Aeronautics and Astronautics

Program Overview 

The 100% online aeronautics and astronautics (AAE) concentration offers an area of specialization for students in the Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) / Master of Science (MS) degree. As a student in this program, you will focus heavily on aeronautics and astronautics topics and technical knowledge.

You'll learn from the same renowned faculty who teach on campus at Purdue and graduate with an MSE/MS. 

Purdue University's online graduate engineering program is consistently ranked in the top three online programs by U.S. News and World Report, 2024. 

Course Topical Areas: 

Aerodynamics  Autonomy & Control
Aerospace Propulsion
Astrodynamics & Space Applications Structures & Materials

Degree Requirements with the Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering Concentration

The Interdisciplinary Engineering (MSE or MS) degree requires a total of 30 credit hours with at least 18 credits of Purdue, graduate level, engineering courses. The aeronautics and astronautics (AAE) concentration must be completed within these degree requirements. 

Courses with AAE prefixes will fulfill this requirement. To see what courses are available, please visit our courses page. 

Courses with engineering prefixes (AAE, BME, CE, ECE, IE, ME, MSE, SYS, etc.) will fulfill this requirement. To see what courses are available, please visit our courses page. 

Any courses listed on our courses page will fulfill this requirement, including available non-engineering courses.

All questions regarding courses and transfer credits should be directed to a student’s academic advisor. 

Creating Your Plan of Study 

The MSE/MS 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 an Electronic Plan of Study (EPOS) to best fit your educational needs and career goals.     

The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements. This website is a knowledge source for specific requirements and completion.