Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering  (AE) focuses on the research, development, integration, and production of aerospace systems and aerodynamics, design, and performance of air and spacecrafts and their propulsion systems. Graduates from AE work in such fields as:

  • Aerospace
  • Engines
  • Defense and Security
  • Automotive
  • Government
  • Manufacturing

Average Starting Salary (Bachelor’s Degree)     UIUC – $62,454    NACE – $63,237

Sample Employers

  • The Boeing Company
  • Lockheed Martin
  • GE Aviation
  • Raytheon Missile Systems
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Hamilton Sudstrand
  • NASA

Sample Courses

  • AE 321: Mechanics of Aerospace Structures
  • AE 352: Aerospace Dynamical Systems
  • AE 353: Aerospace Control Systems
  • AE 433: Aerospace Propulsion
  • AE 483: Aerospace Decision Algorithms

We’ve collected stories below from some women in AE. Read them to learn how these engineers apply their Illinois Engineering education in their community and around the world.

Carol Craig