Aerospace Engineering

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The four-year undergraduate program leading to the BS degree in aerospace engineering prepares students for careers in aerospace and related technologies.

About the Major

Our BS in Aerospace Engineering includes the traditional aeronautics and astronautics applications (e.g., subsonic and supersonic aircraft, satellites, space shuttle, space station), as well as aerospace-related component development (design of structures, devices, and instruments) and vehicle and propulsion system design.

As an aerospace engineer, you could be part of a team that is the first to:

  • Launch a rocket putting astronauts on Mars
  • Design a permanent habitat in space
  • Develop a shape-changing ultra-high strength material
  • Build a super-mileage solar-powered aircraft

Research Opportunities

Undergraduates have the opportunity to work with faculty at the frontiers of knowledge in diverse areas, including dynamics, control and mechatronics, design and optimization, fluid and thermal sciences, and computational and applied mechanics.

Employment Outlook

Aerospace engineers are expected to have 10% growth in employment over the decade. 

Our graduates have joined top employers worldwide, in both industry and government laboratories, including: NASA, Air Force Research Laboratories, National Transportation Safety Board, Boeing Company, Calspan Corporation, Honeywell Satellite Systems Operation, Lockheed-Martin Corporation, Moog Aircraft Group, Orbital Sciences Corporation, and United Airlines.

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