M.S. in Engineering Physics
The Master of Science in Engineering Physics degree program provides graduate-level education and training in space science and space systems engineering. The goal is to provide graduates with the skills that will allow them to make an immediate contribution to the space-related industries or to proceed to doctoral studies in a wide variety of disciplines. This program’s objectives are:
- Fundamental understanding of scientific and engineering approaches to conceiving and designing complex spacecraft systems.
- Development of the diverse set of research skills required to evolve the state of the art in the areas of space science and engineering.
The program specifically emphasizes scientific instrumentation, applied optics, remote sensing, spacecraft subsystems (power, attitude, and thermal control), and a wide variety of topics in space science and engineering.
This program is heavily research oriented, with a majority of the faculty in the Department of Physical Sciences actively involved in scholarly activities in the space sciences and engineering. The research areas include experimental programs with satellite systems, sounding rockets, ground-based remote-sensing experiments, and a parallel program of theoretical studies in the areas of space systems engineering, upper atmospheric physics, space physics, and plasma and magnetospheric physics.
The curriculum consists of 15 credits of required coursework, with an additional 15 credits of electives and/or thesis research.
The core courses emphasize the heavily technical nature of the space sciences and require an undergraduate degree in Physics, Engineering, or a related field (such as Mathematics or Chemistry) for preparation.
Master of Science in Engineering Physics
|EP 501||Numerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists||3|
|EP 505||Spacecraft Dynamics and Control||3|
|EP 509||Advanced Space Physics||3|
|EP 600||Experimental Methods in Space Science||3|
|EP 605||Spacecraft Power and Thermal Design||3|
|Electives (others available on a rotating basis)|
|AE 508||Intermediate Heat Transfer||3|
|AE 514||Introduction to the Finite Element Method||3|
|AE 520||Perturbation Methods in Engineering||3|
|AE 524||Rocket Engine Propulsion Systems||3|
|BA 511||Operations Research||3|
|EP 696||Graduate Internship in Engineering Physics||3|
|EP 699||Special Topics in Engineering Physics||3|
|MA 502||Boundary Value Problems||3|
|MA 504||Theory of the Potential||3|
|MA 506||Probability for Engineers||3|
|MA 510||Fundamentals of Optimization||3|
|SE 500||Software Engineering Discipline||3|
|SE 545||Specification and Design of Real-Time Systems||3|
|SE 585||Metrics and Statistical Methods for Software Engineering||3|
|SE 610||Software Systems Architecture and Design||3|
|SE 655||Performance Analysis of Real-Time Systems||3|