AET Program Educational Objectives
Our Vision Statement
The Aeronautical Engineering Technology program produces graduates who have hands-on technical and engineering skills with aerospace vehicle systems, the demonstrated ability to think critically and manage projects, and who have a broad academic education; all of which shall prepare them to become industry leaders in the design, manufacturing, maintenance, operations, and support of aerospace vehicles.
Upon graduation, AET (Aeronautical Engineering Technology) graduates will be successful in positions at aerospace organizations in engineering positions including, but not limited to:
- Project engineering
- Repair engineering
- Manufacturing engineering
- Liaison engineering
- Design engineering
- Retrofit engineering
- Tooling engineering
And/or other aerospace technical careers including but not limited to:
- technical support,
- direct maintenance and vehicle operations,
- positions in the airline or corporate aviation industry in areas such as airline reliability engineering or maintenance management.
Graduates will also be prepared to pursue graduate education and other life long learning opportunities.
Within five years of graduation, AET graduates successfully can work at aerospace organizations in positions including, but not limited to, engineering or production project managers, integrated product team leader, or customer support program managers; in the airline or corporate aviation industry in maintenance management or airline engineering project management.
AET Objectives & Outcomes
AET Program Outcomes: (BS degree) at the time of graduation:
- Demonstrate the appropriate mastery of aerospace processes and technology in order to apply problem solving tools and techniques and hands on skills for the design, manufacturing, operations, and/or support of aerospace vehicles or vehicle systems.
- Apply and adapt the appropriate mathematics, science, engineering and technology in problem definition and problem solutions.
- Demonstrate an ability to evaluate and identify problems, perform testing and measurement to understand problems, and to interpret the results of testing and evaluation to recognize and develop appropriate solutions and outcomes.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the aerospace vehicle as a system, and its role as a part of a greater system, and to develop creative solutions which positively impact related systems components.
- Demonstrate the ability to collaborate effectively in a teaming environment, and utilize the tools necessary to communicate, collaborate, mentor, and appropriately lead in a team environment.
- Apply appropriate technical and decision-making tools to identify, analyze and solve problems.
- Demonstrate effective written, oral, and presentation skills appropriate for leadership and cross-functional communication.
- Demonstrate the skills to learn independently, and to understand the necessity for continued learning.
- Demonstrate an ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
- Demonstrate a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.
- Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement needed in order to perform to an aerospace quality standard.
Educational Objectives for the AET Degree Program
AET Graduates two to five years into their careers:
- Effectively apply technical knowledge, problem solving techniques and hands-on skills in traditional and emerging areas of aerospace design, manufacturing, operations, or support.
- Be active and effective participants in ongoing professional development, professional growth and increasing professional responsibility.
- Effectively communicate ideas to technical and non-technical people.
- Work effectively in industrial teams.
- Work within the accepted standards of professional integrity and conduct.