Bachelor of Science in
Aerospace Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering (BSAE) program at ERAU equips students with skills to solve even the most complex challenges in design, propulsion, and systems for aircraft and/or supercraft. For more than 17 years, the Aerospace Engineering undergraduate program at Embry-Riddle has held the top ranking in the nation among schools whose highest degree is a master’s, according to U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges Guide.

The prestige of this program doesn’t end there. 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 and competitions. 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.

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

Embry-Riddle’s BSAE 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).

Students credit Embry-Riddle with excellent preparation for real-world job demands.


About Aerospace Engineering at the Daytona Beach, FL Campus

The B.S. in Aerospace Engineering degree at the Daytona Beach Campus is a renowned program focusing primarily on the engineering of mission-oriented vehicles, with courses in aeronautics, airplane and space vehicle design, structures, and propulsion. Graduates of this selective program are highly sought after by the aerospace and aviation industry. The program is housed in the Aerospace Engineering Department of the College of Engineering.

Select from three tracks: Aeronautics, Astronautics, or Propulsion.

The Aeronautics track pertains to the knowledge of atmospheric vehicles that includes its aerodynamics with wind tunnel experience; the internal structural design and analysis; and the stability, controllability and flight testing of aircraft. Student teams design and analyze their own aircraft in their senior-year capstone courses.

The Astronautics track focuses on orbital mechanics, spacecraft controls, rocket propulsion, and structural analysis, which apply to industry-focused problems in the spacecraft design sequence. Students have frequent opportunities to participate in national competitions and design/build/test projects.

The Propulsion track focuses on air-breathing propulsion, including turbojets, turbofans, and ramjet engines. Building on a strong foundation of thermodynamics and propulsion theory, propulsion students will conclude their tenure by designing an entire jet engine from scratch, including sizing, cycle studies, and detailed component design.

First-year students must complete the College of Engineering’s Freshman Engineering Program before continuing with their Aerospace Engineering courses. Prior to entering the Freshman Engineering Program, a student should demonstrate competence in science and mathematics, including a proficiency in algebra and trigonometry, and be prepared to enter Calculus I.

ERAU’s Daytona Beach Campus offers combined and accelerated degree programs that allow well-qualified students the chance to begin graduate work in a master's program while finishing their bachelor's degree.

Students can simultaneously work toward the B.S. in Aerospace Engineering degree while pursuing the Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, Master of Aerospace Engineering, or Master of Business Administration degree.

Accelerated degrees are available which combine the B.S. in Aerospace Engineering with the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Engineering, Master of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering, or Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree.

The Campus is adjacent to the Daytona Beach International Airport and the NextGen Test Bed, and is also close to NASA and Kennedy Space Center. 

Degree Summary

129 Credits

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