Aerospace Engineering

Graduate Aerospace Engineering

At the University of Dayton, we offer M.S., Ph.D. or D.E. aerospace engineering programs that will challenge you to conceive, design and analyze products and systems. In our state-of-the-art wind tunnel and our full-motion flight simulator, you can conduct exciting, change-the-world research. We have a close relationship with the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) at Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) and the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), so your scholarship opportunities are achievable. We're committed to collaborative learning and developing our students as professional engineers and scholars.

Mechanical and Aerospace Flight Simulator Lab

Career Outlook and Highlights

  • College Choice and U.S. News rate the University of Dayton's graduate engineering school in the top 60 in the nation. 
  • No. 1 — Catholic university for sponsored engineering R&D
  • No. 2 — Catholic university for sponsored aerospace engineering R&D
  • No. 15 — nationally for federally sponsored aerospace engineering R&D

Plan of Study

Click here to go to the University Catalog for Master of Science (M.S.), Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Doctor of Engineering (D.E.) in Aerospace Engineering overview and courses.

Areas of Research

  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Flapping wing flight
  • Low-speed aerodynamics
  • Unmanned air vehicles
Assistantship Opportunities for You
Annual, renewable assistantships with tuition and a monthly stipend are available in all engineering departments. Master’s and doctoral students may apply, but current University of Dayton undergraduate and graduate students are not eligible.
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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Renewable and Clean Energy, Dr. J. Kelly Kissock, Department Chair

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0238