Mar 02, 2024  
2021-2022 Florida Tech Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Florida Tech Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Courses are listed alpha-numerically. The 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 series are undergraduate courses. The 5000 series are graduate courses that can also be taken by undergraduates with cumulative grade point averages of 2.75 or higher, who have satisfied all listed prerequisites and whose registration is approved by the department head or program chair responsible for the course. The 6000 series courses are restricted to graduate students only. Courses below 1000 are developmental in nature, are not counted in GPA calculations and do not count toward any Florida Tech degree.

Courses that may be taken in fulfillment of Undergraduate Core Requirements are designated as follows: CL: computer literacy requirement, COM: communication elective, HU: humanities elective, LA: liberal arts elective, Q: scholarly inquiry requirement, SS: social science elective, CC: cross-cultural, Hon: course may include honors sections during some semesters. These designations follow the course descriptions. Other courses that satisfy Undergraduate Core Requirements are identified by the course prefix: any MTH course can be used toward meeting the mathematics requirement; and any AVS, BIO, CHM or PHY course, or EDS 1031  or EDS 1032 , toward meeting the physical/life sciences requirement.

 

Academic Support Center

  
  • ASC 1005 Strategies for Success

    Credit Hours: 1
    Helps academically at-risk students during the first two years of their degree program identify and adopt effective strategies to improve study skills, time management and academic performance. 
  
  • ASC 1006 Mastering eLearning

    Credit Hours: 1
    Helps students new to Florida Tech and online learning to adjust to the university and acquire essential academic survival skills (online classroom behavior, academic honesty, study skills, etc.) that enhance academic integration into college. Requirement for all Florida Tech Online students.
    Requirement(s): Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  
  • ASC 1051 Chemistry Review

    Credit Hours: 1
    Increases proficiency in understanding chemistry through one-on-one instruction.
  
  • ASC 2000 Peer Leadership

    Credit Hours: 1
    Provides juniors and seniors the opportunity to mentor first-year freshmen in FYE 1000 University Experience  in academic success. Requires one hour of lecture and one to two hours teaching/mentoring in FYE 1000  per week. Covers the development of strong leadership skills.
    Minimum student level - junior
    Requirement(s): Instructor approval
    Prerequisite: FYE 1000  
    May be repeated for credit
  
  • ASC 2001 Peer Tutoring Practicum

    Credit Hours: 1
    Provides students the opportunity to earn credit for peer tutor training and peer tutoring under the direction of the Academic Support Center. Incorporates research-based techniques for tutoring based on criteria from a national tutoring organization. Awards ASC tutor certification on successful completion.
    Requirement(s): Instructor approval
    Prerequisite: COM 1101  

Accounting

  
  • EAC 2211 Principles of Accounting 1

    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the financial environment, financial statements, the accounting cycle and the theoretical framework of accounting measurement, emphasizing mechanics, measurement theory and the economic environment.
    Requirement(s): Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  
  • EAC 2212 Principles of Accounting 2

    Credit Hours: 3
    Continues EAC 2211 . Emphasizes understanding the role of accounting in product costing, costing for quality, cost-justifying investment decisions, and performance evaluation and control of human behavior.
    Requirement(s): Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
    Prerequisite: BUS 2211  or EAC 2211  
  
  • EAC 3211 Intermediate Accounting 1

    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies the development of generally accepted accounting principles and valuation models in their application to financial statement presentations. Includes in-depth coverage of the preparation and use of accounting information based on current accounting standards of financial accounting.
    Requirement(s): Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
    Prerequisite: EAC 2212  
  
  • EAC 3212 Intermediate Accounting 2

    Credit Hours: 3
    Continues EAC 3211 . Includes the valuation of liabilities and equities, revenue realization, accounting changes, income taxes, leases and financial statement disclosures.
    Requirement(s): Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
    Prerequisite: EAC 3211  
  
  • EAC 3214 Accounting Information Systems

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers the principles involved in establishing an accounting information system. Includes source documents, internal controls and the interfaces needed for managerial control of the business. Studies the integration of managerial accounting information needs with the design and implementation of systems.
    Requirement(s): Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
    Prerequisite: EAC 2212  
  
  • EAC 3331 Cost Accounting

    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies relevant costs for managerial decision-making. Includes cost accounting fundamentals used in managerial control functions.
    Requirement(s): Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
    Prerequisite: EAC 2212  
  
