Offered by the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Contact: 219 Upson Hall, (607) 255-0990, www.mae.cornell.edu
The M.Eng. (Aerospace Engineering) degree program provides a one-year course of study for those who wish to develop a high level of competence in engineering science, current technology, and engineering design.
The program is designed to be flexible so that candidates may concentrate on any of a variety of specialty areas. These include aerodynamics, turbulent flows, nonequilibrium flows, combustion, dynamics and control, computational fluid dynamics, and spacecraft.
A coordinated program of courses for the entire year is agreed upon by the student and the faculty advisor. An individual student’s curriculum includes a 4- to 8-credit design/research course, a minimum of 12 credits in aerospace engineering or a closely related field with some technical focus, and sufficient technical electives to meet the total degree requirement of 30 credits (of which at least 28 credits must have letter grades).
Design projects must have an aerospace engineering design or research focus and have the close supervision of a faculty member. The projects may arise from individual faculty and student interests or from collaboration with industry.
All courses must be of true graduate nature. In general, all courses must be beyond the level of those required in an undergraduate engineering program; credit may be granted for an upper-level undergraduate course if the student has done little or no previous work in that subject area, but such courses must have the approval of the director of the Master of Engineering program.
Students enrolled in the M.Eng. (Aerospace Engineering) degree program may take courses that also satisfy the requirements of the bioengineering, engineering management, or systems engineering minors.