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Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

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Program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET
Both WVU Tech’s Mechanical Engineering and WVU’s Aerospace Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,
This 2+2 program teaches students on our campuses in Beckley and in Morgantown.

WVU Tech's Aerospace Engineering program is a 2+2 in which students complete the first two years at WVU Tech and the following two years at WVU (Morgantown).  

The curriculum includes studies in the design of aerospace vehicles, missiles, rockets and spacecraft. Students are provided with a strong background in the basic principles of fluid dynamics, solid mechanics and structures, stability and control, thermal sciences and propulsion.  


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.

Things You'll Learn


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.

Flight Vehicle Propulsion

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.

Space Flight and Systems

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.

View a sample degree schedule or explore more course options in the catalog.

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