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Aerospace Engineering - M.S.

Experience the forefront of aerospace engineering through an advanced master's program, designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the dynamic aerospace industry.

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Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Conduct literature searches, comprehend advanced research materials and uncover connections between related work.
  2. Perform research, discovery and integration by applying advanced knowledge of aerospace engineering.
  3. Communicate problems and solutions in aerospace engineering clearly, both verbally and in writing.
Admissions

For more information about graduate admissions, visit the graduate admission website. For more information on international admissions, visit the international admission website.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering or a closely related area from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000-point scale
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Goal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions to waive) by earning one of the following:1
    • Minimum 79 TOEFL iBT score
    • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
    • Minimum 58 PTE score
    • Minimum 110 DET score
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International applicants who do not meet the above test scores may be considered for conditional admission.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester
    • Application deadline: March 1
      Applications submitted after this deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
  • Spring Semester
    • Application deadline: Rolling admissions
Coursework

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements
ENGR 61091GRADUATE SEMINAR 1
ENGR 65098RESEARCH 3
Mathematics Elective, choose from the following:3
MATH 50015
APPLIED STATISTICS
MATH 52011
MATHEMATICAL OPTIMIZATION
MATH 52031
MATHEMATICAL MODELS AND DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS
MATH 52045
PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
MATH 52201
NUMERICAL COMPUTING I
MATH 52202
NUMERICAL COMPUTING II
Engineering-Focus Electives, choose one course from three focus areas:9
Astronautics
ENGR 58001
ORBITAL MECHANICS
ENGR 58002
SPACECRAFT ATTITUDE DYNAMICS, DETERMINATION AND CONTROL
ENGR 58004
OPTIMAL CONTROL THEORY
Dynamics and Control
ENGR 68005
LINEAR SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND CONTROL
ENGR 68006
NONLINEAR SYSTEMS AND CONTROL
ENGR 68007
DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS
ENGR 68008
INTRODUCTION TO ROBUST CONTROL
ENGR 68101
AUTONOMOUS UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS
Structure and Materials
ENGR 52111
STRENGTH OF MATERIALS FOR ENGINEERS
ENGR 52363
MATERIALS SELECTION IN DESIGN AND APPLICATIONS
ENGR 55901
INTRODUCTION TO FINITE ELEMENT METHOD AND APPLICATIONS
Systems and Design
ENGR 55799
AIRCRAFT DESIGN I
ENGR 58003
SPACECRAFT DESIGN
ENGR 68102
INTELLIGENT SENSING AND PLANNING OF UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS
Additional courses as approved by advisor
Engineering Electives, choose from the following:9
ENGR 52111
STRENGTH OF MATERIALS FOR ENGINEERS
ENGR 52363
MATERIALS SELECTION IN DESIGN AND APPLICATIONS
ENGR 52410
ENGINEERING OPTIMIZATION
ENGR 55799
AIRCRAFT DESIGN I
ENGR 55901
INTRODUCTION TO FINITE ELEMENT METHOD AND APPLICATIONS
ENGR 57200
SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
ENGR 58001
ORBITAL MECHANICS
ENGR 58002
SPACECRAFT ATTITUDE DYNAMICS, DETERMINATION AND CONTROL
ENGR 58003
SPACECRAFT DESIGN
ENGR 58004
OPTIMAL CONTROL THEORY
ENGR 61096
INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN ENGINEERING
ENGR 68005
LINEAR SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND CONTROL
ENGR 68006
NONLINEAR SYSTEMS AND CONTROL
ENGR 68007
DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEMS
ENGR 68008
INTRODUCTION TO ROBUST CONTROL
ENGR 68101
AUTONOMOUS UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS
ENGR 68102
INTELLIGENT SENSING AND PLANNING OF UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS
Additional courses as approved by advisor
Culminating Requirement
Choose from the following:6
ENGR 65199
THESIS I 1
Courses from Major Electives
Minimum Total Credit Hours:31
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Students selecting the thesis option must successfully defend their research thesis in a public setting before the thesis committee. Upon approval of the thesis topic, the student is required to register continuously for ENGR 65199 each semester for a total of 6 credit hours. A student who has completed the required 6 credit hours of ENGR 65199 but has not finished the thesis is expected, thereafter, to register continuously for ENGR 65299 each semester until all degree requirements are met. No more than 6 credit hours of ENGR 65199 may be counted toward completion of degree requirements. Credit hours earned in ENGR 65299 do not, under any circumstances, count toward the degree.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
- 3.000
  • No more than one-half of a graduate student’s coursework may be taken in 50000-level courses.
  • Grades below C are not counted toward completion of requirements for the degree.
Program Delivery
  • Delivery:
    • In person
  • Location:
    • Kent Campus

Examples of Possible Careers and Salaries

Aerospace engineers

2.8%

slower than the average

66,400

number of jobs

$118,610

potential earnings

Architectural and engineering managers

2.6%

slower than the average

198,100

number of jobs

$149,530

potential earnings

Avionics technicians

4.4%

about as fast as the average

22,800

number of jobs

$67,840

potential earnings

Engineering teachers, postsecondary

8.6%

much faster than the average

44,600

number of jobs

$103,600

potential earnings

Notice: Career Information Source
* Source of occupation titles and labor data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. Data comprises projected percent change in employment over the next 10 years; nation-wide employment numbers; and the yearly median wage at which half of the workers in the occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.

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