Aerospace Engineering

San José State University

24 months
7176 USD/year
7176 USD/year
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The Aerospace Engineering  Program at San José State University is designed to prepare students for professional careers in industry or advanced study in Ph.D. programs. 


Aerospace Engineering students at San José State University research, design, and develop high-speed transportation vehicles, such as airplanes, spacecraft, space stations, planetary vehicles, and space probes. 


Approximately half of all aerospace engineers work in the aerospace industry (e.g. Boeing, Lockheed-Martin, Cessna, etc.), 15% work for government agencies (e.g. NASA, Department of Defense, etc.), and the rest work in engineering services, research, testing, and navigation functions. Aerospace engineers also work in industries not associated with aerospace, such as automotive industries, where they work to improve the aerodynamics of automobiles. Students in our program have opportunities to participate in international hands-on design-build-fly competitions or work with engineers from local industry to design-build-test and launch microsatellites into space. The BS Aerospace Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Structures and Materials
  • Trajectory Optimization in Aerospace Systems
  • Hypersonics and Reentry Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 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.
3.5 (analytical)

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

  • Candidates must meet all the university admission requirements. Students can be admitted in either classified or conditionally classified standing.
  • To be admitted to classified standing, a student must possess a BSAE degree or related (e.g. aeronautical engineering, astronautical engineering, space engineering, etc.) from an accredited institution with a grade point average of 2.6 or better in the last 60 units.
  • Students may be admitted with conditionally classified standing if they have a BS degree in any engineering discipline or science from an accredited institution.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7176 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7176 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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