Aeronautics and Astronautics

The 30 credit hour online master's program in aeronautics and astronautics (AA) is a concentration packed in our Interdisciplinary Engineering (MSE/MS) degree.

Our Program

The 30 credit hour online master's program in aeronautics and astronautics (AA) is a concentration packed in our Interdisciplinary Engineering (MSE/MS) degree. This program was created for professionals who wish to build a competitive edge in a wide variety of industries. 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. We offer both thesis and non-thesis options.

Purdue University's online graduate engineering program is consistently ranked in the top ten programs by U.S. News and World Report, along with the AA graduate program ranked as #6 as well by U.S. News and World Report.

Students will be able to choose from a course menu featuring classes in: 

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

Online Plan of Study Details

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 a Plan of Study (POS) to best fit your educational needs and career goals within the concentration requirements. Every POS varies based on student interest, time, and course load. For planning purposes, an example POS for the Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering (MSE/MS) with a concentration in Aeronautics and Astronautics degree is available, as well as an extensive course menu that lists classes available over the next several years.

Go to the AAE concentration requirements page.

Aerospace Engineering Job Outlook

For engineers considering additional training in aerospace engineering coursework and certification, it helps to examine the job outlook for that specific discipline. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for aerospace engineers will increase about 2% between now and 2028. 


You must already hold an undergraduate degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program or one with equivalent standards. You must apply and be admitted to Purdue University Online Learning-College of Engineering. More information about admissions can be found by visiting the program's admissions page.

Go to the Interdisciplinary Engineering application requirements page or APPLY NOW

Alumni Testimony

Jessica Flemming Jessica Flemming

2020 alumna, Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Engineering – Aeronautics and Astronautics

Fleming focused on sustainability throughout her Purdue online engineering graduate education. While earning her degree, she traveled to the arctic with a leadership program offered by the 2041 Foundation. The 2041 foundation works with corporations to support sustainability initiatives that reduce environmental impact and nurture leaders in corporate sustainability innovation, policy and education reform. Fleming uses her passion for sustainability in her work as a product developer.

To learn more about Flemming’s story, click here.