Top Aerospace Engineering Universities

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Top Aerospace Engineering Universities
Some of the best aerospace engineering programs are offered by the U.S. military. (in the air image by katja kodba from Fotolia.com)

Aerospace engineering focuses on the science, design and construction of aircraft and spacecraft. Programs are available at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and career opportunities are available with engineering firms, aerospace companies and government agencies. Aerospace engineers are responsible for designing and developing aircraft, defence systems, space exploration devices, robotics and aerodynamic systems.

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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University--Daytona Beach

U.S. News & World Report ranks Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University--Daytona Beach as the best aerospace engineering school in the country. In addition to undergraduate and graduate degrees in aerospace engineering, the school offers a five-year accelerated bachelor's and master's degree program. The curriculum includes courses in propulsion, astronautics, aerodynamics and structures. Students are required to complete independent study in aerospace engineering under the supervision of a faculty member. Study can also learn about computational techniques, aerospace theory, design and aeronautical modern analysis.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University -- Daytona Beach 600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd. Daytona Beach, FL 32114 (386) 226-6000 erau.edu/db

United States Air Force Academy

The Department of Aeronautics at the U.S. Air Force Academy offers an aeronautical engineering program that includes courses in aerothermodynamics, aircraft performance, aerodynamics, propulsion, flight test techniques, aircraft design and aircraft engines. Students are required to participate in an independent study project under the supervision of a faculty member. The goal of the program is to ensure that students have in-depth knowledge of engineering and aerodynamics and are able to solve Air Force engineering problems.

United States Air Force Academy HQ USAFA/RRS, 2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 2300 USAF Academy, CO 80840 (800) 443-9266 usafa.edu

Embry--Riddle Aeronautical University--Prescott

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has a campus in Prescott, Arizona, that has an undergraduate program in aerospace engineering. It exposes students to the fundamentals of engineering and prepares them for careers or continuing education opportunities. In addition to core curriculum courses, students must complete a capstone design project. The capstone design project offers students hands-on experience in the theoretical analysis of practical engineering in aircraft and spacecraft systems.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University--Prescott 3700 Willow Creek Road Prescott, AZ 86301 (928) 777-6600 erau.edu/prescott

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