Aerospace is an intellectually challenging, economically important, and exciting field, offering unique opportunities for students and researchers to contribute to the future of exploration, transportation, communication, and security. The department's mission is to prepare engineers for success and leadership in the conception, design, implementation, and operation of aerospace and related engineering systems.It achieves this through its commitment to educational excellence, and to the creation, development, and application of the technologies critical to aerospace vehicle and information engineering, and the architecture and engineering of complex high-performance systems.
AeroAstro is America's oldest and most respected university aerospace program. We have a tradition of strong scholarship and solving industrial-strength problems. Our community comprises people whose careers have included astronaut, Air Force secretary, NASA associate administrator and chief technologist, Air Force chief scientist, aerospace executive, and corporate founder. Our alumni are entrepreneurs, policy-makers, educators, and researchers pushing technologys boundaries.