Students with a passion for the high-tech engineering world of airplanes, helicopters, and spacecraft are right at home in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle. Founded in the 1950s, the department has a long history of excellence. The Aerospace Engineering Department is the largest in the country with 1404 BS, 113 MS, and 33 PhD students as of fall 2018. It should be noted that 13.1% of our students are honors students, while the rest of ERAU has 5.5% honors students. The undergraduate AE program has been ranked No. 1 by the US News and World Report for the past 16 years as long as Daytona Beach was classified among the non-PhD granting institutions. In 2016, for the first time US News & World Report moved ERAU’s Daytona Beach campus into the PhD-granting category. In this new category our undergraduate program has now moved up to No. 11, 1st in the State of Florida. This is up two spots from last year when it was ranked No. 13 (tied). Our Graduate program is currently ranked by US News & World Report No. 27 (tied), 2nd in the State of Florida. Our program moved up eight spots, as last year it was ranked No. 35.

Aerospace Engineering deals with the scientific principles that govern the design of airplanes, spacecraft, and jet engines. After studying fundamental mathematics and physics, Aerospace Engineering students study the core areas of aerodynamics and propulsion, dynamics and control, and structures and materials. These studies give them the necessary background to take the year-long senior capstone aircraft/spacecraft/propulsion design courses. There are ample opportunities for lab courses and hands-on experiences.

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Submissions from 2012

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Strain Rate and Orientation Dependencies of the Strength of Single Crystalline Copper under Compression, Virginie Dupont and Timothy C. Germann

Submissions from 2011

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Use of the Richtmyer-Meshkov Instability to Infer Yield Stress at High-Energy Densities, Guy Dimonte, G. Terrones, F. J. Cherne, T. C. Germann, Virginie Dupont, K. Kadau, W. T. Buttler, D. M. Oro, C. Morris, and D. L. Preston

Submissions from 2009

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Molecular Dynamics Study of Crystal Plasticity during Nanoindentation in Ni Nanowires, V. Dupont and F. Sansoz

Submissions from 2006

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Grain Growth Behavior at Absolute Zero during Nanocrystalline Metal Indentation, F. Sansoz and V. Dupont