The Aerospace Engineering department within the College of Engineering at WSU is the seventh oldest in the nation. Located in the Air Capital of the World, we have long benefitted from and contributed to Wichita's rich aviation history, home to such names as Airbus, Bombardier-Learjet, Textron/Cessna/Beechcraft and Spirit AeroSystems.

Aerospace Engineering at WSU

Leaders in R&D

Ranked No. 1 in industry-funded aeronautical research and development expenditures by the National Science Foundation

Graduate School

Ranked No. 47 in Best Engineering Graduate Schools by the U.S. News and World Report

Innovation Campus

One of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing research/innovation parks

About the Program

Our applied learning approach means hands-on experiences in the classroom and beyond. Our laboratories, including those at WSU's National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR), are among the best in the nation. WSU's Cooperative Education program gives students the opportunity to work for Innovation Campus partners, in the local area and at NASA centers— gaining resume experience and making contacts in aerospace and other industries that hire our graduates. Additionally, the WSU Honors Program and Aerospace Engineering Honors Track provide top students with additional challenges and rewards.

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Connect With Our Department

You may contact our department in Wallace Hall, room 200, or via phone at (316) 978-3410. If you would like to connect with the department chair, Dr. Suresh Keshavanarayana, or follow the department on Facebook, select the appropriate link below.