Aeronautics & Astronautics Engineering

Our Program

Purdue’s School of Aeronautics and Astronautics is one of the top aerospace engineering programs in the nation and is currently tied for 4th in the US News and World Report rankings of aerospace graduate programs.  The online master’s program focused on Aeronautic and Astronautic Engineering is specifically designed for working engineers and offers flexible plans of study with a format that allows you to study from where you are.

Degree Options

The 30-credit hour non-thesis curriculum has been carefully designed and is delivered through streaming video and downloadable MPEG-4 files at times and locations convenient for you. You are able to decide to earn a Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics (MSAAE) or an Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE/MS) with a concentration in Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Online Plan of Study Details

The AAE master’s program offers a wide range of flexibility in course options. After you begin your studies at Purdue, an academic advisor will help you create a Plan of Study (POS) to best fit your educational needs and career goals. Every POS varies based on student interest, time, and course load.  For planning purposes, an example POS for the Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics (MSAAE) and the Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE/MS) with a concentration in Aeronautics and Astronautics are available, as well as an extensive course menu that lists classes available over the next several years.

The flexible nature of our programs makes it possible for you to take time off from your studies if you need to. The majority of students choose to begin their studies by taking one course at a time to ensure they find a successful balance of work, life, and school.

Admissions

Application details for each of our degree options differ. For more information on applying for the Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics (MSAAE)  or the Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE/MS) with a concentration in Aeronautics and Astronautics, please visit the specific program admissions page.

Research Areas: Aerodynamics, Aerospace Systems, Astrodynamics & Space Applications, Dynamics and Control, Structures & Materials, Computational Engineering, Interdisciplinary areas (such as Aeroacoustics, Biomechanics, Design, and Manufacturing.)

Go to the Purdue School of Aeronautics and Astronautics website.