Aerospace at Maryland

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Quality Education

Aerospace engineering at Maryland is a top-tier nationally ranked program with numerous areas of study for undergraduate and graduate students with curricula that blends interdisciplinary and specialized courses to prepare students to be successful in industry, government, or academia. Graduates of our department are always in high demand and most students earn career experience through our robust internship program before completing their degrees.

Cutting-Edge Research

Active research programs in each area of study are supported by leading research centers and labs, including the Space Systems Lab, which houses the largest neutral buoyancy facility housed on a college campus, as well as the Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center, home to some of the leading rotorcraft researchers in the country.

Facts & Figures

  • Founded in 1949
  • 21 tenured and tenure track faculty
  • Three National Academies members
  • Enrollment: 605 in Fall 2022
  • Degrees awarded: 140 in 2022
  • Percentage of female students: 17 percent in Fall 2022
  • Percentage of underrepresented minorities: 15 percent in Fall 2022
  • Two technical tracks (aeronautics and astronautics)
  • Enrollment: 122  in Fall 2022
  • Percentage of female students: 18 percent in Fall 2022
  • Percentage of underrepresented minorities: 13 percent in Fall 2022
  • Five technical divisions
  • Degrees awarded: 25 in Fall 2022
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Our Mission

  • Provide the highest quality education in state-of-the-art aerospace engineering principles and practices at undergraduate and advanced degree levels and through continuing education programs for practicing engineers
  • Conduct research that will significantly advance the state of knowledge in the aerospace sciences and technologies
  • Advance aerospace engineering practice and education through publications in the engineering and educational literature and through close relations with industry, government and other academia
  • Contribute to the advancement of the A. James Clark School of Engineering, the University of Maryland, and the state of Maryland