Expand critical thinking and math skills into advanced research and design work. Enhance your career opportunities and earning potential in the state's only aerospace engineering graduate program.
The research-oriented graduate degree requires a thesis and 24 hours of graduate coursework. Study in five core areas: aeroelasticity, aerodynamics and flight mechanics, aerospace structures, composite materials and finite element analysis. Choose electives to suit your goals. Submit research as a conference paper or for journal publication.
An Expert Faculty
Learn from engaged and supportive professors who serve as mentors and foster a hands-on learning environment.
Be part of an aerospace engineering program that has received strong state-level and industrial support and investment.
Forge strong connections with leading industries across South Carolina to advance career opportunities.
Take to the Skies
Join our extracurricular rocketry or flying clubs to obtain licenses and hone your skills outside the classroom.
What You’ll Study
Study advanced principles of engineering, science and mathematics, and concentrate in the mechanics, materials or flight aspects of aerospace engineering, with the goal of career advancement in research, design and application. A thesis is required. Applicants are expected to have earned an undergraduate degree in engineering or a related field.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Using simulations to analyze, predict and optimize performance, behavior or outcomes.
Creating or improving complex systems to meet specific requirements
Organizing and overseeing tasks to achieve specific goals
Working collaboratively with others to achieve a shared goal or objective
Exchanging information and ideas through speaking, writing or other means of expression
Creating clear and concise documents, such as manuals or instructions, for technical or scientific topics
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
- Mechanical Engineer
- Aerodynamic Engineer
- Aeronautical Engineer
- Aircraft Designer
- Flight Systems Test Engineer
- Flight Test Engineer