The Aerospace Engineering graduate program hosted a department orientation for incoming Fall 2019 students on August 30, 2019. Presentations from the orientation:
Class registration for new Rackham students begins on June 3 (your “enrollment appointment time”). Prior to this date, review the registration process, degree requirements, and class information.
If you are unable to register for a class you want (as is typical for most new graduate students), you should get on the waitlist and attend the first day of class. Once the term begins, AERO grad students on the waitlist for AEROSP classes are generally able to enroll in the class. For non-AEROSP classes, get on the waitlist and contact the instructor or the department directly about their override process.
If you are granted an override (i.e. permission) to register, you must add the class and complete the registration process via Wolverine Access. You will have until the end of the first three weeks of classes to finalize your course selections.
You may change your schedule by dropping, adding, or modifying a course or changing sections at any time after you register until the third week of classes. You may initially register for more classes and drop prior to the deadline.
Students may not apply for a dual degree or transfer credit to their program until they have completed one term of coursework in Rackham Graduate School. Learn more about Dual Degree Programs & Outside Institution Transfer Of Credit Policy. Reach out to the Graduate Student Coordinator during the first term to discuss these options.
Registrar: firstname.lastname@example.org | 734-764-6280
Degree requirements and classes: Denise Phelps, Aerospace Engineering Graduate Student Services Coordinator email@example.com | (734) 615-4406
The master’s degree is a coursework-based degree. The specific choice of courses is flexible, and students take a combination of fundamental and elective courses that match their interests. Some elective courses are not offered every year and require having taken fundamental courses as prerequisites.
Although not required, students interested in research can pursue individual directed-study projects with faculty members as part of their experience in the AERO graduate program. The Master’s Program Requirements Checklist can be used to track progress towards the degree.
Faculty academic advisors are assigned to each AERO master’s student and can provide guidance on class selection and developing a plan of study. Students can visit the Aero graduate student services coordinator, Ms. Denise Phelps, for assistance with all aspects of their degree program.
Faculty academic advisors are assigned based on a student’s sub-plan. Incoming master’s students may indicate two preferred faculty advisors from the Aerospace Engineering core faculty by completing the master’s advisor preference form by August 6. (link to form emailed to master’s students)
Student’s preferences and subplan are taking into account, but cannot be guaranteed. Academic advisors assignments are shared at AERO Orientation.
Admission to the master’s program is not accompanied by financial aid, and most MSE students are self-funded throughout their program. Only after one or two semesters, and in very limited cases, are there opportunities for master’s students to have graduate student instructor (GSI) or graduate student research assistant (GSRA) positions.
When there is an open GSI, GSRA or grader positions an email is sent to all AERO master’s students. This is usually in August and September. Applications received prior to these requests are not accepted. Although first term master’s students may apply for these positions, it is uncommon for master’s student to be selected in their first term, as most positions are filled by PhD students and former U-M undergraduate students.
Rackham Admissions is the U-M office that prepares immigration documents (I-20 or DS-2019) after required documentation has been submitted through Wolverine Access.
To review immigration information and track the progress of immigration documents select “View I-20 or DS-2019 Status” link in Wolverine Access.
Rackham Graduate School is responsible for issuing immigration forms Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: (734) 764-8129