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 build 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.