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University of Texas Arlington Masters In Aerospace Engineering
University of Texas Arlington

Masters In Aerospace Engineering

Arlington, USA

18 Months

English

Full time

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USD 11,044 **

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* The priority deadline for a fall start is March 15. However, some doctoral programs may have earlier application priority dates. Applications are still accepted after the priority date for each term but submitting your application before the priority deadline increases your chances for being accepted into your program of choice.

** For the 2022-2023 academic year.

Introduction

Overview

Few professions unleash the spirit of innovation like mechanical and aerospace engineering. From flight to alternative energy, we constantly discover how to improve lives by creating bold new solutions that connect science to life in unexpected, forward-thinking ways. Emboldened by the direct and positive effect we have on people's everyday lives we look forward to channeling our imagination and creativity to meet the needs and challenges of the 21st century. Join us in an exciting journey of learning, innovation, and leadership, and look ahead where your horizons become absolutely unlimited!

About The Program

The overall objective of the graduate program in aerospace engineering is to develop in a student the ability to define a technical problem, establish an appropriate mathematical or experimental model based on a firm understanding of the physical nature of the problem, analyze the problem by theoretical, numerical, or experimental techniques, and evaluate the results. Although this ability is developed in the context of aerospace problems, it is applicable to the engineering of any physical system. The program is designed for a student with any of the following specific objectives:

  • A sound foundation in advanced mathematics, science, and engineering that will equip the student well for research and development work or for further advanced study toward a doctoral degree in engineering.
  • A program of advanced study that allows specialization in one of the following areas:
    • Fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, and propulsion (theoretical and applied aerodynamics, gas dynamics, viscous fluid mechanics, turbulence, computational and experimental fluid dynamics, bio-fluidics, hypersonic flow theory, high-temperature gas dynamics, V/STOL and rotorcraft aerodynamics, air-breathing, and rocket propulsion);
    • Structural mechanics and structures (solid mechanics, aerospace structures, structural dynamics, composite structures, and material characterization, damage tolerance and durability, smart structures, structure optimization, sensor technology, high-temperature structures and materials, aeroelasticity);
    • Flight mechanics and controls (atmospheric and space flight mechanics, orbital mechanics, guidance, navigation, and control);
    • Vehicle design (conceptual aircraft design, atmospheric flight vehicle design, spacecraft design, computer-aided engineering).
  • A balanced but non-specialized program of advanced study in aerodynamics, astronautics, flight dynamics, structural analysis, propulsion, and fluid mechanics, with emphasis on experimental techniques and modern mathematical analysis.

Degree Plan

The Master of Science (M.S.) Degree in Aerospace Engineering is a research-oriented program in which completion of a thesis is mandatory. A minimum of 30 credit hours is required as follows:

  • Two Core Courses (One course each from at least two core areas) --- 6
  • Two Math/Engineering Analysis courses --- 6
  • Four elective courses related to the student's areas of interest. At least 9-credit hours of coursework should be from the Aerospace Engineering program. --- 12
  • Thesis --- 6

Total Hours --- 30

The student might enroll in AE 5398 or AE 5197, AE 5297, or AE 5397 every semester in which the student is actively involved in thesis preparation or research, respectively, except that the student must enroll in AE 5398 or AE 5698 in the semester of graduation.

The Master of Engineering (M.Engr.) Degree in Aerospace Engineering is an engineering practice-oriented program. A minimum of 30 credit hours is required as follows:

  • Three Core Courses (One course each from at least three core areas) --- 9
  • Two Math/Engineering Analysis courses --- 6
  • Five elective courses relating to the student’s areas of interest. At least 12-credit hours of coursework should be from the Aerospace Engineering program. --- 15

Total Hours --- 30

For both the M.S. and the M. Engr. degrees, the balance of the required coursework hours may be chosen in consultation with the Supervising Professor to meet the student’s needs and interests. Courses taken outside the Aerospace Engineering program require approval of the student’s Supervising Professor as well as the Graduate Advisor. The elective courses cannot include special project courses (for example, AE 5391 / 5291 / 5191 Advanced Studies in Aerospace Engineering) or research courses (for example, AE 5397 / 5297 / 5197 Research in Aerospace Engineering).

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Admission Requirements

Applicants for the master’s degrees must have a baccalaureate degree in engineering or science. Applicants who have completed a bachelor’s degree and wish to pursue a doctoral degree without completing a master’s degree may apply for admission in the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) to Ph.D. Track. The minimum admission requirements to this highly competitive track are the same as those for all doctoral applicants. All applicants must meet the general requirements of the Graduate School as stated in the section of this catalog entitled "Admission Requirements and Procedures". Applicants not meeting all criteria may be admitted on a provisional or probationary basis.

For applicants with no prior training in engineering or with insufficient undergraduate Aerospace Engineering coursework, the same minimum criteria will apply. Additionally, their records will be reviewed in relation to their mathematics, engineering, and science backgrounds, and probationary status may be a basis for acceptance of such applicants, with specific undergraduate remedial work required.

The UT Arlington Aerospace Engineering Program uses the following guidelines in the admission review process:

Unconditional Admission for Master's Program in Aerospace Engineering

Unconditional admission into the Aerospace Engineering Program requires the submission of items 1 through 5 below for each degree program. To be unconditionally admitted, an applicant must at least meet conditions 1, 2, and 3.

  1. A GRE score of at least 146 (verbal) and 155 (quantitative). For those applicants whose GRE verbal score falls below 146, high TOEFL/IELTS scores may be considered to offset the GRE verbal score.
  2. A Statement of Purpose detailing the applicant’s background, education, professional goals, technical interests, and research interests.
  3. For applicants whose native language is not English: All students admitted to the program must meet the minimum university English language requirements as detailed in the general admission requirements section of the catalog. However, meeting the minimum requirement does not guarantee admission. The program will give preference to students with an IELTS score of 6.5, or a TOEFL-iBT total score of 84.

Probationary Admission for Master's Program in Aerospace Engineering

Probationary admission into the Aerospace Engineering Program may be permitted under the following conditions for each degree program:

  1. If the applicant meets any two of the items 1, 2, and 3 above for the master’s program.
  2. For applicants whose native language is not English: All students admitted to the program must meet the minimum university English language requirements as detailed in the general admission requirements section of the catalog. However, meeting the minimum requirement does not guarantee admission. The program will give preference to students with an IELTS score of 6.5, or a TOEFL-iBT total score of 84.

Provisional Admission For Master's Program in Aerospace Engineering

An applicant who is unable to supply all required documentation prior to the admission deadline, but who otherwise appears to meet admission requirements, may be granted provisional admission.

Deferred for Master's Program in Aerospace Engineering

If an applicant does not present adequate evidence of meeting admission requirements, the admission decision may be deferred until admission records are complete or the requirements are met.

Denial of Admission for Master's Program in Aerospace Engineering

A candidate may be denied admission if he/she has less than satisfactory performance in two out of the first three admission criteria.

Waiver of the graduate record exam for master's program in Aerospace Engineering

A waiver of the Graduate Record Examination may be considered for applicants with a GPA of 3.2 or higher from U.S. universities with an ABET-accredited engineering program or other select U.S. universities subject to the graduate advisor's approval. The waiver of the GRE applies only to applicants for the MENGR program. Interested applicants should contact the Aerospace Engineering Graduate Advisor. GRE is not waived for MS-Thesis and Ph.D. programs.

Criteria for Award of Fellowships and Assistantships

Applicants who demonstrate skills, experience, or interests that meet the needs of the AE Graduate Program will be considered for fellowships or assistantships.

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