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Aerospace Engineering (M.S., D.E., Ph.D.)

Graduate Aerospace Engineering

At the University of Dayton, we offer M.S., Ph.D. or D.E. aerospace engineering programs that will challenge you to conceive, design and analyze products and systems. In our state-of-the-art wind tunnel and our full-motion flight simulator, you can conduct exciting, change-the-world research. We have a close relationship with the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) at Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) and the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), so your scholarship opportunities are achievable. We're committed to collaborative learning and developing our students as professional engineers and scholars.

Mechanical and Aerospace Flight Simulator Lab

Program and Research Highlights 

  • No. 1 — Catholic university for sponsored engineering R&D
  • No. 1 — in Ohio for sponsored engineering R&D
  • No. 8 — nationally for federally sponsored engineering R&D

Plan of Study

To learn more about the available courses and to view sample plans of study, please reference our Academic Catalog:

Areas of Research

Aerodynamics: Sid Gunasekaran

Computational Fluid Dynamics: Markus Rumpfkeil

Bachelor's Plus Master's Program

The School of Engineering Bachelor's Plus Master's (BPM) Program encourages high-performing UD undergraduate students to continue their studies and complete a Master's Degree at UD. Earn your Master's degree in an accelerated program and enjoy a deeply discounted graduate tuition rate!


Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Dr. Jamie Ervin, Department Chair

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0238