Aerospace Engineering

Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering Online

Online Program

The degree requirements are the same as for the on-campus non-thesis M.S. program—32 hours of course work—and the degree awarded to online students is the same degree awarded to resident students. Online students have five years to complete the program.

Students should develop a course program plan in consultation with their advisor.  Suggested program tracts are provided for each of the three main technical divisions in the department:

  1. Aerodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Combustion and Propulsion (AFMCP);
  2. Astrodynamics, Controls and Dynamical Systems (ACDS); and
  3. Structural Mechanics and Materials (SMM).

The Aerospace Systems Engineering option is also available online.

Non-Thesis Option

Seminar (registration for 0 hours every term while in residence )
Aerospace Engineering breadth requirement9-12
One mathematics course from an approved list3-4
Elective courses chosen in consultation with an advisor (subject to Other Requirements and Conditions below) 16-20
Total Hours32

Other Requirements and Conditions1

Other Requirements and Conditions may overlap
A minimum of 16 hours of AE course work at the 400-level and above.
A minimum of 12 500-level credit hours overall applied toward the degree, with 8 hours being AE courses.
A maximum of 4 hours of AE 597 (or other independent study) may be applied toward the elective course work requirement.
Attendance at all Aerospace Engineering AE 590 seminars each semester while on campus.
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Generally, students holding a research assistantship will not be allowed in the non-thesis option.
A departmental petition is required to change from the thesis to the non-thesis option and vice-versa.