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Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Engineering
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Aerospace Engineering

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The Aerospace Engineering Department offers one of the most exciting and challenging academic programs at the Naval Academy. The program is structured to produce naval officers who will meet the challenges of serving in such areas as naval aviation, space, and research.

The Aerospace Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.,

Ranked #5 Best Undergraduate Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Program in the 2021 U.S News & World Report College Ranking Report

Department Mission

Provide the Navy and Marine Corps with engineering graduates capable of growing to fill engineering, management and leadership roles in the Navy, government, and industry, while maturing their fascination with air and space systems.

The Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) for the Aeronautics and Astronautics tracks of the USNA Aerospace Engineering major are to produce junior officers who within ten years after graduation will have:

  1. Mastered the implementation, operation, and functional evaluation of complex aerospace systems while serving as technical subject-matter experts in team-based naval applications.
  2. Demonstrated superior insight into fundamental engineering principles while fulfilling engineering and project management roles in the conception, design, and maintenance of aerospace systems under conflicting constraints. 
  3. Succeeded in a broad range of in-service and post-service technical leadership roles, Naval Service professional schools, and graduate engineering programs.

Contact Information

Associate Department Chairman: CDR Cecily Walsh
Email:, Telephone: 410-293-6402

Mailing Address:
Aerospace Engineering Department
United States Naval Academy
Mail Stop 11B
590 Holloway Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5042

Telephone: 410-293-6400
Department Office: Rickover Hall, Room 327

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