The Department of Aerospace Engineering is located in the François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Building on U-M’s beautiful North Campus. We welcome students, families, and guests to visit our department throughout the year for facility tours, class visits, meetings, annual lectures, and seminars. Our building is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Department of Aerospace Engineering
1320 Beal Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2140
College of Engineering and Aerospace Engineering visits are temporarily on hold until further notice due to COVID-19. We hope to resume visits as soon as we can. We encourage everyone to stay home and stay safe. For more information about the measures taken regarding COVID-19 at the College of Engineering, please click here.
The University of Michigan started the first collegiate aeronautics program in the United States in 1914, just 11 years after the Wright Brothers’ first controlled, powered flights at Kitty Hawk. Since then, the Department has graduated more than 6,000 aeronautical and aerospace engineers. Our graduate and undergraduate programs ranked highly in the nation by US News & World Report 2018.
Our student and family visits last approximately 1.5 hours. During this time, students and their families will meet with our Undergraduate Advisor, Professor Luis Bernal, and receive a full tour of our facility. Classroom visits during the academic year are welcomed with advanced notice. Visits are done by appointment through Michigan Engineering and the Department of Aerospace Engineering directly.
One-hour tours of our facilities can be arranged by appointment throughout the year. Tours take place on Mondays and Fridays from 12:30pm to 1:30 pm. One-on-one and group tours are conducted by experienced technicians and/or trained aerospace student assistants. Tours may include our highly modern 100,000 square-foot complex, classrooms, teaching laboratories, research laboratories and wind tunnel facility.
Please click here to schedule your facility tour.
We welcome our alumni, fellow U.S. military officials, corporate and research partners, guest speakers and supporters to visit our department at any time during the year. Prior to your arrival, please be sure to click here to schedule your facility tour or contact your faculty host (faculty member who extended the invitation) for assistance with your visit.
The Aerospace Engineering Department is accessible to all modes of transportation. Our building is less than two miles south of the US23 Plymouth Road Exit, #41.
Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) is approximately 30 minutes east of our location. Those needing transportation from the airport may consider AirRide, a shuttle service offered by the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA). Our convenient and free-of-charge University Commuter Bus service will literally drop you off at our front door. In addition, we are within close proximity to the Amtrak train station.
Guests arriving by car may select from several parking options on north campus, which are within walking distance of the FXB Building. Note: Parking permits are required for Blue and Orange parking lots. Parking permits may be requested on behalf of guests if you are being hosted by a faculty member.