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Advance your career with a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering. Florida is one of the top employers of aerospace engineers, and UCF is conveniently located near several large aerospace organizations including Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Aerojet Rocketdyne and the NASA Kennedy Space Center. As you progress through the program, you will gain  knowledge and skills of space systems design and thermofluid aerodynamics system design; understand the latest modeling and mathematical methods used in mechanical and aerospace engineering; and learn about the latest technologies for aerospace vehicle systems including satelitte remote sending and payload instrumentation. 

Breanne Rohloff

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • UCF is ranked the No. 1 supplier of graduates to the aerospace and defense industries, and the No. 2 preferred supplier by Aviation Week Network. 
  • Nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report
  • UCF is located near major engineering organizations such as Lockheed Martin, Siemens, Northrop Grumman and the NASA Kennedy Space Center.
  • Requires 30 credit hours
  • Online option can help you fit classes into your busy schedule
  • Degree can be completed within two years
  • Thesis and nonthesis options available
  • Three tracks to choose from: Guidance Control and Dynamics, Space Systems Design and Thermofluids

Curriculum

You can choose from three different tracks; each track offers its own unique curriculum. Depending on the track you pursue, required courses range from nine to twelve credits. The remaining credits are comprised of electives or thesis hours depending on the option you choose. Each track also requires certain prerequisite courses, such as differential equations, flight structures and flight mechanics – prerequisites are the same for all three tracks. Core class details per track include:

Guidance Control and Dynamics Track – 9 credit hours of required courses, 15 credit hours of elective courses and an additional six credit hours of either thesis work or additional course work.

Space Systems Design Track – 12 required courses, 12 credit hours of elective courses and an additional six credit hours of either thesis work or additional course work.

Thermofluid Aerodynamic Systems Design and Engineering Track – 12 required courses, 12 credit hours of elective courses and an additional six credit hours of either thesis work or additional course work.

APPLICATION DEADLINES

FALL DEADLINE

JULY 1

SPRING DEADLINE

DECEMBER 1

Christian Vazquez in front of space shuttle

LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION

While licensure or certification may be available in this field of study, our program does not directly lead to such licensure or certification upon graduation. The professional preparation you receive in our program meets the educational requirements for licensure as a professional engineer and may still assist you in such pursuits; however, the licensing authority and requirements for professional engineers falls under the jurisdiction of the licensing board for the state, territory, or foreign entity in which engineer practices.

If you intend to pursue such credentialing in your state or elsewhere, we strongly advise you to contact the applicable state credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements. Alternatively, you are welcome to contact advising manager Lynn Grabenhorst with questions in this regard and we will do our best to assist you in your career planning.

BME FACULTY

CONTACT

Seetha Raghavan
Professor and aerospace coordinator
Seetha.Raghavan@ucf.edu

Jihua “Jan” Gou
Professor and graduate coordinator
Jihua.Gou@ucf.edu

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