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 Opportunities: 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.
Requirements for Graduation
In order to earn an Associate of Arts Degree in Engineering with a major in Aeorospace Engineering, a student must complete a minimum of 60 credit-hours of required and elective course work.
Note: ENGR 199 replaces WVUe 191 as a ﬁrst-semester requirement.