The University of Colorado Boulder Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences is a hub for our nation’s aerospace education and research efforts. Our students and faculty are advancing the frontiers of aerospace engineering and space science on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the world.

From designing autonomous systems to expanding humanity’s presence into deep space, as a student you will build technical expertise and creativity to solve tomorrow’s challenges.

Why choose CU Aerospace?

  • The hands-on learning experience and facilities are world class.
  • Faculty attend all labs and actively support your learning.
  • Award winning professors with honors for teaching and research.
  • A former NASA astronaut on the faculty teaching space from personal experience
  • Top 10 ranking for both undergraduate and graduate aerospace education among public universities by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Boulder has one of the highest per-capita concentrations of highly educated workers, high-tech companies, and business startups.

Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences particularly encourages applications from students who would broaden the diversity of our graduate community. We know that diversity is essential to academic and workplace success and we are committed to creating an inclusive and collaborative community. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder Diversity Initiative.