Ph.D. On Campus

Aerospace Engineering

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

36 months
20460 USD/year
20460 USD/year
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The Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering degree program from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University allows highly motivated students with a strong science and engineering background to conduct research and coursework in the areas of aerospace structures, propulsion, and aerodynamic systems, while earning their doctoral degree.


Admission to the program is reserved for candidates at the bachelor and masters levels, with high academic achievement and a desire to advance their career through scientific inquiry and knowledge discovery in areas related to aerospace engineering.

Although the Aerospace Engineering degree program from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is designed for delivery through traditional residential format, provisions are in place to allow highly qualified working individuals in industry or government to participate, when appropriate arrangements can be made.

About Aerospace Engineering at the Daytona Beach

The Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering program at ERAU’s Daytona Beach Campus targets domestic and international students, as well as working professionals with bachelor’s or master's degrees in aerospace engineering (or closely related engineering disciplines), who have exemplary track records of academic achievement in their course work, and demonstrated keen interest and ability for engaging in research and independent inquiry.

Housed in the Aerospace Engineering Department of the College of Engineering, the program features three areas of concentration: Aerodynamics and Propulsion, Structures and Materials, and Dynamics and Control.

Programme Structure

There are three areas of concentration in the Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering:
  • Aerodynamics & Propulsion focuses on aerodynamics, viscous flows, hypersonic flows, and jet engine and rocket aero-thermodynamics. 
  • Dynamics & Control focuses on the modeling of complex dynamical systems and the design, implementation and testing of guidance, navigation and active feedback control of these systems to meet rigorous requirements and high levels of performance. 
  • Structures & Materials focuses on the study of aeroelasticity, vibration, fracture mechanics, thermoelasticity, composite materials, nanomaterials, smart materials, structural health monitoring, reliability analysis, computational structural mechanics, and design optimization.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants to the Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering must:

  • have completed a Masters or Bachelor degree in aerospace engineering or closely related engineering discipline.
  • have superior academic records with a minimum Masters cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.5.
  • have taken the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and have an acceptable score on both quantitative and verbal sections.
  • submit a complete application package before the deadline specified in the University catalog.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20460 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    20460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20460 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Daytona Beach

900 - 1400 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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