Campuses:
Twin Cities Campus
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics MinorAerospace Engineering & Mechanics
College of Science and Engineering
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
Contact Information
Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota, 107 Akerman Hall, 110 Union Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (6126258000; fax: 6126261558)
Email:
aemdgs@umn.edu
Website: https://cse.umn.edu/aem
The graduate program emphasizes engineering sciences that are basic to fluid mechanics, aerospace systems, and solid mechanics. Theoretical, analytical, experimental, and computational aspects of these fields are covered by the courses and research opportunities offered by the department.
Program Delivery
Prerequisites for Admission
Special Application Requirements:
Students interested in the minor are strongly encouraged to confer with their major field advisor and director of graduate studies, and the Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics director of graduate studies regarding feasibility and requirements.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the
General Information section of this
website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
Courses must be taken under the AEM course designator to be counted towards a minor.
Courses must be taken on the AF grade basis, unless only offered S/N.
The minimum cumulative GPA for the minor is 3.00.
Coursework (6 to 12 credits)
Master's students select 6 credits, and doctoral students select 12 credits from the following in consultation with the Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics director of graduate studies. Other courses can be applied to the minor with approval by the Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics director of graduate studies.
AEM 5247  Hypersonic Aerodynamics
(3.0 cr)
AEM 5253  Computational Fluid Mechanics
(3.0 cr)
AEM 5321  Modern Feedback Control
(3.0 cr)
AEM 5333  DesigntoFlight: Small Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles
(3.0 cr)
AEM 5401  Intermediate Dynamics
(3.0 cr)
AEM 5451  Optimal Estimation
(3.0 cr)
AEM 5501  Continuum Mechanics
(3.0 cr)
AEM 5503  Theory of Elasticity
(3.0 cr)
AEM 5581  Mechanics of Solids
(3.0 cr)
AEM 5651  Aeroelasticity
(3.0 cr)
AEM 8201  Fluid Mechanics I
(3.0 cr)
AEM 8202  Fluid Mechanics II
(3.0 cr)
AEM 8203  Fluid Mechanics III
(3.0 cr)
AEM 8207  Hydrodynamic Stability
(3.0 cr)
AEM 8211  Theory of Turbulence I
(3.0 cr)
AEM 8212  Theory of Turbulence II
(3.0 cr)
AEM 8213  Turbulent Shear Flows
(3.0 cr)
AEM 8221  Rheological Fluid Mechanics
(3.0 cr)
AEM 8231  Molecular Gas Dynamics
(3.0 cr)
AEM 8232  Physical Gas Dynamics and Molecular Simulation
(3.0 cr)
AEM 8241  Perturbation Methods in Fluid Mechanics
(3.0 cr)
AEM 8251  FiniteVolume Methods in Computational Fluid Dynamics
(3.0 cr)
AEM 8253  Computational Methods in Fluid Mechanics
(3.0 cr)
AEM 8261  Nonlinear Waves in Mechanics
(3.0 cr)
AEM 8271  Experimental Methods in Fluid Mechanics
(3.0 cr)
AEM 8411  Advanced Dynamics
(3.0 cr)
AEM 8421  Robust Multivariable Control Design
(3.0 cr)
AEM 8423  Convex Optimization Methods in Control
(3.0 cr)
AEM 8426  Optimization and System Sciences
(3.0 cr)
AEM 8442  Aerospace Positioning, Navigation and Timing
(3.0 cr)
AEM 8451  System Identification: Theory and Applications
(3.0 cr)
AEM 8453  Model Reduction and Approximation of Dynamical Systems
(3.0 cr)
AEM 8523  Elastodynamics
(3.0 cr)
AEM 8525  Elastic Stability of Materials
(3.0 cr)
AEM 8527  Pattern Formation and Bifurcation in Materials
(3.0 cr)
AEM 8531  Fracture Mechanics
(3.0 cr)
AEM 8533  Theory of Plasticity
(3.0 cr)
AEM 8541  Mechanics of Crystalline Solids
(3.0 cr)
AEM 8551  Multiscale Methods for Bridging Length and Time Scales
(3.0 cr)
Program Subplans
Students are required to complete one of the following subplans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one subplan.
Masters
Doctoral


Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Course Equivalencies:  AEM 4247/AEM 5247 
Grading Basis:  AF or Aud 
Typically offered:  Spring Odd Year 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Course Equivalencies:  AEM 4253/AEM 5253 
Prerequisites:  [4201 or equiv], [CSci 1113 or equiv], CSE grad student 
Grading Basis:  AF or Aud 
Typically offered:  Every Fall 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Course Equivalencies:  AEM 5321/EE 5231 
Typically offered:  Every Fall 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Grading Basis:  AF only 
Typically offered:  Periodic Spring 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Grading Basis:  AF or Aud 
Typically offered:  Every Fall 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Course Equivalencies:  AEM 5451/EE 5251 
Typically offered:  Fall Even Year 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Typically offered:  Every Fall 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Grading Basis:  AF or Aud 
Typically offered:  Every Spring 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Course Equivalencies:  AEM 4581/AEM 5581 
Typically offered:  Fall Odd Year 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Grading Basis:  AF or Aud 
Typically offered:  Every Fall 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Typically offered:  Every Fall 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Typically offered:  Every Spring 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Typically offered:  Every Fall 
Credits:  3.0 [max 4.0] 
Typically offered:  Periodic Fall 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Typically offered:  Periodic Fall 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Typically offered:  Periodic Fall 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Grading Basis:  AF or Aud 
Typically offered:  Periodic Fall 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Typically offered:  Periodic Fall 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Course Equivalencies:  AEM 8231/ME 8361 
Typically offered:  Periodic Fall 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Grading Basis:  AF or Aud 
Typically offered:  Periodic Spring 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Typically offered:  Periodic Fall 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Typically offered:  Periodic Spring 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Grading Basis:  AF or Aud 
Typically offered:  Periodic Fall 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Typically offered:  Periodic Fall 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Typically offered:  Periodic Fall 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Grading Basis:  AF or Aud 
Typically offered:  Periodic Spring 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Typically offered:  Periodic Spring 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Grading Basis:  AF or Aud 
Typically offered:  Periodic Fall 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Grading Basis:  AF or Aud 
Typically offered:  Periodic Fall 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Typically offered:  Periodic Fall 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Grading Basis:  AF or Aud 
Typically offered:  Periodic Spring 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Typically offered:  Periodic Spring 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Grading Basis:  AF or Aud 
Typically offered:  Periodic Fall 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Grading Basis:  AF or Aud 
Typically offered:  Fall Even Year 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Grading Basis:  AF or Aud 
Typically offered:  Periodic Fall 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Grading Basis:  AF or Aud 
Typically offered:  Periodic Fall & Spring 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Typically offered:  Periodic Fall 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Typically offered:  Periodic Fall & Spring 
Credits:  3.0 [max 3.0] 
Course Equivalencies:  AEM 8551/SCIC 8551 
Prerequisites:  Basic knowledge of [continuum mechanics, atomic forces], familiarity with partial differential equations, grad student in [engineering or mathematics or physics] 
Grading Basis:  AF or Aud 
Typically offered:  Periodic Spring 