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Soar to New Heights

Take your career to new heights with a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from UCF. This degree is designed for students with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, or a closely related field who are interested in advancing their knowledge and skills in the areas of space systems design and thermofluid aerodynamics systems design. 

  • 30 credit hours
  • Offered online
  • Can be completed within two years
  • Thesis and nonthesis options
  • Two tracks

Jihua “Jan” Gou, Ph.D.
Graduate Program Coordinator


Take your career to new heights with a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from UCF. Students enrolled in the M.S.AE can pursue one of two tracks:

Space Systems Design and Engineering — This track emphasizes the areas of control and dynamics, the space environment, instrumentation and communication, structures and materials, thermal analysis and design. 
Thermofluid Aerodynamics Systems Design and Engineering — Students can focus on the areas of controls and dynamics, aerodynamics, propulsion, thermal analysis and design on this track. 

Admissions and Advising

In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirement, applicants to this program must provide:

  • One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended
  • A bachelor’s degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering, or a closely related discipline
  • Résumé
  • Statement of educational, research, and professional career objectives
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services or Josef Silny and Associates Inc. only.

Please note that UCF now accepts unofficial transcripts with your application.

For specific questions regarding the degree, please contact our graduate faculty advisor, Professor Jihua “Jan” Gou.

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 undergraduate advisor Lynn Grabenhorst with questions in this regard and we will do our best to assist you in your career planning.