Master of Engineering in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
From research to real-world applications, OSU's master of engineering in mechanical
and aerospace engineering graduates constantly discover how to improve our lives by
creating bold new solutions that connect science to life in unexpected, forward thinking
ways. Our students have a variety of opportunities to challenge themselves, experience
great things and be nationally recognized by their accomplishments.
The MEngMAE program consists of 33 credit hours. Graduate courses from other disciplines
may be allowed but will require approval of the student's Graduate Advisory Committee
and the MAE Graduate Coordinator prior to enrollment.
Required Core Courses 21 credit hours of MAE 5000 and 6000 level courses (
Technical Electives 9 hours of graduate-level courses (4000-level or above)
Capstone The Capstone requirement will be satisfied by enrollment in MAE 5010 and will require
a team project or creative requirement
While my personal interest has always been with unique configurations, particularly
fixed wing platforms that incorporate vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities,
intelligent systems that can adapt to new conditions will change the way we operate
UAS in the future and make them truly useful across wide ranges of commercial and
- Dr. Jamey Jacob P.E.Professor John Hendrix Chair and Director, Unmanned Systems Research Institute
The recommended application deadlines for priority consideration for admission, assistantships,
and fellowships are March 1st for Fall admission and August 1st for Spring admission.
A completed application includes completion of the online application and receipt
of all required test scores, Letters of Recommendation, and other requested materials.
Many graduate students are hired by professors to work on funded research projects.
These students conduct research for faculty and are paid from the faculty’s research
grants and contracts.
To receive a research assistantship the applicant must directly contact the MAE faculty
in their area(s) of interest. Master's students are not generally offered a research
assistantship until after demonstrating at least a semester of hard work, motivation,
and research proficiency within coursework and the laboratory setting.
Students with an excellent academic background and a high GRE score usually receive
support in the form of a research and/or teaching assistantship(s). The number and
type of assistantships, as well as the level of support, depend on the funding available
at the time MAE receives the application.