Aerospace Engineering Major (Bachelor of Science)

Aerospace engineers design airplanes, space flight vehicles, and unmanned aerial vehicles.

Rapid advances in aerospace systems require the successful aerospace engineer to develop new concepts and bring them into reality as reliable, competitive, and environmentally acceptable products. Successful completion of a balanced study of basic science and engineering topics, further complemented by humanities, will ensure that graduates are well prepared to tackle tomorrow's challenges.

The curriculum covers the broad areas of aerodynamics and fluid mechanics, propulsion and combustion, flight mechanics and controls, structural mechanics and material behavior, structural dynamics, and system design and optimization supplemented by appropriate laboratory experiences. The culmination of the curriculum is a vehicle design project. Students may broaden their education by choosing elective courses in a secondary field of interest or by taking a second bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.

Degrees and Certificates

  • B.S. in Aerospace Engineering
  • Fast-track M.S. in Aerospace Engineering
  • B.S. to Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering
  • Unmanned Vehicle Systems Certificate

Salary Information

(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020)

Low: $72,450
Median: $116,500
High: $166,620
Projected growth through 2028: 2%

Why Aerospace Engineering at UTA?

Students in UTA’s Aerospace Engineering program learn skills in aerodynamics, propulsion, structures and materials, guidance and control, flight mechanics, and vehicle design. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is home to several of the world’s largest aerospace companies, like Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky, as well as American Airlines and Southwest Airlines.

What’s Next?

You may choose to pursue a graduate degree, and you might take a job in academia, teaching the next generation of students. If you enter the workforce, you’ll join our alumni at top companies like:

  • American Airlines
  • Bell Helicopter
  • Boeing
  • Collins Aerospace
  • L3
  • Lockheed Martin
  • NASA
  • PCC Aerostructures
  • Raytheon
  • SpaceX
  • Weatherford Aero
  • and many more!


The program in aerospace engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET. Enrollment and graduation data for the ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science program in Aerospace Engineering can be found below.

Requirements for Licensure or Certification

All discipline specific programs in the College of Engineering meet educational requirements for professional licensure or certification in all U.S. states, territories, and the District of Columbia.

Degree Requirements

Aerospace Engineering Major

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Dual Credit

Get a head start on your UTA aerospace engineering degree in high school! If you have the prerequisites, our courses can be used to satisfy high school course requirements and can be applied toward your undergraduate degree.

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