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8245
Graduate Certificate
Classroom, Off-site
No
Graduate Certificate
Main Campus - Melbourne, Southern Maryland
2018-2019 Florida Tech Catalog
GCP Code: 8245 Degree Awarded: Graduate Certificate
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom, Off-site Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Graduate Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne; Southern Maryland, MD

Applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution (or international equivalent) in aerospace engineering or a closely related discipline. The cumulative undergraduate GPA should be 3.0 or higher.

This program may appeal to students who wish to pursue a master's degree in a different discipline but still seek to expand their knowledge, skills and abilities in flight test.

Curriculum

The certificate is awarded to students who complete the required courses with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. The courses counted toward this certificate cannot include more than two applied to a Florida Tech graduate degree.

Required Courses
  • ENM 5200 Project Engineering
    Credit Hours: 3

    Principles of project management to design and develop products and services within budget, on time and to specification. Includes work planning, organization design, requirements analysis, project control and PERT/CPM.

  • FTE 5701 Airplane Performance Flight Test Engineering
    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines flight test engineering techniques to determine airplane performance. Includes flight labs for data collections. Presents data analysis and interpretation methods, and uses airplane performance theory to develop the equations necessary to reduce flight test data taken at altitude to sea level. Covers both propeller and jet aircraft. 

    Requirement(s):
    Program chair approval
  • FTE 5702 Airplane Stability and Control Flight Test Engineering
    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines techniques to evaluate airplane stability and control by flight testing. Includes flight labs for flight test data collection. Presents methods for stick fixed and stick free extrapolation of stability neutral points and control characteristics. Also includes effects of high speed and transonic flight due to aircraft configuration.

    Requirement(s):
    Program chair approval
  • FTE 5703 Airplane Avionics Flight Test Engineering
    Credit Hours: 3

    Reviews current avionics systems for testing in flight. Includes flight labs to demonstrate testing methods and data collection. Also includes communications and navigation systems, sensor systems, avionics systems integration, human factors and radar for severe weather avoidance systems and tests to determine stability.

    Requirement(s):
    Program chair approval
Total Credits Required: 12