Program Educational Objectives

  • Our graduates will be successful professionals in the aerospace industry or in related engineering and scientific fields.
  • Our graduates will successfully complete post-baccalaureate degrees in engineering or other fields based on their professional goals.
  • Our graduates will continue to educate themselves as their needs and circumstances dictate.
  • Our graduates will be ethical citizens who are aware of the impact of technology on humans and the environment.

These objectives are accomplished through a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes fundamentals in basic sciences, mathematics, and the humanities & integrates classroom and laboratory experiences in the engineering disciplines of aerodynamics and propulsion, structural mechanics, mechanics of material, flight makings & control, orbital mechanics, computation, measurements & instrumentation, design & technical communications. The curriculum requires students to use modern engineering tools to work individually and to practice teamwork.

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the Aerospace Engineering Program should have:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.

(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.

(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams.

(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

(g) an ability to communicate effectively.

(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.

(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues.

(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

The UT Austin aerospace engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org