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Aeronautics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months


The program consists of a set of five core courses (see details below). There is no research requirement nor is a thesis required to obtain the degree.

A student graduating with an M.S. in Aeronautics will:

  • Be skilled in fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and mathematics, as applied to advanced study in aeronautics;
  • Have an in-depth understanding of the foundations of analytical, computational and experimental techniques in this area;
  • Be well qualified for a career in aerospace and related fields.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research in Aerospace
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Structures and Solids
  • Experimental Methods
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space Propulsion
  • Aerospace Engineering Seminar
  • Introduction to the Physics of Remote Sensing
  • Continuum Mechanics of Fluids and Solids
  • Mechanics of Composite Materials and Structures
  • Advanced Research in Aerospace
  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • GALCIT Colloquium
  • Special Topics in Fluid Mechanics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    138 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

To successfully complete the online application process, you must: 
  • Create a free account with CollegeNET to submit the application form online. Include payment of the application fee or submit a fee waiver request. 
  • Upload a Statement of Purpose. 
  • Request GRE, TOEFL, and/or IELTS test scores to be sent directly to the California Institute of Technology (Institutional Code 4034). 
  • Upload an official electronic copy of your transcripts or online grade reports issued by your college or university.
  • Register three individuals from whom you will request letters of recommendation. 
  • Upload a CV or Resume

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50487 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50487 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    50487 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50487 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    50487 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50487 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Pasadena

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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