Student controlling a drone

Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics

Modern aerospace systems become increasingly intricate as technology advances. Successful, safe, and sustainable aerospace engineering requires coordination of many interrelated processes and systems. By encompassing the areas of aeronautics and astronautics, the aerospace engineering program at UC prepares students to analyze, design and implement aerospace systems for the next generation of explorers.

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.

Students build a foundation in the contemporary aerospace engineering principles required to innovate in a variety of fields. Students learn to design and develop flight vehicles and aerospace systems like avionics, propulsion, remote sensing and autonomous navigation.

CEAS and the co-op program connects students to interdisciplinary opportunities in research and industry, bridging the way to a meaningful career in a specialized area of passion.