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Interdisciplinary Program in Aerospace Engineering
Message from the Program Director
Welcome to Aerospace Engineering at the University of Houston! The Houston area is nationally and internationally recognized for the strength of its aerospace related activity due to the presence of NASA Johnson Space Center and the multiple aerospace-related industry and companies in the area. The Aerospace Engineering Program at UH provides graduate education in aerospace engineering to those interested to acquire advanced knowledge, conduct research and pursue advanced careers in the field. This is an interdisciplinary program taught by faculty in the Mechanical Engineering Department with assistance from other colleges and departments. It offers the Master of Science (M.S.) degree (with a thesis of non-thesis option) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree.
Areas of coursework and research concentration include:
- Aerodynamics and Heat Transfer
- Structural Mechanics and Materials, and
- Controls and Automation.
However, to expand their knowledge base, students in the program can attend elective courses in other areas, such as, Mathematics, Space Physics, Computer Science, Telecommunications, Human Factors, Systems Engineering, and others. Thesis and dissertation topics span as wide area of aerospace engineering, including, modeling and simulation of aerospace systems, structural dynamics and vibration isolation, system health monitoring, space automation and control, heat transfer and thermo-fluid systems, materials for aeronautical and space applications, aerodynamics, and others.
Karolos Grigoriadis, Ph.D.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering