Aerospace Engineering


  • B.S. in Aerospace Engineering
  • Fast-track M.S. in Aerospace Engineering
  • B.S. to Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering

Salary Information*

  • Low: $67,850
  • Median: $107,830
  • High: $158,700

Why Aerospace Engineering

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. They make lasting friendships and contacts in dozens of student organizations.

Aerospace Engineering Degree Requirements



$9.9 million was awarded to engineering students last year from University, College, and department sources.


Students at internships and coops


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.

Student participating in research

Research and Projects

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 on the job site

Who Hires Our Graduates?

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.

Learn More About AE at UTA

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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