M.Sc. On Campus

Aeronautical Engineering

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

12 months
57100 USD/year
57100 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Aeronautical Engineering faculty from the  are at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute forefront of discovery in experimental and computational flow physics and flow control, adaptive modeling and simulation, new computational analysis and optimization techniques, structural health monitoring, dynamics and control, materials and nanocomposites, and propulsion systems.


Their research has application to fixed-wing aircraft, rotary-wing aircraft and space vehicles, as well as to areas such as wind-energy, undersea-vehicles, and buildings.  Several Aero graduate students are winners of prestigious national fellowships supported by agencies such as NSF, NASA and the DoD.  

Graduate students in the Aeronautical Engineering program at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have the opportunity to engage with student chapters of professional societies such as the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the American Helicopter Society, and participate in student design competitions sponsored by these societies as well as agencies such as NASA.


  • Opportunities may be theoretical, computational, and/or experimental. 
  • The Center for Flow Physics and Control, the Center for Modeling, Simulation, and Imaging in Medicine, the Gaettner LINAC Center, the New York State Center for Automation Technologies and Systems, the Scientific Computation Research Center, and the Center for Computational Innovations offer additional research opportunities for the department’s undergraduate and graduate students and their faculty advisers.

Programme Structure

  • Mechanical engineers are engaged in a wide range of activities. At one end of the spectrum, they are concerned with fundamental engineering science, especially energetics and mechanics. 
  • At the other end, they are involved with the hardware of various technologies—the design and manufacture of mechanical components and systems. 
  • Aerospace engineering is concerned with disciplines and technologies that pertain not only to aircraft and spacecraft, but to other vehicular systems such as submarines and hydrofoils as well. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Application
  • Nonrefundable application processing fee of $75
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Portfolio, if required by department
  • IT Background Evaluation form 
  • Transcripts and Degrees 
  • GRE/GMAT Scores

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    57100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57100 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    57100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57100 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Troy

958 - 2088 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Aeronautical Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!