To be eligible for graduate study in aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics, students must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering or engineering mechanics, or in a closely related field of engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) grade point average (GPA) in junior- and senior-level work and in any graduate work already completed.
  • General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Requirement Update: The GRE test is again required as part of the admission process for Spring, Summer and Fall 2023. However, due to the ongoing pandemic and difficult access to testing, applicants may request a waiver for providing GRE scores as part of the application process by sending a brief 2-3 sentence waiver request to the Graduate Coordinator at stating why the pandemic circumstances preclude you from taking the exam. Applicants having made such a waiver request can then simply complete the application and provide other required and optional material.
  • International applicants; Have taken the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL or IELTS). We do not have a minimum requirement on the English tests in this department. For exemptions:

Our review of student applications is holistic: all aspects of the application are taken into account, especially academic background and evidence of relevant academic accomplishment and skill, letters of reference and applicant statements. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission due to limited space, funding or faculty availability.

Minimum Background

The minimum background for new graduate students without ASE or EM undergraduate degrees is the following:

ASE 320, Introduction to Fluid Mechanics
ASE 376K, Propulsion

Controls, Autonomy & Robotics
ASE 330M, Linear System Analysis
ASE 370C, Feedback Control Systems

Orbital Mechanics
ASE 330M, Linear System Analysis
ASE 366K, Spacecraft Dynamics
ASE 372K, Attitude Dynamics

EM 319, Mechanics of Solids
COE 321K, Computational Methods for Structural Analysis
ASE 365, Structural Dynamics

Typically, a student who does not have an aerospace engineering or engineering mechanics undergraduate degree and who is admitted to the graduate program without the minimum background for his or her area is required to take any missing courses and receive a letter grade of B or higher in those courses in addition to the degree requirements. Consult with your faculty advisor to see what you must take to remove any deficiencies.

Admission Deadlines

Fall & Summer - December 1

Spring - October 1

Applications will be considered after those dates on a space available basis.