M.Sc. On Campus

Aerospace Systems Engineering

University of Alabama Huntsville

12 months
24430 USD/year
24430 USD/year
10632 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Located in one of the nation's leading centers for aviation and space research, UAH has the intellectual and social environment to provide a well-rounded, technologically-oriented degree. Students wishing to pursue an Aerospace Systems Engineering master's degree must meet the admission requirements of the University of Alabama Huntsville  Graduate School as well as the College of Engineering.  


The mission of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from University of Alabama Huntsville is to provide undergraduate and graduate education, research, and public service in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering disciplines and to support the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering needs of Huntsville, the State of Alabama, the region, our nation, and the international community.

The broad range of faculty research interests in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers opportunities for advanced work in rocket propulsion, combustion, applications of plasma science, fluid and solid mechanics, heat transfer, acoustics, aerodynamics, transport phenomena in energy systems, computational mechanics, experimental mechanics, dynamics and controls, and autonomous vehicles.


Aerospace Systems Engineering graduate students have outstanding opportunities for research, collaboration, cooperative employment, and future employment with government research centers and high-tech businesses. 

In addition, a number of UAH research centers collaborate with the MAE Department, including the Propulsion Research Center, the Center for Rotor craft Systems Engineering and Simulation, the Center for Modeling, Simulation & Analysis, the Center for Space Plasma and Aeronomic Research, the Center for Applied Optics, and the Nano and Micro Devices Center.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Compressible aerodynamics
  • Fundamentals of aerodynamics
  • Intro to plasma dynamics
  • Rocket propulsion 
  • Airbreathing propulsion
  • Intro to electric propulsion
  • Energy conversion & power gen

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
3 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For admission to the Graduate School, applicants must hold a bachelor's degree, or equivalent, from an approved institution. 
    • The following minimum requirements are acceptable to the graduate school; individual colleges and/or departments may require higher grade point averages and test scores or additional or more specific requirements. 
    • See college/departmental sections for specific admissions information
    • the applicant is the holder of a graduate degree from an accredited institution; 
    • the applicant presents evidence of having taken the GRE/MAT over five years ago and hence cannot obtain official scores; 
    • FE exam may be accepted for some engineering degrees. If available, a candidate must show proof of passing the exam.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24430 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24430 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    24430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24430 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10632 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10632 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Huntsville

834 - 1331 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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