In an academic environment closely aligned with industry needs, UA aerospace engineering students learn to design and develop technologies for commercial aircraft, military fighter jets, helicopters, spacecraft, missiles and rockets. The program stresses teamwork and collaboration as professors guide students toward mastery of the skills needed in fields such as of aerodynamics and propulsion, dynamics and controls, and materials and structures.
Many UA aerospace engineering students count the wind tunnel testing and lab
courses on instrumentation and materials strength among their favorite parts of the program.
The aerospace engineering program at the University of Arizona provides students with a broad, well-balanced foundation in the field. Among core courses are the following:
Control system design
Specialized courses in space systems, propulsion and aircraft design await upper-level students.
UA aerospace engineering is home to several water tunnels and subsonic wind tunnels, some rivaling many found in industry. From early in their academic careers, students get hands-on experience in laboratory courses that focus on instrumentation, materials strength and wind tunnel testing.
Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Program
Outside the Classroom
Internships with industry partners help prepare students to join the workforce; design build, and compete clubs provide students with opportunities to explore and hone their crafts; and senior design projects give students unparalleled experiences working on real-world projects
The world has a continuing need for aerospace engineers who can build safer and more efficient aircraft and rebuild existing aircraft to be quieter and more fuel efficient. UA aerospace engineering students who work hard and excel have seen many doors open for them, some going on to join companies and organizations such as NASA, Raytheon, Honeywell and Boeing. A degree in aerospace engineering can also pave the way to your joining the ranks of renowned scientists, astronauts and inventors.