Aerospace Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the premier undergraduate aerospace program in the nation. Graduates of this selective program are sought after by the aerospace and aviation industry — an industry that contributes $1.5 trillion annually to the U.S. economy. 

During their freshman year, students must demonstrate exceptional performance by achieving a high GPA in certain foundational course to remain in the discipline. The department offers a wide array of courses in aeronautics, airplane and space vehicle design, structures and propulsion. Students can select an option to focus in aeronautics, astronautics or aerospace propulsion. This program is offered at the Florida and Arizona campuses.

Career Areas

  • Propulsion
  • Fluid Mechanics/ Aerodynamics
  • Structures/Aerospace Materials
  • Celestial Mechanics
  • Flight Mechanics
  • Aircraft/Spacecraft Design
  • Guided Missiles
  • Researcher


  • Aircraft Industry:
    • Commercial
    • Military
    • Space
    • Parts Manufacturing
    • Business Jets
    • General Aviation
  • Automobile Industry
  • Commercial Airlines
  • Communications Equipment Mfrs
  • Defense Industry
  • Federal Government Departments
  • Military
  • NASA

Career Development Strategies/Skills

  • Keep abreast of status of federal funding for defense and space programs
  • Seek Co-op/Internship opportunities
  • Develop verbal and written communication skills
  • Develop ability to work with a team
  • Learn new computer technologies/software
  • Strengthen mechanical aptitude