About Us

Discover Your Passion

Aircraft, asteroids, autonomous vehicles and more. The sky isn’t our limit—learn engineering fundamentals and discover your potential in designing and building the machines of the future.
We give you the tools, hands-on experience and motivation to guide you into a successful and exciting career. Aerospace engineering prepares you for many types of engineering careers—more than half of our graduate students work in fields that go beyond airplanes and rockets.

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The Fundamentals of Aerospace

  • Aerodynamics
  • Flight Dynamics
  • Propulsion
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Flight Controls
  • Design and Systems

Wind Tunnel Students

Aerospace Engineering Fast Facts

  • The average starting salary of aerospace engineering graduates is $62,500/year.
  • Co-op and internship salaries for our students average more than $19/hour.
  • More than 500 companies visit the College of Engineering each year to recruit our students
  • 90 percent of our aerospace engineering students have in-profession placement within six months of graduation.
  • Ranked the #23 aerospace graduate program in the United States. (U.S. News 2017 Best Graduate Schools guidebook)