Aeronautical Engineering Certificate or Minor
Aeronautical engineers are in growing demand as air travel becomes faster, safer, and more environmentally friendly. Increased competition in the commercial aircraft industry, new initiatives in space exploration, the evolution of smaller aircraft and airports as alternatives to traditional airline travel, including the expanding market for personal jet aircraft known as very light jets or VLJs, are also fueling this trend. With our world becoming smaller by the day, the aeronautics industry relies on highly skilled aeronautical engineers to help meet the demands of business and pleasure travelers alike.
Proud History, Bright Futures Lawrence Tech has a long history of aeronautics education and research:
- In competitions of the 1930s involving glider teams from across the nation, students from Lawrence Tech won so often that the University was permanently awarded the national championship trophy!
- An experimental racing airplane, the Spirit of Lawrence Tech, was designed and built by Lawrence Tech students in the late 1940s.
- During World War II, a Lawrence Tech alumnus developed the revolutionary high wing/rear door design still used in cargo aircraft worldwide.
- Other alumni played key roles in developing rockets, the Apollo missions that took men to the moon, and the Space Shuttle. Today, aeronautical engineering at Lawrence Tech continues to thrive. Each year, students successfully compete in SAE Aero Design® competitions and are active on campus in the student branch of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. In recent years, graduates have been hired by major aeronautical and aerospace companies including NASA, Cessna, Boeing, and Goodrich Aerostructures.
|Both the minor and certificate programs
require 18 credit hours and consist of:
|Applied Fluid Mechanics|
|Advanced Mechanics of Materials|
|You may apply up to six credits from
Lawrence Tech's undergraduate or
graduate mechanical engineering
program toward your minor or certificate.
Certificate Program in Aeronautical Engineering
Current working professionals who hold a BS technical degree in Mechanical Engineering are eligible to enroll in the Aeronautical Engineering Certificate program. The Aeronautical Engineering Certificate requires the completion of 18 credits with the same three required core course, and permits the student to take three elective courses from the approved list. Students must apply to LTU for admission to the certificate program and will be admitted only after review and approval from the Mechanical Engineering Department Chair.
Contact the Mechanical Engineering Department at Lawrence Technological University:
Badih Ali Jawad, Ph.D
Chair, A. Leon Linton Department of Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Building E29
If you are earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, you are eligible to declare a minor in aeronautical engineering. If you have already completed a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, or a comparable degree, you may pursue a certificate in aeronautical engineering.
Lawrence Tech Office of Admissions or 800.CALL.LTU