Prescott Campus

Aerospace Engineering

  • OVERVIEW
  • ADVANTAGES
  • REQUIREMENTS
  • CAREERS
  • FACULTY

Overview

Aerospace engineers from Embry-Riddle are advancing atmospheric and space flight by designing military and civilian aircraft, space probes, UAVs, rotorcraft, satellites, and space rovers. The Aerospace Engineering degree program offers broad exposure to engineering fundamentals and prepares students to enter a wide range of engineering positions in industry or government or graduate study and research.

Program requirements concentrate on scientific theory applied to engineering. Through class work and lab experience, learn to design, analyze and test aerospace systems. Perform experiments in wind tunnels to measure flow conditions and investigate aerodynamic phenomena. In the materials lab, study metals and composites used in modern aircraft construction. In upper-level courses, students work as part of a team, creating and defending the conceptual design of an aircraft or spacecraft in an environment that mirrors the real-world industry and develops presentation and communication skills.

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Advantages

  • Among the best and most respected aerospace engineering programs in the nation, U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges ranks the Prescott Campus Aerospace Engineering program in the top three for Aerospace, Aeronautical, Astronautical Engineering Programs (at schools whose highest degree is a master's).
  • Work in a state-of-the-art learning environment including facilities such as AXFAB, the Aerospace Experimentation and Fabrication Building, the wind tunnel facility, thermal/fluids and propulsion labs, and rapid prototyping lab.
  • High contact with faculty and small classes.
  • Opportunities to participate in co-ops and internships in the industry.

Requirements

View requirements for the B.S. in Aerospace Engineering degree on the Catalog site.

Careers

Our graduates are sought by such prestigious employers as:

  • The Boeing Company
  • Eclipse International
  • GE Aircraft Engines
  • Honeywell
  • Lockheed-Martin
  • Motorola
  • NASA
  • NAVAIR
  • United Space Alliance

Faculty

Mark Sensmeier Dr. Mark Sensmeier

Chair

Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Sensmeier’s areas of expertise are aerospace structures, composite materials and optimization.

Thomas Gally Dr. Thomas Gally

Professor

Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Gally has worked as a specialist engineer with Boeing Commercial Aircraft and General Dynamics and has research experience with NASA on range of topics.

Jeffrey Ashworth Dr. Jeffrey Ashworth

Associate Professor

Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Ashworth's experience includes 22 years in the Air Force, 6 years teaching at the U.S. Air Force Academy, and holds a certificate for Airplane Single Engine Landing (ASEL).

Shigeo Hayashibara Dr. Shigeo Hayashibara

Assistant Professor

Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Shigeo Hayashibara, Assistant Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott Campus.

James Helbling James Helbling

Associate Professor

Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Prof. Helbling was an engineer and manager at Northrop Grumman for 20 years.

David Lanning Dr. David Lanning Jr.

Professor

Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

A Professor in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Lanning was recently named Distinguished Faculty member for the year 2008-2009.

Wahyu Lestari Dr. Wahyu Lestari

Associate Professor

Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Wahyu Lestari, Associate Professor of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott.

Lance Traub Dr. Lance Traub

Associate Professor

Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

His field of interest is aerodynamics with an emphasis on low speed flows, morphable vehicles, and active flow control.

Julio Benavides Dr. Julio Benavides

Assistant Professor

Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Julio Benavides, Assistant Professor of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott Campus.

Ken Bordignon Dr. Ken Bordignon

Assistant Professor

Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Bordignon is an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering. His areas of expertise are aircraft flight controls, control systems, and modeling and simulation.

Bradley Wall Dr. Bradley Wall

Assistant Professor

Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

His areas of expertise are orbital mechanics and optimization.