The University of Michigan started the first collegiate aeronautics program in the United States in 1914. Since then, the Department has graduated more than 6,000 aeronautical and aerospace engineers including Ed White, who took the first space walk in 1965. Our Undergraduate Program Ranks #4 and our Graduate Program Ranks #5 among public institutions in the nation by U.S. News. Visit our History page to learn more about our lineage of excellent teaching and innovative research.
With a program marking its centennial year in 2014, Aerospace Engineering has a long and interesting legacy.
- Strategic Planning Statement
Foster a culture of innovation in education and research to enable the creation of ideas, knowledge, and practices that will revolutionize aerospace engineering for the benefit of society.
- AERO at a glance
Facts and figures about the Aerospace Engineering department, its facilities and students.
Until further notice visits and tours in our centrally located facilities on U-M’s North Campus are temporarily on hold.
- Contact Us
Find the right person to help answer your questions and get you started on the path to Aerospace Engineering.
Lectures, seminars, competitions and special events that highlight the innovation and expertise of our engineers.
Professors, students and research that impact the college – and the world.