Aerospace Engineering Sciences, B.Sc. | University of Colorado at Boulder | Boulder, United States
48 months
59602 USD/year
57702 USD/year
30452 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Aerospace Engineering Sciences program of the University of Colorado at Boulder is designed to prepare students to advance to a distinguished professional career in the aerospace industry or for graduate school, consistent with our stated program educational objective.


In particular, this involves providing students with an interdisciplinary systems perspective of aerospace engineering. The curriculum accomplishes these goals by: 

  • providing a strong basis in mathematics, science, and engineering fundamentals; 
  • extending these fundamentals to advanced topics in aerospace engineering; 
  • complementing the engineering education with sufficient exposure to the humanities and social sciences; and 
  • beginning and ending in major design experiences that stress an interdisciplinary systems perspective. 

Students in the Aerospace Engineering Sciences program of the University of Colorado at Boulder are also encouraged to consider a technical minor or double major in electrical engineering, computer science, applied math, engineering physics, astrophysical and planetary sciences, or atmospheric and oceanic sciences. In most cases, the junior- and senior-level courses required for the above-mentioned minors can be applied to the professional area elective requirements. 

For students having sufficient ability and interest, planning for graduate study should begin by the start of the junior year. Such a plan should consider the foreign language requirements of appropriate graduate schools and an advanced mathematics program. Students who wish to combine the business and aerospace engineering sciences curricula are advised to consider obtaining the BS degree in aerospace and a master’s degree in business rather than a combined BS degree.

Program Educational Objectives

During their first few years after the completion of their degrees, graduates of the Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department will have:

  • established themselves in professional careers or received a graduate degree,
  • demonstrated ethical leadership, project management and/or innovation, and 
  • played significant roles in the research and development of engineering systems and products.

Student Outcomes

Upon graduation, students are expected to be able to:

  • Identify, formulate and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science and mathematics.
  • Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental and economic factors.
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental and societal contexts.
  • Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks and meet objectives.
  • Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  • Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Materials Science for Aerospace Engineers
  • Statics, Structures, and Materials
  • Thermodynamics and Aerodynamics
  • Dynamics and Systems
  • Aerospace Vehicle Design and Performance
  • Aerodynamics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


128 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • Application fee ($50 for domestic applicants, $70 for international applicants)
  • Personal Essay (required, 250–650 words)
  • Writing Supplement (required, 250–650 words)
  • One academic letter of recommendation is required
  • High school or secondary school transcripts
  • ACT or SAT scores are not required for first-year students who graduate from high school, but you may provide them if you would like us to take your scores into consideration when reviewing your application
  • English proficiency test scores
  • As a foreign national, you will need to obtain a temporary immigration visa from the United States in order to be allowed entry into the country. The two most common types of visas for students attending the University of Colorado Boulder are the F-1 student visa and the J-1 exchange visitor visa

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    59602 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 59602 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    57702 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 57702 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    30452 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30452 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Boulder

950 - 1350 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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