Launch your career in the aerospace industry
Prepare for an exciting career in the aerospace industry with a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from UCF. Florida is one of the top employers of aerospace engineers, and UCF is conveniently located near several large aerospace organizations including Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Aerojet Rocketdyne and the NASA Kennedy Space Center. As you progress through the undergraduate aerospace program, you will gain a fundamental knowledge of aerodynamics, aerospace materials, structures, propulsion, stability and control, and flight mechanics. Your training will allow you to be competitive in your role as an aerospace engineer, or to pursue a graduate degree in the field.
- UCF is ranked the No. 1 supplier of graduates to the aerospace and defense industries, and the No. 2 preferred supplier by Aviation Week Network.
- UCF is located near major engineering organizations such as Lockheed Martin, Siemens, Northrop Grumman and the NASA Kennedy Space Center.
- Choose an accelerated track that allows you to earn a B.S. and M.S. simultaneously
- Collaborate with your peers on a creative project for the capstone class and present your work in the Senior Design Showcase
Curriculum and admissions
The B.S. in Aerospace Engineering requires 128 credit hours, including general education classes, common program prerequisites, basic and advanced core classes, electives and a capstone course.
There are no additional requirements for admission into the B.S.AE beyond admission to UCF.
Students also have the option of pursuing the accelerated track, which allows them to earn a master’s degree as well as a bachelor’s degree. Qualified students may apply for the accelerated track upon completion of 64 credit hours. They may choose to complete a master’s degree in aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering or mechanical engineering; however, acceptance into the accelerated track does not guarantee admission into the graduate program.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION
While licensure or certification may be available in this field of study, our program does not directly lead to such licensure or certification upon graduation. The professional preparation you receive in our program meets the educational requirements for licensure as a professional engineer and may still assist you in such pursuits; however, the licensing authority and requirements for professional engineers falls under the jurisdiction of the licensing board for the state, territory, or foreign entity in which engineer practices.
If you intend to pursue such credentialing in your state or elsewhere, we strongly advise you to contact the applicable state credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements. Alternatively, you are welcome to contact advising manager Bonnie Esparza with questions in this regard and we will do our best to assist you in your career planning.