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Aerospace Engineering Sciences

Consistently ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News and World Report!

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
  • Remote Sensing, Earth and Space Sciences
  • 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!

View application and admissions requirements

Graduate Advisor: Aerospace Engineering Sciences

Ann Brookover
303.492.6416
Ann.Brookover@colorado.edu
Aerospace Website

Course Offerings

Aerospace Engineering Sciences Courses
Title Type Instructor(s)
ASEN 5010: Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control Distance / In-Class Hanspeter Schaub
ASEN 5016: Space Life Sciences Distance / In-Class David Klaus
ASEN 5053: Rocket Propulsion Distance / In-Class Lakshmi Kantha
ASEN 5148: Spacecraft Design Distance / In-Class Michael McGrath
ASEN 5151: High Speed Aerodynamics (NEW) Distance / In-Class Brian Argrow
ASEN 5210: Remote Sensing Seminar Distance / In-Class Bill Emery
ASEN 5245: Radar/Remote Sensing Distance / In-Class Scott Palo
ASEN 5307: Engineering Data Analysis Methods Distance / In-Class Bill Emery
ASEN 5335: Aerospace Environments Distance / In-Class Delores Knipp
ASEN 5519: Special Topics: CFD Unstructured Grid (NEW) Distance / In-Class Kenneth Jansen
ASEN 6008: Interplanetary Mission Design (NEW) Distance / In-Class Daniel Kubitschek
ASEN 6080: Statistical Orbit Determination 2 Distance / In-Class Jay McMahon
ASEN 6107: Nonlinear Finite Element Methods Distance / In-Class Carlos Felippa
ASEN 6365: Lidar Remote Sensing Distance / In-Class Xinzhao Chu
ASEN 6849: Independent Study Independent Study AES Professors Various
ASEN 5014: Linear Control Systems Library Nisar Ahmed
ASEN 5090: Introduction to Global Navigation Satellite Systems Library Penina Axelrad
ASEN 5227: Math for Aerospace Engineering Sciences 1 Library Bill Emery
ASEN 5436: Brains, Minds, and Computers Library Howard Wachtel
ASEN 6010: Advanced Spacecraft Dynamics and Controls Library Hanspeter Schaub
ASEN 6949: Master's Candidate for Degree Special AES Professors Various
ASEN 6950: Master's Thesis Special AES Professors Various
Aerospace Engineering Sciences Courses
Title Type Instructor(s)
ASEN 6849: Independent Study Independent Study AES Professors Various
ASEN 5007: Introduction to Finite Elements Library Carlos Felippa
ASEN 5010: Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control Library Hanspeter Schaub
ASEN 5012: Mechanics of Aerospace Structures Library Kurt Maute
ASEN 5014: Linear Control Systems Library Nisar Ahmed
ASEN 5022: Dynamics of Aerospace Structures Library K.C. Park
ASEN 5050: Spaceflight Dynamics Library Jeffrey Parker
ASEN 5090: Introduction to Global Navigation Satellite Systems Library Penina Axelrad
ASEN 5148: Spacecraft Design Library Michael McGrath
ASEN 5168: Remote Sensing Instrumentation Design Library Bill Emery
ASEN 5215: Descriptive Physical Oceanography Library Bill Emery
ASEN 5227: Math for Aerospace Engineering Sciences 1 Library Bill Emery
ASEN 5245: Radar/Remote Sensing Library Scott Palo
ASEN 5307: Engineering Data Analysis Methods Library Bill Emery
ASEN 5426: Neural Systems and Physiological Control Library Howard Wachtel
ASEN 5436: Brains, Minds, and Computers Library Howard Wachtel
ASEN 5519: Special Topics: CFD Unstructured Grid (NEW) Library Kenneth Jansen
ASEN 5519: Special Topics: Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the National Airspace System Library Brian Argrow
ASEN 6008: Interplanetary Mission Design (NEW) Library Daniel Kubitschek
ASEN 6010: Advanced Spacecraft Dynamics and Controls Library Hanspeter Schaub
ASEN 6014: Spacecraft Formation Flying Library Hanspeter Schaub
ASEN 6020: Optimal Trajectories Library Daniel J. Scheeres
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 6107: Nonlinear Finite Element Methods Library Carlos Felippa
ASEN 6365: Lidar Remote Sensing Library Xinzhao Chu
ASEN 6949: Master's Candidate for Degree Special AES Professors Various
ASEN 6950: Master's Thesis Special AES Professors Various
Aerospace Engineering Sciences Courses
Title Type Instructor(s)
ASEN 5007: Introduction to Finite Elements Distance / In-Class Carlos Felippa
ASEN 5012: Mechanics of Aerospace Structures Distance / In-Class Kurt Maute
ASEN 5014: Linear Control Systems Distance / In-Class Dale Lawrence
ASEN 5050: Spaceflight Dynamics Distance / In-Class Steven Nerem
ASEN 5063: Aircraft Propulsion Distance / In-Class Lakshmi Kantha
ASEN 5090: Introduction to Global Navigation Satellite Systems Distance / In-Class TBA
ASEN 5158: Space Habitat Design Distance / In-Class Torin Clark
ASEN 5215: Descriptive Physical Oceanography Distance / In-Class Bill Emery
ASEN 5227: Math for Aerospace Engineering Sciences 1 Distance / In-Class Mahmoud Hussein
ASEN 5519: Special Topics: Commercial Spaceflight Operations and Communications Distance / In-Class TBA
ASEN 5519: Special Topics: Statistical Estimation for Dynamical Systems (NEW) Distance / In-Class Nisar Ahmed
ASEN 6060: Advanced Astrodynamics Distance / In-Class Daniel J. Scheeres
ASEN 6849: Independent Study Independent Study AES Professors Various
ASEN 5022: Dynamics of Aerospace Structures Library K.C. Park
ASEN 5148: Spacecraft Design Library Michael McGrath
ASEN 5307: Engineering Data Analysis Methods Library Bill Emery
ASEN 5426: Neural Systems and Physiological Control Library Howard Wachtel
ASEN 5436: Brains, Minds, and Computers Library Howard Wachtel
ASEN 5519: Special Topics: CFD Unstructured Grid (NEW) Library Kenneth Jansen
ASEN 5519: Special Topics: Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the National Airspace System Library Brian Argrow
ASEN 6008: Interplanetary Mission Design (NEW) Library Daniel Kubitschek
ASEN 6010: Advanced Spacecraft Dynamics and Controls Library Hanspeter Schaub
ASEN 6020: Optimal Trajectories Library Daniel J. Scheeres
ASEN 6021: Viscous Flows Library Jelliffe Jackson
ASEN 6024: Nonlinear Control Systems Library Dale Lawrence
ASEN 6061: Molecular Gas Dynamics (NEW) Library Brian Argrow
ASEN 6080: Statistical Orbit Determination 2 Library Jay McMahon
ASEN 6107: Nonlinear Finite Element Methods Library Carlos Felippa
ASEN 6365: Lidar Remote Sensing Library Xinzhao Chu
ASEN 6949: Master's Candidate for Degree Special AES Professors Various
ASEN 6950: Master's Thesis Special AES Professors Various

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