Cal Poly Pomona

Graduate Program in Aerospace Engineering

Master of Science in Engineering

with emphasis in

Aerospace Engineering

offered by

College of Engineering

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

at the

Lancaster University Center

The College of Engineering at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona or CPP) offers an MS in Engineering with emphasis in Aerospace Engineering (MSE_AE) degree program at the Lancaster University Center. The Program started in the Fall quarter 2007 and has received WASC approval. Courses are taught in person, some by Cal Poly Pomona Engineering faculty and some by adjunct engineers/scientist from the local aerospace community in Antelope Valley. Some of the undergraduate prerequisite courses may be taught via distance learning. Admission requirements for the program are*:

  • B.S. in Aerospace, Mechanical or a closely related field of engineering from an ABET accredited institution received within the last 5 years.
  • GPA in upper-division undergraduate courses in Math, Science and Engineering needs be ~3.0 or higher.
  • If B.S. received from non-ABET institution or prior to 5 years ago or lower GPA than ~3.0, then GRE test score (quantitative + verbal) of at least 1100 is required. 

For additional information about the program contact the Chairman of the Aerospace Engineering Department at Cal Poly Pomona, Dr. Ali R. Ahmadi at 909-869-4314 or

Required coursework for the program is listed on the next page.

*Also visit Cal Poly Pomona Admissions Office at CPP website:

Required Coursework

Minimum of 46 quarter units required

  • If you have not had an UG course in Gas Dynamics or Low-Speed Aerodynamics, you must take ARO 311 and ARO 305 first.  They do not count towards the 46 required units, but are prerequisites for some of your graduate courses below

      • ARO 311        Gas Dynamics (3)
      • ARO 305        Low-Speed Aerodynamics (4)
  • If you have not had these in your BS degree, you can take up to 8 units of these 400-level UG courses:
      • ARO 405        Aircraft Stability and Control (4)
      • ARO 414        Rocket Propulsion (4)
      • ARO 436        Mechanics of Composite Materials (4)
  • Take all of these graduate courses (28 units):
      • EGR 511          Numerical Modeling (4)
      • EGR 512          Vector Analysis and Complex Variables (4)
      • EGR 577          Aerodynamics of Wings and Bodies (4)
      • EGR 599S       Aerospace Structures (4)
      • EGR 599P       Airbreathing Propulsion Systems (4)
      • EGR 578          Aircraft Stability (4)
      • EGR 599A       Astronautics (4)
  • Select two technical electives (8 units):
      • EGR 599M      Missile Engineering (4)
      • EGR 599D      Aircraft and Spacecraft Design (4)
      • EGR 528        Hypersonic Aerodynamics (4)
      • EGR 599C      Computational Fluid Dynamics (4)
      • EGR 599F      Finite Element Analysis (4)
      • EGR 599SD    Structural Dynamics (4)
  • Terminal Requirement:  2 units
      • EGR 692          Master’s Degree Project (2)

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