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Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace engineers design primarily aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. Aerospace engineers are employed in industries whose workers design or build aircraft, missiles, systems for national defense, or spacecraft. Aerospace engineers are employed primarily in manufacturing, analysis and design, research and development, and the federal government.

Sample Companies who have hired WPI Aerospace Engineering Graduates

Amazon Robotics
Aurora Flight Sciences
BAE Systems
Belcan Corporation
Berkshire Theater Group
Ensign Bickford Aerospace and Defense
General Dynamics Electric Boat
Lockheed Martin-Sikorsky Aircraft
LTA Research & Exploration
NASA
Naval Air Systems Command
Naval Undersea Warfare Center
Raytheon Company
Solar Turbines
UTC Pratt & Whitney
WPI

Sample Graduate Schools

Florida Institute of Technology
University of California-LA
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Average Starting Salary: 
$67,329 (2018)
Sample Job Titles: 
Software Engineer I
Industrial Engineering Specialist
Instructor
Robotics Software Engineer
Actuarial Analyst
Project Engineer
Technical Analyst
Research Engineer III
Senior Advisory Solutions Architect
Quality Control Engineer
Sample Major Qualifying Projects: 
WPI Sailbot 2018-2019
Vertical Take-off and Landing Autonomous Aircraft Design
Issues on Mechanical Properties of 3D Prints
Design of an MAV for the 2019 SAE Aero Design Competition
Design and Integration of a High-Powered Model Rocket-I
Interfacial Adhesion of Polymer-Metal Composites
Quasi-Static and Dynamic Testing of Composite Materials

Program Tracking Sheets

The Program Tracking Sheets help WPI students to plan and track progress toward their degree. Academic Advising has created tracking sheets for each major and graduation year.

Career Outcomes & Salary Data

The Career Development Center (CDC) has compiled a list of resources to help you learn about salary expectations and companies that have hired recent graduates, including the Post-Graduation Report for WPI's most recent graduating class.

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