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MSc Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering degree offered by the University of Arizona covers the fields of aeronautics and space technology. The AME Department also offers options in micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS), nuclear engineering, and biomedical engineering. Close relation with the Applied Mathematics Program is maintained.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States

Aerospace Engineering degree offered by the University of Arizona students may choose a thesis, master’s report option, or non‑thesis/coursework only option:

  • Master’s Thesis Option – The thesis option consists of 26 units of coursework, plus 6 units of Thesis (AME 910). Students who choose the thesis option must complete a thesis and pass a final oral examination. The examination lasts from one to two hours and includes a defense of the research results.
  • Master’s Report Option – The report option consists of 29 units of coursework, plus 3 units of Master’s report (AME 909). No other independent study units are allowed for the report option. Students who choose the report option must complete a report and pass a final oral examination. This examination consists of a 30-minute presentation by the student followed by 15 minutes of questioning.
  • Non‑Thesis/Coursework Only Option – This option is not available to students who receive financial support from the University in the form of teaching or research assistantships or fellowships. The non‑thesis option consists of 32 units of coursework following the general requirements of the M.S. degree program. A maximum of 3 units of Independent Study (AME 599) or 3 units of research (AME 900) may be included in the study program. A student who wishes to enroll in independent study must make arrangements for supervision by a faculty member in the Department and submit the independent study proposal form to the Graduate Administrative Associate. The non‑thesis option does not require a final oral examination.

Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering (AME) is excited that you have chosen to apply to our graduate program!

Admission to the AME graduate programs is granted based on a holistic evaluation of applicants’ credentials, including undergraduate and/or graduate GPA, GRE scores, personal statement, research experience, and letters of recommendation.

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“Choosing the Master’s program for Physiological Sciences at the University of Arizona was one of the best decisions I could have made in my education. Our department is warm and collaborative, offering an array of research topics and techniques underneath a vast and integrative umbrella of physiology. Beyond my research experience, I was presented with teaching opportunities, which I feel honed my skill of scientific communication. Having the dynamic research/teaching/class schedule not only kept me active but helped me reinforce material in multiple contexts. Overall, this program was exactly what I wanted in my segway into the medical sciences… and with my teaching assistantship paying for my tuition, how could I say no?”​

Andrew Wojtanowski // MS 2016

Study Content

The AME Master of Science program course requirements vary somewhat for Thesis, Master’s Report and Non‑Thesis/Coursework only options, but mandatory requirements for all programs include:

  • 6 units, Advanced Engineering Analysis;
  • 2 units of Graduate Seminar;
  • 9 units/ 3 courses from a Core Area
  • 6 units of Thesisor 3 units of Master’s Report

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