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Why Study A&A at the UW?

The Aerospace Engineering industry is at the forefront of revolutionary technological developments in transportation, exploration, and national security, with new and significant challenges emerging every day.

The William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the University of Washington is helping to meet those challenges by offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees that prepare students to become leaders in this exciting field. Our program is at the forefront of current research in space-based information systems, energetics, complex autonomous systems, composite materials, and more, ensuring our graduates will be competitive in academics and industry well into the future.

award-winning facultyWork with award winning and supportive faculty
Our faculty push the boundaries of space and flight every day! They work collaboratively with graduate and undergraduate students on research, and forge integral partnerships across campus and with aerospace industries in the area and around the world.
Student working with RobofishParticipate in world-class research
From the development of advanced unoccupied aerial vehicles to new aerodynamic techniques and unconventional space propulsion concepts, our faculty and students are finding solutions to the latest air and space challenges.
  Build relationships with industry
With strong ties to local giant The Boeing Company, as well as NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration, and many other aerospace engineering companies around the world, the Aeronautics & Aeronautics department offers opportunities to apply classroom concepts to current industry projects.   
happy graduate in purple robesEarn a degree and a career
Since UW has one of the leading programs in Aeronautics & Astronautics in the United States, companies know that our graduates are well prepared to enter the aerospace industry. Our graduates are placed in leading roles in companies and government, from Airbus, Boeing and Lockheed Martin, to NASA and the FAA.