Aerospace Engineering

Bachelors of Science

Aerospace engineers specialize in flight systems that operate in the earth’s atmosphere and in space. Few other fields offer such diverse careers as those of an aerospace engineer.

Aerospace Senior Design

Students in the Aerospace Engineering program work with others to design and create aircrafts for their final design project in Senior Design.  
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Sea Devils Spring 2013 - Flight Test

Our program combines basic science and engineering principles with a strong emphasis on design and a solid technical knowledge. The curriculum is flexible enough for you to satisfy the technical elective requirements with course work in and outside the aerospace program. Our students are given a solid foundation of science and engineering principles, with a strong background in mathematics and physics and a top-notch technical knowledge integrating aerodynamics, materials, structures, stability and control and propulsion.

Upon graduation aerospace students have developed the ability to apply engineering knowledge and skills to engineering analysis, to solve open-ended problems, to design projects, and develop useful products and processes. As a result of numerous team projects aerospace students gain experience in working within a team environment to create group synergy in pursuing team goals, and the ability to communicate technical information in written, oral, visual and graphical formats. Our students also gain an awareness and understanding of the moral, ethical, and professional importance of protecting human health and the environment.

What will I be studying?

As an aerospace engineer you may work on Earth or in space. In whatever area of the aerospace industry you choose, you'll be one of many engineers working to extend humanity's frontiers and develop a more complete understanding of our home planet. Few fields offer more fascinating or diverse careers.

If your interests lie"...
"...on the ground, you might research and develop enviromentally clean energy and transportation systems.
"...in the air, you might design, construct, test, or fly any type of aircraft-from jet fighters and giant bombers to commercial and private planes.
"...beyond our atmosphere, you might work in the space industry on diverse projects like rockets, satellites, and shuttles.

Our ABET-accredited Aerospace undergraduate curriculum includes basic science and engineering principles (mathematics, physics, chemistry, statics, dynamics) with a solid technical knowledge in aerospace engineering disciplines (aerodynamics, space dynamics, materials, structures, stability and control, propulsion, aerothermochemistry, and aircraft & spacecraft design). The curriculum is flexible enough for you to satisfy the technical elective requirements with course work in and/or outside the Aerospace Department, allowing you to take courses in Computer Engineering/Science, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, and Chemical Engineering.)

  • A solid foundation of science and engineering principles, with a strong background in mathematics and physics.

  • A top-notch technical knowledge integrating aerodynamics, materials, structures, stability and control, propulsion, and aerothermochemistry.

  • The ability to apply engineering knowledge and skills to engineering analysis, to solve open-ended problems, to design projects, and develop useful products and processes.

  • Experience and the skills to work in a team environment, to create group synergy in pursuing team goals, and the ability to communicate technical information in written, oral, visual and graphical formats.

  • An awareness and understanding of the moral, ethical, and professional importance of protecting human health and the environment.

Aerospace Engineering at Missouri S&T

The aerospace engineering students at S&T participate in numerous extracurricular activities such as the Missouri S&T chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Sigma Gamma Tau (the national aerospace engineering honor society), AAVG (the Advanced-Aero Vehicle Group), and MSAT (the space systems design group). Both AAVG and MSAT offer opportunities for professional development in the areas of leadership, communication, and interdisciplinary team building. The students also have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research.