Aerospace Engineering : Overview

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Contact Information

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
309 Furnas Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4400

Phone: 716.645.2593
Fax: 716.645.2883
Web Address:
Gary F. Dargush
Paul E. DesJardin
Director of Undergraduate Studies


The four-year undergraduate program leading to the BS degree in aerospace engineering prepares students for careers in aerospace and related technologies. This includes the traditional aeronautics and astronautics applications (e.g., subsonic and supersonic aircraft, satellites, space shuttle, space station), as well as aerospace-related component development (design of structures, devices, and instruments) and vehicle and propulsion system design.

The educational objectives for our graduates are: 1) Holds position in engineering or other professional career or is engaged in advanced study; 2) Functions effectively in multidisciplinary teams, is able to communicate effectively and use scientific and technological tools; and 3) Engages in service activities such as participation in professional societies or community groups and always recognizes the environmental, societal, and ethical contexts of his/her work.

During the first and second years, students will be provided with broad knowledge in applied mathematics, physics, and the engineering sciences. During the third and fourth years, students build upon this foundation by learning the specialized topics of aerodynamics, propulsion, structures, vehicle design, and stability and control.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:00:03 EST