Program Accreditation & Objectives


The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,


The aerospace engineering faculty, by consensus, defines three groups to be the department's degree program constituents. These are:

  1. Students, current and former, of the program
  2. Organizations employing program graduates
  3. Graduate and professional educational programs (by way of their admission standards) where AE graduates choose to pursue further studies

Statement of the Program Educational Objectives

To uphold the university and college missions, the aerospace engineering faculty, in consultation with its constituents, established the following Program Educational Objectives:

  1. Within a few years after graduation program alumni are dependable, productive professionals using learned engineering principles to successfully satisfy employer needs in aerospace engineering or related fields in Wichita and the global community.

  2. Within a few years after graduation program alumni, interested in attending graduate school, successfully complete advanced degrees in aerospace engineering or related fields.

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the Aerospace Engineering program will have:
a. An ability to apply knowledge of science, mathematics, and engineering;
b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;
c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;
d. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams;
e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;
f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;
g. An ability to communicate effectively;
h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;
i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;
j. A knowledge of contemporary issues;
k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice;

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Undergraduate Enrollment (Fall 2016): 362
Graduate Enrollment (Fall 2016): 124
Graduation Data (Academic Year 2016): 56 BS, 13 MS, & 3 PhD