Aerospace - Is it for me?
The field of aerospace has been investigated for millennia, but modern aerospace began with the first powered flight at Kitty Hawk on December 16, 1903 by the Wright brothers. From there, aerospace has grown to be one of the most exciting, diverse, and fast paced fields today.
From the hot-air balloons of the 18th century to the first manned mission to the moon on Apollo 11 to the new and exciting aircraft being developed by companies like Boeing, Airbus, and Bombardier, aerospace has come a long way in a little over a century.
Kettering University embraces the spirit of adventure and innovation vital to the aerospace field, Kettering has expertise in using tools that are currently the workhorse in industry or government for designing propulsion systems and for aerodynamic studies. These tools include, but are not limited to JANNAF (Joint Army NASA Navy Air Force) standard methodologies such as TDK, SPP, VIPER, and LTCP computer programs. The students learn how to generate meaningful results by using simulation tools that are widely used.
The Kettering Difference: We Get to the Good Stuff Now
We know who you are. You're interested in Aerospace and new technologies. You're curious and enthusiastic and want to hit the ground running.
You want to do something exciting, like predicting supersonic flow field parameters, shock locations, and forces on the bodies. At other colleges you might have to wait two or three years before you actually get your hands on state-of-the-art lab equipment. Not at Kettering.
And through your co-op position, you'll also get to apply what you're learing right away, and earn real money at the same time. You'll also be gaining valuable experience in your field, so when graduation comes, you'll be more than ready to hit the ground running.
If you have any questions about the Aerospace Specialty, please contact either of the following faculty:
|MECH-521 Energy & Environmental Systems Design||MECH-523 Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics|
|MECH-562 Gas Dynamics/Compressible Flow||MECH-564 Aerodynamics and Wing Theory|
|MECH-600 Engineering Mathematics with Applications||MECH-622 Computational Heat and Mass Transfer|
|MECH-641 Combustion and Emissions||CHEM-561 Physical Chemistry of Energy Conversion|