compressible flow. Students will demonstrate a sound understanding of applied aircraft aerodynamics, airfoil and wing theory and of aerodynamic design. 
  • Aerospace Materials and Structures: Students will demonstrate a sound understanding of typical aerospace materials. Students will demonstrate a sound understanding of material failure modes. Students will demonstrate a sound understanding of the characteristics of thin walled aerospace structures. Students will demonstrate a sound understanding of mechanical and adhesive joints. Students will demonstrate a sound understanding of aero-elasticity. Students will demonstrate a sound understanding of testing and characterization of materials and structures. Students will demonstrate a sound understanding of manufacturing principles and technology used in aerospace industry. Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze aerospace structures. Students will demonstrate the ability to design aerospace structures.
  • Flight Mechanics: Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze steady gliding, horizontal and climbing flight, analyze turning performance (three dimensional equations of motion, coordinate systems, Euler angles, transformation matrices). Students will demonstrate the ability to estimate airfield performance (take-off and landing). Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze unsteady climb and descent (including minimum time to climb problem). Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze cruise flight and transport performance. Students will demonstrate the ability to develop equations of motion with a wind gradient present.   
  • Stability and Control: Students will demonstrate understanding of longitudinal, lateral and directional aircraft stability. Students will demonstrate understanding of longitudinal, lateral and directional control systems. Students will demonstrate understanding of control theory applied to aerospace systems. Students will demonstrate the ability to derive mathematical models (plant models) that govern flight for various aerospace systems such as airplanes, helicopters and satellites. Students will demonstrate the ability to create control laws for stable flight.   
  • Aerodynamics: Students will have a basic understanding of how complex aerodynamic problems can be solved with the finite element method.
  • Aerospace Materials and Structures: Students will demonstrate a sound understanding of how static structural problems can be solved with the finite element method.
  • Aerodynamics: Students will demonstrate an in-depth understanding of compressible flows. Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of turbulent flow analysis. Students will demonstrate an in-depth understanding of thermodynamics.
  • Aerospace Materials and Structures: Students will demonstrate an in-depth understanding of fatigue. Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of buckling of plates and shells. Students will demonstrate an in-depth understanding of composite material design and analysis. Students will demonstrate a thorough understanding of manufacturing technology.
  • Propulsion: Students will demonstrate a sound understanding of energy sources and power generation in current and future propulsion systems for air and space applications. Students will demonstrate a sound understanding of the working concepts of aircraft and rocket engines with emphasis on the performance and characteristics of various types of propulsion systems, including turbojet, turbofan, turboprop, ramjet, scramjet and liquid and solid propellant rockets. Students will demonstrate the ability to characterize and analyze propulsion systems based on thermodynamics, chemistry, fluid mechanics and combustion fundamentals.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to solve a real life engineering problem. Students will demonstrate the ability to present their work to a mixed audience of experts and laymen. Students will demonstrate the ability to defend their work in a professional environment. Students will demonstrate the ability to write a technical report.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Finite Element Analysis in Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Structures 
  • Aerodynamics & Flight Mechanics
  • Composite Materials
  • Aeroelasticity
  • Aircraft and Rocket Propulsion
  • Design for Manufacture and Assembly
  • Compressible Fluid Flow
  • Control Theory in Mechanical Engineering
  • Intermediate Dynamics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Resume or CV
  • Statement of Purpose and Objectives describing your academic and research interests, relevant work experiences, academic/professional goals and objectives (maximum two pages)
  • At least three letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional sources
  • Official transcripts from all schools or colleges previously attended
  • Non-US institution transcripts must be verified by World Education Services (WES) or equivalent evaluation service. Please submit a comprehensive course-by-course evaluation (WES ICAP)
  • GRE scores

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33928 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    33928 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33928 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12688 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12688 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Columbia

999 - 1508 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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