Professional Development Opportunities

The M.Eng. in Aerospace Systems Engineering program offers a multidisciplinary curriculum to prepare students for a wide variety of careers in the  field.  The concentration in Aerospace Systems Engineering considers both the business and the technical needs of potential customers and prepares its graduates accordingly.  To round out your education, you are required to fulfill a professional development requirement via a practicum, a project, independent study or coursework. The professional development requirement is aimed at developing the following skill set in the context of aerospace systems:

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Project development
  • Project management
  • Oral and written communication
  • Feasibility studies
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Engineering economics and business aspect of technology
  • Component or system-level conceptual design studies
  • Design and build activities
  • Experimental work

While core engineering skills (near the bottom of this list) will be developed in other courses, skills near the top of this list are emphasized in the professional development requirement.

Aerospace Systems Engineering Practicum

Internship opportunities are available by employers across various industry sectors.

Aerospace Systems Engineering Project

The Aerospace Systems Engineering Project is a more conventional form of a design, optimization, management, or research project supervised by one or more faculty members.

Professional Development Approved Coursework

The following courses have been identified to satisfy the professional development requirements of the Aerospace Systems MEng degree. Students must complete 4 credit hours from List A and 4 credit hours from List B.
Students may select a different course with professional development in consultation with advisor.

List A (4 hours)

  • AE 597 – Independent Study
  • TE 401 – Developing Breakthrough Projects
  • ENG 572 – Professional Practicum
  • ENG 573 – Capstone Project

List B (4 hours)

  • TE 450 – Startup: Inc, Fund, Contracts, IP
  • TE 460 – Lecture in Engineering Entrepreneurship
  • TE 461 – Technology Entrepreneurship
  • TE 466 – High-Tech Venture Marketing
  • TE 560 – Managing Advanced Technology I
  • TE 565 – Technology Innovation & Strategy
  • TE 566 – Finance for Engineering Management
  • TE 567 – Venture Funded Startups

Program Highlights


Earn a Professional Master’s Degree (non-thesis) in 1 year or 3 semesters.

32 credit hour program – see curriculum for more information.

Customize your degree with a wide array of courses and professional development opportunities.

Prepare for leadership in your career by applying breadth and depth of knowledge in this area.

On-campus and online options

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