Course Selection Guidance for Students with Interests in Fluids and Thermal Systems

The principal disciplines within Fluids and Thermal Systems are
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Heat transfer
  • Combustion
Suggested core courses:
  • MAE 6510 Advanced Heat Transfer (Fall)
  • MAE 5430 Combustion Processes (Fall)
  • MAE 5230 Intermediate Fluid Dynamics with CFD (Spring)

Typically, students take two or more of these core courses.

Follow-on courses include:
  • MAE 6240 Physics of Micro and Nanoscale Fluid Mechanics (Fall)  (not offered 2019-20)
  • MAE 6330 Multiphase Flow Dynamics (Fall)
  • MAE 6020 Foundations of Fluid Mechanics II (Spring) (not offered 2019-20)
  • MAE 6430 Computational Combustion (Spring)


Most students could benefit from taking a course in Applied Mathematics such as:
  • MAE 3100 Intro to Applied Math (Fall) (not offered 2019-20)
  • MAE 6810 Methods of Applied Mathematics I (Fall)
  • CEE 6000 Numerical Methods for Engineers (Fall) (not offered 2019-20)


Additional courses to broaden engineering knowledge
  • MAE 5730 Intermediate Dynamics and Vibrations (Fall)
  • MAE 6110 Foundations of Solids Mechanics (Fall)

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