Aerospace Engineering Graduate Certificate

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri is offering a graduate certificate in Aerospace Engineering.

What is it?

The graduate certificate in Aerospace Engineering is a 12 credit-hour certificate delivered fully online. It consists of four 3-credit-hour courses at the 7000 level. There are currently only two public competitors nationwide that are offering post-baccalaureate certificates in the field of aerospace engineering.  Over the next 10 years, the number of aerospace jobs at the master’s level is expected to stay the same and average salary is currently $137,810 per year.

Why pursue it?

The Aerospace Engineering Graduate Certificate is recommended for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in the field of Aerospace Engineering as a Senior Engineer, Project Engineer, Staff Engineer, Engineering Manager, or Program Manager. Students who complete the certificate will learn:

  1. The ability to apply the fundamentals of both incompressible and compressible flows, wing and airfoil theory, and fluid kinematics and dynamics.
  2. How to analyze aircraft engines and spacecraft propulsion systems.
  3. The mechanics and design issues associated with aerospace structures; including the analysis of thin skins with stiffeners for external surfaces, bulkheads and frames for shape support, and fasteners for holding components together.
  4. How to analyze the flight mechanics of aircraft and spacecraft, including flight performance, flight dynamics and stability, orbital maneuvers, and flight control.

Certificate Prerequisites

Certificate Requirements

Requirements: 12 completed hours, 3.0 GPA in the 12 completed hours

Choose one course from each of the following areas:

  • Aerospace Fluid Mechanics: MAE 7430 Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer, MAE 7440 Aerodynamics, MAE 7450 Gas Dynamics
  • Aerospace Propulsion:  MAE 7390 Aerospace Propulsion
  • Aerospace Structures:  MAE 7210 Aerospace Structures, MAE 7600 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
  • Aerospace Flight Mechanics:  MAE 7620 Aircraft Flight Performance, MAE 7690 Aircraft Flight Dynamics

All will be 16-week semester-based courses. 3 credit hours.

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