Modern aerospace engineering encompasses so much more than simply aeronautics and astronautics. Aerospace engineering is constantly evolving and focusing on new research thrusts stretching the imagination of researchers and students alike.

With so many new extensions in the fields associated with aerospace engineering, new research focuses arise, from multifunctional materials to wind energy.

Aerospace engineering at Texas A&M University goes beyond curriculum and essential laboratories, bringing relevance to aerospace courses and equipping our students with cutting-edge facilities and research opportunities. Our academic disciplines include aerodynamics and propulsion, dynamics and control, and materials and structures -- giving all of our students the balanced education and well-rounded start that they need to be successful leaders in the future.

With over $25 million in research awards in 2012, faculty members are engaged in a wide variety of research topics, including manned and unmanned aircraft, satellites and constellations, aerospace sciences, propulsion and energy, robotics and sensing, rotorcraft, hypersonic vehicles, autonomous morphing vehicles, advanced materials and structures, plus many more. 

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