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Top Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering Schools

Discover three top schools with programs in aeronautical and aerospace engineering. Find out about program and course options, as well as rankings for these schools. View article »

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Students interested in aeronautical and aerospace engineering can pursue degree programs at some of the top institutions in the nation. We'll explore a few of these top institutions and what makes their programs stand out from other engineering schools.

Purdue University, the University of Arizona, and Arizona State University are leaders in the aeronautical and aerospace engineering field. Each school offers graduate programs in the field, including the University of Arizona's dual aerospace and business program. Explore these U.S. News & World Report top-ranking schools and their programs in the field.

Purdue University

U.S. News & World Report ranked Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana tied for #9 overall among undergraduate engineering schools in 2017. The Princeton Review ranked Purdue University among the best Midwestern schools in the United States in 2010, and U.S. News and World Report placed Purdue University at 4th place among aerospace engineering schools in 2017. The School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the field. Graduate degree programs cover dynamics and control, aerospace systems design, aerodynamics, structures, materials, and propulsion. Internships and co-op programs are available.

University of Arizona in Tucson

The University of Arizona was ranked #60 among top public schools by U.S. News and World Report in 2017. The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering offers programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Graduate programs include a dual degree that combines business administration with aerospace engineering. The aerospace engineering curriculum includes courses in nonlinear control systems, synthesis of control systems, finite element methods, convective transport phenomena, compressible fluid dynamics, and advanced thermodynamics.

Arizona State University in Tempe

Arizona State University is one of the largest public schools in the nation in terms of student enrollment. U.S. News & World Report ranked Arizona State University 1st on their list of most innovative schools for 2017. ASU's School for Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in aerospace engineering. Students in the program will learn the core of aerospace engineering as well as have the chance to explore applications to some real-world issues, such as energy and national defense issues.

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Other Top Schools

Now let's discuss some other top aeronautical and aerospace engineering schools and the unique programs they provide students:

School Name Location Distinction
Ohio State University Columbus, OH OSU students have access to the nearby NASA Glenn Research Center, GE Aviation, and the Air Force Research Laboratory
Texas A & M University College Station, TX In 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked Texas A & M #21 on its list of best value schools
University of Central Florida Orlando, FL Has faculty that have published papers in journals such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and the Applied Physics Letters
University of Florida Gainesville, FL Allows students to participate in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Sigma Gamma Tau, the National Honor Society in Aerospace Engineering
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in 2017 as tied for #4 on its list of best graduate schools to offer aerospace engineering programs
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN In 2017, U.S. News & World Report placed the university's undergraduate engineering program as tied for #24 in the country
University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX Ranked #7 on U.S. News & World Report's 2017 list of best graduate aerospace engineering schools
University of Washington Seattle, WAQ The aeronautics and astronautics program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

Undergraduate and graduate degree programs in aerospace engineering are available from several top-ranking institutions, including Purdue University. Each top school can be defined by its unique degree programs and facilities that it offers.

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