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Department of MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Masters Degree Program in AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Program Requirements 2012-2013


Revised August 2012

Contents
1. 2. 3. Introduction Requirements Core Requirements 3.1 For Candidates with a Degree in Mechanical Engineering Entering the Aeronautics and Space Engineering, or Structures and Materials Specialization 3.1.1 Aeronautics and Space Engineering Specialization 3.1.2 Structures and Materials Specialization For Candidates with Degrees other than Mechanical Engineering Entering the Structures and Materials Specialization For Candidates Entering the Avionics and Control Specialization 1 1 2

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3.2 3.3 4.

Aerospace Case Studies, Industrial Stage and Project Courses 4.1 4.2 Aerospace Case Studies Industrial Stage 4.2.1 Student Responsibilities 4.2.2 Company Responsibilities 4.2.3 CIMGAS Responsibilities 4.2.4 University Responsibilities Aerospace Project Courses 4 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 7 7 8

4.3 5.

Advanced Courses 5.1 Aeronautics and Space Engineering 5.2 Structures and Materials 5.3 Avionics and Control

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Introduction

The Aerospace Engineering Masters Degree Program is offered to any graduate engineer who wishes to specialize in this Area. Within this Program, it is possible to further specialize in Aeronautics and Space Engineering Avionics and Control Structures and Materials Virtual Environment

The program is offered in collaboration with Concordia University, cole Polytechnique, cole de Technologie Suprieure, Universit Laval, Universit de Sherbrooke and 13 Aerospace Industries in the vicinity of Montreal. It is being co-ordinated by the Comit Industrie/universits sur la Matrise en Gnie Aronautique et Spatial (CIMGAS) that has representatives from all participating universities and aerospace companies. McGill's representative in CIMGAS is Professor P. Hubert. All enquiries regarding this program should be directed to the Graduate Secretary of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Each specialization is coordinated by a convenor who also acts as student advisor for that specialization: Structures & Materials, Virtual Environment P. Hubert (pascal.hubert@mcgill.ca) Aeronautics & Space Engineering T. Lee (tim.lee@mcgill.ca) Avionics & Control J. Kovecses (jozsef.kovecses@mcgill.ca) Please note that all course selection forms (Minerva forms) for Aerospace Masters students must be signed by the appropriate convenor, before being signed by the Graduate Program Director.

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Requirements

The Aerospace Program (Aeronautics and Space Engineering, Structures and Materials, Avionics and Controls) requires a minimum of 45 credits, which must include: Minimum of 12 credits in core or preparatory courses; Minimum of 3 credits with MECH 687 Aerospace Case Studies; Minimum of 6 credits with either the MECH 688 Industrial Stage or, in special circumstances, a suitable combination of the MECH 681, -682, Aeronautics project courses; The remainder comprising of advanced courses At least two (2) advanced courses must be taken at other participating Universities; not including MECH 687 Aerospace Case Studies that are taken at participating universities

The Virtual Environment Program requires a minimum of 45 credits, which must include: Minimum of 12 credits in core or preparatory courses;

12 credits in courses for the virtual environment option The remainder comprising of advanced courses, MECH 687 Aerospace Case Studies (3 credits), MECH 688 Industrial Stage or, in special circumstances, a suitable combination of the MECH 681, -682, Aeronautics project courses; At least two (2) advanced courses taken at other participating Universities; not including MECH 687 Aerospace Case Studies that are taken at participating universities Note that, at most, 13 units (1/3 of coursework credit) may be taken at other universities: Students may register for a course at one of the other participating universities through CREPUQs IUT system at: http://www.crepuq.qc.ca/. Please note that there are processing delays in these requests, and they should be submitted at least one week in advance of the internal McGill add/drop deadline. In addition, it is not advisable to take a course outside McGill in your last term of studies, as it can take 1-2 months after the end of term for the grade to be received at McGill and hence delay graduation.

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3.1

Core Requirements
For Candidates with a Degree in Mechanical Engineering Entering the Aeronautics and Space Engineering, or Structures and Materials Specialization

All candidates with an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering who wish to take advanced courses associated with the Aeronautics and Space Engineering, or Structures and Materials specialization are required to take a minimum of 12 credits from the following core courses: MECH 605 MECH 610 MECH 632 MECH 642 Applied Maths 1 Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics Theory of Elasticity Advanced Dynamics

3.1.1 Aeronautics and Space Engineering Specialization


In addition to the four core courses in Sec. 3.1, Mechanical Engineering students specializing in Aeronautics and Space Engineering are required to take: MECH 532 MECH 533 MECH 542 Aircraft Performance, Stability and Control Subsonic Aerodynamics Spacecraft Dynamics

In addition to the core courses, students are required to take Advanced Courses (see Section 5) that have been selected in collaboration with, and approved by, the Aeronautics and Space Engineering convenor.

