Aerospace Engineering

Missouri University of Science and Technology

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
30190 USD/year
30190 USD/year
14268 USD/year
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The Aerospace Engineering program at Missouri University of Science and Technology  in the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering offers comprehensive graduate education in a number of areas. Aerodynamics, gas dynamics, hypersonics, aerospace system design, aerospace propulsion, aerospace structures, plasma aerospace applications, multidisciplinary optimization.


A wide variety of interdisciplinary programs meeting specific objectives are available. The aerospace engineering program offers the master of science and doctor of philosophy degrees. The department also offers several graduate certificate programs in both aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering. Details of certificate programs can be found under the mechanical engineering program listing.

Typical examples of research activities are: analysis and design of composite structures, structural acoustics, aeroacoustics, smart structures, active and passive vibration control, optimization of systems based on structural dynamics or structural performance, astrodynamics, guidance and control of aircraft and missiles, robust multivariable control, microsatellite design, fabrication, and test, neural network architecture for control, estimation theory, real-time flight simulation, non-equilibrium shock wave structure, propulsion research with emphasis on how fuel variables influence combustion, atomization of liquid fuels in supersonic flow, flame stability in combustion systems, scramjet and supersonic combustion scramjet studies, computational fluid dynamics, laser interaction problems, free turbulent mixing, unsteady high angle of attack flow configurations, computer simulation of separated flows, low-speed and high-speed aerodynamics, aerodynamics of high-lift devices, aerospace system design, and viscous effects in transonic flows.

The mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department has many well equipped laboratories located on the main campus, and a subsonic-flow laboratory in an off-campus facility. Some of the specially equipped laboratories on campus include: a supersonic-flow laboratory with a Mach 4 blow-down wind tunnel, a hot-wire anemometer system, a Schlieren system; an airflow test facility; an acoustics and vibration laboratory; a laser diagnostics laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art lasers to conduct experiments related to aerodynamics and combustion; a composite materials testing laboratory with state-of-the-art material testing system; low velocity impact facility and high speed photography equipment; and extensive computer facilities including a personal computer laboratory, advanced computer graphics laboratory, computer learning center with engineering work stations. 


It is the policy of the Missouri University of Science and Technology to provide full and equal employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status; to prohibit discrimination in recruitment, employment or conditions of employment, including salary and benefits related thereto; to promote employment opportunity and to take affirmative action in this regard.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Special Problems
  • Special Topics
  • Intermediate Thermofluid Mechanics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Introduction to Hypersonic Flow
  • V/Stol Aerodynamics
  • Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
  • Advanced Mechanics of Materials
  • Introduction to Solid Mechanics
  • Smart Materials and Sensors
  • Stability of Engineering Structures
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Fatigue Analysis
  • Introduction to Composite Materials & Structures
  • Vibration
  • Engineering Acoustics I
  • Intermediate Dynamics of Mechanical and Aerospace Systems
  •  Aeroelasticity
  • Flight Dynamics-Stability And Control 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A submitted online application
  • $75 non-refundable application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts (in English) from all colleges and universities attended. All unofficial copies of transcripts and scores can be uploaded to your online application for S&T to review. Upon arrival on campus, you must request that an official copy of your transcript(s) to be sent to us directly from your previous university’s registrar's office and all official scores reported directly from the respective testing agency. Once we receive the official documents, we will verify them. If there are any discrepancies between the unofficial documents you submitted, Missouri S&T will withdraw your admission and you will not be allowed to apply to S&T in the future.
  • A statement of purpose
  • A resume or curriculum vitae

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30190 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    30190 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30190 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    14268 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14268 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.


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