The Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering degree was approved by the Kansas Board of Regents in 1941. In 1961, the department name was changed to "Aerospace Engineering" to reflect its expanded program. Since the first graduating class in 1944, the department has graduated over 1000 students. The Aerospace Engineering BS degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org
The Department also offers graduate programs at both the Master and Doctoral levels. The Department programs are annually reviewed by the Aerospace Engineering Department Advisory Board composed of representatives from industry and government. This review assures that graduates of our programs meet the needs of the profession. The Master and Doctoral Programs in the Department of Aerospace Engineering were approved by the Kansas Board of Regents in 1969. These programs complement the nationally recognized Bachelor of Science Program in Aerospace Engineering.
The Department faculty and graduate students conduct approximately $1.5M of funded research annually. This is complemented by numerous unfunded research projects.