Aerospace Engineering M.Eng. (Ithaca)

Field of Study

Aerospace Engineering

Program Description

The M.Eng. (Aerospace Engineering) degree program is a one-year (two semester) course of study for those who wish to develop a higher level of competence in engineering science, current technology, and engineering design. The program is geared toward students who wish to work in industry after graduation, entering at a higher and more focused level.  The program is designed to be flexible so that candidates may concentrate on one or a combination of focus areas. These focus areas include propulsion, orbital mechanics, space robotics, spacecraft guidance, dynamics and control, and computational fluid dynamics.

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.

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, Feb 1

Requirements Summary:

M.Eng. --for general questions regarding the M.Eng. application, email or see our Master of Engineering Programs page

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