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The frontiers of air and space.
Aerospace engineering is the primary field of engineering concerned with design and development of aircraft and spacecraft. Applications include traditional piloted fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft, as well as autonomous aircraft of various types. The Aerospace Engineering Minor specifies a sequence of courses and academic experiences that provide a basic background in concepts required to solve design problems in aerospace applications. Students that complete the 18-credit minor will have an understanding of basic engineering principles that apply to the design, development, and testing of aircraft and spacecraft. Employers include numerous companies involved in the aerospace industry and government agencies such as NASA, the Department of Defense, and the FAA.
Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.