The University of Michigan offers an internationally-recognized undergraduate aerospace engineering program that ranks No. 3 among public institutions in the nation by US News & World Report. We are consistently among the top Aerospace Engineering programs in the nation and attract some of the brightest students both nationally and internationally.
As a student, you will find that our department is a friendly place, with a diverse and enthusiastic group of students, faculty and staff who call the François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) building and its modern laboratories and computational facilities their “home.” Students team together to work on a broad array of aerospace and other engineering projects. Click here to see first hand what it’s like to be a student in our department.
We have the largest aerospace engineering alumni base in the US and probably in the world! Being part of the Michigan Aerospace Engineering family opens a wide range of professional opportunities for our graduates. Seven astronauts were educated in our department and many alumni return each year to speak with students and faculty. Famous alumni such as Kelly Johnson, the designer of many innovative aircraft including the SR-71 at Lockheed ‘Skunk Works’, are world renowned for their great contributions to engineering.
The Aerospace Engineering Program offers considerable flexibility. Students tailor the program to their own interests by choosing electives from advanced aerospace courses or from courses in a wide range of other technical areas. These include applications include aerodynamics, helicopters, air vehicle systems, rocket and spacecraft propulsion, orbital dynamics and satellite control, materials and advanced composites, and computer and information systems for aerospace vehicles.
Students can also choose a combined degree program that offers them two bachelor’s degrees, with the second often being in a related field such as mechanical engineering. There’s even a combined program you can choose that leads to both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in just five years.