  • EAC 4401 Advanced Accounting

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers accounting principles for partnerships, mergers, acquisitions and consolidations. Includes the worksheet analysis of consolidation principles and introduces international accounting and fund accounting.
    Requirement(s): Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
    Prerequisite: EAC 3212  
  
  • EAC 4411 Auditing

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers the principles and procedures of internal and public auditing. Includes the ethics, responsibilities, standards and reports of professional auditors.
    Requirement(s): Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
    Prerequisite: EAC 3212  
  
  • EAC 4412 Advanced Auditing

    Credit Hours: 3
    Applies auditing principles to audit situations. Introduces audit practice research and theory issues. Discusses financial auditing issues from the perspectives of management, accountants, internal auditors, audit committees and external auditors.
    Requirement(s): Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
    Prerequisite: EAC 4411  
  
  • EAC 4421 Individual Federal Income Taxes

    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces federal taxes, emphasizing individual taxation. Includes the concepts of business income in various forms of business, the practical application of tax laws including tax return preparation, and simple tax research. Also introduces the various taxes beyond federal taxes.
    Requirement(s): Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
    Recommended: Background knowledge of computer skills.
    Prerequisite: EAC 2212  
  
  • EAC 4422 Corporate Federal Income Taxes

    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes corporate taxation and the transfer of assets from one form of entity into a corporation. Covers allowable corporate expenses and deductions applicable to corporations. Also includes trust and estate tax, forming and running subchapter S corporations, and computer-generated partnership tax returns.
    Requirement(s): Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
    Prerequisite: EAC 4421  

Aerospace Engineering

  
  • AEE 0002 Final Program Examination

    Credit Hours: 0
    Requires registration in order to sit for the final program examination.
  
  • AEE 0003 Final Program Examination 2

    Credit Hours: 0
    Requires registration in order to sit for the final program examination.
    Prerequisite: AEE 0002   Corequisite: AEE 0002  
  
  • AEE 0004 Final Program Examination 3

    Credit Hours: 0
    Requires registration in order to sit for the final program examination.
    Prerequisite: AEE 0003   Corequisite: AEE 0003  
  
  • AEE 1201 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering

    Credit Hours: 1
    Provides a broad overview of the aerospace engineering profession through class meetings involving formal lectures and presentations, and site/laboratory visits. Introduces the concept of aerospace design as a precursor to a competitive freshman design project to be implemented in AEE 1202 .
  
  • AEE 1202 Aerospace Practicum

    Credit Hours: 2
    Introduces elementary design concepts related to aerodynamics and aerospace structures. Includes word processing, spreadsheet analysis, computer-aided design, graphics and documentation. Group design projects are planned, analyzed, constructed, tested and reported in both lecture and lab settings.
    (CL)
  
  • AEE 2201 Aerospace Fundamentals

    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the theory and analysis of structures, aerodynamics, propulsion and control. Presents the theoretical advances and continuing developments from a historical perspective by stressing the roles and contributions of pioneers.
    Prerequisite: AEE 1202 , and (MTH 1002  or MTH 1020 ), and PHY 1001  
  
  • AEE 3064 Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

    Credit Hours: 1
    Provides a working familiarity with the physical principles, measurement and flow visualization techniques in fluid mechanics.
    Prerequisite: AEE 3161  and PHY 2092   Corequisite: AEE 3161  
  
  • AEE 3083 Mechanics of Materials

    Credit Hours: 3
    Stress and strain; mechanical properties of materials; Hooke’s law; axial, torsion, pure bending and transverse loading of members; transformations of stress and strain; failure criteria; strain measurements; thin-walled pressure vessels; design for strength; energy methods; design for impact; column buckling and stability.
    Prerequisite: MEE 2081  
  
  • AEE 3150 Aerospace Computational Techniques

    Credit Hours: 3
    Focuses on numerical and computational tools and techniques widely used to solve contemporary engineering problems. Includes advanced computer programming methods. Introduces analysis software and numerical theory in CFD, FEA, matrix inversion, ODE solution, root finding and numerical integration.
    Prerequisite: (CSE 1502  or CSE 1503 ), and (AEE 3083  or MAE 3083) and (AEE 3161  or MAE 3161)
  
