Aerospace engineering explores both the design and manufacture of aircraft, as well as the design and flight of vehicles beyond the earth's atmosphere. Knowledge of aerodynamics, structures and materials, propulsion systems, and flight mechanics and controls are important to this field.
Aerospace engineers are primarily employed in civil aeronautics, the defense industry and the space program. However, applications of aerospace technology are also found in related areas such as ground and undersea transportation systems, pollution control, wind power and the effects of wind on structures, and the development and use of advanced materials.
This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET Inc., http://www.abet.org.
For degree programs of students admitted prior to Fall 2010 see the MMAE Academic Office.
- Graduates will meet the expectations of employers of aerospace engineers
- Qualified graduates will pursue advanced study if they so desire
- Graduates will assume/undertake leadership roles in their communities and/or professions.
Graduates of the Aerospace Engineering undergraduate program will have:
- An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
- An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- An ability to communicate effectively
- The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- A knowledge of contemporary issues
- An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice