Minor of Combustion and Propulsion
The curriculum builds on the foundation of exiting graduate-level courses in gas dynamics, combustion, and propulsion courses offered by the Georgia Tech School of Aerospace Engineering. The courses below present the core of the proposed undergraduate curriculum for the Certificate in Space propulsion. These courses are designed to transition students in the UAE University Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Undergraduate Program to graduate-level space propulsion course work at Georgia Tech. The minor courses will need the existing undergraduate courses already available in the current two programs of Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering as pre-requisites. The courses proposed here for the minor are: 1. High-Temperature Gas Dynamics 2. Rocket Propulsion 3. Electric Propulsion 4. Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Gases 5. Combustion I 6. Experimental Techniques Teaching Lab
- Min grade requirement: None
- Pre-requisite: Basic related applied thermodynamics and fluid mechanics courses and / or labs.
- Targeted students: Students in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering
- Coordination with UAE University and faculty to define space propulsion curriculum program that integrates with the existing programs and capabilities
- Development of UAE University undergraduate-level curriculum to deliver a Certificate in Space Propulsion for UAE University based on similar course content at Georgia Tech
- Development, delivery, and installation of a state-of-the-art Experimental Techniques Teaching laboratory – The experimental teaching laboratory will be duplicated on the Georgia Tech Atlanta campus but with modernized equipment wherever applicable. The laboratory will prepare students to perform research in the Experimental Propulsion test laboratory.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Ensure that UAE students are prepared to engage in the Space Propulsion technology.
- Provide the educational resources to train and develop a high-technology space propulsion workforce.
- Have the appropriate academic background to begin graduate-level work in space propulsion.
Required Credit Hours : minimum 19 hours
Combustion and Propulsion Courses
|Required Courses (19 hours )||Credit Hours|
|AERO563||Kinetics and thermodynamics of gases||4|
|AERO565||Experimental Techniques Teaching Lab||3|
|AERO566||High-Temperature Gas Dynamics||3|
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