Welcome to the Aerospace Engineering Department.

The AE Department consists of 25.5 full-time faculty, 1,200 undergraduate students,and 100 graduate students. The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering (formerly Aeronautical Engineering) has been offered since the 1950s, when Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Institute was located in Miami,Florida. Embry-Riddle moved to Daytona Beach, Florida,in 1965. The initiation of the master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering took place in 1985. Enrollment in that program has grown steadily. The Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering has officially begun accepting students to begin the program in fall 2013.

Recently the BSAE graduation rate has been over 230 per year, while for the master’s degree programs it has been over 30 per year.

Our AE Department has the world’s largest AE student enrollment. We consider ourselves not only the biggest but one of the best as well. U.S. News & World Report agrees. For 13 consecutive years it has ranked ours as the top Aerospace Engineering program among U.S. schools without Ph.D. programs.

The department’s offices and labs are housed in the modern three-story Lehman Engineering and Technology Center at the main entrance to the campus. The laboratories are for instruction and research in aerodynamics, structures, composites, propulsion, materials, manufacturing, electronics,and computational fluid dynamics. There are also instructional classrooms, including one especially equipped for teaching design.