Description of the major
This major emphasizes the analysis, design, and operation of aircraft and spacecraft. Students learn the theories and practices in the fundamental subjects of aeronautics, astronautics, aerodynamics and fluid dynamics, aerospace materials and structures, dynamics and automatic control, aircraft stability and control and/or orbital and attitude dynamics and control, air-breathing and rocket propulsion, aircraft systems design and/or spacecraft systems design. The development and use of teamwork and communications skills for effective problem solving is stressed. Graduates in aerospace engineering find employment in government laboratories, large and small aerospace firms, and in nontraditional positions that also require the use of systems engineering approaches to problem solving; they can also pursue graduate study in aerospace engineering and related fields.
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