  • AEE 3161 Fluid Mechanics

    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces fluid variables; fluid statics; flow kinematics; equations of mass, momentum and energy conservation in both integral and differential formulations; similitude and dimensional analysis; the stress tensor; inviscid and viscous flows; flow in pipes; laminar and turbulent flows.
    Prerequisite: (MEE 2082  or PHY 3011 ), and (MTH 2001  or MTH 2010 ) and (MTH 2201  or MTH 3200 ) Corequisite: (MEE 2082  or PHY 3011 ), and (MTH 2001  or MTH 2010 ) and (MTH 2201  or MTH 3200 )
  
  • AEE 3162 Compressible Flow

    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies high-speed compressible flow. Extends boundary-layer theory to the compressible case. Also includes normal and oblique shocks; compressible flow in ducts and nozzles; Mach waves; Prandtl-Meyer expansions; method of characteristics; unsteady 1D flows; and conical flow.
    Prerequisite: AEE 3161  and MEE 3191  
  
  • AEE 3241 Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics

    Credit Hours: 3
    Dynamics of frictionless fluid including the effects of unsteadiness and three-dimensionality; tools and rules for the construction of elementary flows about bodies, flows about airfoils and wings in three dimensions.
    Prerequisite: AEE 3162   Corequisite: AEE 3162  
  
  • AEE 3260 Experimental Aerodynamics

    Credit Hours: 3
    Offers theory and practice in wind tunnel test techniques, measurements of lift and drag by force balance, pressure distributions and wake surveys, LDA, thermal anemometry, computer-based data acquisition and reduction using LabView and uncertainty analysis.
    Prerequisite: AEE 3161  and AEE 3064  
  
  • AEE 3261 Aerospace Experimentation

    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes the theory and practice of experimental techniques in aerospace engineering. Covers computer-based data acquisition and data reduction, use of transducers and sensors, operation of testing devices such as wind tunnels and material test equipment, and uncertainty analysis. Also includes experiments in a range of aerospace applications.
    Prerequisite: AEE 3064  and AEE 3083  and AEE 3161  
  
  • AEE 3291 Aerospace Engineering Junior Design

    Credit Hours: 1
    Introduces concepts and methodology of aerospace design, effective teamwork, engineering communication and engineering ethics. Requires students to work in teams to develop and present oral and written proposals for capstone design projects to be executed during the senior year.
    (Q)
    Minimum student level - junior
  
  • AEE 4014 Control Systems

    Credit Hours: 3
    Stresses both classical and modern control methodologies. Includes frequency and time-domain representation of linear systems, stability analysis and design techniques. 
    Prerequisite: MTH 2201  or MTH 3200 
  
  • AEE 4242 Aircraft Stability and Control

    Credit Hours: 3
    Static stability of an airplane in pitch and sideslip; static manual control; general equations of unsteady motion; the stability of derivatives; stability of uncontrolled motion (lateral and longitudinal), including characteristic motions, their frequencies and their rates of decay.
    Prerequisite: AEE 3241  
  
  • AEE 4261 Air-Breathing Engines

    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies the performance analysis and component design of air-breathing engines. Includes ideal and actual cycle analyses, thrust and efficiency considerations, the flows in inlets and diffusers, combustors and nozzles, as well as compressors and turbines.
    Prerequisite: AEE 3162  
  
  • AEE 4262 Rockets and Mission Analysis

    Credit Hours: 3
    Deals with performance analysis of rockets, emphasizing chemical rocket propulsion: thrust and specific impulse, mission requirements and rocket staging; solid- and liquid-propellant rockets, and propellants; and orbital mechanics and mission analyses.
    Prerequisite: AEE 3162  
  
  • AEE 4263 Space Flight Mechanics

    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides understanding of the motion of celestial objects and spacecraft under gravity. Includes analysis of the two-body and restricted three-body problems and orbital transfer using impulsive forces. Also includes designing interplanetary spacecraft trajectories for given specifications. Uses MATLAB® for numerical analyses and dynamic simulation.
    Prerequisite: MEE 2082  and (MTH 2201  or MTH 3200 )
  
  • AEE 4281 Aerospace Structural Design

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers topics related to the structural design of aircraft and spacecraft including bending, shear and torsion of open and closed sections, structural instability of thin plates, , fatigue, and stress and failure analysis of components. Introduces finite element methods, airworthiness, and loads analysis for spacecraft. Stresses design issues in all topics. 
    Prerequisite: AEE 3083  and (MTH 2201  or MTH 3200 )
  
