Aerospace Engineering BS

aerospace students

Throughout history, engineers have pushed the technological frontiers, building what others thought couldn’t be built and creating what never before existed.

Applications Big and Small

Aerospace engineering includes aeronautics and astronautics applications (subsonic and supersonic aircraft, satellites, space vehicles, space station, etc.), as well as aerospace-related component development (design of structures, devices and instruments), and vehicle and propulsion system design.

Aerospace Engineers Make Firsts

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 


UB AE 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.

Real-World Applications through Student Clubs

At UB, you have the chance to bulid a satellite from concept to launch with UB Nanosat, compete nationally at a rocket competition with SEDS, or build an aircraft for Design-Build-Fly with AIAA.


Undergraduate Catalog

All academic requirements are outlined in the Undergraduate Catalog, including course and elective listings. Note: The edition of the catalog that contains students’ university and major requirements is determined by their academic year of entry or reentry and academic year of acceptance to the major.


These interactive guides provide a semester-by-semester outline of the courses within a curriculum in a "flowsheet" format. The flowsheets enable students and advisors to visualize the pre-, co-, and post-requisites associated with a course. This tool provides a means for students to understand how courses within a curriculum are linked and provides guidance regarding course scheduling.

SEAS Technical Elective

Aerospace Engineering, BS students will take one SEAS Technical Elective. This is any 300/400 level 3-credit course that is offered by a department within SEAS (i.e. EAS, MAE, CIE, IE, etc.).

UB Curriculum/Gen Ed

All UB students must take a specified number of general education courses. Several sets of requirements are potentially applicable depending on when (year) and how (transfer or freshman) a student entered UB. For more information contact the SEAS Office of Undergraduate Education.