Top Aerospace Engineering Colleges

As an aerospace engineering major, you’ll learn the advanced mathematical, science, and design concepts behind the physics of flight. To do so, you will take courses such as: Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Computer Science, Aerospace Propulsion, Differential Equations, among others.

Earning a degree in aerospace engineering will prepare students for careers in aeronautical or astronautical engineering, designing anything from spacecraft to aircraft to satellites to missiles.

What Do You Need To Make It In An Aerospace Engineering Program?

Future aerospace engineers need to be extremely strong students of advanced mathematics and advanced science. Experience in Computer-Aided Design will also help students excel in an aerospace engineering program. Additionally, because many engineers work in teams, the ability to collaborate will also be a helpful attribute.

Your Aerospace Engineering College Checklist

  • How your prospective college is viewed by private and government employers in the field?
  • What is the professional background of the faculty? Do they have direct connections to industry?
  • How many students are in each class?
  • What internship opportunities are available to undergraduates?
  • Do they have the most up-to-date computers and technology that help prepare student for the cutting edge aspects of the field?
  • Do undergraduate students have access to the premier laboratories or are they reserved for graduate/Ph.D. students?
  • What independent project(s) or independent research are required as part of the degree?
  • Since many aerospace engineers hold advanced degrees, how do graduate schools view the undergraduate institutions you are considering?

The Top Aerospace Engineering Colleges & Universities

Aerospace Engineering is a competitive field and finding the right college and program is often key to landing a good job. Schools that are held in particularly high regard by professionals, employers and students include: MIT, CalTech, and Purdue University. For a complete list of College Transitions Top Aerospace Engineering Colleges and Universities, click here to visit our Dataverse.

*College lists are compiled on the basis of counselor interviews, guide books, exhaustive internet searches (of college and departmental websites), and data provided by The College Board and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).



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