  • AEE 4284 Aerospace Engineering Structures Laboratory

    Credit Hours: 1
    Comprises experimental testing of structures and structural components. Presents a variety of testing methods and uses a variety of materials, including advanced composites. Introduces topics in experimental stress analysis. Emphasizes hands-on involvement by students in all areas.
    Prerequisite: AEE 3083   Corequisite: AEE 4281  
  
  • AEE 4291 Aerospace Engineering Design 1

    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes design of an aerospace system or component to meet desired needs, based on proposals developed in AEE 3291 . Requires teams to work under faculty to formalize requirements and develop a design to best meet the requirements, and present their designs in oral and written reports. Addresses some of the ethical issues engineers must face.
    (Q)
    Minimum student level - senior
    Prerequisite: AEE 3291   Corequisite: AEE 3260  or AEE 3261  
  
  • AEE 4292 Aerospace Engineering Design 2

    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes fabricating and testing the aerospace system or prototype designed in AEE 4291 . Verifies project requirements through demonstration, inspection, analysis or test. Requires oral presentations to faculty, industry judges and the public, and presentations, written reports and engineering drawings documenting the work.
    (Q)
    Minimum student level - senior
    Prerequisite: AEE 4291  
  
  • AEE 4400 Independent Study in Aerospace Engineering

    Credit Hours: 3
    Requires research on aerospace engineering topics of mutual interest to students and faculty on an individual basis. May qualify as a technical elective, subject to faculty approval.
    Requirement(s): Department head approval and may qualify as a technical elective, subject to faculty approval
  
  • AEE 4600 Special Topics in Aerospace Engineering

    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes technical material presented by faculty on an irregular basis on topics of special interest to aerospace engineers. May qualify as a technical elective, subject to faculty approval.
    Requirement(s): Department head approval and may qualify as a technical elective, subject to faculty approval
  
  • AEE 4708 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Design

    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), government rules and regulations, propulsion, communications and data links, navigation, sensors and characteristics, human machine interface, ground control systems, sense-and-avoid systems, mishaps, causes of failure, autonomous operations, improving reliability, as well as future UAS missions and technologies. 
    Senior standing required
  
  • AEE 4806 Space Mission Engineering

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers the multidisciplinary challenges of spacecraft systems design. Provides an overview of types and applications of spacecraft. Includes economics and regulations of space flight. Discusses design and performance trade-offs. Also discusses testing requirements and methods. 
    Minimum student level - senior
    Prerequisite: AEE 2201  and (MTH 2201  or MTH 3200 )
  
  • AEE 4807 Space Vehicle Control

    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces kinematics and dynamics for rigid body motion. Covers Euler angles, quaternion attitude description, 1- and 3-axis determination, torque-free motion, spin stabilization, gyroscopic control, gravity gradients, linear systems analysis, nonlinear stability theorems of Lyapunov, and vibrations and control of flexible space structures.
    Prerequisite: AEE 4014  or MEE 4014  
  
  • AEE 5050 Finite Element Fundamentals

    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes finite element formulation of a continuum, virtual work and energy principles, one- and two-dimensional problems; Ritz method, weighted residuals; time-dependent problems; isoparametric formulations and recent developments using elementary finite element methods and existing software.
    Recommended: Background knowledge of mechanics of materials.
  
  • AEE 5060 Applications in Finite Element Methods

    Credit Hours: 3
    Emphasizes finite element simulation methods for problems in mechanical design; static solutions; eigenvalue techniques in stability and dynamic analysis; direct and reduced basis formulation of dynamical equations; analyses of structures; use of commercially available software.
    Recommended: Background knowledge of mechanics of materials.
  
  • AEE 5120 Aerodynamics of Wings and Bodies

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers approximate analytic solution of nonlinear problems in aerodynamics (including those associated with the effects of compressibility) by iterative methods that exploit the smallness of small parameter; flow about slender wings and bodies; and flow about wings with high-aspect ratio.
  
  • AEE 5130 Viscous Flows

    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes theory of Navier-Stokes equations; exact solutions for steady and unsteady plane, duct, jet and stagnation point flows; Stokes and Oseen approximations; the Prandtl concept of the boundary layer and similarity solutions Blasius, Hiemenz, Faulkner and Skan, Hartree, etc.; and approximate solutions for nonsimilar boundary layers.
  
