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Program at a Glance

Type
Online Certificate
College
Engineering and Computer Science
Next Start Date

May 16, 2022

Costs
$327.32
Per Credit Hour

16
Week
Terms
12
Credit
Hours

Costs
$1,151.72
Per Credit Hour

16
Weeks
Terms
12
Credit
Hours
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Most Innovative University 2022


Expand your knowledge of guidance, navigation, control and dynamics

Become an highly qualified engineer in concepts of dynamics, guidance, navigation and control (GNC) through this joint certificate between Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
As a burgeoning expert in navigation, you will help guide a growing aerospace industry with the development of technology for terrestrial and extra-terrestrial navigational, stability and control systems.

The skills you learn within your online graduate certificate in guidance control and dynamics will empower you to make bold decisions that make an immediate impact in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Recognizing the amplified demand for talented aeronautics professionals, the Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the 2020 median salary for qualified aerospace engineers as over $118,000 a year.

Through UCF Online, you’ll have access to flexible course structures and study topics in areas such as dynamics, systems control, guidance and navigation, flight dynamics, and control systems. Get started today.

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Highlights

UCF is the No. 1 supplier of graduates to the aerospace and defense industries in the US
The annual median pay of aerospace engineers is $118K**

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**EMSI Analyst

Application Deadlines

Fall

July 1


Spring

December 1

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Deadlines

Fall

July 1


Spring

December 1

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Course Requirements

In order to earn your graduate certificate in Guidance Control and Dynamics, you’ll need to complete 12 credit hours beyond the bachelor degree.

Number of Core Classes

You will complete 2 required courses, including EML 5271 – Intermediate Dynamics, and 2 elective courses at the 6000 level through the duration of this program.

Courses You’ll Take Include

Learn about inertial and GPS navigation techniques, explicit and implicit guidance formulations, as well as control applications in aircraft, missile and space vehicles.

Study the dynamics of particles, rigid bodies, and distributed mass systems. Topics include: Hamilton’s principle, Lagrange’s equations, Numerical methods, and Mechanisms.

Advanced Flight Dynamics

This elective course teaches you aerodynamic principles as applied to stability and control of aerospace vehicles. Generalized vehicle performance. Small disturbance dynamic stability and control response.


Skills You’ll Gain

  • Gain the knowledge and skills in the areas of GPS navigation and guidance.
  • Understand the latest modeling and mathematical methods used in mechanical and aerospace engineering.
  • Learn how to synthesize theory and application to make an immediate impact in the aerospace, mechanical and electrical engineering industries.
Explore the full course list within the program brochure.


Career Opportunities

This program will help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to excel in your field. The skills gained from this program combined with your professional experience will enable you to grow within your field. Some positions that may be available to you upon graduation include:

  • Architectural and Engineering Managers
  • Aerospace Engineers
  • Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians

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Why UCF Online?

UCF is the number one supplier of graduates to the aerospace and defense industries. Our graduates work at top aerospace and defense companies, including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, SpaceX, Blue Origin, NASA Centers, and DoD/DoE Research Laboratories. With over 25 years of experience in online teaching and learning, UCF Online offers students an innovative approach to education. Our degrees are accessible, convenient, and designed with working professionals in mind so you can receive a quality education on your terms.



Online Support for Success

You’ve made the decision to continue your education and we’re here to help. From the moment you express interest in a UCF Online program, you’re assigned an enrollment coach to help you navigate everything from completing an application to understanding tuition and the financial aid resources available to you. Once you’re admitted, you’ll be transitioned to a personal success coach who will support you with maintaining school-life balance from the first day of classes through graduation. You’ve committed to furthering your education and we’re committed to guiding you along the way. Connect with a coach now.

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