Aerospace Engineering

Graduate Program

Graduate Program

The Department of Aerospace Engineering at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, offers an MS in Aerospace Engineering (MSAE) degree program. The Program, which started in the Fall of 2007, has received WASC approval and is tailored for local aerospace professionals. 

MASE is a Hybrid Program. All students are encouraged to attend the classes in person at the Main Campus in Pomona. However, all courses are also broadcasted live through an online platform for out-of-the-area students who may not be able to attend in-person classes. Courses are taught by Cal Poly Pomona Engineering faculty. We offer two graduate courses per semester, and each class meets once a week after 5 PM to accommodate working professionals.

Program Learning Objectives:

The program learning objectives (PLOs) are:

  1. To provide students with a comprehensive aerospace engineering education at the Master’s level that includes in-depth instruction in aerodynamics, structures, propulsion systems, flight mechanics, and astronautics.
  2. To provide students with opportunities to master research methods and to learn and apply the methodologies for conducting independent studies.
  3. To prepare students for advancement in their aerospace engineering careers.

The MSAE degree enables the graduates to articulate the significant challenges confronting the field of aerospace engineering, utilizing a solid foundation of advanced courses. Through a careful selection of challenging projects, graduate students propose creative approaches to solving selected contemporary engineering problems. These project experiences distinguish the CPP MS Aerospace Engineering graduate by providing them with the design and execution background to tackle complex problems using innovative approaches, which may be applied in industry and research.

The areas of study include both aeronautics and astronautics-related disciplines which are in demand by industry and government agencies: aircraft structures, astronautics, air-breathing propulsion, missile engineering, computational fluid dynamics, structural dynamics, robust control of nonlinear systems, digital flight control systems, optimal control and estimation, hypersonic aerodynamics, aircraft system identification, orbit determination, the aerodynamics of wings and bodies, aircraft design, and research project.

Student Learning Objectives:

Student learning objectives (SLOs) for this program are:

  1. Develop a strong mathematical and physical foundation to analyze advanced engineering problems.
  2. Analyze and Design complex aerospace systems.
  3. Organize and Perform independent research to contribute to advancing knowledge and technologies in aerospace engineering.
  4. Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.

The learning experience includes comprehensive education at the Master’s level courses, projects and activities in the classes, and oral presentations and written reports for the Master’s project. 

Program Admission Requirements:
  1. Minimum of 3.0 GPA in all undergraduate coursework in engineering, mathematics, and science
  2. BS in aerospace or mechanical engineering from a program accredited by ABET, granted within five years before the proposed beginning of the graduate program

For admission information, visit Cal State Apply

You need to provide the following items for the application through Cal State Apply:

  1. Online application form
  2. Copy of your transcripts for all previous degree programs
  3. Your most updated Resume/CV

Note that this program is a Hybrid Program and may not be eligible for obtaining a student visa to enter the US. Please visit International Students and Scholars for more information.