Available degrees: MS and PhD
The Department of Aerospace Engineering offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science (thesis and non-thesis option) and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Major areas of study include fluid dynamics, structural mechanics, flight mechanics and controls, flight test engineering, and design optimization. The Raspet Flight Research Laboratory, a unique university facility for graduate aeronautical teaching and research, is operated as an integral part of the department. Other department facilities consist of: a low speed wind tunnel, a water tunnel, a blow-down supersonic wind tunnel, and a universal testing machine laboratory. Members of the faculty provide primary leadership in computational simulation and numerical grid generation.