  • AEE 5135 Dilute Multiphase Flow

    Credit Hours: 3
    Focuses on analytic and modeling solutions to flows containing both discrete and contiguous phases. Investigates forces on an isolated particle in the Stokes limit; particle-particle interactions; vaporizing drops; stochastic descriptions of a spray; Lagrangian, Eulerian and stochastic approaches to modeling; bubbly flows; and dusty gases.
    Prerequisite: AEE 5130  
  
  • AEE 5140 Experimental Fluid Dynamics

    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces students to test facilities such as wind tunnels and water tanks. Includes measurements of force and pressure distribution on airfoil principles and applications of laser Doppler velocimetry, hot-wire anemometry, flow visualization methods and modern data acquisition systems (LabView).
    Recommended: Background knowledge in fluid mechanics.
  
  • AEE 5150 Computational Fluid Dynamics

    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic PDEs; finite-difference formulations; explicit and implicit methods and stability analysis; operator splitting and multi-step methods; boundary conditions; grid generation techniques; and applications involving Euler boundary layer and full Navier-Stokes equations.
    Recommended: Background knowledge in Fortran, C/C++ or another programming language (other than MATLAB or similar) and partial differential equations.
  
  • AEE 5160 Gas Dynamics

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers differential conservation equations; one-dimensional steady flows; unsteady wave motion; small perturbations and linearized flows; bodies of revolution, conical flows and slender body theory; blunt-body flows; three-dimensional supersonic flows; transonic flows; the method of characteristics and numerical computation for supersonic flows; and real gas effects.
  
  • AEE 5180 Turbulent Flows

    Credit Hours: 3
    Provides a general introduction to isotropic, homogeneous and shear-flow turbulence, transport processes in turbulent flows, wall and free turbulent shear flows, and atmospheric turbulence.
    Prerequisite: AEE 5130  
  
  • AEE 5190 Selected Topics in Fluid Dynamics

    Credit Hours: 3
    Comprises selected topics reflecting the current research interests of the faculty and visiting scholars.
  
  • AEE 5360 Hypersonic Air-Breathing Engines

    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the analysis of hypersonic aerospace vehicles. Emphasizes air-breathing propulsion concepts and systems. Includes topics such as performance behavior and cycle analysis of ramjets and scramjets, supersonic mixing and combustion processes, and component design.
    Prerequisite: MEE 5310  
  
  • AEE 5390 Selected Topics in Combustion and Propulsion

    Credit Hours: 3
    Addresses selected topics reflecting the current research interests of the faculty and visiting scholars.
    Requirement(s): Instructor approval
  
  • AEE 5430 Design of Aerospace Structures

    Credit Hours: 3
    Applies mechanics to lightweight structures. Considers designing with monolithic and advanced composite materials; stiffened shell structures; buckling instability; failure analysis; variable section beams subjected to nonuniform loads; and computer formulations used in solving structural problems.
    Recommended: Background knowledge of aerospace structures.
  
  • AEE 5470 Principles of Composite Materials

    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers particulate and fiber composites; form, properties and processing of constituent materials; manufacture of composites, interaction of constituents, micro- and macro-mechanics and design of composite materials; stress-strain tensors and their transformation; laminate theory of orthotropic materials; and strength properties.
  
  • AEE 5480 Structural Dynamics

    Credit Hours: 3
    Applies the principles of dynamics to structural analysis, analysis of continuous media and discretized models, free vibration and forced response of structures, modal analysis, energy methods and approximate methods, and applications in structural design and experimentation.
  
  • AEE 5486 Crashworthiness

    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces the design of vehicles to protect occupants during collision. Includes trauma biomechanics, crash mechanics, structural crashworthiness, computer simulation of occupant motion and dynamic structural behavior. Draws examples from aeronautical and automotive applications.
  
  • AEE 5490 Selected Topics in Structures and Materials

    Credit Hours: 3
    Addresses selected topics reflecting the current research interests of the faculty and visiting scholars. 
  
  • AEE 5590 Selected Topics in Controls and Guidance

    Credit Hours: 3
    Addresses selected topics reflecting the current research interests of the faculty and visiting scholars.
  
