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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 Track or Non-Thesis Track.  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 graduation at which time they will be applied to the MSAE degree as well.

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering program may apply for admission into the accelerated program during the semester in which they would complete 88 credit hours applicable towards the BSAE degree. The application for the Accelerated Bachelor/Master program must be submitted online. The application must accompany 2 letters of recommendation from faculty in both the undergraduate and graduate programs to indicate (1) the applicant’s potential to successfully complete graduate-level work, and (2) evidence that the applicant has attained the foundational competencies for graduate degree studies. The Program Coordinator will verify the minimum requirement (CGPA of 3.0 or higher and a minimum GPA of 3.2 in all AE/ES courses).  Once approved, the application is then forwarded to the Graduate Program Coordinator for admission. Once admitted to the accelerated program, a CGPA of 3.0 or higher must be maintained, a GPA of 3.2 or higher in undergraduate AE/ES courses must also be maintained. All other requirements are as stated in the Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering catalog page.

Students are future admitted to the MSAE program as a non-degree student and are limited to 12 graduate credits while they are still completing their BS requirements.  The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering will be conferred upon completion of all bachelor’s degree requirements listed in their catalog.  The student is then formally matriculated into the active catalog’s MSAE program.  The Master’s degree will be conferred upon completion of all Master’s degree requirements listed in their 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/