Our two degree programs are a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering (Course 16) and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Course 16-ENG). Both programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. [Enrollments | Degrees]
Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering (Course 16)
The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering degree provides a foundation in the disciplines related to engineering aerospace vehicles. If you're interested in aerodynamics, fluid mechanics, propulsion, structural design and analysis, advanced materials, and dynamics, this may be the degree for you. Additional topics include feedback, control, estimation, control of flight vehicles, software engineering, human systems engineering, aerospace communications and digital systems.
Students may choose to complete an option in Aerospace Information Technology by taking a minimum of three subjects (36 units) from a designated group of professional subjects specified in the Course 16 degree chart. Note that the Aerospace Information Technology option is not a degree in itself.
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Course 16-ENG)
The Bachelor of Science in Engineering offers significant flexibility within the context of aerospace engineering. Depending on your interests, in Course 16-ENG you can develop a deeper level of understanding and skill in a field of engineering comprising multiple disciplinary areas (e.g., autonomous systems, computational engineering, engineering management), or a greater understanding and skill in an interdisciplinary area (e.g., energy, environment and sustainability, or space exploration). This is accomplished through a foundation within core aerospace engineering disciplines, followed by a six-subject concentration tailored to your interests, and completed with hands-on aerospace engineering lab and capstone design subjects. More detail is available on the Course 16-ENG degree chart.
For more information
- For more detail about the Course 16 and Course 16-ENG degrees, scroll down to “Undergraduate Study” on the MIT Bulletin AeroAstro page. You can also read about the availability of subjects, prerequisites, and the terms that they are offered by visiting the MIT Course Catalogue.
- To see courses required for Course 16 and Course 16-ENG, visit our degree requirements page.
- For sample academic roadmaps, visit our undergraduate forms page.