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Dynamics and Controls

Advisors: Dr. Mohammad Ayoubi, Dr. Christopher Kitts

The program of studies for the dynamics and controls option must include the following courses:
  • MECH 214, 215 Advanced Dynamics I, II (4 units)
  • MECH 305, 306 Advanced Vibrations I, II (4 units)
  • MECH 323, 324 Modern Control Systems I, II (4 units)
Math requirement (8 units): MECH 200 and 201, or MECH 202 and approved two-course sequence or equivalent four unit course in Applied Math. Optimization techniques, numerical methods, probability, or linear algebra are recommended.
Students must take 8 units from the following list of elective courses.
  • MECH 205, 206 Aircraft Flight Dynamics I, II (4 units)
  • MECH 221, 222 Orbital Mechanics I, II (4 units)
  • MECH 232, 233 Multi-body Dynamics I, II (4 units)
  • MECH 329 Introduction to Intelligent Control (2 units)
  • MECH 335, 336 Adaptive Control I, II (4 units)
  • MECH 337 and 338 Robotics I, II (4 units)
  • MECH 423 and 424 Nonlinear Systems and Control I, II (4 units)
  • MECH 429 and 430 Optimal Control I and II (4 units)
  • MECH 431 and 432 Spacecraft Dynamics I, II (4 units)

Culminating experience: Thesis optional, counts towards concentration electives (4-9 units).