Master of Science in Autonomous Systems and Robotics

The master of science degree program advances knowledge through post-baccalaureate coursework. The program requires 32 credit hours. Students have the option of completing a thesis based on up to eight credit hours of research (MMAE 591) with the approval of a thesis adviser, or completing the program with courses, which may include up to six credit hours of projects (MMAE 594). In line with the department's approach to its graduate programs, a student has considerable flexibility, in consultation with their adviser, in formulating an M.S. program. Registration  and 80%-class session attendance--required for a passing grade--in the Seminar course MMAE 593 is required of all M.S. graduate students (Non-thesis or Thesis) and Ph.D. students. A satisfactory grade is required, in each semester of full-time enrollment, to fulfill degree requirements.
 
The above requirement reflects the change that "Students doing the MENG degree programs or non-thesis MS degree program are no longer required to attend the seminar for graduation requirements." This change was approved by the MMAE faculty via a formal vote.

Before completion of the first semester of graduate study, full-time students should select a permanent adviser. Graduate students pursuing the M.S. degree on a part-time basis should select a permanent adviser before registering for their twelfth credit hour. The student, in consultation with the adviser, prepares a program of study that reflects individual needs and interests. The adviser as well as the department's graduate studies committee and the department chair must approve this program. Students with the thesis option are required to pass an oral comprehensive examination on their thesis and related topics. The examination committee consists of at least three appropriate faculty members who are nominated by the thesis adviser and appointed by the department's graduate studies committee.

Master of Science in Autonomous Systems and Robotics (Coursework Only Option)

Minimum Credits Required 32
Maximum 400-Level Credit 9
Maximum 700-Level Credit 6
Required Courses (9)
MMAE 501Engineering Analysis I3
MMAE 541Advanced Dynamics3
MMAE 543Modern Control Systems3
Autonomous Systems and Robotics (ASR) Electives (23)
Select 23 credit hours from the following:23
Aircraft Flight Mechanics3
Spacecraft Dynamics3
Computer-Aided Design3
Data Driven Modeling3
Engineering Analysis II3
Robotic Motion Planning3
Robotics3
Advanced CAD/CAM3
Optimal Control3
Optimal State Estimation3
Intro to the Space Environment3
Intro to Navigation Systems3
Proj for Master of Engg Stud1-3
Special Topics1-3
Applied Optimization Engrgs3
Compt Vision Image Processing3
Machine and Deep Learning3
Statistical Signal Processing3
Cyber-Physical Sys Sec/Dsgn3
Machine Learning3
Regression3
Stochastic Partial Diff Equatn3
Discrete Applied Math II3
Applied Statistics3
Bayesian Computational Stats3
Bayesian Computational Stats3
Total Credit Hours32

Master of Science in Autonomous Systems and Robotics (Thesis Option)

Minimum Credits Required 32
Maximum 400-Level Credit 9
Maximum 700-Level Credit 6
Required Courses (9)
MMAE 501Engineering Analysis I3
MMAE 541Advanced Dynamics3
MMAE 543Modern Control Systems3
Autonomous Systems and Robotics (ASR) Electives (15-17)
Select 15-17 credit hours from the following:15-17
Aircraft Flight Mechanics3
Spacecraft Dynamics3
Computer-Aided Design3
Data Driven Modeling3
Engineering Analysis II3
Robotic Motion Planning3
Robotics3
Advanced CAD/CAM3
Optimal Control3
Optimal State Estimation3
Intro to the Space Environment3
Intro to Navigation Systems3
Special Topics1-3
Machine Learning3
Applied Optimization Engrgs3
Cyber-Physical Sys Sec/Dsgn3
Compt Vision Image Processing3
Machine and Deep Learning3
Statistical Signal Processing3
Regression3
Applied Statistics3
Statistical Learning3
Bayesian Computational Stats3
Thesis Research (6-8)
MMAE 591Research and Thesis M.S.6-8