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Applied Flight Mechanics

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Advanced Flight Mechanics

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Course Description 

Applied Flight Mechanics is one of four non-credit courses in the Certification in Applied Aeronautics and Design (CAAD) program. This course can be taken individually, or as one of the four courses required to receive the CAAD certification.

Applied Flight Mechanics covers advanced elements of flight mechanics across the entire Mach range including access-to-space and atmosphere reentry and analyzing full representative flight mission profile characteristics and wind tunnel and flight testing results.

The Advanced Flight Mechanics course is offered each spring semester.


Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Quantify flight vehicles by identifying key flight characteristics
  • Apply fundamentals and advanced methods to flight analysis
  • Develop complete flight vehicle operation envelopes
  • Analyze full representative flight mission profile characteristics


What Students Can Expect

The online delivery of each course is comprised of: 

  • All course lectures are recorded and available to you 24/7 through the university's Learning Management System CarmenCanvas
  • Course duration is approximately 14 weeks. 
  • A certificate of completion is provided after a student completes each individual course and after successfully completing all four courses, they receive the complete Certification in Applied Aeronautics and Design from the College of Engineering.



A bachelor's degree in aerospace or mechanical engineering or a related field is required.


Course Sequence

The courses can be taken individually for specific interests or students can pursue the full certification. If pursuing the certification in one-year, it is recommended to take (1) Aircraft Performance and Flight Test Engineering with (2) Applied Aerodynamics in autumn semester, followed by (3) Applied Flight vehicle Design with (4) Applied Flight Mechanics in spring semester. If additional time is permitted or preferred, then a recommended sequence would be(1) and (3) during year one, followed by (2) and (4) in year two.



Course registration will open soon. Please contact the program administration for additional information.

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