Aerospace Engineering M.Eng. (Distance, Hybrid, or Online Option)

Field of Study

Aerospace Engineering

Program Description

The M.Eng. (Aerospace Engineering) distance learning degree is a part-time program that can be completed in two to three years for those who wish to develop a higher level of competence in engineering science, current technology, and engineering design. The program is geared toward industrial professionals that wish to enhance their technical skills and accelerate advancement in the space industry.  The program is designed to be flexible so that candidates may concentrate on one or a combination of focus areas. These focus areas include spacecraft engineering, engineered materials, dynamics and control, propulsion, robotics, and simulation and analysis.

The program’s flexibility allows students to build an individualized program of courses. Students are required to complete 30 credits of work at the graduate level. Each student’s curriculum includes a major design project along with a combination of technical courses.  Students may also take one or two professional development courses to build complementary skills.

Design projects have an aerospace engineering design or application focus. The projects may arise from individual faculty and student interests or from collaboration with industry. All projects are done under the close supervision of a faculty member or industrial partner.

Focus Areas

  • spacecraft engineering
  • engineered materials
  • dynamics and control
  • propulsion
  • robotics
  • simulation and analysis

Contact Information

Phone: 607 255-0990

322A Upson Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Concentrations by Subject

  • aerodynamics (PhD only)
  • aerospace systems (PhD only)
  • biomedical mechanics (PhD only)
  • dynamics and control (PhD only)
  • materials and structures (PhD only)
  • propulsion (PhD only)
  • thermal sciences (PhD only)


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Application Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadlines:

Fall, May 31; Spring, Nov. 1

Requirements Summary:

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Learning Outcomes

  • Mastery and Application of Core Disciplinary Knowledge
  • Problem Formulation and Planning of the Solution Process
  • Collaborative Problem Solving
  • Communication of Knowledge, Reasoning and Technical Results
  • Learning and Professional Development