College of Engineering

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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.


Meet the Dean

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. He is the primary interface with the Worldwide and Daytona Beach campuses...


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Bachelor's Degrees

Aerospace Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering

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.

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Computer Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

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.

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Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Electrical 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.

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Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

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.

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Software Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering

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.

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Prescott Campus College of Engineering Recognized by Dassault Systemes

Dassault Systemes, a European multinational software company specializing in 3D design, 3D digital mock-up, and product lifecycle management (PLM) software has recognized Prescott's College of Engineering as a CATIA 

Meghan Callaway in front of a Space Systems Loral satellite.

Alumni in the Field: Meghan Callaway’s First Satellite Launch

Meghan Callaway, a 2015 Prescott campus graduate in Aerospace Engineering (Astro Track), electrically integrates and tests full-sized communication satellites for Space Systems Loral.


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FAA Memo clarifying UAS in education

The May 4, 2016, essentially lifts the ban of flying UAS outdoors when the UAS is part of curriculum not leading to flight certification and further clarifies section 336 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (FMRA). 

Insitu employee and Prescott alumnus repairs a drone.

Alumni in the Field: A Conversation with Paul Lechner (PC ’15) about the UAS Industry

Paul Lechner graduated from Embry-Riddle Prescott in 2015 and is immersed in the world of unmanned aircraft systems at Insitu.

Wingsuit engineering team at Embry-Riddle Presscott

Engineering Wingsuits for Safer Thrills

Embry-Riddle students and an Aeronautics faculty member are re-engineering wingsuits to improve aerodynamics, performance and safety.

Embry-Riddle Prescott campus’ Eagle Works: Advanced Vehicle Laboratory Land Speed Record

Student Team Speeding up Green Energy Technology

The Embry-Riddle Prescott campus’ Eagle Works: Advanced Vehicle Laboratory student team is developing an electric car that will break the existing E-1 class electric land speed record. 

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To learn more about this College or Department, or to schedule an appointment to speak with a faculty member, call us at 800-888-3728 or 928-777-6600, or email