Aerospace engineers are involved in the design, test, development, and manufacture of commercial and military aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, and rockets. Aerospace engineers often specialize in aerodynamics, propulsion,
structures, thermodynamics, orbital mechanics, acoustics, and guidance and control systems.
Students who successfully complete this program will show
An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics and science to engineering problems.
An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
An ability to think critically in evaluating information, solving problems and making decisions.
An ability to function on diverse, multi-disciplinary teams.
An ability to access and evaluate information from a variety of sources including the Internet.
An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
An ability to communicate effectively with written, oral, and visual means.
The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
An ability to use modern engineering techniques, skills, and technology including computing and programming
tools necessary for engineering practice.
Graduates can be employed in private industry as well as various governmental departments, consulting services, and technical sales. Nationwide, the average starting salary for UW graduates with a Bachelor's degree in Aerospace
Engineering in 2008 was $57,999. ( Source: National Association of Colleges and Employers.)