Texas aerospace engineering students working on a rocket model

From designing and launching CubeSats and other aircraft to tracking weather patterns and earth imaging, students in the aerospace engineering program learn to develop and apply aerospace technology to solve important global problems. Students gain a foundation for aerospace engineering while having access to world-class research centers and laboratories. Texas Engineering graduates go on to pursue careers as engineers, scientists, inventors, astronauts, administrators and leaders in the field of aerospace engineering.

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What do aerospace engineers do?

Aerospace engineers have made our world a better place by developing safe and reliable aircraft and spacecraft and by innovations in many other fields. As an aerospace engineer, you might develop the next generation of satellites that monitor the environment and enable global communication and navigation, or build autonomous aircraft to detect pipeline leaks. You might also design clean-burning jet engines, improved plasma displays, or super efficient wind turbines to harvest wind energy. Or, you might use space-age materials to design artificial limbs, invisible braces, or shock-absorbing footwear.