In UT Aerospace, the Sky is Not the Limit!
Aerospace engineers have made our world a better place by developing safe and reliable aircraft and spacecraft and by innovations in many other fields.
As an aerospace engineer you might develop the next generation of satellites that monitor the environment and enable global communication and navigation, or build autonomous aircraft to detect pipeline leaks. You might also design clean-burning jet engines, improved plasma displays, or super efficient wind turbines to harvest wind energy. Or you might use space-age materials to design artificial limbs, invisible braces, or shock-absorbing footwear. The possibilities are unlimited with ideas that stretch across the universe — in aerospace engineering, the sky is no longer the limit!
Undergraduate students in Aerospace Engineering are very active within our department. With such an interdisciplinary degree, our students are allowed many opportunities to have hands-on experiences. We encourage students to get involved and offer an hour of technical elective degree credit for every semester they work in student projects.
Ravi Prakash, BS ASE '03
Alumnus Ravi Prakash shares his thoughts on the landing of the Mars Curiosity rover in a Q&A, as well as his personal perspective on his role in the exciting Curiosity mission prior to its landing. Read more...