Aerospace Engineering

Where will Aerospace Engineering take you?

AE Freshman Orientation

Date: Tuesday, August 23 
Time: 9 - 11 a.m. 
Location: Engineering 164

This is your opportunity to:

  • Learn about study skills needed for success during your freshman year at SJSU
  • Meet other aerospace engineering students
  • Meet your AE "Buddy", a senior or graduate student 
  • Form a study group
  • Find out about tutoring in freshman subjects for AE students
  • Meet the aerospace engineering faculty  
  • Peek at the Aerospace Engineering Labs
  • Have fun competing in the annual paper airplane competition
  • Predict and visualize spacecraft orbits

Come to the orientation for a great start to your first semester at SJSU.

Welcome to the Aerospace Engineering Program at San José State University

We offer degree programs at both the undergraduate (Bachelor of Science) and graduate (Master of Science) level in Aerospace Engineering. Our hands-on curriculum and small class sizes give students the best opportunity to learn and interact with our faculty. Our ABET-accredited BSAE Program is ranked among the top public universities nationwide without a PhD program. 

What do aerospace engineers do?
They research, design, and develop high-speed transportation vehicles, such as:
airplanes, spacecraft, space stations, planetary vehicles, and space probes.

Where do aerospace engineers work?
Approximately half work in the aerospace industry (e.g. Boeing, Lockheed-Martin, Cessna, etc.), 15% work for government agencies (e.g. NASA, DoD, etc.), and the rest work in engineering services, research, testing and navigation functions. Aerospace engineers also work in industries not necessarily associated with aerospace, such as automotive industries, where they work to improve the aerodynamics of vehicles.