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Mission Statement

The Aeronautical Engineering Technology program produces graduates who have hands-on technical and engineering skills with aerospace vehicle systems, the demonstrated ability to think critically and manage projects, and who have a broad academic education; all of which shall prepare them to become industry leaders in the design, manufacturing, maintenance, operations, and support of aerospace vehicles.

AET Program Educational Objectives

The list below describes what graduates are expected to attain within three to five years of graduation.

  •  Effectively apply technical knowledge, problem solving techniques and hands-on skills in traditional and emerging areas of aerospace design, manufacturing, operations, or support.
  •  Be active and effective participants in ongoing professional development, professional growth and increasing professional responsibility.
  •  Effectively communicate ideas to technical and non-technical people.
  •  Work effectively in industrial teams.
  •  Work within the accepted standards of professional integrity and conduct.

AET Student Outcomes

The list below describes what students are expected to know and be able to do at the time graduation.

  • an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
  • an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;
  • an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
  • an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
  • an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;   
  • an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;
  • an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  • an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
  • an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
  • a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context
  • a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Enrollment Trends

  2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Undergrad Enrollment 138 146 144 148 183 186 209 224 248

Placement Data

Number of Graduates Percent of Grads Reported Placement Rate Average Salary
35 85.7% 90% $52,743