Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Master of Science in Engineering with a concentration in aerospace engineering

Apply your engineering knowledge to the mechanisms of flight and space with a concentration in aerospace engineering, part of the master’s program at the VCU College of Engineering. This growing field has employment opportunities covering a wide range of engineering disciplines from material science to mechanical design, sensor development and more. The VCU College of Engineering is among the best graduate programs in the nation as ranked by U.S. News and World Report. Combined with our industry connections and access to Richmond-area businesses, VCU Engineering is a solid choice for your continuing education.

What You’ll Learn

Our 30-credit program can be completed in about two years by full time students. You will learn to work in cross-disciplinary teams focused on the design, development and testing of vehicles like aircraft, spacecraft, satellites and missiles.

Apply your engineering, science and mathematical knowledge to formulate solutions to new and existing problems while communicating your findings to colleagues, industry and community stakeholders.You will develop expertise in areas like:

  • Analysis
  • Continuum mechanics
  • Heat and mass transfer theory and applications
  • Materials

Application Requirements

VCU offers an online self-managed application process. This information outlines items needed to apply for a graduate program with the VCU College of Engineering. Additional information is listed on the Office of Admissions and International Admissions webpages.

Program-specific information can be found in the University Bulletin and additional inquiries can be made to the respective Graduate Program Directors listed below, or to the Office of Graduate Studies

Application materials include:

Start your application