B.S. Aerospace Systems Engineering 

Outside of the U.S. Air Force Academy, The University of Akron is the only institution in the U. S. that offers a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Systems Engineering. Our curriculum applies the principles of systems engineering to the aerospace industry, which is integral to Ohio and the region.  

Entrance Requirements

Entrance requirements are similar to those required by the University Honors College. Those requirements are to:

  • Achieve (usually 2 of 3 required):
    1. High school cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.50
    2. High school class rank among the highest 10%
    3. ACT composite score of at least 27 or SAT combined score of at least 1,200 (old test)/ 1,800 (new test)
  • Submit an essay on an assigned subject
  • Be interviewed by faculty of the University

Aerospace Systems Engineering Curriculum

B.S. Aerospace Systems Engineering (pdf)

For completion of this degree program, students will need to complete several required Co-Ops with corporations or governmental entities. If you are not a citizen or national of the United States or a permanent resident alien you may not be able to participate in the Co-Ops based on export control laws and will not be able to complete the degree program. If you are not a citizen or national of the United States or a permanent resident alien please contact the Dean’s office to determine if you will be able to complete the degree program prior to admission into the program.

Student Outcomes - B.S. Aerospace Systems Engineering

a. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering; 

b. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data; 

c. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic  constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability; 

d. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams; 

e. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems; 

f. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility; 

g. an ability to communicate effectively; 

h. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context; 

i. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning; 

j. a knowledge of contemporary issues; 

k. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Fall 2014 enrollment in the Bachelor of Science aerospace systems engineering program was 77 students. There were four graduates of the program for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Program Educational Objectives - B.S. Aerospace Systems Engineering

    1. Practice the aerospace systems engineering disciplines successfully within community accepted standards.
    2. Acquire teamwork and communications skills to develop a successful career in aerospace systems engineering.
    3. Fulfill professional and ethical responsibilities in the practice of aerospace systems engineering, including social, environmental and economical considerations.
    4. Engage in professional service, such as participation in professional society and community service.
    5. Engage in life-long learning activities, such as graduate studies or professional workshops.
    6. Develop a professional career in the prevailing market that meets personal goals, objectives and desires.