Engineering Physics

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

12 months
689 USD/credit
689 USD/credit
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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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


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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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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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