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.

Special Features:

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

What to expect in Aeronautical Engineering Technology

Core courses

AT 10000 Introduction To Aviation and Transportation Technology
AT 10200 Aviation Business
AT 10600 Basic Aircraft Science
AT 20802 Aircraft Materials
AT 10300 Aerospace Vehicle Propulsion And Tracking Systems
AT 20200 Aerospace Vehicle Systems Design, Analysis and Operations
AT 20300 Aviation Operations Management
AT 26700 Fixed And Rotary Wing Assemblies
AT 27200 Introduction to Composite Technology
AT 20501 Statics For Aerostructures
AT 26502 Aircraft Electrical Systems
AT 27800 Nondestructive Testing For Aircraft
AT 30702 Advanced Aircraft Systems
AT 30802 Aircraft Materials Processes
AT 33502 Avionics Systems
AT 37600 Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Technology I
AT 38500 Design Support Analysis
AT 37002 Advanced Aircraft Powerplants
AT 44502 Aircraft Elecronics
AT 47600 Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Technology II
AT 49600 Applied Research Proposal
AT 49700 Applied Research Project

What it's like to be a TECHIE!

The Polytechnic learning environment

Our learning experience is designed to produce graduates who not only have deep knowledge, applied skills, and experiences in their chosen discipline, but also problem solving, critical thinking, communications, and leadership skills sought by industries and communities.

About the 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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