Missile Design

Course #ME4704

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


Conceptual missile design methodology centered around a student team design project, focused on a military need defined by a Request-for-Proposal. It stresses the application aerodynamics, propulsion, flight mechanics, cost, supportability, stability and control and provides the student with their application to design. Consideration is given to trade-offs among propulsion requirements, air loads, quality sensors, guidance laws, quality, controls, and structural components.

Included in degrees & certificates

  • 118
  • 613


  • ME3205
  • ME4703
  • AE4452

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply conceptual missile design methodology to address a military need defined by a Request-for-Proposal (RFP).
  • Demonstrate understanding and application of principles in aerodynamics, propulsion, and flight mechanics in the context of missile design.
  • Evaluate and incorporate considerations of cost, supportability, stability, and control into the missile design process.
  • Participate effectively in a team-based missile design project, demonstrating collaborative skills and problem-solving abilities.
  • Analyze and navigate trade-offs among various design factors including propulsion requirements, air loads, sensor quality, guidance laws, control systems, and structural components.
  • Develop and present comprehensive design proposals that meet specified military requirements within given constraints.

These outcomes aim to prepare students for the challenges and complexities involved in designing missiles for military applications, encompassing technical knowledge, teamwork, and decision-making skills.

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