The undergraduate Certificate in Naval Hydrodynamics requires 18 s.h. of credit. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in work for the certificate. The certificate may be earned by any student admitted to the University of Iowa who is not concurrently enrolled in a UI graduate or professional degree program.
All of the certificate courses have prerequisites; students must complete all of a course's prerequisites before they may register for the course. Prerequisites do not count toward the 18 s.h. required for the certificate. Prerequisites for certificate courses are listed on the Certificate in Naval Hydrodynamics web page.
Mechanical engineering students may use the certificate as a tailored engineering focus area by adding an additional eligible course. In addition, mechanical engineering students may earn the Certificate in Naval Hydrodynamics while they complete the design elective focus area for their major.
College of Engineering students earning the certificate are advised by the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
The Certificate in Naval Hydrodynamics requires the following coursework.
|Students must complete at least three courses from these:|
|ME:4125||Biomimetic Fluid Dynamics||3|
|ME:4175||Computational Naval Hydrodynamics||3|
|ME:4176||Experimental Naval Hydrodynamics||3|
|ME:5160/CEE:5369||Intermediate Mechanics of Fluids||3|
Numerical Methods Foundational Course
|One of these:|
|ME:4111/CEE:4511||Scientific Computing and Machine Learning||3|
|MATH:3800/CS:3700||Elementary Numerical Analysis||3|
Students must complete either a naval hydrodynamics design project or an independent investigation involving research or testing of a system related to naval hydrodynamics. If a student chooses, both courses may be completed for credit toward the certificate.
|One or both of these:|
|ME:4098||Individual Investigations: Mechanical Engineering||arr.|
|ME:4186||Enhanced Design Experience||3|
Students select the remainder of the 18 s.h. required for the certificate from the following.
|ME:4120||Advanced Linear Control Systems||arr.|
|ME:5114||Nonlinear Control in Robotic Systems||3|
|ME:5143||Computational Fluid and Thermal Engineering||3|
|ME:5154||Intermediate Kinematics and Dynamics||3|
|ECE:2400||Linear Systems I||3|