Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering
The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering is housed within the Aerospace Engineering department. The goal of the program is to produce graduates who are ready for constructive roles in society, who qualify for entry-level engineering jobs in the aerospace industry or aviation-related fields and for admission to graduate programs in aerospace engineering or related engineering fields, and who are prepared to continue learning throughout their lives.
Unlike most other aerospace engineering programs, Embry-Riddle’s is immersed in a total aviation environment. The campus adjoins the Daytona Beach International Airport. Kennedy Space Center is only fifty miles south.
Students who come to Embry-Riddle share a passion for aviation and aerospace. They have already made up their minds to pursue a career in those fields. Student enthusiasm is nurtured by a faculty that is dedicated to teaching, The faculty comprises individuals who have diverse interests and expertise, excellent academic credentials, and who possess years of aerospace industrial experience.
Classes are small, so that students can receive individual attention. Students are welcome in faculty offices. In the Aerospace Engineering program, there is no such thing as classes held in rooms seating hundreds of students. There is also no such thing as lecture courses taught by graduate students.
Hands-on learning opportunities abound throughout the curriculum and through participation in student projects and competitions. First-rate laboratories and computing facilities are devoted to undergraduate instruction. Students can also take advantage of the Cooperative Education program. Numerous companies and government agencies offer opportunities to learn engineering on-the-job while earning class credit. This real-world experience is valued by future employers.
Further evidence of Aerospace Engineering’s hands-on emphasis is the fact that two (not just one) capstone design courses are required in the senior year. These design courses prepare students to function in a corporate engineering environment. By working together in groups of four to six, students learn how to succeed in team situations.
View requirements for the B.S. in Aerospace Engineering degree on the Catalog site.