Ranked among the top four schools in the country by the National Research Council, CU Boulder’s Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences (AES) is internationally recognized for its research and education leadership in aerospace engineering, Earth, and space sciences. Its world-renowned engineers and scientists tackle challenges in aerospace technology and science, focusing on astrodynamics and satellite navigation, remote sensing, Earth and space sciences, vehicle systems, structures and materials, and bioastronautics.
"There is no other program that offers so many opportunities for hands-on experience with the variety of aerospace activities that CU Boulder has.” – Jordan Holquist (MS Aero ’14)
With more than 40 faculty members and nearly 300 M.S. and Ph.D. students, our graduate programs prepare aerospace engineering students to meet the needs of our 21st-century society through the understanding, conception, design, and application of aerial and spacecraft systems.
“I have so much access to all the right people here. How could I not take advantage of these opportunities that will help me achieve my dreams.” – Christine Fanchiang (PhD Student)
In the M.S. program, we focus on hands-on, experiential learning, technical and organizational expertise, and end-to-end mission and systems perspectives.
The Professional Masters of Science Program (ProMS) provides an affordable course-work only option to students who desire a more flexible and customized degree.
In our Ph.D. program, we prepare students for exceptional research careers in commercial, governmental, and academic institutions.