Aerospace Engineering

Penn State’s aerospace engineering graduate programs offer you the opportunity to be part of something truly special.

Did you know …

Penn State is home to both a Rotorcraft Center of Excellence and a Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence—which are funded by the Department of Defense and serve more than 60 gradate students?

Aerospace engineering graduate students have access to a multitude of facilities to support their research? These include an icing facility; supersonic and subsonic wind tunnels; water, cavitation, and Glycerine tunnels; anechoic chamber; anechoic flow-through jet noise facility; pultrusion machinery; composite material braiding machine; and so much more.

According to Aviation Week, Penn State ranks as the #1 engineering school for aerospace and defense recruitment?

Pair these points of pride with our excellent faculty and you can follow almost any research area, including:

  • Aeroacoustics
  • Computational/experimental fluid dynamics
  • Dynamics and controls
  • Flight science and vehicle dynamics
  • Rotorcraft engineering
  • Structures and materials
  • Space propulsion
  • Turbomachinery
  • Wind energy
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Contact Information:

Penn State Aerospace Engineering

Dr. Michael Micci

Director of Graduate Studies

229 Hammond Building

University Park, PA 16802


Degrees offered:

Computational Science (graduate minor)

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering (M.S.)

Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.)

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