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Aerospace Engineering

administrative contact

Dave Solley
phone: 304-293-3162

program contact

Jacky Prucz
Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
phone: 304-293-3131

Program Details

Program Description

Aerospace travel, space exploration, and flight of manned or unmanned vehicles continue to gain significance. Aerospace engineering is involved with the science and technology of advanced vehicles, including aircraft, rockets, missiles, and spacecraft. Although a specialized branch of engineering, it is also diverse. Aerospace technology has expanded to include design and development of new earthbound vehicles such as ground effect machines, hydrofoil ships, and high-speed rail-type systems.

Career Profile

The aerospace engineering program at WVU is designed to prepare the student for a career in the aerospace industries and in government research and development centers and laboratories, as well as in military mission-oriented agencies. The undergraduate curriculum also allows the student to prepare for graduate studies in aerospace engineering and in other engineering and non-engineering fields.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The aerospace engineering baccalaureate degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,