Learn about aircraft design, analysis, development, and manufacturing with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering degree from Southern New Hampshire University. Through this program, you'll have the opportunity to apply knowledge and theories learned in the classroom to practical, real-world situations. You'll develop projects from concept to completion, and build confidence and competence when it comes to solving engineering design problems.
SNHU has modelled its engineering programs in accordance with the international CDIO initiative, "an innovative educational framework for producing the next generation of engineers that stresses engineering fundamentals set in the context of Conceiving, Designing, Implementing, and Operating real-world systems and products." CDIO is a prominent engineering educational philosophy and is intended to achieve a fine balance between project-based, hands-on learning and traditional, theory-based engineering education. No matter your interest, the program will help you develop the necessary skills to begin your chosen career.
The Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering at Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Robotics: Explores the future of robotics across a wide range of applications. Within this concentration, you will study both mobile and industrial robots, with opportunities for hands-on experience. You will also study ways to integrate, research, and implement robotics-related projects, with topics including advanced gripper mechanisms, control algorithms, humanoid robots, warehouse robots, and mobile robots.
Telecommunications: Examines the theory and design of telecommunications, including digital communication systems. Topics covered include principles of information theory, digital signals and digital channels, digital modulation, continuous and discrete systems, time system theory, difference and differential equations of systems, sampling theory, digital filtering, and more. You will also understand the principles of photonics, with a focus on lasers, optical fibers, and solid-state detectors.
Unmanned Aerial Systems: Focuses on understanding and designing unmanned aerial systems. This concentration will convey the fundamentals of systems engineering and unmanned aerial systems, as well as how they can be applied to the development of complex systems as applied in the aeronautics industry. You will learn how systems engineering differs from standard engineering as you study the conceptual design of unmanned aerial systems. The concentration includes a UAS design project with UAV mission sets.
When you enroll in the Aeronautical Engineering program at SNHU, you're signing up for a wide-ranging series of courses that will help you understand the full scope of the industry. The expert faculty members at SNHU are dedicated to helping you realize and guide your education and job goals down the path to a successful career in the industry.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of majoring in Aeronautical Engineering at SNHU include:
Graduates from the Aeronautical Engineering program at SNHU will be able to put engineering theories and concepts into practice. Whether you're looking for a career in military aircraft piloting, aircraft design, aircraft flight testing, jet engine testing, guidance and control, or one of many other great career paths, this program will ensure that you are well prepared to enter the workforce.
By gaining a thorough understanding of the problems that aeronautical engineers face on a daily basis and being able to apply your knowledge and skills to overcome them, you can make yourself a valuable asset to companies within your field. Whether your goal is to enter public sector, private sector, or even the military, this program will put you one step closer to achieving your goals.
SNHU's bachelor's in aeronautical engineering program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Total Credits: 125
Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals. More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships.
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) as well as several other accrediting bodies.
This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Student and graduates data can be found below.
*All concentrations associated with the program are also accredited through ABET.
Program Enrollments (Fall 2019)
Aeronautical Engineering (BS): 26
Graduates (Academic Year 2018-2019)
Aeronautical Engineering (BS): 4