  • AEE 5801 Advanced Flight Dynamics and Control

    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes static and dynamic stability of flight, modern treatment of flight dynamics, detailed longitudinal and lateral-directional flight motions, effect of nonlinearity, flight under disturbances and handling qualities. Reviews classical and modern control theories, flight control strategies, and flight augmentation systems and autopilots.
    Recommended: Background in flight stability/dynamics and controls.
  
  • AEE 5802 Multivariable Feedback Control Systems

    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes modern analysis and control design approaches for linear multivariable systems. Includes modeling of dynamic systems, concept of controllability and observability, eigenstructure assignment technique, singular value decomposition, stability robustness and optimum control methods.
    Recommended: Background in control systems.
  
  • AEE 5803 Nonlinear Control Systems

    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes nonlinear system fundamentals (stability and dynamic peculiarities, methods of nonlinear analysis); basic nonlinear control methods (sliding control and feedback linearization, multidimensional extension); advanced nonlinear control methods (adaptive control, neural networks); and nonlinear control applications.
    Recommended: Background in control systems.
  
  • AEE 5804 Guidance and Navigation of Aerospace Vehicles

    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes the principles for guidance and navigation of spacecraft, launch vehicles and missiles. Applies nonlinear programming, calculus of variations and optimal control to flight and trajectory optimization. Covers ballistic and adaptive pursuit guidance; orbit determination and celestial navigation; recursive navigation; GPS and Kalman filtering.
    Prerequisite: AEE 5802  
  
  • AEE 5805 Spaceflight Mechanics and Controls

    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes orbit determination and prediction; advanced orbit maneuvers, multiple-impulse and finite-duration thrust profiles; 3-D rigid-body dynamics, satellite stability and attitude control; Earth gravity field models and harmonics; orbit perturbations and variational methods; relative orbital mechanics and CWH equations; and 3-body problem.
    Recommended: Background in spaceflight mechanics.
  
  • AEE 5806 Dynamics and Robotics of Spacecraft Rendezvous and Capture

    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies the requirements for orbital robotics, rendezvous and capture systems, modeling and simulation of spacecraft formation flight, capture contact dynamics, and the dynamics of robotic manipulators on space platforms. Also covers the design of guidance, navigation and control methods and sensor systems.
  
  • AEE 5899 Final Semester Thesis

    Credit Hours: 0-2
    Variable registration for thesis completion after satisfaction of minimum registration requirements.
    Requirement(s): Accepted petition to graduate and approval by Office of Graduate Programs
  
  • AEE 5900 AEE Seminar

    Credit Hours: 0
    Presents current research by university faculty, visiting speakers and graduate students. Required of all full-time aerospace engineering students.
  
  • AEE 5997 Independent Study

    Credit Hours: 1-3
    Individual study under the direction of a member of the aerospace engineering graduate faculty.
  
  • AEE 5999 Thesis

    Credit Hours: 3-6
    Individual work under the direction of a member of the AEE graduate faculty on a selected topic.
  
  • AEE 6130 Experimental Methods in Turbulence

    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes physical description; hot-wire anemometry; correlation and spectrum analysis; fluctuating pressure and shear-stress measurements; use of laser Doppler velocimetry and particle velocimetry for fluid flow measurements; and flow visualization method. 
    Prerequisite: AEE 5140  
  
  • AEE 6899 Final Semester Dissertation

    Credit Hours: 0-2
    Variable registration for dissertation completion after satisfaction of minimum registration requirements.
    Requirement(s): Accepted candidacy and approval by Office of Graduate Programs
  
  • AEE 6999 Dissertation

    Credit Hours: 3-12
    Research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.

Aviation Flight

  
  • AVF 1000 Private Pilot Certificate

    Credit Hours: 2
    Provides all required flight instruction to prepare the student for the FAA private pilot practical test. FAA private pilot certificate awarded on successful completion of the private pilot written examination, all prerequisites and corequisites, and this course. Noncredit for College of Aeronautics flight majors.
    Requirement(s): Student pilot certificate, class III or higher medical certificate
    Corequisite: AVT 1001  
  
  • AVF 1001 Flight 1

    Credit Hours: 2
    Provides initial flight instruction for private pilot candidates through the Private Pilot check-ride.
    Requirement(s): FAA student pilot certificate, class III or higher medical certificate
    Corequisite: AVS 1201  and AVT 1001  
  
