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Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

We're home to the second-oldest aerospace engineering program in the country with well-established ties to the aerospace industry locally and nationally. 

Modern aerospace systems become increasingly intricate as technology advances. Successful, safe, and sustainable aerospace engineering requires coordination of many interrelated processes and systems. 

Our Programs

By encompassing the areas of aeronautics and astronautics, the aerospace engineering program at UC prepares you to analyze, design and implement aerospace systems to become the next generation of explorers. You'll build a foundation in the contemporary aerospace engineering principles required to innovate in a variety of fields and learn to design and develop flight vehicles and aerospace systems like avionics, propulsion, remote sensing and autonomous navigation.

Course work includes the analysis and design of aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, rockets and satellites. Students engage in hands-on training in the fields of fluid mechanics, propulsion, structures, controls and electronics. Computer skills are increasingly vital in the aerospace industry, so students also take courses in computer-aided design, structural analysis and simulation studies.

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UC aerospace engineer says AI key to drone safety

October 20, 2022

UC College of Engineering and Applied Science professor Kelly Cohen tells Complex Engineering Systems that artificial intelligence will be the key to making flying cars and drones safe for the public.


New international program tackles artificial intelligence skills...

July 20, 2022

The University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Science and Coventry University in the UK have partnered to offer an international master's program in artificial intelligence to help address a global skills shortage in AI. Students will be able to complete different parts of the program at both UC and at Coventry University.

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