Field of Study: Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical Engineering
Aerospace, aeronautical, and astronautical engineering programs prepare people to design aircraft and spacecraft.
Aerospace, aeronautical, and astronautical engineering programs include topics such as:
- Flight systems
- Flight instrumentation
- Missile systems
- Rocket propulsion
- Guidance and control of space vehicles
Community colleges and other 2-year schools offer associate degree programs. An associate degree usually takes two years to complete. After earning an associate degree, students can transfer to a college or university for further study.
Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in aerospace, aeronautical, and astronautical engineering. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four or five years of full-time study.
Many universities offer graduate degrees in aerospace, aeronautical, and astronautical engineering. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.