AAE Distance Graduate Education

The School of Aeronautics and Astronautics offers online master's-level engineering courses designed for working professional engineers, providing an opportunity to earn non-thesis online Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics degrees via distance learning. The distance courses from the renowned engineering program of Purdue's School of Aeronautics and Aeronautics and Astronautics are administered by Engineering Professional Education (ProEd).

The online MS degree provides the opportunity to advance knowledge and expertise in this dynamic engineering field. School of Aeronautics and Astronautics graduates will gain the knowledge and expertise it takes to impact the ongoing development and refinement of the world's aviation, defense, and space exploration systems.

To pursue a non-thesis online Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics degree, students must be admitted to the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics following the same criteria as on-campus students.  In addition to the non-thesis MS degree, it is possible to pursue advanced studies relevant to aerospace engineering and earn an Interdisciplinary MSE or MS degree from Purdue. Students will work with a graduate Aeronautics and Astronautics program committee composed of a lead advisor from the AAE faculty and at least two additional engineering faculty members to determine course selection. 10 courses must be taken, for a total of 30 credit hours. A major area of study in AAE (at least four courses) as well as a minor area (at least two courses) and a minor area in mathematics (at least two courses) should be selected.

Online Aeronautics and Astronautics degree classes are available primarily through streaming video over the Internet or MPEG- 4 podcast. Select program courses are available via CD, DVD or videotape.

Tentative AAE courses offered to distance students for 2010 – 2011 include:

Fall 2010
AAE515 Rotorcraft Aerodynamics                                                             Prof Lyrintzis
AAE550 Multidisciplinary Design Optimization                                       Prof Crossley
AAE554 Fatigue of Structures and Materials                                           Prof Grandt
AAE575 Introduction to Satellite Navigation and Positioning               Prof Garrison
AAE590 Aerospace Propulsion                                                                  Prof Anderson

Spring 2011

AAE514 Intermediate Aerodynamics                                                           Prof Lyrintzis
AAE539 Advanced Rocket Propulsion                                                         Prof Heister
AAE552 Nondestructive Evaluations of Structures and Materials          Prof Grandt
AAE590 Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics                                                        Prof Howell
AAE560 System of Systems Modeling and Analysis                                 Prof DeLaurentis
AAE626 Turbulence and Turbulence Modeling                                           Prof Blaisdell
Join our growing distance student body of more than 40 non-thesis MSAAE students and get involved with other Distance Education grads via the AAE Distance Facebook page.

One major change for fall 2010 will be the elimination of the pre-registration step. If you have enrolled previously in a distance graduate course, you may self-register in myPurdue within the stated registration deadlines. Your fall 2010 PIN to access the myPurdue registration system will be available at eng.purdue.edu/BannerPin 

Follow the link below to the registration checklist to confirm you have successfully completed all of the steps to be enrolled for the semester.


Important dates
The full calendar can be found at this link: engineering.purdue.edu/ProEd/Calendar/

June 14, 2010              Registration for graduate courses begins.

August 22, 2010         Registration deadline
August 23, 2010         Graduate course begin
August 29, 2010         Last day for course additions
December 13, 2010    Final exams
December 17, 2010     Semester ends
December 19, 2010      Commencement
For further information and to view any possible changes in the curriculum, visit the ProEd web site: engineering.purdue.edu/ProEd or call 877-598-4233.
Also, visit the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics web site at: engineering.purdue.edu/AAE/Academics/Grad/DistanceGradEd


Related Link: https://engineering.purdue.edu/ProEd