Aeronautical engineering involves the research, design, development, construction, and testing of aircraft. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, with the invention of spacecraft the broader term aerospace engineering is now used. Aerospace engineering studies the science behind physical properties of aircraft, spacecraft and flying crafts such as satellites and rockets. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering is the entry-level education required to become an aerospace engineer. With a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering, you can get a job in government, consulting, laboratories, manufacturing, universities and commercial airlines.
Northern and Eastern Colleges
A private college in New Hampshire, Daniel Webster College, and two colleges in New York, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Clarkson University, provide a Bachelor of Science in aeronautical engineering. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University at Buffalo, Princeton, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, University of Virginia, Pennsylvania State University, all offer bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering. The University of Maryland offers an aerospace engineering degree with sub disciplines in aerodynamics, flight dynamics and control, propulsion, materials and structures and systems design.
The University of Alabama, Mississippi State University and George Institute of Technology offer programs in aerospace engineering. In Florida, the University of Florida, University of Central Florida, University of Miami and the Florida Institute of Technology all provide a bachelor of science in aerospace engineering program. The Florida Institute of Technology also offers a bachelor’s of science in aeronautical science and aeronautical science with emphasis on flight. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University offers a Bachelor of Science in aeronautics at their Florida and Arizona locations with classes available online.
The University of Minnesota offers a bachelor’s in aerospace engineering and mechanics. The University of Michigan offers aerospace engineering students the standard bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering with the option for a combined bachelor's and master's degree program in five years. Ohio State University has an aeronautical and astronautical engineering degree. University of Notre Dame, Case Western Reserve University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Iowa State University, University of Kansas, Missouri University of Science and Technology and University of Illinois all have aerospace engineering programs.
Arizona State University has an aerospace program with concentrations in both aeronautics and astronautics while University of Arizona has a generalized Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering. Earn a Bachelor of Science in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the University of Washington. In California, the University of Southern California, San Diego State University and San Jose State University offer degree programs in aerospace engineering. In addition, the University of California offers a Bachelor of Science in aerospace science and engineering.
- United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics: Aerospace Engineers
- Daniel Webster College: Aeronautical Engineering
- Clarkson University: Bachelor of Science Program in Aeronautical Engineering
- Rensselaer Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering: Aerospace Engineering Program
- MIT School of Engineering: Aeronautics and Astronautics
- University at Buffalo The State University of New York: Aerospace Engineering (B.S. Degree Programs)
- Penn State: Department of Aerospace Engineering
- Princeton University Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering: Overview
- University of Maryland Department of Aerospace Engineering: Undergrade
- The University of Alabama: Aerospace Engineering
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