Graduate students in SSDL seeking either a Masters of Science or PhD through the Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering must meet the requirements for either degree in the Graduate Handbook.
Students pursuing an MS or PhD typically enroll in similar AE courses, relevant to their research. The following qualifying exam areas include many of these courses used in partial fulfillment of either degree requirement.
PhD Qualifying Exam Specialty Areas
The student, in consultation with his/her advisor, will select two examination areas for PhD qualification. It should be noted that the general scope of each examination will be based on the enumerated primary courses plus all associated prerequisite and background material at the graduate and undergraduate level. The following are typical qualifying examination areas for SSDL students, listed with their required courses. All examination areas can be found here.
Aeroelasticity & Structural Dynamics
Structural Mechanics & Materials
A complete list of graduate courses offered by the School of Aerospace Engineering with the tentative semester in which they meet can be found here.