Aerospace Engineering

A college degree in aerospace engineering focuses on designing and building all types of flying machines. These machines include rockets, space probes, airplanes, and helicopters.

For this major you’ll take lots of aerospace engineering classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career as an aerospace engineer.

Sample Courses

Aerospace Engineering Courses:

  • Introduction to Global History of Aerospace Technologies
  • Private Flight Course
  • Private Flight Aeronautics
  • Introduction to Aerospace Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Introduction to Astronautics
  • Aerospace Industrial Internship
  • Aerospace Computer Graphics
  • Aerospace Instrumentation Laboratory
  • Advanced Flight Training
  • Aircraft Aerodynamics and Performance
  • Aerospace Industrial Internship
  • Aerospace Structures
  • Aerospace Materials and Processes
  • Aerospace Systems Design
  • Space Systems Design
  • Propulsion Systems Design
  • Aerodynamics
  • Computing for Engineers
  • Dynamics of Flight
  • Spacecraft Systems
  • Fundamentals of Airplane Reciprocating Propulsion Systems
  • Fundamentals of Jet Propulsion
  • Advanced Aircraft Design Techniques
  • Wind Turbine Engineering

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology