Bachelor of Science (B.S.)Program Website
Air travel has fascinated humans for a long time, and recent technical advances in aerospace travel, space exploration and aerial vehicles have been phenomenal.
The aerospace engineering curriculum at WVU Tech and WVU includes studies in the design of aerospace vehicles, missiles, rockets and spacecraft. Earning your degree will also earn you an extensive background the basic principles of fluid dynamics, solid mechanics and structures, stability and control, thermal sciences and propulsion.
As an aerospace engineering student, you'll ultimately learn to create safe and durable aircraft and spacecraft that help maintain and improve the standard of living of all human beings.
The aerospace engineering program at WVU Tech provides is a 2+2 program with West Virginia University. That means a student interested in a BSAE degree from WVU can start as a freshman at WVU Tech in the mechanical engineering program. Once they complete the appropriate courses in four semesters (with a GPA of at least 2.0), they can transfer to the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Department at WVU in Morgantown. At WVU, they'll tie everything together to wrap up their BSAE degree.
The program requires 125 semester hours of rigorous academic work. Students take a series of sequential courses in several areas and develop skills necessary to be successful aerospace engineers.
Explore the science behind particle dynamics, including rectilinear and curvilinear motion, Newton’s laws, work and energy, impulse and momentum. You'll also learn about the systems of particles, kinematics of rigid bodies, plane motion of rigid bodies and the kinetics of rigid bodies in three dimensions.
Learn about equilibrium combustion thermodynamics, quasi one-dimensional flow with friction and total temperature change. You'll cover the thermodynamics of aircraft engines and the aerodynamics of inlets, combustors, nozzles, compressors and turbines, plus the performance of rockets and ideal rocket analysis.
Participate in an introduction to fundamental concepts of space flight and vehicles with an emphasis on performance aspects and basic analytical expressions. You'll learn common analysis methods and design criteria for launch vehicles, orbital mechanics, atmospheric re-entry, stabilization, thermal, power and attitude control.