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Engineering Physics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #601 (WUR) , FL,
The M.S. in Engineering Physics program at ERAU’s Daytona Beach Campus gives students expertise in a wide variety of topics in space science and engineering, including scientific instrumentation, applied optics, remote sensing, and spacecraft subsystems.


Housed in the Department of Physical Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences, this highly research-oriented degree covers experimental programs ranging from satellite systems and sounding rockets to ground-based remote-sensing experiments — along with theoretical studies in related areas.

Upon program completion, students gain an understanding of scientific and engineering approaches and the research skills needed to conceive and design complex spacecraft systems.

First-year core courses emphasize the heavily technical nature of the space sciences, such as Numerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists, Spacecraft Dynamics and Control, and Advanced Space Physics.

Take advantage of campus laboratories such as the Atmospheric Physics Research Lab, Control Design Lab, 1-meter Ritchey-Chretien Reflecting Telescope, Space Physics Research Lab, and Laboratory for Exosphere and Near-Space Environment Studies (LENSES).

Students are involved in all the research, which includes grants funded by NASA, the National Security Agency (NSA), and other agencies.

ERAU also offers an accelerated program that allows exceptional students to complete both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Engineering Physics in five years.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Numerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists
  • Spacecraft Dynamics and Control
  • Advanced Space Physics
  • Experimental Methods in Space Science
  • Spacecraft Power and Thermal Design

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Pay the $50 application fee, either by credit card or bank draft
  • Submit two letters of recommendation
  • Submit a one-page personal essay
  • If you are a transfer student please submit a leaving certificate or other proof of completion of upper secondary school
  • Submit official transcripts of all upper secondary or college/university coursework completed. To be considered official, these documents should arrive in the ERAU International Student Admissions Office directly from the school you attended in a sealed envelope
  • Submit proof of funding for at least one year of study

Tuition Fee

  • International

    689 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 689 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    689 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 689 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Daytona Beach

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
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