Focus on the design, operation and maintenance of equipment that is essential in aircraft manufacturing and safety.

Aeronautical Engineering Technology

Airplanes are complex mechanical marvels, utilizing several different disciplines of science, engineering and mathematics. A degree in aeronautical engineering technology will provide you with the skills and knowledge to create and maintain these machines as well as improve the quality of life for those who depend on and use them. Over the course of the program you will learn how to design, manufacture, maintain, operate and support all varieties of aerospace vehicles.


Airframe and Powerplant Certification preparation

Disciplines covered in the AET program include applied aeronautical structures and materials, electrical systems, powerplants, vehicle systems and design.  A Bachelor of Science degree in AET will optionally provide you with an opportunity to take the Airframe and Powerplant Certification exam.  The A&P certificate is an FAA-issued license that will allow you to conduct, inspect, and supervise aircraft maintenance activities.

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What can I do?

Airframe design engineer
Logistics engineer
Integration engineer
Reliability engineer

Where can I go?

United States Armed Forces
Lockheed Martin
Pratt & Whitney

The bachelor’s degree program in aeronautical engineering technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET

Important Public Information

There are infinite opportunities to do things beyond classwork. The flight program has more to offer than just the skills it takes to be a pilot. There are hidden gems – fly a glider or fly along on the jet. It’s unique having our own airport and the amenities of a big university.
Sebastian Andrade
Professional Flight

About the school/department

The School of Aviation and Transportation Technology is focused on providing the education and skills necessary to create and build airworthy machines, manage all facets of the aviation industry, and safely pilot aircraft for a variety of consumers. Research projects touch on the same topics as well as NextGen aviation challenges, alternative aviation fuel and general aviation issues.

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