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Career Snapshot Where Do They Work? Who Recruits or Hires KU Aerospace Majors? • Aircraft industry • Automotive industry • Commercial airlines • Federal government agencies • National research laboratories • Space vehicle industry • Wind energy industry

What Are They Paid? Bachelor’s degree candidates national average starting salary range:

Bombardier Aerospace Boeing Garmin GE Aviation Honda R&D Americas, Inc. Honeywell Aerospace Lockheed Martin NASA SpaceX Textron Aviation

$68,843 - $72,998 *Salaries from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

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Overview KU Aerospace Engineering is one of the top programs in the world in aircraft and engine design education. Four NASA astronauts earned degrees at KU, including one in the 2017 astronaut class. With an emphasis on designing, simulating, building, testing, and flying aerospace vehicles and systems, aerospace engineering students at KU receive access to unmatched educational opportunities. ➙See more:

Aerospace Engineering Assistant Professor Emily Arnold oversees research on a Viking 400 unmanned aerial vehicle NASA loaned to KU. Researchers used the UAV airfame for making measurements and designs to develop new remote sensing technology for analyzing changes to the thickness of glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica.

Aerospace Engineering has lab space dedicated to cutting-edge simulation, including flight and jet propulsion. These simulators enhance the educational experience by creating a real-word simulation in a safe setting.

KU students have won more American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics international design competitions than students from any other school in the world.

KU is the lead institution for the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets. The interdisciplinary team of engineers works to develop new technologies to predict how changes to ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica will effect global sea level rise.

Ku engineering aerospace engineering guide(2017 2018)  
Ku engineering aerospace engineering guide(2017 2018)