The bachelor’s degree program in aerospace engineering has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, With ABET accreditation, students, parents, employers and the society we serve can be confident that a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.

Engineering Accreditation Commission

Vision Statement

A nationally and internationally renowned aerospace program that attracts the world's top faculty and students and promotes a passion for learning and applying the knowledge of science and engineering to lead in providing solutions to the most challenging problems in the field.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Aerospace Engineering is:

  • To provide a quality undergraduate and graduate aerospace engineering education
  • To advance the engineering and science knowledge base through research
  • To assist industry in technical applications and innovations
  • To serve the aerospace profession through leadership in these areas

Program Educational Objectives

The educational objectives are to produce graduates whose expected accomplishments within two to five years of graduation are:

  • Graduates will have successful careers in industry, private practice, or government, or will have pursued advanced graduate studies. 
  • Graduates will be skilled practitioners who apply their knowledge and skills to solve relevant engineering problems in the aerospace or a related profession.
  • Graduates will function well in teams, communicate well, continue enhancing their professional competence, and understand the impact of engineering solutions.

Student Outcomes

The student outcomes that prepare graduates to attain the program educational objectives are:

  • a) An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
  • b) An ability to design and conducts experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data
  • c) An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
  • d) An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • e) An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  • f) An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  • g) An ability to communicate effectively
  • h) Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  • i) Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  • j) Knowledge of contemporary issues
  • k) Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools for engineering practice
  • PC1) Knowledge of aerodynamics
  • PC2) Knowledge of aerospace materials, structures, or space structures
  • PC3) Knowledge of propulsion
  • PC4) Knowledge of flight mechanics, stability and control, and/or attitude determination and control
  • PC5) Knowledge of orbital mechanics and/or space environment

Bachelor of Science Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic Year Fall Semester Undergraduate Enrollment Bachelor Degrees Awarded
2016-17 523 44
2015-16 480 83
2014-15 499 103
2013-14 709 100
2012-13 654 78

Enrollments for AY 2014 and after do not include freshmen. The data for AY 2013 and before included freshmen.