12 months
57590 USD/year
57590 USD/year
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The Aeronautics and Astronautics program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a dual degree program with curriculum that combines the requirements a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Sloan School of Management and a Master of Science (SM) from the School of Engineering in one of eight disciplines.


About the Program

Only at MIT can you do an MBA and specialize in aerospace engineering at the same time. Students who complete the Aeronautics and Astronautics program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are uniquely prepared for a leadership career in the aerospace industries.

During their time at MIT, LGO Aero/Astro students are paired with a faculty advisor who helps them select courses, integrates them into the faculty’s research group, and oversees their LGO internship.


Of course, graduates from LGO finishing with a dual degree in Aero/Astro and management have interesting opportunities in the aerospace and satellites industries. Recent graduates work at Boeing and Raytheon, among other firms, and one even founded his own satellite company.

However, MIT “rocket scientists” have many career opportunities outside of aerospace. The robotics and systems optimization skills learned in Aero/Astro transfer to many industries. Recent graduates have also gone into electronics, renewable energies, healthcare services, and consulting.

Research Areas

Aero/Astro (Course 16) is organized into many research areas that students can pursue:

  • Aerospace Computational Engineering
  • Aerospace, Energy and the Environment
  • Air-Breathing Propulsion
  • Air Transportation Systems
  • Aircraft Systems Engineering
  • Autonomy
  • Communications and Networks
  • Controls
  • Humans in Aerospace
  • Materials and Structures
  • Space Propulsion
  • Space Systems

Programme Structure

LGO students completing the MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics complete:

  • The required courses in the LGO summer core focused on analytics, simulation and computation
  • Engineering courses (at least four): each LGO Aero/Astro student works with a faculty advisor to select courses, some of which must be within the department, to fulfill academic and career goals.
  • LGO internship incorporating Aeronautics and Astronautics content, resulting in a dual-degree thesis overseen by the student’s faculty advisor.
  • Each LGO Aero/Astro student is paired with a faculty member at the time of admission who helps select courses that fulfill the department’s requirements and the student’s academic and career goals.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in any science or engineering discipline. Previous LGO Aero/Astro students have degrees in mechanical engineering, physics, chemical engineering, aerospace engineering, and systems engineering.
  • Defined research interests in line with the Aero/Astro department’s research areas.
  • Previous project work in an Aero/Astro-related field is recommended. This does not need to be professional experience (successful candidates have cited undergraduate projects and internships, for example).
  • The MIT Aero/Astro department strongly recommends that a former professor write the applicant’s technical recommendation.
  • Applicants should have a strong interest in Aero/Astro topics. Previous work experience in an aero/astro industry is nice, but any work experience is acceptable. We’ve also admitted applicants from the automotive, operations consulting, and IT services industries.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Cambridge

1814 - 3756 USD /month
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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.

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