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Top Aerospace Engineering Schools?

  1. Oct 6, 2005 #1
    Can you guys give me some advice?

    I'm in Arizona, (Arizona State University) and I'm got accepted to the Aersospace program. I've heard that their Aerospace program isnt that great. I'm alright with moving to anywhere in the country for a good college and experience.

    What would be your top 5 college recommendations for Aerospace Engineering?

    I'm considering MIT, but who knows if I'll get in there. Boston University also has a program, but the course guide doesnt look too great.

    Any help would be appreciated.
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  3. Oct 6, 2005 #2
    There's some very good UK universities for Aeronautical Engineering, but I doubt you want to move that far :rolleyes:
  4. Oct 6, 2005 #3
    Actually I'd love to move there. What schools?
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  6. Oct 6, 2005 #5
    My G/F's parents are from England. We'd have friends and family galore over there. Its always an option. :)
  7. Oct 6, 2005 #6


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    Some options -

    Rank by US News & World Report

    1. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology

    2. Georgia Institute of Technology
    The School of Aerospace Engineering

    3. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor
    Department of Aerospace Engineering
    http://www.engin.umich.edu/dept/aero/ [Broken]

    4. Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN
    School of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    5. Caltech - Division of Engineering and Applied Science

    The Department of Aerospace Engineering - ask enigma.

    Auburn University's Department of Aerospace Engineering

    Texas A&M Aerospace Engineering

    Aerospace Engineering at the University of Sheffield

    University of Cincinnati in Aerospace Engineering
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  8. Oct 6, 2005 #7
    Hey Grave9,

    I too am applying to aerospace engineering for next year. The following are the universities in the USA that I am considering, none of them are on the list that Astronuc has but they are decent schools (MIT and Caltech aren't on my application list because I don't think I would get in...)

    Boston U
    Cornell U
    Embry-Riddle (Daytona Beach campus...also one in Prescott AZ)
    Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
    Washington U at St. Louis
    Syracuse U
    Florida Institute of Technology

    Also the University of Toronto in Canada has a fairly renowned engineering program...the aerospace option is part of a program called Engineering science, which you choose a specialization (mine and yours would be aero) in your 3rd year. Excellent program or so I've heard.
  9. Jul 29, 2007 #8
    another two options to potentially look at are Rose-Hulman in Terra Huete Indiana and University of Alabama, Huntsville (UAH). UAH is right across the street from NASA and just down the road from the military's Redstone Arsenal which is where their helicopter devision is based. They have an excellent Co-op program as well.
  10. Jul 29, 2007 #9

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    Rennsaler Poly in Albany New york has a fine program along with Emery-Riddle in Florida.
  11. Jul 29, 2007 #10
    Well, seeing as how its 2 years after his post, its probably a bit late to answer his question, no? :rofl:
  12. Jul 29, 2007 #11
    This is the only board I've ever been to where people frequently reply to posts that are like 2 or 3 years old. The person bumping the post up is usually a new poster, so I always wonder if they've read that far back in the archive, or if they came across the archived page in a Google search and replied to it.

    It's pretty funny, nonetheless. :rofl:
  13. Feb 6, 2008 #12
    I've heard nice comments about Germany in Aeronautic/Aerospace. Anyy examples besides Stuttgart?
  14. Feb 7, 2008 #13
    A bit part about college is picking one that will get you a good job. Although all these schools are great (really, you can't go wrong), I think you should think about where you want to study (region). Here in Los Angeles, we have most of the big aerospace companies. They are constantly knocking on our door for recruits. I am at UCLA. With that being said, I hear that USC has a better program. Good luck with your apps.
  15. Feb 11, 2008 #14
    Anyone comes from Singapore? How's the prospect in Singapore for Aeronautical engineer.
  16. Aug 12, 2010 #15
    Hi, I'm from Singapore, and currently studying Aerospace Programme in NTU (Nanyang Technological University). Well for now only NTU offers Aerospace Major, its quite new here (i'm the 4th batch) , and before that Aeronautical Engineer comes from Mechanical Engineering specialization.

    As for the prospect, well, not really sure about this, but from what I see is most of the comany is working in MRO.
  17. Apr 4, 2011 #16
    Some good advise below, mine is to do a resume search. The ones you find via an internet search looking hard (likely unemployed), if a school is listed on found resume cross it off your list.
  18. Apr 4, 2011 #17
    Wichita State University is quite respected for aerospace I heard..
  19. Apr 4, 2011 #18
    I can't comment on that, however and more importantly opportunities for internship should be good.
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