The College of Engineering will help you develop the skills and knowledge necessary to be a productive engineer, starting from your first day as a student at Embry-Riddle Prescott. From hands-on design projects to theoretical analysis, you’ll be challenged, supported, prepared, and mentored by some of the nation’s most outstanding faculty in the COE's three departments — Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer, Electrical, & Software Engineering. This will assure you’ll be well-equipped to take the next steps toward your future, whether you choose graduate school or a career.
Dr. Ronald Madler
The dean is responsible for the strategic direction of the college. He focuses on facilities, accreditation, curriculum reform, and is the primary focal point for external relations.
The Aerospace Engineering program at Embry-Riddle Prescott is rated third in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The curriculum provides you with specific aerospace design skills and a broad exposure to theory, modern analysis, measurement, and communications and computational techniques essential to the profession.
The Computer Engineering program at Embry-Riddle is a unique application of Embry-Riddle's traditional strengths in computer science and engineering and the emerging field of distance education. Students acquire a broad background in computing machinery, concentrating on programming languages, circuit theory, embedded control systems, real-time systems, and software engineering.
The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering provides the opportunity to acquire a broad background in circuit theory, communication systems, computers, control systems, electromagnetic fields, energy sources, and systems and electronic devices. With an emphasis on design, the culmination of the program is a senior year capstone project that teams electrical engineering students with students from the aerospace and software engineering programs to build an aerospace system or subsystem. The student also gains specialization in avionics appropriate for entry-level positions in industry.
Modern advances in mechanical engineering span from the very small, such as nanotechnology and Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS), to the vastness of space systems. The Mechanical Engineering program at Embry-Riddle provides a strong foundation in basic engineering allowing the student to effectively study the latest technology in several strength areas, including robotics and high-performance vehicles. The curriculum is a balance of theory and practice, encompassing aerodynamics, structures, propulsion, controls, materials, instrumentation, electrical fundamentals, computer applications, and design.
The Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering degree prepares students for an entry-level software engineering position in a variety of industries ranging from aerospace to video game development. Because of the inclusion of real-world, hands-on projects, such as flight control of an autonomous aircraft or power control in a hybrid automobile, the program gives students a chance to develop the knowledge, skills, and ways of thinking required to design and implement large software systems.