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Aerospace Engineering Minor

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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 U.S. Department of Defense and the Federal Aviation Administration.

Undecided or still deciding on a major and future career?

If you are uncertain about your major and have questions about career planning, you are not alone. Choosing a major or career can be a very difficult decision. The exploratory studies program may be a good fit if you are unsure of your major and career focus. Entering the university in the exploratory studies program will help you gain confidence and valuable insights on majors and minors available at SDSU and future career choices. 

In addition, FOCUS 2 Career, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you reflect on your values, interests, personality traits and skills to provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 Career by using their student email and password. After completing FOCUS 2 Career, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.