​Aerospace Engineering

​College of Engineering and Computer Science

Gain the high-level skills you need to excel in a complex and competitive environment.

Master the mechanics of fluids, solids, thermodynamics, aerodynamics, and propulsion as you explore the world of space flight, rockets, and aerospace vehicles. Small classes, attentive faculty, research and study abroad opportunities, and an exceptional support system ensure your personal and professional success.

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Sample Courses

  • Aircraft Performance and Dynamics
  • High Speed Aerodynamics
  • Design/Analysis of Aerospace Structure
  • Helicopter Dynamics
  • Hypersonic/High Temperature Gas Dynamics
  • Introduction to Space Flight

Practical Experience

  • Aerospace engineering majors have access to hands-on learning via the Fidelity MOTUS 622i, one of the world’s most advanced flight simulators. Campus laboratories, an industrial assessment center, and subsonic and supersonic wind tunnels enhance learning and provide research opportunities.
  • Get involved in active research projects in design and optimization designed to develop ways to help engineers identify compromises during aircraft product development.
  • The College of Engineering and Computer Sciences has 20 co-curricular organizations, and a tradition of active participation in professional societies like the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
  • The five-year H. John Riley Dual Engineering/MBP Program allows you to earn a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering and an MBA from Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management.

Study Abroad

Broaden your perspective and enhance your resume with an international experience through SU Abroad, with more than 100 programs in 60 countries. ECS students can choose yearlong study in London, a semester in Dublin, Florence, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Madrid, Santiago, or Sydney, and summer opportunities in the Middle East and Strasbourg.


Life After Syracuse University

As a College of Engineering and Computer Science graduate with a major in aerospace engineering, you can explore such careers as:

  • Spacecraft systems engineer
  • Flight dynamics engineer
  • Spaceship propulsion engineer
  • Calibration engineer
  • Aircraft systems designer

You can also pursue graduate training in such areas as Space engineering, avionics, applied aviation safety, aviation management, and engineering management. Recent graduates of the program have attended some of the top graduate schools in the U.S.