Degree Programs

BS, MS Aerospace Engineering

The Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering prepares students for engineering work related to aerodynamics, flight testing, structures, propulsion, control systems, vehicle dynamics, stability and control, flight simulation, and design for both fixed and rotary wing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft. The problems faced by the aerospace industry offer an unusual engineering challenge. Much of the analysis and testing must be accomplished at the very frontiers of knowledge. Nevertheless, products must be designed and manufactured; thus, an exceptionally wide range of engineering abilities is required within the industry and government.


Blended BS + MS Aerospace Engineering

The blended program provides motivated students with an accelerated route to the MS Aerospace Engineering, with simultaneous conferring of both bachelor's and master's degrees. Students in the blended program are provided with a seamless process whereby they can progress from undergraduate to graduate status.


Graduate Program

While Cal Poly is well known for producing top quality aerospace engineers with a BS degree, the Aerospace Engineering Department also maintains a vigorous Graduate Program.  We offer a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering with a specialization in either Research or Space Systems Engineering as well as a Graduate Certificate Program in Space Systems Technology. This program will prepare the practicing engineer for work in the space industry in key areas of spacecraft technology.

For general information about the Graduate Program at Cal Poly, and any available resources for graduate students, visit the Graduate Education office. Starting in 2014, fall will be the only term that applications for the AERO Masters program will be accepted. Applications are due January 1st with a file completion date of February 1st. Click here to apply for the AERO Masters program.