Aerospace Engineering

B.S. in Aerospace Engineering

Why study Aerospace Engineering?

The University of Cincinnati’s B.S. in Aerospace Engineering Degree is the country’s second oldest program of its kind. Aerospace engineering takes a deep exploration of advanced science and technology in the design and development of flight vehicles; degree study includes the analysis and design of aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, rockets, and satellites.

At UC College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS), it’s all about you – we strive to help develop you into the person employers want to hire. Throughout your time with us, you will:

  • Gain hands-on training in the fields of fluid mechanics, propulsion, structures, controls, and electronics
  • Take courses that cover the analysis and design of aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, rockets and satellites
  • Customize your experience with more than 600 organizations, including Aerocats, Hyperloop UC, American institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, SEDS Battle of Rockets Design Competition, and more
  • Build an impressive resume and professional network through our nationally-recognized co-op program at companies such as NASA, General Electric, Gulfstream Aerospace, TECT Aerospace, and the U.S Air Force Research Laboratory

 

Admission Requirements

Admission criteria for this program vary based on a comprehensive review of the relative strength of test scores, class rank and GPA, and co-curricular activities. 

First-year students applying to this program should also have completed the following college preparatory subjects:

  • English (4 units)
  • Mathematics, including algebra, geometry and either pre-calculus or calculus (4 units)
  • Science, including Chemistry and Physics (3 units)
  • Social sciences (3 units)
  • Electives (5 units)

Careers in Aerospace Engineering are challenging and stimulating. Possible career paths include:

  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and missile design and testing
  • Defense technology design
  • Space exploration
  • Aerospace product and part manufacturing
  • Commercial airline diagnostics
  • General engineering outside of the aerospace industry
At the University of Cincinnati, we believe that learning is doing and doing is learning. That’s why we invented the first ever Cooperative Education (Co-op) program in 1906. Today, it’s the largest of its kind in the United States. The Co-op model—which places students in full-time employment in their field—supplements the classroom curriculum to make for an educational experience like no other. 

Transfer students in good standing from accredited colleges and universities will be considered for admission to the college at the first, second and third-year levels. The degree requirement of professional practice experience normally precludes acceptance beyond the third-year level. For further detailed information such as required grade point average, please refer to the Transfer Students page.

Students changing majors from outside programs or colleges within UC, please visit the Transition page.

For additional information on international requirements, visit the UC International Admissions page.

Application Deadlines

First-year students must begin the program during fall semester. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. High school students who wish to be considered for scholarships must apply by December 1 of their senior year in high school.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.


The Aerospace Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Contact Information

Office of Undergraduate Recruitment and Enrollment
College of Engineering and Applied Science
653 Baldwin Hall
Cincinnati, OH 45221
(513) 556-5417
ceas.ug@uc.edu

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Program Code: 20BC-ASE-BSAERO