  • AVF 1002 Flight 2

    Credit Hours: 2
    Provides continuing flight instruction for students that have just received an FAA private pilot certificate to includes cross-country flight training for added experience and time building in preparation for advanced certificates and ratings.
    Requirement(s): FAA Private Pilot Certificate, Class II or higher medical certificate
    Prerequisite: AVF 1001   Corequisite: AVT 1002  or AVT 1112  
  
  • AVF 1003 Commercial Pilot Stage One

    Credit Hours: 2
    Provides extended cross-country flight training to students holding a private pilot certificate. Increases total flight experience in preparation for advanced certificates and ratings.
    Requirement(s): FAA private pilot certificate, class II or higher medical certificate and program chair approval
    Corequisite: AVT 1002  
  
  • AVF 2001 Flight 3

    Credit Hours: 2
    Provides instrument flight instruction in aircraft and flight training devices to prepare the student for the FAA instrument rating practical test. FAA instrument rating awarded on successful completion of the FAA instrument rating written examination, all prerequisites and corequisites, and this course.
    Requirement(s): FAA Private Pilot Certificate, Class II or higher medical certificate
    Prerequisite: AVF 1002  or AVF 1003   Corequisite: AVT 2001  or AVT 2111  
  
  • AVF 2002 Flight 4

    Credit Hours: 2
    Provides advanced flight instruction in primary and complex aircraft to prepare students for the FAA commercial pilot practical test. FAA commercial pilot certificate awarded on successful completion of the FAA commercial pilot written examination, all prerequisites and corequisites, and this course.
    Requirement(s): FAA Private Pilot Certificate with instrument rating, Class II or higher medical certificate
    Prerequisite: AVF 2001   Corequisite: AVT 2002  or AVT 2111  
  
  • AVF 2006 Instrument Pilot

    Credit Hours: 2
    Aircraft and simulator (flight training device) instrument flight procedures in preparation for the FAA instrument rating. Taken in lieu of portions of AVF 1002  and AVF 2001  for those students with previous flight experience.
    Requirement(s): FAA Private Pilot Certificate, 50 flight hours of PIC cross-country experience
  
  • AVF 2102 Flight 4 Commercial Pilot-Airplane Multiengine Land

    Credit Hours: 2
    Provides advanced flight instruction in single-engine and multiengine land aircraft to prepare students for the FAA commercial pilot practical test. FAA commercial pilot-airplane multiengine land certificate awarded on successful completion of the FAA commercial pilot written examination, all prerequisites and corequisites, and this course.
    Requirement(s): FAA private pilot ASEL certificate with instrument rating, FAA class II or higher medical certificate
    Prerequisite: AVF 2001   Corequisite: AVT 2002  
  
  • AVF 2103 Commercial Pilot-Airplane Single-Engine Land Add-On to CP-AMEL

    Credit Hours: 1
    Qualifies a commercial pilot-airplane multiengine land to add a commercial pilot-airplane single-engine land rating. Provides a combination of flight and ground training. Awards the additional rating on successful completion of prerequisites and this course.
    Requirement(s): FAA commercial pilot-AMEL certificate, FAA class II or higher medical certificate
    Prerequisite: AVF 2102  
  
  • AVF 3001 Flight Instructor-Airplane

    Credit Hours: 2
    Training for commercial and instrument-rated pilots to qualify for the FAA Certified Flight Instructor Certificate. Upon successful completion of this course and the required FAA knowledge tests, the student is awarded the Certificate.
    Requirement(s): Instructor approval, FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Instrument Rating and prerequisite course
    Prerequisite: AVF 2002  or AVF 2102  
  
  • AVF 3002 Flight Instructor-Instrument

    Credit Hours: 2
    Prepares certified flight instructors to become instrument flight instructors. Ground instruction and flight in the instructor’s seat develops skills in analyzing student procedures and maneuvers in all instrument flight procedures. Students must pass the FAA knowledge test and flight test.
    Requirement(s): FAA Flight Instructor-Airplane Certificate
  
  • AVF 3003 Student Teaching for Flight Instructors

    Credit Hours: 2
    Practical application of flight training skills. Students plan and conduct flight training under the supervision of a senior instructor. Includes the use of audiovisual aids, flight training devices and aircraft.
    Requirement(s): Program chair approval, associate degree and FAA Flight Instructor Certificate
  
  • AVF 3006 High Performance Airplane Transition Training

    Credit Hours: 1
    Provides ground and flight training to qualify pilots for a high-performance aircraft logbook endorsement.
    Requirement(s): FAA private pilot certificate
  
