Embry-Riddle aerospace engineering students working on an aircraft

Bachelor of Science in
Aerospace Engineering

The Aerospace Engineering program equips students to enter the industry prepared to tackle challenges regarding aircraft design and space exploration.

About the Bachelor of Science 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 aircraft design, propulsion, systems for spacecraft and space exploration.  

The Aerospace Engineering department is the largest of its kind in the country, with students benefiting from state-of-the-art resources — the same tools in use by aerospace engineering professionals around the globe. No other Aerospace Engineering program in the United States attracts more students, gaining hands-on experience from the start, with opportunities to participate in various projects, competitions, research and internships. 

Student Learning Outcomes

In aerospace engineering you will have the opportunity to:   

  • Understand the engineering of mission-oriented vehicles through space vehicle and aircraft design, structures and propulsion 
  • Utilize practical engineering to balance the theoretical analysis required to understand spacecraft systems
  • Develop competency with the same tools in use by aerospace engineering professionals   

Aerospace Engineering Career Opportunities

Careers and Employers

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).  

Embry-Riddle’s Aerospace Engineering graduates enjoy an extremely high 94% placement rate in the year after graduation. Many students gateway into the industry through internships with aerospace and aeronautical companies like The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Northrop Grumman and many more. 

Aerospace Engineering graduates are employed by the same companies in positions such as Aircraft Systems Engineers, Avionics Engineers, Aerospace Systems Analysts and Flight Test Engineers. 

Aerospace Engineering Salary Information

The average reported salary for Embry-Riddle graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering is $77,000 annually as of 2023.