Aerospace Engineering

3 years in Madrid + 1 year in St. Louis, MO, USA


The Major

The B.S. in Aerospace Engineering is offered jointly at the Madrid Campus and the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at Parks College in St. Louis, Missouri. Students may complete the first three years of the aerospace engineering program at the Madrid Campus and transfer to Parks College in St. Louis for the final year of study.

The program begins by providing a solid foundation of coursework in the engineering sciences, including graphics, mechanics of solids, fluid and thermal sciences, electronics and vibrations and controls. The student will then go on to specialize in such areas as aerodynamics, structural design and analysis, propulsion or flight mechanics. Technical electives such as orbital mechanics, helicopter theory and performance, hypersonics and flight simulation will provide opportunities for greater depth of study.

What is Aerospace Engineering?

Aerospace engineers are involved with the design, analysis and development of technologies used in aviation, defense systems and space exploration. At the same time, they are also specialists in such fields as structures, aerodynamics, thermodynamics, propulsion, guidance and control systems, orbital mechanics and aircraft or spacecraft design.

Aerospace engineers apply their knowledge to such diverse fields as mass transportation, bioengineering, medical systems and environmental engineering. Aerospace has a vital role to play in future explorations of the Solar System and the Universe beyond. Future projects include super-efficient subsonic jet liners, passenger transports, trans-atmospheric aircraft capable of cruising in the upper atmosphere and flying into orbit and space stations. Our aerospace engineering education prepares you to be a part of this future.

Program Educational Objectives

  • Prepare students with the current knowledge and skills necessary to become practicing aerospace engineers and/or to pursue further professional development and graduate studies.
  • Provide an education that will allow students to understand their career within the broader societal and ethical context.

Unique Features of the Program

  • You can complete the first three years of the degree at the Madrid Campus before transferring to the campus in St. Louis for the final year.
  • Hands-on experience in our modern and well-equipped laboratory facilities complements lectures throughout the curriculum.
  • The curriculum is professionally accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and technology (EAC of ABET).
  • Our students develop strong written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish. 
  • Visit the Aerospace Engineering Department at St. Louis Campus.

Visit the Aerospace Engineering Department at St. Louis Campus.

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