Aerospace engineers design airplanes, space flight vehicles, and unmanned aerial vehicles. UTA’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department offers focus areas in aerodynamics, propulsion, structures and materials, guidance and control, flight mechanics, and vehicle design. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is home to several of the world’s largest aerospace companies, as well as American Airlines and Southwest Airlines. Our students gain valuable experience working alongside faculty researchers, completing senior design projects, and working at internships and co-ops, and they make lasting friendships and contacts in dozens of student organizations.
The Co-op/Internship Office helps students gain placement in co-op and intern positions that will give undergraduate students practical work experience. Internships are generally completed off-campus during a semester or summer term, while students participating in co-ops alternate between full-time work and attending classes, one semester at a time.
Undergraduate students may take advantage of opportunities to work in faculty labs on funded research. In a new program at UTA, students may use federal work-study funds to earn money for such research. Undergraduate students complete a capstone course prior to graduation, working in small groups to apply knowledge to a real-world project or problem, often with financial support from an industry partner.
Graduates of the department work at many companies in the region and across the country, including Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopter Textron, Facebook, Yahoo, Boeing, General Motors, and many others.
SKILLS I LEARNED AT UTA LED TO A YEAR-LONG PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT IN FLORIDA. Several of my projects were implemented in Disney theme parks, and I gained unparalleled experience. The College of Engineering’s Internship and Co-op Office worked hard to help me realize my dream. Justin, Senior
Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering double-major
I LEARN FROM AND WORK ALONGSIDE REMARKABLE FACULTY AND STAFF who are both knowledgeable and encouraging. My learning experience has been outstanding due to the cutting-edge research I get to be a part of. This world-class education plays a critical role in paving my way to success inside and outside the classroom. Elida, Junior