  • AVF 3008 Aerobatic Flight

    Credit Hours: 1
    Provides ground and flight training in basic acrobatic flight maneuvers, recovery from unusual flight attitudes and familiarity with conventional landing-gear aircraft.
    Requirement(s): Program chair approval or FAA Private Pilot Certificate and 100 flight hours
  
  • AVF 3009 Intermediate Aerobatic Flight

    Credit Hours: 1
    Continues the basic aerobatic training course. Develops basic aerobatic skills to enable students to perform complex aerobatic routines.
    Requirement(s): Prerequisite course or program chair approval
    Prerequisite: AVF 3008  
  
  • AVF 3010 International Flight Operations Training

    Credit Hours: 1
    Provides ground and flight training for flight operations outside the U.S. Covers FAA, FCC, U.S. Customs and the Bahamas government regulations. Includes over-water operations, international weather and international flight planning. Student is responsible for landing and custom fees.
    (CC)
    Requirement(s): FAA instrument rating
  
  • AVF 3012 Conventional Gear Transition Training

    Credit Hours: 1
    Provides ground and flight training to qualify pilots for a conventional/tail wheel-type aircraft logbook endorsement.
    Requirement(s): FAA Private Pilot Certificate
  
  • AVF 3101 Flight Instructor-Single-Engine Add-On to Flight Instructor-Multiengine Land

    Credit Hours: 2
    Qualifies a flight instructor-airplane multiengine land to earn an additional flight instructor-airplane single-engine land rating. Emphasizes instruction in commercial maneuvers, error analysis and corrective instructional techniques. Additional rating is awarded on successful course completion.
    Requirement(s): Instructor approval, FAA certified flight instructor-AMEL certificate and FAA class II or higher medical certificate
  
  • AVF 4001 Multiengine Pilot

    Credit Hours: 2
    Qualifies single-engine-rated pilots to fly multiengine airplanes. Provides a combination of multiengine flight, multiengine flight training device and ground training. Upon successful completion, the student is awarded the FAA Multiengine Airplane Rating.
    Prerequisite: AVF 2001  and AVF 2002  
  
  • AVF 4002 Flight Instructor-Multiengine

    Credit Hours: 2
    Prepares multiengine-rated pilots to become multiengine flight instructors. Emphasizes ground instruction and flight in the instructor’s seat to develop skill in analyzing student procedures and maneuvers.
    Requirement(s): FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate with Multiengine Rating and FAA Flight Instructor Certificate or prerequisite course
    Prerequisite: AVF 4001  
  
  • AVF 4003 Air Taxi Flight Training

    Credit Hours: 2
    Teaches the duties of pilot-in-command and second-in-command in air taxi flight operations and provides multiengine instrument flight training for air taxi competency. Encompasses ground instruction and training in multiengine flight simulators and light twin-engine airplanes.
    Requirement(s): FAA Commercial Pilot Certificate, Instrument and Multiengine Ratings or prerequisite course
    Prerequisite: AVF 2102  or AVF 4001  
  
  • AVF 4006 Advanced Multiengine Crew Operations

    Credit Hours: 2
    Provides 25 hours pilot-in-command and 25 hours second-in-command multiengine flight time in extended cross-country operations into busy air terminals within the U.S. Uses two-student-pilot crew structure under flight instructor supervision. Also provides experience in a variety of airspace, terrain, weather and challenging situations.
    Requirement(s): Program chair approval
    Prerequisite: AVF 4003  
  
  • AVF 4090 Special Topics in Flight Training

    Credit Hours: 0-3
    Topics vary by semester and may include advanced instrument flight, advanced aerobatics and advanced crew resource management. Flight fees vary depending on topic and flight hours required.
    Requirement(s): Program chair approval
    May be repeated for a maximum of six credits
  
  • AVF 4102 Initial Flight Instructor Certificate in a Multiengine Land Airplane

    Credit Hours: 2
    Qualifies commercial, airplane multiengine land, instrument-rated pilots for an initial FAA certified flight instructor, multiengine land airplane certificate. Certificate awarded on successful completion of the required FAA knowledge tests, all prerequisites and this course.
    Requirement(s): Instructor approval, FAA commercial pilot airplane multiengine land certificate and class II or higher medical certificate
    Prerequisite: AVF 2102  and AVT 3101  
 

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