Aerospace Systems Engineering

Aerospace Systems Engineering Fundamentals

This recently launched program, among the first of its kind, is designed to train engineers to become future project managers and program managers for the aerospace industry with either integrator or supplier companies. The rigorous curriculum offers a unique blend of courses in mathematics and science, business and systems, and mechanical and aerospace engineering.

Other distinctive features of the program include an internship following the student’s first year of study and four mandatory co-op periods, during which systems topics will be covered. In addition, students will be required to participate on the Society of Automotive Engineers Aero Design team, beginning in their first year.

Professional Preparation

The curriculum of this new program is designed to include specific non-engineering and systems courses, as well as an intense co-op experience, to meet the goal of developing future senior technical leaders for our aerospace industries.

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • incorporate real engineering design challenges into courses
  • conduct research year round in state-of-the-art facilities

Akron Advantage

Hands-on Research

Experience aerospace systems engineering firsthand through the research facilities in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, which include:

  • Computational Mechanics Lab
  • Materials Testing Laboratory
  • Robotics

Real World Experience

Gain important practical professional experience through the cooperative education program in your chosen engineering field. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school following your sophomore year. As an added benefit, you’ll earn a competitive salary.

Engineering Student Organizations

Interact with other engineering students and professionals in the field through organizations such as:

  • Tau Beta Pi (engineering honorary)
  • Women in Engineering
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineering
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Curriculum Guide

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Career Opportunities

Degrees and Preparation

The aerospace systems engineering degree provides students with a rigorous engineering background, and training in cost accounting, leadership and functioning in teams. The material presented gives students a breadth of knowledge that will serve them well in engineering or management positions. 

Cooperative Education and Placement

The College of Engineering's Cooperative Education Program enables you to integrate classroom instruction with practical and valuable on-the-job work experience. If you choose to co-op, you will complete your first five semesters of study and then begin alternating a semester of paid employment in your major field of interest with a semester of classroom study, until your senior level. Learn more.

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