Master of Science Program

The Department offers a Master of Science degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Within this degree program, students can choose among various areas of focus.

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is an innovative program through which students are prepared for leadership careers in government and industry. Students have the opportunity to work across disciplines in emerging areas of technology. The program is designed to build a solid background on the fundamentals of the related discipline, and at the same time it can be tailored to meet individual needs under the guidance of an academic advisor. Students can select among any of the areas of focus below.

Master's Degree Program Requirements

Besides the requirements listed in the Graduate Programs Bulletin, students should demonstrate familiarity with computers and evidence of capacity for graduate study to apply for this program. Students who choose the thesis option must complete 24 credit hours of course work and 6 hours of thesis research; students who choose the non-thesis option must take 33 credit hours.

Areas of Focus

Graduate students may study in any of the focus areas listed below.  Please visit the GW Bulletin to view the course requirements for each focus area.

Aerospace Engineering
Design of Mechanical Engineering System
Fluid Mechanics, Thermal Sciences, and Energy
Industrial Engineering
Solid Mechanics and Materials Science
Structures and Dynamics
Robotics, Mechatronics, and Controls


Program Entry

The department offers a Fall, Spring, or Summer semester program entry for its MS program. To apply for Summer semester entry for the MS program, the deadline is March 1. (Non-F1 Visa-seeking applicants only unless exception requested by faculty advisor)