December 10 - Last Day of Instruction for Fall
December 12-18 - Finals
December 19-20 Commencement
December 21 - Grades due from Faculty
Dec. 24 - January 18 - Winter Recess
AE Department News
A new scholarship opportunity has been posted for juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Check it out >
Dr. Papadopulous and graduate student Justin Ancheta interviewed by ABC7 News on SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch >
Dr. Mourtos delivers workshops to faculty and staff at Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, Oman >
AE propulsion students visit Hiller Aviation Museum for a first hand intro to JT9D,
J46, and radial piston engines >
AE design team Cronus II wins 10th place at prestigious AIAA aircraft design contest
New record! Over two dozen AE students earn their High Performance Rocket Certifications at Helm, CA >
Graduate student Tara Samuels receives Society of Women Engineers and College of Engineering Excellence in Service Award Scholarships >
Graduate students Matt Miller, Brian Graham and Eric Wahl present research papers at the AIAA SciTech Conference in Grapevine, TX >
SJSU AE students tour NASA Ames' Advanced Super-computing Facility with Branch Chief, Dr. Cetin Kiris and Engineering Servers and Services Manager, our own grad student Ted Bohrer>
Guest lecturer Dr. Mark Tischler, Senior Scientist at US Army/ NASA Ames discusses Flight Controls with SJSU AE students>
Senior Stephanie Hadley interviews Lockheed Corporate Astronaut Leslie Wickman>
Five students earn high performance rocket certifications. Congrats to our Rocket Club!>
Congrats to our AE Engineering Scholarship winners! Brandon Arias,
Fadi Bakour, Stephanie Hadley, Royd Johanson,
Joel Lucatero, Jared Sagaga >
SJSU AE a "perennial top contender" according to Aerospace America>
Senior Zaid Karajeh receives the 2016 Donald Beall-Rockwell Award for Engineering Accomplishment>
Aircraft design team Cronus wins 1st Place in the highly competitive international AIAA design competition Design-Build-Fly>
Welcome to SJSU Aerospace Engineering!
SJSU's AE Department offers an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science (BSAE) and a Master of Science (MSAE) in Aerospace Engineering. Our hands-on curriculum and small class sizes give students the best opportunity to learn and interact with our faculty. Learn more about Aerospace Engineering at SJSU.
Where Do Our Alumni Work?
Our graduates go on to work for world-class companies, government agencies and engineering services, specializing in research, aerodynamics, navigation, thermal protection, flight testing, stress analysis and so much more:
Find out what some of our distinguished alumni are doing now on our Alumni Spotlight page.
What Do Aerospace Engineers Do?
Aerospace Engineers research, design, and develop high-speed transportation vehicles such as: airplanes, spacecraft, space stations, planetary vehicles, and space probes. Approximately half work in the aerospace industry in world-class companies like Boeing, Lockheed-Martin and Cessna, 15% work for government agencies such as NASA or the Department of Defense, and the rest work in engineering services, research, testing and navigation functions. Aerospace engineers also work in industries not necessarily associated with aerospace, such as automotive industries, where they work to improve the aerodynamics of vehicles.
Who Should Apply?
Do you love aircraft and spacecraft? Are you good at math and science? Have you ever wondered how airplanes work or how missions to other planets are possible? If so, consider an undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering. It’s arguably one of the most challenging degrees you can get, and also one of the most rewarding.
If you already hold an undergraduate degree, and you want to take your knowledge to the next level, take a look at our Master of Science degree program. Our graduate program caters to working professionals with evening classes and a practical, project-based curriculum.
Vibrant Student Community
Our students participate in and run a variety of on-campus clubs where they can socialize and learn. Start here:
- American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
- Design - Build - Fly (DBF)
- Engineering Ambassadors Program
- Engineers Without Borders
- Rocket Club
- Sigma Gama Tau (AE Honors Society)
- Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
- Spartan Racing (Forumla SAE)
- Students for the Exploration and Development of Space
- Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society)
Commitment to STEM in our Community
SJSU AE students are committed to sharing their love of science, technology, engineering and math with kids of all ages in Silicon Valley. Teachers, troop leaders and community members are invited to request an SJSU AE student speaker.