The Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), provides educational expertise (through the doctoral level) in Aeronautical Engineering, Astronautical Engineering, Materials Science, Space Systems, Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering Mechanics. The major departmental effort is devoted to teaching and research in support of programs leading to the master's degree in the first five of these program areas and doctoral studies in any area of departmental activity. The Master of Science programs in Aeronautical Engineering and Astronautical Engineering are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The North Central Association of Colleges and Universities accredits all other Masters level degree programs.
The Aeronautics and Astronautics brochure provides an introduction to the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Air Force Institute of Technology. It is intended to serve as a guide for students and faculty advisors in the preparation of education plans for graduate study in Aeronautical Engineering, Astronautical Engineering, Materials Science, and Space Systems.
The requirements and curricula specified in this 2008-2009 edition of the brochure apply to all full-time students and to all part-time students admitted to the master level degree programs in Aeronautical Engineering (GAE), Astronautical Engineering (GA), Materials Science (GMS), and Space Systems (GSS) during the period of 1 May 2008 to 31 April 2009. Course descriptions and schedules are also provided in this brochure. Additional information on courses, programs, and admissions may be found in the AFIT catalog and the applicable department and program brochures.