As new challenges emerge in this ever-changing world, engineers are called upon to create solutions and make the world a better place for tomorrow.
The robust engineering-related degree programs at Embry-Riddle prepare students to implement change in the world. The nation’s largest educator of aerospace engineers, Embry-Riddle is also a premier hands-on educator for other engineering disciplines.
Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Software, Systems — regardless of which discipline you choose, you’ll learn from world-renowned faculty in state-of-the-art facilities to prepare you for the field.
Undergraduate students at Embry-Riddle are introduced to the foundation of engineering in their very first semester. Graduate students are immersed into their research and projects right from the beginning of their program.
All engineering students are schooled in the latest methodologies and are taught far beyond the fundamentals.
Here, students are challenged to design solutions from the seminal brainstorming of ideas, refining design, building and troubleshooting, final testing, and ultimately presenting a project. Engineers thrive being immersed in this environment.
Our faculty has substantial real-world experience. So we prepare you for workplace success.
Embry-Riddle has degree programs suited to all types of students — from aspiring engineers to those already in the profession.
As one of the nation’s top undergraduate engineering schools, Embry-Riddle offers innovative bachelor’s programs — some of which can be combined with graduate programs for an accelerated degree.
We also offer master’s and doctoral programs for those who wish to take their engineering careers to a higher level. Discover what makes our programs unique.
Review our non-credit continuing education offerings at proed.erau.edu.
The potential for a fulfilling and rewarding career in engineering can be no greater than it is at Embry-Riddle. The level to which your career can reach is dependent upon you.
Within the discipline you choose, you will have every opportunity to excel under the mentorship of dedicated faculty and in the culture that comes from the team-driven, collegial atmosphere created by your fellow engineering students.
Once you take your place in the workforce as part of the vast Embry-Riddle alumni network, you will be recognized as one of the best, among the best, contributing the best.
Mechanical engineering is the broadest of these disciplines because of the breadth of opportunity open to its graduates. Employment forecasts remain strong even during times of economic downturn.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts increases in electrical engineering job opportunities through 2018. Demand for computer and software engineering careers remain at the highest levels globally.
While some students continue to pursue research and advanced studies in engineering and science, many go right to work after graduating from Embry-Riddle. In fact, approximately two-thirds of each Engineering Physics graduation class enters the workforce upon graduation, with the remainder of that group destined to pursue higher degrees.
22% projected growth for Software Engineers
(2012-22, U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics)
As our modern infrastructures age, Civil Engineers become sought-after candidates in diverse fields such as airport development, highway transportation, and municipal planning. Electrical engineers establish careers in a tremendously wide range of options including clean energy, robotics, and instrumentation, among many others.
Of course, the aerospace industry employs engineers in every discipline offered at Embry-Riddle.
Engineering faculty perform important research with real-world implications. This research could not be conducted without the assistance from students, both undergraduate and graduate. And engineering students are involved in research as part of their own coursework, as well as within interest groups, and for student competitions. Read about some featured projects below, or search for more at erau.edu/research.
The Maritime RobotX Challenge entails the development and demonstration of an autonomous surface vehicle (ASV). Embry-Riddle is one of three U.S. schools selected to compete in the challenge, which is co-sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Foundation. The ERAU platform, named Minion, is a 16-foot fully-autonomous Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel (WAM-V) platform and is registered as an autonomous boat in the state of Florida.
The research focus of Dr. Isenberg and Dr. Gentilini in the Robotics Laboratory revolves around the modeling and control of industrial and mobile robotics system. In particular our current effort is directed toward the investigation of novel optimization techniques for energy optimal trajectory generation in redundant manipulation systems, system identification procedures for robotics systems, and the design of control systems for space robots.
As part of this project, students design, develop, and test various components of the Autonomous Patrol and Surveillance System (APSS). APSS is intended to be an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) system. The mission of APSS is to assist the university campus police by patrolling the campus, capturing aerial imagery of the campus and relaying that information live to a ground station at the police department.
Its state-of-the-art labs, most advanced flight training devices available, an unparalleled fleet of aircraft, and renowned faculty leading the way, demonstrate Embry-Riddle’s commitment to providing unmatched aviation facilities to support your academic experience.