3.1.2 Structures and Materials Specialization


In addition to the four core courses in Sec. 3.1, Mechanical Engineering students specializing in Structures and Materials are required to take: MECH 536 MECH 530 either MECH 543 Aircraft Structures Mechanics of Composite Materials Design with Composite Materials OR

either

MECH 544 MECH 546 CIVE 602

Processing of Composite Materials Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics OR Finite Element Analysis

In addition to the core courses, students are required to take Advanced Courses (see Section 5) that have been selected in collaboration with, and approved by, the Structures and Materials convenor.

3.2

For Candidates with Degrees other than Mechanical Engineering Entering the Structures and Materials Specialization

All candidates with an undergraduate degree different from Mechanical Engineering who wish to take advanced courses associated with the Structures and Materials specialization are required to take: MIME 565 MECH 530 Either MECH 543 either MECH 544 MECH 546 Aerospace Metallic Materials and Manufacturing Processes Mechanics of Composite Materials Design with Composite Materials OR Processing of Composite Materials Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics OR Finite Element Analysis Applied Maths 1 Theory of Elasticity

CIVE 602 MECH 605 MECH 632

In addition to the core course requirements, students are required to take Advanced Courses (see Section 5) that have been selected in collaboration with, and approved by, the Structures and Materials convenor.

3.3

For Candidates Entering the Avionics and Control Specialization

All candidates in the Avionics and Control specialization are expected to have an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and are required to take the following core courses: ECSE 501 either ECSE 502 MECH 513 ECSE 509 ECSE 511 MECH 532 Linear Systems Control Engineering OR Control Systems Probability and Random Signals 2 Introduction to Digital Communication Aircraft Performance, Stability and Control

In addition to the core course requirements, students are required to take Advanced Courses (see Section 5) that have been selected in collaboration with, and approved by, the Avionics and Control convenor. Candidates with a non-Electrical Engineering background who wish to specialize in Avionics and Control will be required to take certain preparatory undergraduate courses, not for credit toward their degree, to bring their background to a level which will allow them to take the required graduate courses. Selection of these courses will be done by the Avionics and Control convenor, based on the students prior record.

3.4

Virtual Environment Program


The program is managed by

For this program, students are selected in collaboration with industry.

CAMAQ and the virtual environment courses are offered at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. In addition to the core courses in Sec. 3.1, 3.2 or 3.3, students specializing in Virtual Environment are required to take at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal: MEC8310 MEC8508 MEC8910A Projet en environement virtuel Dveloppement de produits en envir. virtuel Gestion de projet en genie aronautique

In addition to the core courses, students are required to take Advanced Courses (see Section 5) that have been selected in collaboration with, and approved by, the Virtual Environment convenor.

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4.1

Aerospace Case Studies, Industrial Stage and Project Courses


Aerospace Case Studies

Case Study courses are organized by CIMGAS, and are shared while being offered at one of the participating universities and are conducted by industrial experts. The member of the Aerospace Engineering Committee in charge of co-ordinating McGill's involvement in these Case Study courses is Professor Pascal Hubert. Note that, since it is not possible to repeat the material given in a particular Case Study, it is the responsibility of the student to choose an appropriate Case Study when it is offered. While only one Case Study course is required by the Program, a second may be taken with the permission of the appropriate convenor. Please also note that enrolment in some Case Study courses may be limited and that the course is given in the language chosen by the industrial expert(s) in charge of a particular case (either French or English). The following courses at the other participating universities are equivalent to McGills MECH 687: (Concordia) MECH 6961 OR MECH 6971; (Ecole Polytechnique) MEC 6612 OR MEC 6613 OR ELE 6911 OR ELE 6912; (Ecole de Technologie Superieure) MGA 900; (Universit Laval) GMC 64902; OR (Universit Sherbrooke) GMC 791. Students must register for the case study at the university where it is being given, and can do so through CREPUQs IUT system at: http://www.crepuq.qc.ca/ MECH 687 - Aerospace Case Studies (Staff) (3 credits) (Restricted to students in the Masters Aerospace Engineering Program) This course covers topical case studies drawn from aerospace industrial experience. It is conducted in a modular form by experienced engineers from industry. It is given in collaboration with the other institutions participating in this joint program, and may be conducted in the language of convenience to the instructors.

