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Global Aerospace Leadership MEng Online

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George Halow

Professor of Practice and Program Director

Liza Roberts

Program Coordinator

Amanda Winters

Program Manager

Aerospace at Michigan Statistics

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No. 5

US News & World Report

14:1

faculty-to-graduate student ratio

87%

of graduate students are from out-of-state

50%

international students

$15M

research expenditures

20%

female students
(FA19)

Why get your Aero Master's degree at Michigan?

Michigan Aerospace is the oldest and one of the most highly ranked collegiate aeronautics programs in the United States.

We have renowned research centers in both aircraft and spacecraft systems, a rich curriculum in some of the newest aerospace topics, and an esteemed faculty at the forefront of academics and research.

A master’s degree from our department would put you among the ranks of highly sought after experts in industry, government, and academia.

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Curriculum

The 27-credit, online master’s degree program is completed on a part-time basis for six semesters over the course of two years.

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The Global Aerospace Leadership MEng has a 27-credit curriculum broken down into three academic pillars.

It also includes an in-person experience component comprised of two on-site offerings.

Aerospace Science and Engineering (9 credits)

The technical foundation includes advanced application of aerospace sciences, systems design, emerging technologies, digitalization, and sustainability.

Sample Elective Courses

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  • Fluid Dynamics: Modeling & Simulation, Sustainable Propulsion, Mechanical & Structural FEA I, Mechanics of Composite Aerostructures, Avionics Navigation & Guidance of Aerospace Vehicles, Cybersecurity, Spacecraft Dynamics, and more!

Business Application (9 credits)

The business and leadership pillar features essential leadership and business topics such as innovation and design thinking, complex project management, finance, strategy, negotiations, and organizational leadership. The University of Michigan Department of Aerospace Engineering is partnering with INSEAD to provide six of the nine total credits of Business Application courses.

Sample courses

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  • Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Managers, Strategy in the Age of Digital Disruption, Developing Emerging Leaders, Leading Organizations in Disruptive Times, Innovation in the Age of Disruption, Building Digital Partnerships and Ecosystems, Strategic Negotiations, Design Thinking & Creativity for Business, Aerospace Enterprise Integration, Project Management.

Aerospace Enterprise Integration (9 credits)

The pinnacle of the program is integration of the technical and business pillars and includes risk management, Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), aerospace economics, and a team-based capstone project.

Sample courses

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  • Engineering Tools and Methods MBSE, Risk Management, Aerospace Economics, Capstone Project

In-Person Experiences 

Students will visit the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan and INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France for two, short-duration in-person experiences during the program.

Courses Offered

Individualized plans of study will be developed by students in consultation with an advisor. Refer to the link below for course information.

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Practice Your Purpose

There is a rich variety of experiential learning opportunities to help you find your niche, connect with people who share your passion, and gain hands-on experience that’ll set your resumé apart from the stack.

Graduate Student Organizations

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MASA

MASA

Michigan Aeronautical Science Association

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Women in AAUM

Women in AAUM

Women in Aeronautics and Astronautics

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Sigma Gamma Tau

Sigma Gamma Tau

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SEDS

SEDS

Students for Exploration and Development of Space

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Professional Development

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AIAA

AIAA

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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ECRC

ECRC

Engineering Career Resource Center

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SWE

SWE

Society of Women Engineers

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Research

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Aerodynamics and Propulsion

Aerodynamics and Propulsion

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Autonomous Systems and Control

Autonomous Systems and Control

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Structures and Materials

Structures and Materials

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Space Systems

Space Systems

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Computation

Computation

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