Aerospace Minor Montana State University, Bozeman offers a minor (minor for which there is no major) in aerospace called the Aerospace Minor. This minor provides a suite of courses from a wide variety of disciplines which are relevant to aerospace. The minor requires a minimum of 28 credits. Required courses include 16 credits in four (4) specified courses, which are common to Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Industrial Engineering at MSU Bozeman. An additional required course, EMEC 368, Introduction to Aerospace is the cornerstone, foundational course for the Aerospace Minor. An additional 9 elective credits (minimum of three courses) are required from a specified list which comprises the Aerospace Elective Courses. This minor is a useful complement to majors in science or engineering for those seeking a cross-disciplinary academic program with topics in aerospace. The required courses are carefully selected to ensure that students seeking the Aerospace Minor at MSU have the requisite math and science background to engage in specific applications to aerospace. The Aerospace Elective Courses were developed to provide students with the minimum background of specific topics applicable to aerospace. These are Materials and Structures (needed for development of aerospace systems; structures, hardware, sensors, system packages, etc.), Thermo/Fluids (needed for an understanding of aeronautical systems, momentum equations relevant to propulsion systems, environmental needs, etc.), and Focused Topics (a series of focused and advanced topics applicable to aerospace. These courses include design, dynamics and control, Computer Aided Design (CAD), space science, etc.) The Certifying Officer for the Aerospace Minor is the current MSU Lysle A. Wood Distinguished Professor, and students with questions are encouraged to seek him/her out by contacting the MSU Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department. Aerospace Minor Course of Study Required Courses (or acceptable substitute* for Aerospace Minor courses listed below) Course Credits M171 4 M172 4 PHSX 220 4 PHSX 222 4 EMEC 368 3 19 Credits Aerospace Minor Courses Course Category Materials and Structures Thermo/Fluids Focused Topics Credits 3-4 3-4 3-4 9-12 Credits *acceptable substitute is defined as meeting the pre-requisites for the specific course in Aerospace Minor Courses listed below, or as allowed by the instructor as an acceptable pre-requisite for the given Aerospace Minor course. The MSU Aerospace Minor = 19 required credits + 9 minimum elective credits = 28 minimum course credits for the Aerospace Minor; In some cases, this may be accomplished within the maximum 128 credits for certain B.S. degrees at MSU (with the Aerospace Minor inclusive). Students who have less than the 19 required course credits will fill the additional minimum 28 course credits with approved Aerospace Minor elective course credits. (Specifically, MET or CET Majors will need two additional directed elective credits to satisfy the 28 credit minimum.) Aerospace Minor Courses Materials and Structures (Students take at least one of the following) Course EMEC 444 Mechanical Behavior of Materials; advanced structural materials class EMAT 463 Composite Materials; advanced materials, very important to aerospace structures EMEC 447 Aircraft Structures; unique MSU course developed in conjunction with practicing aerospace engineers EMEC 405 Finite Elements; basic analysis technique for aerospace systems PHSX 442 Novel Materials; specialty materials course EMAT 350 Engineering Materials; specialty materials engineering course Thermo/Fluids (Students take at least one of the following) Course EGEN 335 Mechanics of Fluids; fluid mechanics, applicable to aerospace and momentum equations related to aerospace systems EGEN 435 Fluid Dynamics; steady and unsteady flow; computer applications EMEC 321 Thermodynamics II; engineering thermodynamics EMEC 326 Fundamentals of Heat Transfer; heat transfer in mechanical and electrical aerospace systems EMEC 436 Dynamics of Fluids; fluid mechanics with topics applicable to aerospace ETME 422 HVAC; applicable to aerospace systems environmental control ETME 430 Fluid Power Systems Design; applicable to aerospace mechanical control systems ECHM 424 Transport Analysis, combined mass, momentum, and heat transfer phenomena Focused Topics (Students take at least one of the following) Course ETME 415 Tooling; tooling for aerospace manufacturing and structures EMEC 403 Computer Aided Design; advanced CAD principles ETME 410 CNC/CAM computer aided manufacturing for aerospace systems EIND 422 Introduction to Simulation; modeling methodologies, data sampling and analysis EELE 308 Signal Analysis; analysis of system data EELE 321 Controls; aerospace control systems EELE 422 Modern Control; additional controls course EELE 465 Microcontroller Hardware; control of aerospace systems with microcomputers EELE 482 Electro-Optics; advanced aerospace sensor systems EGEN 310 Introduction to Engineering Design; design process of aerospace structures and systems EMEC 467 MEMS; Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems PHSX 327 Modern Optics; aerospace optical systems PHSX 337 Laser Applications; aerospace instrumentation, guidance and control PHSX 435 Astro-Physics; basic problems in astro-physics Notes: The following constraints will be imposed on Aerospace Minor Courses: IF A COURSE (or redundant equivalent) IS A SPECIFICALLY REQUIRED COURSE FOR THE STUDENT’S MAJOR DEGREE PROGAM, IT WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AS AN AEROSPACE MINOR ELECTIVE. Additional Clarification: Elective courses in a student’s major degree program are not considered as required courses and can, therefore, be used as Aerospace Minor electives. Pre-requisites for courses will be enforced. An appeal to include additional classes for the Aerospace Minor can be made if the student/instructor can make a cogent argument as to how the course is relevant to aerospace.