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Industrial Stage

The member of the Aerospace Engineering Committee in charge of co-ordinating McGill's involvement in the Industrial Stages is Professor Pascal Hubert. A minimum of 18 credits in the Aerospace Program must be completed before the beginning of the stage. The stage is managed by the McGill Institute of Aerospace Engineering (http://www.mcgill.ca/miae/). The student must complete a CV using the template provided on the MIAE web site. The CV should fully describe both the background and the interests of the student. The CV must be submitted to the MIAE Internship Liaison person as described the MIAE website. The application process is during the fall semester for a following summer stage (for example, if you wish to do your internship in Summer 2012, you must apply in Fall 2011). Students can also found a stage by themselves, but it has to be approved by the Aerospace Program Director. It is the candidate's responsibility to ensure that the following 2 documents are forwarded, by the Supervisor, to the Graduate Program Coordinator (MD 270) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University: 1) a DESENSITIZED report of his/her findings and accomplishments during the Stage be submitted both to the company supervisor and the Aerospace Engineering Committee at McGill; and 2) a Stage Evaluation Form. MECH 688 - Industrial Stage (Staff) (6 credits) (Restricted to students in the Masters Aerospace Engineering Program) An integral component

of the Program that is to be completed under the supervision of an experienced engineer in the facilities of a participating company. An evaluation of the candidates performance during the work period becomes part of the students record.

4.3

Aerospace Engineering Project Courses


Only in the case where a degree candidate is unable to arrange for a suitable Industrial Stage is it possible for him/her to apply for Aeronautical Project course(s) towards the completion of his/her degree requirements. MECH 681 - Aeronautics Project 1 (Staff) (3 credits) (Restricted to students in the M.Eng Aerospace program only) The project is undertaken under the direct supervision of at least one staff member. Examination entails the writing of a report, which is examined internally. MECH 682 - Aeronautics Project 2 (Staff) (3 credits) A continuation of MECH 681.

Advanced Courses

In addition to the core course requirements in Section 3, students are required to take Advanced Courses that have been selected in collaboration with, and approved by, the convenor for their specialization. While it is not mandatory for a candidate to choose Advanced Courses from within the student's chosen area of specialization, it is expected that the following lists of courses (that do not include core courses) will form the basis of his/her preference. Course descriptions for all courses are available in the graduate calendar. Courses offered at the other participating universities may also be suitable as advanced courses. The courses listed below may not be available every year.

5.1

Aeronautics and Space Engineering and Structures and Materials


CHEE 582 MECH 515 MECH 530 MECH 531 MECH 535 MECH 536 MECH 537 MECH 538 MECH 539 MECH 543 MECH 544 MECH 546 MECH 550 MECH 565 MECH 566 MECH 579 MECH 616 MECH 620 MECH 635 MECH 650 MECH 652 MECH 654 MECH 656 MIME 565 Polymer Science & Engineering Unsteady Gas Dynamics 1 Mechanics of Composite Materials Aeroelasticity Turbomachinery and Propulsion Aircraft Structures High Speed Aerodynamics Unsteady Aerodynamics Computational Aerodynamics Design with Composite Materials Processing of Composite Materials Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics Vibrations of Continuous Systems Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Equipment Fluid-Structure Interactions Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Viscous Flow and Boundary Layer Theory Advanced Computational Aerodynamics Fracture & Fatigue Fundamentals of Heat Transfer Dynamics of Combustion Computational Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer Fundamentals of Turbulent Flow Aerospace Metallic Materials and Manufacturing Processes

5.2

Avionics and Control


ECSE 505 ECSE 506 ECSE 507 ECSE 510 ECSE 512 ECSE 513 ECSE 521 ECSE 527 ECSE 528 ECSE 529 ECSE 531 ECSE 532 ECSE 545 ECSE 565 ECSE 573 ECSE 596 COMP 538 COMP 557 Nonlinear Control Systems Stochastic Control and Decision Theory Optimization and Optimal Control Random Processes and Systems Digital Signal Processing 1 Robust Control Systems Digital Communications 1 Optical Engineering Telecommunication Network Architecture Image Processing and Communication Real Time Systems Computer Graphics Microelectronics Technology Introduction to Power Electronics Microwave Electronics Optical Waveguides Person-Machine Communication Fundamentals of Computer Graphics