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Program at a Glance

Online Master's
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Credit Hours
Most Innovative University 2022

Advance your career in a growing, progressive field

Become an expert in the dynamic, expanding field of aerospace engineering with a graduate degree from UCF. As an aerospace engineer, you’ll help influence and advance the design and implementation of aircraft, spacecraft, satellites and more, as you tackle challenges and soar to new heights in this burgeoning field.

The skills you learn within your online master’s in aerospace engineering will empower you to make bold decisions that inspire more efficient and effective aeronautics projects. Recognizing the amplified demand for talented aeronautics professionals, the Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the 2020 median salary for qualified aerospace engineers as over $118,000 a year.

Through UCF Online, you’ll have access to flexible course structures and study topics in areas such as aerodynamics, propulsion, thermal analysis and design, flight mechanics, and modeling methods. Pursue your degree through one of three tracks, all fully available online, including the Space Systems Design and Engineering track, the Thermofluid Aerodynamic Systems Design and Engineering track, and the Guidance Control and Dynamics track. With UCF Online, you can join the forefront of this exciting industry and pursue your master’s degree from anywhere in the world as we bring our team of world-renowned professors and faculty members directly to you through advance online education. Get started today.

Program Tracks

This track is geared toward students looking to focus their studies in the areas of controls and dynamics, space environment, instrumentation and communications, structures and materials, thermal analysis, and design.

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A track for students to specialize in areas of controls and dynamics, aerodynamics, propulsion, thermal analysis and design.

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This track is designed for students who want to specialize in the areas of guidance and control dynamics design within the applications of aerospace engineering.

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UCF is the No. 1 supplier of graduates to the aerospace and defense industries in the US
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100% of program alumni report employment within a year after graduation
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The annual median pay of aerospace engineers is $118K
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Three online program track options available

Application Deadlines

July 1
December 1

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Course Overview

Guidance, Navigation and Control

Learn about inertial and GPS navigation techniques, explicit and implicit guidance formulations, as well as control applications in aircraft, missile and space vehicles.

Study fluid kinematics, Navier-Stokes equations, boundary layer flow, inviscid flow, circulation and vorticity, as well as low Reynolds number flow in this required course.

This elective course teaches you to analyze the performance of rocket motors as you study the selection and thermochemistry of chemical propellants, as well as liquid and solid propellant rockets.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Gain the knowledge and skills in the areas of space systems design and thermofluid aerodynamics systems design.
  • Understand the latest modeling and mathematical methods used in mechanical and aerospace engineering.
  • Learn how the latest technologies for aerospace vehicle systems, including satellite remote sensing and payload instrumentation.

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2019 - 2029

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • Mechanical Engineers
  • Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
  • Aerospace Engineers
  • Electronics Engineers, Except Computer
  • Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians