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Aerospace Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (ARWU) Starkville, MS, United States
One of the major strengths of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Mississippi State University is the exposure undergraduate students have to current aerospace engineering practices.
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The aerospace engineering academic experience is centered on student involvement. The department strives to provide qualified students with a nationally competitive aerospace education recognized by industry, government, and academic leaders.

The Bachelor's of Science in Aerospace Engineering at Mississippi State University primarily focuses on the analysis, design, testing, and prediction of performance of aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft which operate in the atmosphere, outer space, or in a fluid medium. 

The ASE undergraduate program at MSU offers two concentrations:

  • aeronautics: the study, design, and manufacturing of air vehicles, and the techniques of operating aircraft and rockets within the Earth's atmosphere
  • astronautics: the science and technology of human space travel and exploration beyond Earth's atmosphere

Why Aerospace Engineering?

Aerospace engineering is both the most specialized and the most diversified of fields. Products and spin-offs from aerospace projects are now used in many households, such as non-stick cookware coatings and freeze-dried foods. Aerospace professionals apply their knowledge to design better aircraft, send a spacecraft to Mars, or design a satellite to predict the weather. 

The same aerospace professionals may also apply their knowledge to study wind stress on new buildings, to eliminate energy waste in skyscrapers, to design automobiles, high-speed trains and ships, or to aid in artificial heart research. The future of aerospace engineering is as exciting and challenging as its history.

Career Opportunities

Careers for the aerospace engineering graduate cover a diverse range of job opportunities. Well-educated engineers, such as those produced by the aerospace engineering program at MSU, have the capability of working on large projects, inside and outside the traditional aerospace industry. Aerospace engineers have the expertise and training sought by industries nationwide to provide guidance on systems and approaches to completing various tasks.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intro to Aerospace Engineering
  • Investigations in Chemistry
  • Chemistry
  • English Composition
  • Calculus
  • Humanities Elective
  • Astronautics, Propulsion, and Structures
  • Physics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Certified, translated copies of all transcripts, mark sheets, and diplomas, in a sealed, stamped envelope from your school.
  • An official ACT score of 20 or higher, official OLD SAT score of 960 or higher, or NEW SAT score of 1030 (only if your GPA is below 3.0 based on our evaluation of your transcripts OR if you are applying for scholarships). 
  • English Proficiency
  • Once you've been admitted, go to the International Student Services website for additional requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23950 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23950 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8910 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8910 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Starkville

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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