Missile Design and System Engineering

Course Description

Learn to identify the key considerations in missile system design and system engineering and the broad range of alternatives in meeting performance, cost risk and other measures of merit requirements such as robustness, lethality, guidance, navigation, control, accuracy, observables, survivability, reliability and launch platform compatibility. Sixty-six videos illustrate missile development activities and performance.

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Dec 4, 2018 Dec 6, 2018 Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,795 18277
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14206 Nov 11, 2014 Nov 13, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,795
15232 Dec 8, 2015 Dec 10, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,795
16096 Dec 6, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,795
17005 Dec 5, 2017 Dec 7, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,795

Special Discounts

GTRI employees are eligible for a discount on this course.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to https://webwise.gtri.gatech.edu/talent-management/organizational-development and look under “GT Professional Development” for a coupon code to use when checking out.

Note: Coupon codes must be applied during checkout and cannot be redeemed after your checkout is complete. Only one coupon code can be used per shopping cart.

Who Should Attend

Program managers, marketing personnel, systems analysts, engineers, university professors and professionals working in the area of missile systems, missile system integration and missile technology development

How You Will Benefit

  • Gain a system-level, integrated method for missile aerodynamic configuration/propulsion design and analysis.

  • Understand the system engineering process for missiles.

  • Discuss typical values of missile parameters and the characteristics of current operational missiles.

  • Explore the enabling subsystems and technologies for missiles and the current/projected state-of-the-art.

  • Address specific problems of interest through one-on-one and roundtable discussions.

  • Select the relative emphasis of types of targets, types of launch platforms and topics.


  • Introduction/key drivers in the missile design and integration process
  • Aerodynamic, propulsion and weight considerations
  • Flight performance considerations
  • Measures of merit and launch platform integration/system engineering
  • Sizing examples of powered missiles: Rocket, ramjet, turbojet
  • Development process



  • Optional Textbook, Missile Design and Systems Engineering by Eugene L. Fleeman, ISBN 978-1600869082 -- may be purchased during online registration

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: James Teague, Ph.D.