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Curriculum

The Graduate Certificate in Aerospace Engineering is comprised of four courses totaling 12 credits. The courses are:

  • MEE 445: Aeronautics Credits (3 credits) (offered  fall 2018)
  • MEE 446: Astronautics Credits (3 credits) (offered fall 2017)
  • MEE 547: Flight Dynamics and Control of Aircraft Credits (3 credits) (offered spring 2019)
  • MEE 548: Spacecraft Orbit and Attitude Dynamics and Control Credits (3 credits)  (offered spring 2018)

Course Descriptions

A grade of B or higher is required for courses to count towards completion of the Aerospace Engineering Graduate Certificate.

Aerospace Engineering Graduate Certificate coursework counts toward a Professional Science Masters (PSM) in Engineering and Business. Information on the coursework and application requirements for the PSM may be found in the graduate catalog.

Graduate Certificate in Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering is an ever-evolving and highly challenging career choice. Aerospace engineers are on the leading-edge of that evolution, involved in research, design and development of a wide range of fascinating vehicles, some traveling at astounding speeds through both air and space. These systems can include satellites, launch vehicles, fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, marine vessels, projectiles, airdrop vehicles and an ever widening range of unmanned autonomous systems (UAS).

The skills developed in these courses can be applied in a number of different industries including those associated with aerospace science missions, defense missions and commercial applications as well as in the automobile and marine industries.

Aerospace Engineering is the branch of engineering that focuses on design, development and test of all aspects of atmospheric and space vehicles. The Certificate in Aerospace Engineering would be of interest to a variety of working professionals, including those with mechanical, electrical, Computer Science, Physics or Mathematics backgrounds seeking to expand their knowledge and career opportunities in this field. This certificate is available entirely online.

Fundamental engineering skills developed in these course include:

  • Vehicle Mathematical Modeling and Simulation
  • System Equations of Motion
  • Control System Design and Analysis
  • Aerodynamics
  • Orbital Mechanics

Visit the Aerospace Engineering website for additional information.

Admissions

Students can apply to transfer up to 6 credits of equivalent coursework into the Aerospace Engineering Graduate Certificate. The certificate coordinator must approve such transfer credits after assessing whether they are substantially equivalent.

Requirements

Students to be admitted into the Aerospace Engineering Graduate Certificate must hold an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or closely related discipline and have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Application Materials

GRE scores are not required. 

When you are ready to apply, please first review these application instructions. Then, complete your online application.

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Faculty

The Engineering faculty at the University of Maine is committed to ensuring that their students receive the education and training necessary to meet the growing technological, mechanical and professional requirements for engineering positions in today’s markets.

For a complete list of Mechanical Engineering faculty, visit their Faculty and Staff website.

Contact Us

Have questions about earning your Graduate Certificate in Aerospace Engineering online with UMaine? Contact Amanda, UMaineOnline Advisor, at 207.581.5858 or at umaineonline@maine.edu.

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Careers

This certificate will benefit students seeking career paths in:

  • Commercial  Aerospace Applications (communications, GPS, aviation, launch, etc.)
  • Military and Defense Aerospace
  • Marine vessel and automobile industries

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