Program educational objectives
The educational objectives of the aerospace engineering program at Western Michigan University are to have graduates
- Career Growth: as demonstrated by achieving proficiency in current position, increasing responsibility, diversity of job functions, recognition, progression and/or job advancement.
- Professional Development: as demonstrated by pursuing additional education, professional certifications, leadership effectiveness, staying current with evolving technologies and/or demonstrating initiative.
- Service: as demonstrated by community involvement, professional societies, and/or humanitarian endeavors.
- Innovation: as demonstrated by the development of new processes, devices, methods, patents, and/or dissemination of knowledge.
The following student outcomes are produced by the faculty of the aerospace engineering program at Western Michigan University satisfying the ABET criterion for student outcomes (1-7).
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgements, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgement to draw conclusions.
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
Program enrollment and degree data
|Academic Year||Total Undergraduate |
|Bachelor’s Degrees |
- Rob Curtis, B.S.'11, Engineering Manager, Parker Aerospace
- Dr. Tom Heine, B.S.'02, Flight Systems Engineering Lead, Meta Orbital Effects
- Alexander Porter, B.S.'89, M.S.'92, Global Director of Engineering, Intertek
- Dr. Sudesh Woodiga, Ph.D.'13, Principal Experimental Aerodynamicist, Ford Motor Company