Undergraduate Program

The aerospace engineer is primarily concerned with the design, analysis, testing, and overall operation of vehicles which operate in air, water, and space.  A wide variety of opportunities awaits the aerospace engineering graduate in research, development, design, production, sales, and management in the aerospace industry, and in many related industries in which fluid flow, control, structural, and transportation challenges play major roles.

Why Aerospace Engineering

web1_08-09-Astronaut-Workshop-3We give students the tools, the hands-on experience, and the motivation to lead them into successful and exciting careers. Aerospace engineering is a program that prepares students for many types of engineering careers—more than half of our graduates work in fields that go beyond airplanes and rockets. Aerospace engineers have the universe at their fingertips, from individual atoms in nanomaterials to interstellar space. In the Department of Aerospace Engineering, you will find a program committed to real-world preparation. This program includes; a curriculum built on basic sciences, math, and engineering skills, laboratories that emphasize practical skills, and equipment that matches industry and research standards. You will cap your aerospace coursework by participating in a major aircraft or spacecraft senior design project, as part of a simulated industrial design team.

Program Requirements

Class Highlight - AerE 322A Bachelors Degree is Aerospace Engineering requires a minimum of 129 credits. The curriculum is designed to provide the student with an education in the fundamental principles of aerodynamics, flight dynamics, propulsion, structural mechanics, flight controls, design, testing, and space technologies. To find out more about program requirements, curriculum details, and student resources, you will want to start here.



Engineering Minors

Orion Heat ShieldThe College of Engineering offers different minors for students. For example a popular minor used in the Aerospace industry is Non-Destructive Evaluation(NDE). Which utilizes a number of techniques to determine the health of an engineering component or structure without affecting its usefulness. Click here for available minors.




Make to Innovate

921256_178835668938586_225520054_o copyThe Make to Innovate (M:2:I) is an exciting new program in the Aerospace Engineering Department that engages students in hands-on-projects to enhance their understanding of engineering fundamentals which are learned in the classroom. Click here for more information.



Co-ops and Internships

Rockwell-Collins-Shaun HumesThe field of aerospace technology offers a wide range of employment opportunities including co-ops and internships for undergraduate students. Having a co-op or a summer internship is not required by the Department, but it is highly recommended. The College of Engineering provides students with career support at the Office of Career Services. The Career Services Office helps students find internships, and co-ops while in schools, and help place new graduates in careers. For more information regarding Career Services, please visit their website.


Class Links – Labs

Structures Laboratory, AERE322

Aerodynamics and Propulsion Laboratory, AERE344

Aerospace Engineering Hours

The Aerospace Engineering main office and advising offices are closed until further notice. Please utilize email to communicate with department personnel.

Howe Hall regular hours: Monday – Saturday, 6 a.m. – midnight. Sunday, 7 a.m. – midnight. Only those with card access will be able to enter Howe Hall until further notice.

Emergency Howe Hall contact: Jim Benson, Building Supervisor, 515-294-4946