Why ODU for Aerospace Engineering?
Build a future working with aircraft, spacecraft, rockets, unpiloted aerial and space robotic platforms, and more.
In this program, you'll have opportunities for advanced education and creative research. These are essential skills for careers in teaching, research, or design. Through your study, you'll also find opportunities to contribute to the body of knowledge in the field.
When you graduate, you'll be ready to design and analyze the systems used in aerospace, aeronautics, and astronautics.
ODU's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering has close ties with:
- NASA Langley Research Center
- Air Force Research Laboratory
- Naval Research Laboratory
- Other government agencies and local industry
You can choose to complete a Master of Engineering in Aerospace Engineering or a Master of Science in Engineering, Aerospace Engineering. The Master of Engineering program is completed by passing a comprehensive exam. The Master of Science program requires a written thesis and thesis defense.
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- 30 credit hours
There are four required core classes. You'll choose from four to six additional elective classes, depending on the type of degree you pursue.
- To earn a Master of Science (MS) in Engineering, you must complete four elective courses and a thesis.
- To earn a Master of Engineering (ME), you must complete six elective courses and a comprehensive exam based on your course work.
Online Learning Environment
Participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings and access course materials online from any location. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.
This program is not intended to lead to a specific state-level license.
If you plan to pursue a professional license or credential, we encourage you to explore requirements through the appropriate credentialing agency or professional organization in your state.
Have questions? Please contact us through the form above to talk to an enrollment coach.
Careers in Aerospace Engineering
As a graduate of ODU's online aerospace engineering program, you will be prepared for challenging and rewarding employment in:
- high-technology industries
- research organizations
- consulting firms
- government agencies
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How to Apply
You should have an undergraduate degree from an accredited university in aerospace engineering, engineering mechanics, mechanical engineering, or a related field such as civil structural engineering, physics, or mathematics.
If you have a non-engineering degree, or an engineering degree that is not in aerospace, mechanical or engineering mechanics, you still must have completed the subject matter prerequisite for graduate study in aerospace engineering or engineering mechanics.
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You may be able to take up to four courses (12 credit hours) as a non-degree graduate student, before you are accepted into a specific degree program.
Please contact us to discuss this option with an expert advisor.