As a recognized leader in aviation and aerospace education, Embry-Riddle offers a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering program that prepares graduates for a successful career designing aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and more.
This graduate degree is designed for students who already have a degree in Aerospace Engineering or a related engineering field. The curriculum provides a favorable balance of practical and theoretical training using the most current techniques and tools available.
Our expert faculty have industry experience and provide students first-hand knowledge, enthusiasm, and guidance.
Students augment their engineering and science background with studies in computational fluid dynamics, aeroacoustic modeling, rotorcraft aerodynamics, flow control, air-breathing hypersonic and rocket propulsion, autonomous unmanned air and ground vehicles.
Studies also include aircraft and spacecraft guidance, navigation and control, aeroelasticity, composites, nanomaterials, smart materials, structural health monitoring, computational structural mechanics, and design optimization, as well as other topics in aerospace engineering.
This distinctive curriculum paves the way to aerospace research and development or a career in engineering education.
About Aerospace Engineering at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus
Housed in the Department of Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering at ERAU’s Daytona Beach Campus, the MSAE degree program prepares students for careers in the aerospace industry or in research and development.
The Department of Aerospace Engineering has the world’s largest Aerospace Engineering student enrollment and its graduate program is currently ranked 27th (tied) in the U.S. News and World Report. Get access to the most up-to-date technology and laboratories, including Labs at the new MicaPlex for Engineering and Aerospace, such as Advanced Dynamics and Controls, Advanced Materials, Composites Laboratory, Gas Turbine, Large Systems, Structures, and Wind Tunnel.
Our nearby Eagle Flight Research Center has a 10,000-square-foot hangar with convenient runway access at the international airport.
Being adjacent to Daytona Beach International Airport, as well as just 50 miles north of Kennedy Space Center, ERAU’s Daytona Beach Campus puts students in the middle of the aerospace industry.
The Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering (MSAE) provides formal advanced study, preparing students for careers in the aerospace industry and in research and development. Students can select the thesis option or the non-thesis option. The degree program is planned to augment the individual student’s engineering and science background with adequate depth in areas of computational fluid dynamics, aeroacoustic modeling, rotorcraft aerodynamics, flow control, Propulsion design and analysis, heat transfer, air-breathing hypersonic and rocket propulsion, autonomous unmanned air and ground vehicles, aircraft and spacecraft guidance, navigation and control, aeroelasticity, composites, nanomaterials, smart materials, structural health monitoring, computational structural mechanics, and design optimization, as well as other topics in aerospace engineering. Candidates for the program can select courses that prepare them for the aerospace engineering profession or that prepare them to continue on to doctoral studies.
The degree program requires a minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate-level work.
About Aerospace Engineering at the Worldwide & Online Campus
Advance your aerospace career with this renowned degree – now available at your convenience
For professionals working in aerospace engineering as well as those who dream of a career in this exciting industry, Embry-Riddle’s graduate degree in Aerospace Engineering has been one of the field’s most sought-after degrees for decades. Now, for the first time, you can earn this esteemed degree entirely online, from the comfort of your home.
Gain the skills to guide cutting-edge developments
Based on the same curriculum used by our renowned Daytona Beach campus and taught by the same renowned professors, the online Aerospace Engineering master's degree will prepare you to participate in and even lead cutting-edge research, innovation, and development.
You will enhance your scientific background in the areas of aerodynamics and propulsion; dynamics and control; and structures and materials, as well as explore the challenges facing military and commercial aircraft and spacecraft design and development. And you will develop the skills needed to conquer them.
Master your field while maintaining your career
With this flexible online platform, you can interact with professors and students on your schedule, from anywhere in the world. And because the classes can be taken at your convenience within the semester, you will not suffer career and family disruptions. No commute, no rigid classroom hours, and no demanding schedule. It is education designed around your work and life schedules.
Join a world-renowned institution
Since our founding, we’ve provided an unsurpassed education in the aeronautical industry and have established partnerships with key players in the aviation, aerospace, and engineering fields. You’ll have the opportunity to become part of a network of over 130,000 alumni working for some of the world’s most innovative companies.
The core of the Aerospace Engineering program was crafted to augment the individual student’s engineering and science background and will initially focus on aerospace structures and materials.
Study aircraft structural dynamics
Analyze aircraft composite materials
Study the failure, fatigue, and fracture mechanics of aircraft materials
Learn the principles of aeroelasticity and vibration
Optimize composite structures
Practice applying design principles to aircraft structures
Learn best practices for structural health monitoring (SHM) of aircraft structures
Within the next two years, the program will begin expansion to include the areas of aerodynamics & propulsion and dynamics & controls.
Aerospace engineers are in huge demand for industries from military services to space travel, and the right degree from a prestigious institution can open doors for a lifetime. Embry-Riddle’s Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering (MSAE) has been one of the field’s most sought-after degrees for decades.
You will develop the skills to conquer challenges currently facing military and commercial air and spacecraft technology. You’ll be prepared to participate in and lead cutting-edge research projects. You’ll gain entry into the highest levels of private and government operations.
And now, you’ll be able to get your MSAE from the convenience of your home. No commute, no classroom, no rigid schedule. It’s education designed around your life.
After completing the MSAE, you will be prepared to participate in the development of military and commercial aircraft, spacecraft designs, and government projects. You will also be positioned to continue your studies with advanced research through programs such as Embry-Riddle’s Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering.