The Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an international leader in aerospace science and engineering. With top 10 nationally ranked undergraduate and graduate programs, internationally renowned faculty, and state-of-the-art research facilities, the department has been committed to excellence and leadership in teaching, research, and service since its inception in 1944.
Aerospace Engineering at Illinois offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science (MS), Master of Engineering (MEng), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Aerospace Engineering (AE). A student may pursue major study in one of the following general areas: aerodynamics, astrodynamics, combustion and propulsion, control systems, dynamical systems, fluid mechanics, structural mechanics, and materials, and space systems. Students may also elect to enroll in certificate programs in aerodynamics and flight mechanics, aerospace materials, aerospace structural mechanics, spaceflight engineering and/or aerospace design and systems engineering.