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Dr. Bowersox and a graduate student looking over a binder in the hypersonics lab.


As one of the top-rated graduate aerospace engineering departments in the U.S., we offer our graduate students and post-doctoral scientists an advanced curriculum, exposure to current events through an active seminar series, and state-of-the-art research supported by the externally-funded research programs of our faculty. 

Our graduate program offers these degrees:  Master of Engineering (M.Eng.),  Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees.   Coursework and research topics include manned and unmanned aircraft, satellites and constellations, aerospace sciences, propulsion and energy, robotics and sensing, rotorcraft, hypersonic vehicles, autonomous morphing vehicles, advanced materials and structures, plus many more.  University and research funding supports assistantships and internships, and furnishes our laboratories with modern facilities, instrumentation and computing resources.

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Graduate Catalog

The department offers graduate work and research programs in aeronautical/aerospace engineering. Programs leading to MEng, MS, and PhD degrees are available. The department also offers courses and faculty supervision for students pursuing the Doctor of Engineering degree. Major areas of interest are aero/fluid dynamics, hypersonics, computational fluid dynamics, fluid-structure interaction (aeroelasticity), flight mechanics, astrodynamics, spacecraft/aircraft dynamics and control, rotorcraft, computational mechanics, solid mechanics, micromechanics, nanomechanics, composite materials, bio-nano materials, aging aircraft and structures.

Graduate Courses