What is Aerospace Engineering?
Aerospace engineers use scientific principles as well as engineering concepts and practices to design, build, test and operate aerospace, aviation and aeronautical systems and vehicles. They are involved with the design, development and production of vehicles for flight both in and beyond the atmosphere. Aerospace engineers apply their knowledge of aerodynamics, propulsion, structures, dynamics, control and performance to a wide variety of challenges encountered with major aerospace systems.
Designing aerospace components and systems is an integral part of aerospace engineering and is included throughout Auburn’s curriculum, beginning with a sophomore course in aerospace fundamentals and culminating in the senior design course sequence.
The Department of Aerospace Engineering requires students to apply their theoretical knowledge to solve open-ended problems based on a strong background in core areas of aerospace engineering, such as:
- aeroacoustics and aerodynamics
- aerospace structures and materials
- flight dynamics and control
- orbital mechanics and astrodynamics
- aerospace design and vehicle stability
- rocket propulsion
This school offers programs in:
Last updated February 16, 2017