Aerospace Engineering Overview
Aerospace engineering focuses on the development of aircraft and spacecraft. Design of flight vehicles must consider the demanding conditions they are subjected to (changes in atmospheric pressure, temperature, structural loads and more). Aerospace engineering involves the interaction among the technologies in aerodynamics, propulsion, avionics, materials science, structural analysis and manufacturing. Because of the complexity and number of disciplines involved, aerospace engineering is performed in teams of engineers who each have their own specialized expertise area.
UCF’s program prepares students to have a fundamental knowledge of aerodynamics, aerospace materials, structures, propulsion, stability and control, and flight mechanics. Graduates will be trained to be competitive in their role as aerospace engineers in society, and will have an awareness of ethical, environmental, economic, safety and quality issues.
For complete information on the degree program, see the UCF Undergraduate Catalog