Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Undergraduate Programs for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering Program

The undergraduate program offers an exciting environment for students interested in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering. Through course work, co-ops and internships, students are prepared for careers in the aerospace industry, government laboratories, and a variety of fields not normally associated with aerospace engineering. Our students can be found in the medical field, software companies, the military and automotive industry among others.

View the current aerospace engineering course curriculum.

Our students will:

  • Develop strong physical insight on the fundamentals of present and future air and space transportation systems.
  • Learn to use analytical and computational methods for applying their knowledge in the fundamentals of the discipline to solution of engineering problems, including the use of current experimental and data analysis techniques.
  • Learn to work collaboratively and creatively, and to communicate effectively, in applying discipline-specific knowledge in basic sciences and aerospace engineering.
  • Understand the need for life-long learning and the responsibility of the engineer to behave professionally and ethically in the solution of societal problems.

All new students, including transfer students, admitted to the College of Engineering are classified as pre-major students (e.g. pre-major in aeronautical and astonautical engineering). Transition to major student status generally occurs in the second year of studies and after formal application to your program of interest.

Specialization may be accomplished through the series of three final year electives and participation in research projects in fluid mechanics, propulsion, structures and materials, and control theory, with emphases including viscous flows, real gas and rarefaction effects, combustion, plasma physics, turbomachinery, structural analysis and design, structural dynamics, aeroelasticity, stability and control of flight vehicles, and orbital mechanics. Research by faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students provides continuous stimulation for the academic program. The staff of the department is actively engaged in basic and applied research in aerodynamics, structures and materials, flight propulsion, control theory, design, theoretical and computational fluid mechanics and turbulent flows. 

The Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering program is accredited by:
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

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