College of Engineering

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Undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Engineering's five departments — Aerospace EngineeringEngineering FundamentalsCivil EngineeringElectrical, Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering; and Mechanical Engineering — are recognized for their innovation, rigor, and balance of theory and practice. As the largest educator of aerospace engineers in the nation and a premier hands-on educator in other related engineering disciplines, the COE plays a vital role in maintaining our nation's preeminence in aerospace and related industries.


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In Philip K. Dick’s 1969 science fiction novel Ubik, the Hollis Corporation sets an explosive trap for members of rival Runciter Associates after Runciter tries to convince the public that their privacy is threatened by psychic Hollis employees. “Runciter’s propaganda campaign is a perfect example of brainwashing,” said rising sophomore Ethan Hale, an engineering physics student in the Honors Program on Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach, Fla., Campus. “In the book, Runciter’s ads are all over the place – on matchboxes and TVs every hour. People start to fear Hollis, and in turn, people gaslight each other through peer pressure so that everyone thinks the same way.”
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A special article collection on the human side of autonomous driving features Embry-Riddle research that looks at how positive and negative media portrayals of driverless vehicles affect consumer perceptions of the technology. The article collection, published by Elsevier and freely available until Dec. 31, 2018, covers six levels of automation, from none to hands-off driving. The editors note, however, that “regardless of the level of automation we reach, there will always be a human side to autonomous driving, whether it’s the psychology behind getting people into self-driving cars or the policy implications of the technology.” In a pair of Embry-Riddle studies, people were more willing to ride in driverless vehicles after hearing positive information about them, and less willing to ride after hearing negative information. Because people from India are significantly more willing to ride in driverless vehicles compared to Americans, the researchers also looked at the effect of nationality on an individual’s willingness to forego a human driver. Females from India had the highest willingness-to-ride scores, researchers found. The Embry-Riddle team was directed by Scott Winter, a faculty member in the College of Aviation’s School of Graduate Studies, and colleague Stephen Rice of the College of Arts and Sciences’ Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology Department on Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach, Fla., Campus. Student Emily Anania served as first author of the research. Co-authors were students Nathan Walters, Matthew Pierce and Mattie Milner.
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Hello and welcome! I am honored and privileged to serve as the dean of the College of Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. This is a special place for people with a passion for aeronautics, space, and aviation.

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Accelerated Degree Programs

These programs allow high-achieving students to earn both a bachelor's and master's degree in an accelerated manner.

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Bachelor's Degrees

Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering

Students in Embry-Riddle's Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering program can opt to focus on aeronautics, astronautics, or aerospace propulsion in one of the highest-ranked BSAE programs in the United States.

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Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Students in this program can help engineer a better tomorrow, crafting down-to-earth solutions to some of the loftiest global challenges.

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Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering get hands-on experience with embedded computer systems on platforms ranging from small mobile robots to systems critical to aviation and aerospace.

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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Students who enjoy using computers to analyze and solve complex problems that arise in the natural world, human behavior, national security, or business can prepare for a career in government or industry, or lay the foundation for graduate studies in computer science or software engineering.

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Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering graduates help lay the foundation of modern technology, with electronic devices enabling everything from digital computers to satellite navigation.

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Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

With the modern world’s need for high-technology travel and clean energy, the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program provides one of the most in-demand degrees and access to some of the most exciting and innovation-driven career tracks.

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Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering

Students with a passion for software and technology can learn to create embedded software systems for aerospace, aviation, and a myriad of other applications.

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Master's Degrees

Master of Aerospace Engineering/Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering

Embry-Riddle's aerospace engineering program is renowned in the aerospace industry, and this program — which offers both thesis and non-thesis options — prepares students for careers in the industry and in research and development.

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Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Civil engineers plan, design, and build the infrastructures on which we rely. At Embry-Riddle we bring aerospace technology to this established engineering field, which results in a unique educational environment for you.

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Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering

This degree program prepares students — many of them current engineers and managers looking to enhance their skill set — to address challenges in the development of secure systems and well as maintaining secure operations, maintenance, as well as decommissioning of these systems.

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Master of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering

This sought-after degree has thesis and non-thesis options and two areas of focus: digital communications and avionics & radio navigation for the electrical engineering side, and project management and computer systems safety for the computer engineering side.

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Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

With advanced knowledge of engineering and a specialization in Electro-Mechanical Systems, graduates are ready to become leading innovators in aerospace, aviation, automotive, or energy.

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Master of Science in Software Engineering

With a process-oriented approach that integrates communication and management skills with an emphasis on the engineering of real-time embedded software systems, the MSSE degree program prepares students to work on the cutting edge of software development.

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Master of Science in Systems Engineering

The Master of Science in Systems Engineering program is designed to provide the foundations of the systems engineering processes to develop and implement solutions to today’s complex engineering design and operational problems.

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Master of Science in Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Engineering

Embry-Riddle's M.S. in Unmanned and Autonomous Systems Engineering is one of the first and few degrees to innovate the engineering of systems that operate in this exciting, emerging industry.

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Doctoral Degrees

Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering

In this program, students with a strong science and engineering background conduct research and coursework in one of three areas of concentration: Aerodynamics & Propulsion, Structures & Materials, and Dynamics & Control.

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The Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (EE&CS) prepares graduates to contribute their knowledge, skills, and expertise to research focusing in detect and avoid for unmanned systems and in cybersecurity and assured systems engineering for aerospace and aviation.

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This Ph.D. program gives students advanced, research-oriented studies in engineering with a specialization in Electro-Mechanical Systems.

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600 South Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114

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