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Aerospace Engineering Sciences

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CU-Boulder aerospace engineering alumni are distinguished aerospace leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs. Many play key roles in the design of complex aerospace systems in both the public and private sectors.

Master's Degree or Certificate Options

Take individual graduate courses or pursue a certificate or Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering. Areas of study include:

  • Astrodynamics and Satellite Navigation Systems
  • Earth and Space Science, Remote Sensing
  • Bioastronautics

Dual Degree Options

If you are interested in leadership and management within aerospace, the dual degree of a Master of Science in Aerospace and the Master of Engineering in Engineering Management may be the perfect fit for you!

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Graduate Advisor: Aerospace Engineering Sciences

Ann Brookover
Aerospace Website

Course Offerings

Aerospace Engineering Sciences Courses
Title Type Instructor(s)
ASEN 5007: Introduction to Finite Elements Distance / Main Campus Carlos Felippa
ASEN 5014: Linear Control Systems Distance / Main Campus Nisar Ahmed
ASEN 5050: Spaceflight Dynamics Distance / Main Campus Steven Nerem
ASEN 5063: Aircraft Propulsion (NEW) Distance / Main Campus Lakshmi Kantha
ASEN 5070: Introduction to Statistical Orbit Determination 1 Distance / Main Campus Jeffrey Parker
ASEN 5090: Introduction to Global Navigation Satellite Systems Distance / Main Campus Penina Axelrad
ASEN 5158: Space Habitat Design Distance / Main Campus David Klaus
ASEN 5168: Remote Sensing Instrumentation Design Library Bill Emery
ASEN 5215: Descriptive Physical Oceanography Distance / Main Campus Bill Emery
ASEN 5227: Math for Aerospace Engineering Sciences 1 Distance / Main Campus Brian Argrow
ASEN 5245: Radar/Remote Sensing Library Jeffrey Thayer
ASEN 5307: Engineering Data Analysis Methods Library Bill Emery
ASEN 5335: Aerospace Environments Library Delores Knipp
ASEN 5417: Numerical Methods in Engineering and Science (NEW) Distance / Main Campus TBA
ASEN 5426: Neural Systems and Physiological Control Library Howard Wachtel
ASEN 5519: Commercial Spaceflight Operations and Communications Distance / Main Campus Bradley Cheetham, George Born
ASEN 5519: Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the National Airspace System Library Brian Argrow
ASEN 6010: Advanced Spacecraft Dynamics and Controls Distance / Main Campus Hanspeter Schaub
ASEN 6021: Viscous Flows Library Jelliffe Jackson
ASEN 6024: Nonlinear Control Systems Library Dale Lawrence
ASEN 6060: Advanced Astrodynamics Library Daniel J. Scheeres
ASEN 6061: Molecular Gas Dynamics (NEW) Library Brian Argrow
ASEN 6080: Statistical Orbit Determination 2 Library Jay McMahon
ASEN 6519: Lidar Remote Sensing Library Xinzhao Chu
ASEN 6519: Orbital Debris Library Brandon Jones
ASEN 6519: Space Vehicle Guidance and Control Library Jay McMahon
ASEN 6849: Independent Study Independent Study AES Professors Various
ASEN 6949: Master's Candidate for Degree Special AES Professors Various
ASEN 6950: Master's Thesis Special AES Professors Various