Recent Enrollment and Degree Details by Program

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

The objective of the undergraduate aeronautical and astronautical engineering program is to prepare students for careers in aerospace engineering and related disciplines.

We consider this objective to be achieved if:

  • All graduates are meaningfully employed in industry or government or are pursuing graduate studies within one year of graduation
  • Most of our graduates take jobs in the aerospace industry or pursue graduate work in aerospace engineering
  • After five years, most graduates are working in engineering
  • After five years most graduates have advanced their careers by, for example, promotion or pursuit of an advanced degree

and, most importantly,

  • All of our alumni feel that their education at Purdue was valuable preparation for their careers, whatever their field of endeavor.

STUDENT OUTCOMES

Through the course of their studies, students shall gain:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

(c) an ability to design an aerospace system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic
    constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and
    sustainability

(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve aerospace engineering problems

(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

(g) an ability to communicate effectively

(h) an understanding of the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic,
      environmental, and societal context

(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues in aerospace engineering

(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for aerospace engineering
    practice.