Aerospace Engineering M.Eng. (Ithaca)

Field of Study

Aerospace Engineering

Program Description

The program emphasizes balance in aerospace science and technology, both basic and applied, to prepare students for the diverse opportunities at the frontiers of research, in contemporary industrial development, and in government agencies. The faculty is particularly strong and active in aerospace vehicle dynamics and feedback control, wind energy, celestial mechanics, the Global Positioning System, and spacecraft systems engineering, as well as in basic aerosciences including transonic flows, turbulence, nonequilibrium gas dynamics, unsteady and vortical flows, combustion processes, transport processes in microgravity and chemical kinetics. (see field description for more detail).

The professional degree of Master of Engineering (Aerospace) provides a one-year course of study for those who want to develop a high level of competence in current technology and engineering design and who plan to practice engineering in industry or professionally. The program has a thirty-credit curriculum and requires an engineering design project.

Contact Information

Phone: 607 255-0990

219 Upson Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Concentrations by Subject

  • aerodynamics
  • aerospace systems
  • biomedical mechanics
  • dynamics and control
  • materials and structures
  • propulsion
  • thermal sciences


2021-2022: $60,286

Application Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadlines:

Fall, Feb 1; Spring, Oct. 15

Requirements Summary:

M.Eng. --for general questions regarding the M.Eng. application, email or see

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