Doctor of Philosophy in Aerospace Engineering

Work leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is designed to give candidates a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of their professional field and training in methods of research. The student will perform supervised research in one of the following areas: (1) aerodynamics and propulsion, (2) dynamics and control, (3) materials and structures, and (4) Systems, Design and Human Integration. The final basis for granting the degree shall be the candidate’s grasp of the subject matter in a broad field of study and a demonstrated ability to do independent research. In addition, the candidate must have acquired the ability to express thoughts clearly and forcefully in both oral and written languages. The degree is not granted solely for the completion of coursework, residence and technical requirements, although these must be met. 

Steps to Fulfill a Doctoral Program