The MAE Department offers two options leading to the Master of Science degree in Aerospace Systems Engineering (MSASE). These are designated:

  • Plan I (Thesis),
  • Plan II (Non-thesis)

The following sections describe the requirements for each of these options. For both options, the majority of coursework, not including MAE 699, must be from MAE.  With prior approval, up to 12 semester hours of 500 level courses may be taken in fulfillment of the Basic and specific program requirements.

Basic MSASE Program of Study

The Basic Program of Study, common to both the Plan I and Plan II (Non-thesis) MSASE options, contains a minimum of 24 semester hours of graduate-level course work that must include:

Engineering Major
Select an engineering major consisting of 12 semester hours of graduate courses including supporting engineering courses12
First Minor
ISE 627ENGINEERING SYSTEMS3
3 semester hour graduate course in an approved engineering area of specialization3
Second Minor
MAE 692GRAD ENGR ANALYSIS I3
3 semester hour approved graduate mathematics or engineering mathematics course3
Total Semester Hours24

Plan I, Thesis Option

Students selecting this option must:

Complete Basic Program of Study as described above24
MAE 684AEROSPACE SYSTEMS SEMINAR1
MAE 699MASTER'S THESIS6
Complete an acceptable thesis including a public defense and submit a journal manuscript to the research advisor
Total Semester Hours31

Plan II, Non-Thesis Option

Students selecting this option must:

Complete Basic Program of Study as described above24
Select 6 semester hours of graduate courses to complete an approved extended program of study6
MAE 684AEROSPACE SYSTEMS SEMINAR1
Total Semester Hours31