Aeronautical Engineering Technology (AET)
Meet Daniel Golladay.
From electrical systems to engines to the science and structure of aerospace vehicles, your degree in aeronautical engineering technology will create the foundation for a lifelong career in the aerospace industry. AET graduates have become industry leaders in the design, manufacture, maintenance, operation, and support of aerospace vehicles.
The program is designed around small, close-knit classes that feature individualized attention combined with the diversity and activities of a large university.
- The baccalaureate degree program in Aeronautical Engineering Technology at West Lafayette is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
- Specific courses satisfy the FAA eligibility requirement to take the FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic certificate exam
- Option to combine flight training with aerospace technology courses
- State-of-the-art lab facilities match industry standards, offering students the best hands-on experience
Course concentrations include:
- Fundamentals of aircraft science
- Electrical systems
- Aircraft materials and production processes
- Aircraft propulsion systems
- Aircraft construction
You'll also take courses such as algebra, trigonometry, calculus, physics, and English composition.
- Global aviation systems
- Fundamentals of powerplant systems
- Aircraft gas turbine engine technology
- Aircraft maintenance technician
- Director of aviation maintenance
- Logistics engineer
- Production machinist
- Technical assistant
- Hangar of the Future
- Technology innovations
- Safety systems
- Economic development
- Aviation fuels
- Radio frequency identification
Included in the Aeronautical Engineering Technology program are a number of courses approved by the Federal Aviation Administration as satisfying the requirements of a aviation maintenance technician school. Upon completion of these courses, the student is eligible to take the comprehensive written, oral, and practical examinations for the FAA Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic certificates. These certificates are recognized throughout the aviation industry as evidence that the holder has acquired a high level of technical knowledge and skill. In addition, the certificates are required for those having the need to perform aircraft maintenance.
All aeronautical engineering technology students complete a globalization requirement, either by studying abroad, completing an internship outside the United States, or taking one of several identified classes. You may also participate in an approved international research project that includes at least seven days of international travel. The requirement also can be met by proving foreign language competence or at least 15 days of international travel or residence since your 12th birthday.
See the complete list of qualifying classes or activities http://www.purdue.edu/tech/at.
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The baccalaureate degree program in Aeronautical Engineering Technology at West Lafayette is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; (410) 347-7700.