Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET: http://www.abet.org

Aerospace engineering explores both the design and manufacturing of aircrafts, as well as the design and flight of vehicles beyond Earth’s atmosphere. Knowledge of aerodynamics, structures and materials, propulsion systems, and flight mechanics and controls are important to this field.

Aerospace engineers are primarily employed in civil aeronautics, the defense industry, and the space program. However, applications of aerospace technology are also found in related areas such as ground and undersea transportation systems, pollution control, wind power and the effects of wind on structures, and the development and use of advanced materials.

Program Overview

Explore the design and manufacturing of aircrafts or flight of vehicles beyond Earth’s atmosphere. Knowledge of aerodynamics, structures and materials, propulsion systems, flight mechanics, and controls are essential.

Illinois Tech's aerospace engineering program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission of ABET.

The current educational objectives of the undergraduate program in aerospace engineering is embodied in the following statements: 

  • Graduates will meet the expectations of employers of aerospace engineers.
  • Graduates will be prepared to pursue advanced study if they so desire.
  • Graduates will be prepared to assume/undertake leadership roles in their communities and/or professions. 

Career Opportunities

Aerospace engineers are primarily employed in such areas as:

  • Civil aeronautics
  • Defense industry
  • Space program
  • Ground and undersea transportation systems
  • Pollution control
  • Wind power and effects on structures

The undergraduate aerospace engineering program curriculum will prepare students with the ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems within a collaborative and inclusive environment.

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Admissions requirements ensure that incoming students are well-prepared and qualified to succeed in their chosen program. Prospective students must review each program of interest to determine whether they meet admissions requirements as outlined in the course bulletin.