The Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering program was created to educate graduate students in subjects relevant to the requirements of the aerospace industry. This program has been designed for both full-time students and working professionals, and is unique in its emphasis on practical applications and its intimate interaction with the aerospace industry. Several areas of specialization are available for an optimum contribution to the student’s career goals.
The MSAE program involves modern computational and experimental methods and provides the essential information which will permit students to acquire the knowledge and skills which are of immediate practical importance. This knowledge is communicated in the advanced courses listed in the MAE curriculum and used in the conduct of a thesis or project. The areas of emphasis within the MSAE program include: space systems engineering; aircraft systems engineering; computational fluid dynamics; and aerospace structures and materials.
Both graduate and undergraduate programs benefit from the advice of an advisory committee comprised of senior staff from aerospace companies, government agencies, and universities. Further information may be obtained from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering’s website: http://www.csulb.edu/colleges/coe/mae/.
To be considered for admission, the graduate applicant must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, have been in good standing at the last institution attended, and have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.7 for the last 60 (semester) or 90 (quarter) upper-division major units attempted. The general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required.
The prerequisites for advancement to candidacy are:
Completion of a minimum of 30 units beyond the bachelor’s degree in upper-division and graduate courses approved by the student’s Department Graduate Study Committee, including:
Completion of a minimum of 36 units beyond the bachelorís degree in upper-division and graduate courses approved by the studentís Department Graduate Study Committee, including:
Further information may be obtained from our Department, click the Contact Us link on the home page
To make MAE advising appointments:
Please refer to the MAE Advising Resources page.
*Note: although every effort is made to keep this Web site up to date, you should also consult the printed catalog for official information and program requirements, which may vary depending on the year you enter(ed) the program.