Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Design aircraft, or explore the universe in aerospace engineering. Work in a highly multi-disciplinary field, working with all facets of machines and designs in mechanical engineering.

Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering Department | Engineering Degree Programs

Aerospace Engineering

From super-efficient subsonic jet liners to a trans-atmospheric aircraft that can fly into orbit, aerospace engineers create new technologies in commercial aviation, defense systems, and space exploration. An aerospace engineering major at SLU provides a challenging technical education with a strong emphasis on understanding complex systems.

It launches your career with easy access to a sophisticated computer-aided design laboratory, wind tunnels, a water tunnel, a structures laboratory, and a reconfigurable engineering flight simulator. In addition, the practice of design skills is carefully integrated into the majority of the engineering courses. The design experience culminates in a sequence of two capstone design courses during the senior year. 

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering is a broad and challenging engineering program. Mechanical engineers create products and systems ranging from consumer products to automated processes that are essential to our society.

A mechanical engineering education at SLU provides a unique, intellectually challenging, hands-on curriculum that integrates a broad-based technical knowledge with tangible skills. The students learn the principles of solid modeling during the first two semesters of study. Thereafter, they study creative problem-solving, design and product realization.

Laboratory experiences in fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, machine shop, wind tunnels, water tunnel and mechatronics labs complement lectures.

Double Major

Learn more about our Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Double Major

Experiential Learning To Set You Apart From The Competition

The practice of design skills is carefully integrated into the majority of the engineering courses. The design experience culminates in a sequence of two capstone design courses during the senior year. In these courses, students work closely with faculty and industry to produce innovative designs. 

Throughout their years of study, students enjoy excellent opportunities to participate in professional organizations as well as co-op and summer internships. 

 

 

Staying Connected with Alumni

After graduation, we like to stay in touch with our alumni.  If you are an Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering graduate, please take a few moments to rate how our curriculum prepared you for your career.  This information will be used for accreditation purposes and continuous quality improvement. Participation in the survey will help us to make the programs better for current and future students.

For the alumni of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, please complete a survey by clicking the following link:  ALUMNI SURVEY 

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