Major in Aerospace Engineering
Offered by the Saint Louis University Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology
Saint Louis University Aerospace Engineering Degree Overview
Saint Louis University's undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering at Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology prepares you for careers involving the research, design, development simulation, testing and integration of aeronautical and space systems. There is also an accelerated B.S. to M.S. option available.
Aerospace engineering students at SLU's Parks College have access to state-of-the-art computer laboratories. Advanced software such as CREO, MATHCAD, MATLAB, STK, SC/Tetra CFD, CES Material Selector and Abaqus are available for design, modeling, simulation and analysis. SLU's fluid, thermal, material, structural testing and space systems lab equipment along with its wind tunnels provide you with an excellent opportunity to integrate theory with real-world applications.
If you choose to major in mechanical engineering at SLU, you'll have the chance to participate in national and international competitions and activities organized by ASME, SAE International, NASA and RoboGames, and to be involved in the activities of student chapters of ASME, SAE and the Society of Women Engineers. You'll also be exposed to entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial mindset throughout SLU's mechanical engineering curriculum and extracurricular opportunities, such as the interdesiciplinary Weekly Innovation Challenge.
In addition to the University's general admission and graduation requirements, engineering programs at Parks College have additional academic requirements. (Please see the fact sheet on this program for additional details.)
What You'll Learn in SLU's Aerospace Engineering Program
SLU's aerospace engineering program starts with a solid foundation in the fundamental engineering sciences and progresses toward aerospace engineering courses. You'll also have the chance to take technical electives in the broader areas of aerospace engineering to widen your expertise.
Two capstone courses in flight vehicle design during your senior year provide greater depth in aerospace engineering, as you learn about the importance of design decisions not only on products but on society as a whole.
Aerospace engineering students at SLU have access to funded undergraduate and graduate research opportunities with faculty members of the department. Funded research grants from private industries and federal government research laboratories are also available for qualified students.
What Can You Do With an Aerospace Engineering Degree from SLU?
Graduates of SLU's B.S. in aerospace engineering program are well prepared to either continue their studies at the graduate level (learn about SLU's Master of Science in aerospace engineering), or to start their careers at some of the best companies and government agencies in the country, including Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, General Dynamics, Northrop, Hughes, Boeing, Pratt-Whitney, GE, NASA, and the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Army.