Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Aerospace Engineering

An online bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering may provide students with the training and skills needed to design and manufacture aircraft in or out of the earth’s orbit. In these four-year programs, students may learn how to solve engineering problems, assess proposals for projects, and evaluate designs pertaining to engineering principles. Coursework within these programs may include several general education requirements along with electives and major-specific courses, such as applied mechanics, spacecraft design, and thermodynamics.

Graduates may pursue entry-level employment or further their education and enroll in a graduate-level degree program in aerospace engineering. Bachelor’s-level graduates may find employment opportunities working for architecture firms, aerospace engineering businesses, and the federal government.

Program Overview

  • Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
  • Program Length: Four years to complete
  • Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Master’s / Doctoral Program
  • Projected Employment Growth: 5% (2010-2020)*

Program Coursework

The curriculum within an online bachelor’s degree program in aerospace engineering may combine general education requirements along with elective and major-specific courses. Students enrolled in these four-year programs may study nuclear technology and energy engineering as well as apply these aspects to a design project that fulfills a real-world need. Core online aerospace engineering courses may include the following:

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Spacecraft Design
  • Thermodynamics
  • Compressible Flow
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics

Career Options

Graduates of online bachelor’s-level programs in aerospace engineering may find career opportunities in aerospace engineering, architecture, scientific research, and the federal government. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for those pursuing careers as aerospace engineers are expected to increase by 5% from 2010-2020.*

Possible careers include:

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Aerospace Product and Parts Designer
  • Aircraft Designer
  • Engineering Manager

Continuing Education

Graduates of online bachelor’s degree programs in aerospace engineering may further their education and enroll in a graduate degree program in aerospace engineering or related field. These upper-level programs may offer students a specific area of concentration in the field, including fluids, controls, structures, composites, and propulsion.

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook

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