Aerospace engineering and mechanics

Graduates of aerospace engineering and mechanics design the next generation of aircraft, spacecraft, and launch vehicles. They are also involved in developing other state-of-the art systems and new technologies used in the biomedical, computer, and automotive industries. They make it possible for us to explore space and oceans, to carry people and products around the world, and to communicate globally.

Our program was among the first of its kind to be accredited nationwide. Notable alumni include astronauts, as well as leaders at NASA and a multitude of aerospace engineering companies.


  • Spacecraft design engineer
  • Wind tunnel engineer
  • Flight test engineer
  • Aircraft design engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Research scientist
  • Propulsion engineer
  • Structural test and stress analyst
  • Sales engineer
  • Professor

What will I study?

  • Fluid mechanics and aerodynamics
  • Propulsion
  • Structures and materials
  • Flight mechanics and control
  • Orbital mechanics
  • Instrumentation and experiments
  • Aerosystem design

The Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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