Aerospace Engineering Online

  • Master of Science or Master of Engineering
  • Batten College of Engineering & Technology
  • Department of Mechanical & 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.
  • Participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings and access course materials online from any location. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

  • In-state Virginia Residents
    $620 per credit hour*
    Out-of-state Students
    $642 per credit hour

    Rates are effective Fall 2024 and subject to change.
    * In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

  • As a graduate of ODU's online aerospace engineering program, you'll be ready to design and analyze the systems used in aerospace, aeronautics, and astronautics. You will be prepared for challenging and rewarding employment in:

    • high-technology industries
    • research organizations
    • consulting firms
    • government agencies
  • 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. Learn More About State Licensure Disclosures

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program.

Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.

  • 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.

    View complete admission details in ODU's Graduate Catalog.

  • 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.