Embry-Riddle aerospace engineering students working on an aircraft

Bachelor of Science in
Aerospace Engineering

With leading-edge resources and experienced faculty, this program provides the skills to meet challenges related to the design and operation of aircraft and spacecraft.

About the B.S. in Aerospace Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering (BSAE) program at Embry-Riddle equips students with skills to solve even the most complex challenges in design, propulsion, and systems for aircraft and/or spacecraft.

For more than 20 years, the Aerospace Engineering undergraduate program at Embry-Riddle has held a top-ten ranking in the nation among schools whose highest degree is a master’s, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Students benefit from the most modern, state-of-the-art resources available today — the same tools in use by aerospace engineering professionals around the globe. No other Aerospace Engineering program in the United States attracts more students.

Students gain hands-on experience from the start, with opportunities to participate in various projects, competitions, research and internships, and they credit Embry-Riddle with excellent preparation for real-world job demands.

Aerospace Engineering students attend classes in dynamic, engineering-related labs and facilities. Students frequently work with one-on-one with faculty on research projects and activities.



Aerospace Engineering Career Outcomes

The program offers the chance to learn real-world, on-the-job engineering principles practiced by global companies and government agencies, enabling students to build a professional network within their first year.

Embry-Riddle’s Aerospace Engineering graduates enjoy an extremely high job placement rate after graduation (96% of graduates are employed or have chosen to go on to higher education within a year of graduating).

Internships are a common gateway to a full-time job offer. Our students intern with aerospace and aviation companies like American Airlines, Gulfstream Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Northrop Grumman, SpaceX and many more.

Aerospace Engineering graduates are employed by the same companies in positions like Aircraft Systems Engineer, Avionics Engineer, Aerospace Systems Analyst and Flight Test Engineer.

With an industry growth of 6% over the next decade, an estimated 3,800 job openings for aerospace engineers are projected each year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). 

Median aerospace engineer salary as of 2021 was $122,270, stated by the U.S. BLS.