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Field of Study: Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical Engineering

Introduction

Aerospace, aeronautical, and astronautical engineering programs prepare people to design aircraft and spacecraft.

 

Overview

Aerospace, aeronautical, and astronautical engineering programs include topics such as:

  • Flight systems
  • Flight instrumentation
  • Missile systems
  • Rocket propulsion
  • Guidance and control of space vehicles

Schools
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.