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 1348 BS, 109 MS, and 29 PhD students as of fall 2016. It should be noted that 12% of our students are honors students, more than twice the ERAU average. 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 the undergraduate program was ranked 16th and 1st in the State of Florida - one of the 17 aerospace programs among 65 nationwide, which were viewed by the peers strong enough to be ranked. The Graduate program was ranked 36th and 2nd in the State of Florida.

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


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

Submissions from 2011


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


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

Submissions from 2006


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