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 at the Lancaster University Center in the city of Lancaster. The Program, which started in the Fall of 2007 has received WASC approval and is tailored for local aerospace professionals. Courses are taught in person, either by Cal Poly Pomona Engineering faculty or by adjunct engineers/scientists from the local aerospace community in Antelope Valley. We offer two graduate courses per semester and each class meets once a week from 5 to 8 PM.

The MSAE degree enables the graduate 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, aerodynamics of wings and bodies, aircraft design, and research project.

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Apply materials engineering principles to solve complex problems
  2. Conduct independent studies/projects
  3. Advance in their professional careers by applying life-long learning skills to complex situations
  4. Work in teams with effective communication and professionalism.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. Minimum of 3.0 GPA in all undergraduate upper-division course work 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.
  3. If B.S. received from a non-ABET institution, more than five years ago, or lower GPA than 3.0, but higher than 2.85, then a GRE test score (quantitative + verbal) of at least 301 is required to be considered for conditional admission.

Please note the MSAE program is offered off-campus in Lancaster, California. For admission information, visit Cal State Apply

Graduate Curriculum
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