Auburn University offers a modern aeropace engineering program administered by a faculty with extensive experience in teaching, research, and industry. The first two years of the program are devoted to developing a solid foundation in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and the basic engineering sciences. Computer programming is introduced early so that students may use this valuable engineering tool in subsequent courses.
In the third year, the fundamental concepts learned earlier are applied to the study of practical problems in aerodynamics, aerospace structures and materials, performance, and aerospace dynamics. Fourth-year studies include aerospace vehicle stability and control, astrodynamics, propulsion and vibration. Fourth-year students also undertake a major design sequence involving the preliminary design of an aerospace vehicle or major vehicle component.
These courses introduce you to the entire field of aerospace engineering. You may obtain additional specialized training in aerodynamics, astrodynamics, flight dynamics, structures, or propulsion by a proper choice of technical electives.
To earn the bachelor's degree in the College of Engineering, students must complete all the subjects in their curriculum, have a minimum grade-point average of 2.0 on all courses passed in the major at Auburn. The major is defined as all coursework with the departmental prefix in the student's curriculum, that is for an aerospace engineering student, all courses with the AERO prefix are considered to be in the major. It is the student's responsibility to keep informed of course requirements and scheduling. Failure to do so may jeopardize graduation.