Master of Science in
Aerospace Engineering

Recognized worldwide for aviation and aerospace excellence, ERAU has offered master’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering since 1985 at the Daytona Beach Campus.

The online Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering (MSAE) program at ERAU is designed for students who might already have a degree in aerospace engineering or a related engineering field who now wish to further their education.

Embry-Riddle’s graduate programs in Aerospace Engineering provide students with a favorable balance of practical and theoretical training using the most current techniques and tools available to engineers. 

The online courses are exactly the same as the courses on the Daytona Beach campus and are taught by the faculty of the College of Engineering’s Department of Aerospace Engineering at Daytona Beach.

Students augment their engineering and science background with studies in computational fluid dynamics, aeroacoustic modeling, rotorcraft aerodynamics, flow control, air-breathing hypersonic and rocket propulsion, autonomous unmanned air and ground vehicles.

Studies also include aircraft and spacecraft guidance, navigation and control, aeroelasticity, composites, nanomaterials, smart materials, structural health monitoring, computational structural mechanics, and design optimization, as well as other topics in aerospace engineering.

This paves the way to aerospace research and development or a career in engineering education.

Candidates for this degree program can select courses that prepare them for the aerospace engineering profession. Also, an available thesis option prepares them to continue on to doctoral studies. A typical plan of study includes Aerospace Engineering core courses and graduate-level electives.

A minimum of 30 credit hours of graduate-level work (10 courses or seven courses plus a thesis) is required for this degree.


About Aerospace Engineering at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus

Housed in the Department of Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering at ERAU’s Daytona Beach Campus, the MSAE degree program prepares students for careers in the aerospace industry or in research and development through work on a graduate-level thesis.

Being adjacent to Daytona Beach International Airport and the NextGen Test Bed, as well as just 50 miles north of Kennedy Space Center, ERAU’s Daytona Beach Campus puts students in the middle of the aerospace industry.

  • Students have the opportunity to participate in real-world, hands-on projects.
  • Our nearby Eagle Flight Research Center has a 10,000-square-foot hangar with convenient runway access at the international airport in addition to research, instructional, and administrative space.
  • Get access to the most up-to-date technology and labs, including the Composites Laboratory, Gas Turbine Laboratory, Materials Laboratory, Propulsion Aerodynamics Computational Laboratory, Structures and Instrumentation Laboratory, Wind Tunnel Laboratory, and even access to a 3D printer in the College of Engineering.
  • The Department of Aerospace Engineering has the world’s largest Aerospace Engineering student enrollment and has been highly rated and top-ranked for the last 16 years.
  • Embry-Riddle was recently ranked among the Best Regional Universities in the South (No. 9), and No. 4 “Most Innovative Schools” in the 2016 Best Colleges guidebook published by U.S. News and World Report.


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30 Credits

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