Aerospace Engineering

As high as your dreams can take you--that’s where you’ll go with a degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Miami.  You may choose research at the finest graduate schools in the world, working with the industry’s top design engineers at firms like Lockheed and Raytheon, or helping engineer the next generation of space exploration techniques at NASA.  All these exciting opportunities, and more, are there for you during and after your University of Miami education..

What will you study?  Some of the topics covered in Aerospace Engineering Program:

Aero Propulsion
Aerospace Control
Aerospace Structures
Aircraft Design
Computer Aided Design
Engine Analysis and Design
Flight Dynamics
Flight Simulators
Heat Transfer
Materials: Testing
Orbital Mechanics
Spacecraft Design
Testing In Wind Tunnels


Degrees offered include the Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering, the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with Aerospace Engineering Concentration,  dual major in Mechanical Engineering/Aerospace, and the five-year Bachelors of  Science in Aerospace/Master’s in Mechanical Engineering.

Your studies will include intensive exposure to theory and practice as well as hands-on laboratory work.   We encourage students to gain industry and government experience through internships and co-op work.  Our University/Academic partners include Lockheed Martin, United Space Alliance (USA), Embraer, Pratt & Whitney, NASA, the Defense Intelligence Agency and many others.

Here at the University of Miami College of Engineering we believe in giving our students the best academic experience as well as the strongest exposure to industry opportunities and research innovations.  Come fly with us-become a Hurricane Aerospace Engineer!

Mission Statement

The mission of the Aerospace Engineering program is to provide excellent undergraduate education in Aerospace Engineering that will prepare graduates to meet society’s changing needs and aspirations.

The Bachelor of Science Program in Aerospace Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Educational Objectives

The objectives of the Aerospace Engineering Program are to prepare graduates who, within the first four to six years after graduation are, either:

  • Working as a professional or as an entrepreneur in an area closely related to aerospace engineering, or
  • Exhibit lifelong learning by pursuing or having completed a graduate or professional degree and/or demonstrated professional development


Students who qualify for graduation in the aerospace engineering program will have demonstrated the following:

  1. An ability to apply the knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as the ability to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. A recognition of the need for, and ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

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