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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 engineering students win aircraft design competition

May 19, 2023

Each year, the Merlin Flight Simulation Group holds an aircraft design and handling competition for university students. For the competition, students, individually or in groups, are tasked with creating and designing an aircraft that can fly. This year, a group of 16 University of Cincinnati senior aerospace engineering students from the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) entered their supersonic business jet in the competition and won.


UC aerospace engineering student turns his dreams into reality

May 11, 2023

Dilip Kalagotla, a doctoral candidate at the University of Cincinnati, came to the U.S. to study aerospace engineering. He is working to improve tools used in the field. Particle image velocimetry, the focus of his research, provides important data to aerospace engineers. He was named Graduate Student Engineer of the Month by UC's College of Engineering and Applied Science.


Aerospace engineer named graduate student of the month

May 4, 2023

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, aerospace engineering graduate student Harpreet Singh Chhabra had to complete his first semester at the University of Cincinnati online while he was still in India. He hit the ground running when he arrived on campus — he was elected treasurer of the Aerospace Engineering Graduate Student Association, served as a teaching assistant for several aerospace courses and was named Graduate Student Engineer of the Month by UC's College of Engineering and Applied Science.

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