Accelerated Aerospace Engineering Option

Accelerated Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering

For exceptional students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering program, the Department offers the opportunity for students to pursue a Master’s degree, either Thesis Option or Non-Thesis Option.  Refer to the M. S. in Aerospace Engineering page for more information: https://catalog.erau.edu/daytona-beach/engineering/masters/aerospace-engineering/. The goal of the program is to produce graduates who are prepared for further academic study at the doctoral level and for leadership positions within the Aerospace industry. This program augments the student’s undergraduate technical electives with graduate-level courses and/or thesis work to focus on future research.

In the Accelerated Aerospace Engineering option, six credits of graduate coursework may be taken to fulfill the undergraduate technical electives requirements. These credits will count toward both the BS and MS degree requirements provided the student maintains enrollment in the accelerated program and receives a "B" or better in the courses. For these graduate level courses taken for undergraduate technical elective credit, it is recommended that one course be selected from the student’s chosen MSAE Area of Concentration’s core courses and the other a graduate level Mathematics course. These six credits will appear on the undergraduate transcript. These six credits will not be part of the master’s transcript until the time of graduation.

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering program may apply for admission into the accelerated program after they have completed their third year of AE courses (90 credit hours). The application for the Accelerated Bachelor/Master program must be submitted to the Undergraduate Program Coordinator to verify the minimum requirement (CGPA of 3.0 or higher and a minimum CGPA of 3.2 in all AE/ES courses).  Once approved, the application is then forwarded to the Graduate Program Coordinator. Once accepted into the accelerated program, a CGPA of 3.0 or higher must be maintained, a CGPA of 3.2 or higher in undergraduate AE/ES courses must be maintained and a CGPA of 3.0 or higher in graduate courses must be maintained for continued enrollment.  Students will be dropped from the program if their CGPA falls below 3.0 or if they have not completed the MSAE degree requirements within three (3) years of finishing their undergraduate degree.

Students are future admitted to the MSAE program as a non-degree student and are limited to 9 graduate credits.  The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering will be conferred upon completion of all bachelor’s degree requirements listed in this catalog.  The student is then formally admitted to the MSAE program.  The Master’s degree will be conferred upon completion of all Master’s degree requirements listed in this Catalog.

For approved Area of Concentration core courses and recommended graduate Mathematics courses, refer to the M. S. in Aerospace Engineering page: https://catalog.erau.edu/daytona-beach/engineering/masters/aerospace-engineering/.