Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, M.Sc. | University of Minnesota | Minneapolis, United States
24 months
29864 USD/year
29864 USD/year
19754 USD/year
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The Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics program of the University of Minnesota enables a student to develop in-depth knowledge in one or more specialized fields, apply their knowledge of physics, engineering, computer science, and various other disciplines to create new and improve upon existing technologies by doing original research.


The academics and expectations for Graduate Students are quite different from undergraduate study.

The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics is  dedicated to educating graduate students in the diverse disciplines represented within its degree programs of aerospace engineering and mechanics.

In addition, your graduate study will teach you how to work independently and think critically about one’s own work and that of others. AEM faculty will help you reach these goals by offering challenging courses, organizing research seminars, encouraging informal discussions, and providing guidance during all stages of your research and coursework.

Masters of Science, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics

The Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics program of the University of Minnesota offers three plan options. Plan A emphasizes research and preparation of a thesis, Plan B emphasizes a project, and Plan C is a coursework-only option recommended for working professionals.

Students will select from either Plan A, Plan B, or Plan C. If a student chooses Plan A, they then will write a thesis, which enables them to register for up to 10 credits for their research work. Plan B is accomplished mainly through coursework with a final three credit individual project. Plan C is coursework only.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Hypersonic Aerodynamics
  • Computational Fluid Mechanics
  • Modern Feedback Control
  • Design-to-Flight: Small Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles
  • Intermediate Dynamics
  • Optimal Estimation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have a four-year B.S. degree in engineering, science, or mathematics with a grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. Students without an engineering background should consult with the AEM Director of Graduate Studies prior to applying.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required for admission, but if you have taken it, we encourage you to list your scores on your application. Your scores will be considered, but will not be a primary factor for admission.
  • Students whose native language is not English are required to provide English test scores.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29864 USD/year
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  • National

    29864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29864 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    19754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19754 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Minneapolis

1130 - 2045 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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