As new challenges emerge in this ever-changing world, engineers develop solutions to make the world a better place for tomorrow.
The robust Engineering 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.
Regardless of which discipline you choose, our world-renowned faculty will prepare you for future success. Our specialized degrees offer leading education for all engineering fields, including aerospace, civil, computer, electrical, mechanical, software, and systems.
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 learn the latest methodologies and study beyond the fundamentals.
Our students are challenged to design solutions, incorporating everything from brainstorming ideas, refining design, building, and troubleshooting to final testing and presenting a project. Engineers thrive 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, with options to combine certain degrees 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.
Embry-Riddle empowers you to enhance your potential for a fulfilling and rewarding career in engineering. We provide you with the tools, training, and skills needed to succeed in this exciting industry.
Within your discipline, you will have every opportunity to excel under the mentorship of dedicated faculty and in a team-driven culture united with 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 in the industry.
Mechanical engineering is the broadest of the engineering disciplines because of the numerous opportunities it opens for graduates. Employment forecasts remain strong even during times of economic downturn.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 21,300 new electrical engineering job opportunities through 2026. Demand for software engineering careers remain at the highest levels.
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.
23% of new engineering jobs are projected to be in civil engineering
(U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Career Outlook for Engineers)
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 wide range of industries, 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 applications. This research could not be conducted without assistance from students, both undergraduate and graduate. Engineering students are involved in research as part of their own coursework, 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 systems. 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.
Embry-Riddle allows engineering students to gain hands-on experience and knowledge through our state-of-the-art facilities and modern labs.