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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

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Ranked #21

Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs for Veterans, 2018 - U.S. News & World Report

Required Courses

  • 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), 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.

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

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$547 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$595 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2019 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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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.

Want to get started now?

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.

Meet your Team

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

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