Researchers and students in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics work to advance science, policy, economic, and engineering issues relating to the interaction of aviation, environment, and energy. They work on developing technologies including silent aircraft, alternative jet fuels, unmanned vehicles, constellations of tiny satellites, and ultra-wide-bandwidth communications.
LGO students in Aeronautics and Astronautics (Course 16) focus on the real-world issues confronting partner companies in the aerospace industry, including The Boeing Co., Raytheon, Spirit AeroSystems and United Technologies Corp. These opportunities are available through multiple forums: plant tours, executive presentations at Leadership Seminars, internships, and working with faculty on sponsored research by partner companies.
Through the support of LGO industry partners who wish to invest in future leaders in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, LGO students enrolled in Aero/Astro will receive a generous fellowship. For the most current information on the LGO fellowship, visit our program costs page.
Popular Aero/Astro courses among LGO students include:
Learn more about the MIT Graduate Program in Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Graduates of the MIT LGO program receive two degrees in two years: either an MBA or a Master of Science in Management degree from MIT Sloan School of Management, and a Master of Science degree from one of seven participating departments in the School of Engineering.
Professor of the Practice, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Read about Professor Nightingale on the Aero/Astro website
B.S. with High Honors in Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2008
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B.S.E. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, 2008
LGO intern at Boeing: "787 Fuselage Engineering"