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Check out this team of scientists, including Florida Tech professor Dan Kirk, study the way fluids slosh and bubble on the International Space Station. 

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Master's Degree in Aerospace Engineering At Florida Tech

Access Numerous Space Facilities and Research Opportunities

Aerodynamics and fluid dynamics, aerospace structures and materials, and combustion and propulsion are the three areas of concentration at Florida Tech for students seeking a master's degree in aerospace engineering. Located in the heart of Florida's Space Coast near Kennedy Space Center, Florida Tech was founded in support of the space program and since 1958 has offered students a comprehensive aerospace and aeronautics education.

The aerospace engineering program prepares students for a challenging professional career or for further graduate study in the doctoral program, putting emphasis on advanced knowledge, problem-solving expertise and rigorous scientific research beyond that normally obtained during an undergraduate engineering education.

Leading Research Facilities

As a leading research university, graduate students earning a master's degree in aerospace engineering at Florida Tech pursue research in a wide range of areas that align with their interests and career goals. The university is home to several aerospace engineering-related research centers and laboratories including:

  • Federal Aviation Administration Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation, Center for Space Commercialization
  • Aerospace Systems and Propulsion Laboratory
  • Wind and Hurricane Impacts Research Laboratory
  • Human Centered Design Institute

Florida Tech is surrounded by thriving aerospace organizations/industries like NASA/Kennedy Space Center, Patrick Air Force Base, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Embraer, GE, Harris and Piper Aircraft – all who provide internship and employment opportunities to students working towards a master's degree in aerospace engineering.

Distinguished Faculty

Florida Tech's faculty is highly distinguished with research interests in propulsion, flight mechanics and control, mechatronics, robotics, fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, computational methods, composite structures, lasers, and hurricane and wind damage, among others. Florida Tech's low student-to-teacher ratio allows students working towards a master's degree in aerospace engineering to work closely with professors who mentor their success. NASA, DARPA, AFOSR, ONR, NSF, State of Florida and Department of Energy have funded recent faculty research.


Employers seek out graduates with a master's degree in aerospace engineering from Florida Tech.  Those choosing to enter the workforce after graduation can expect to find an abundance of job opportunities in design and development, field service, marketing, software development, and research at leading aerospace firms. Employers that have hired Florida Tech graduates include NASA, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Harris Corp., GE, Pratt and Whitney, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and Mainstream Engineering.