The University of Colorado Boulder Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences is located in Boulder, Colorado on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the world. Boulder has one of the highest per-capita concentrations of highly educated workers and high-tech companies to be found anywhere. It's a great place to study, to work, and to live.

Why choose CU Aerospace?

  • The hands-on learning experience and facilities are world class.
  • Faculty attend all of the labs and actively support student learning.
  • Award winning professors, including 2 presidential teaching scholars.
  • Two former NASA astronauts on the faculty teaching space from personal experience
  • The program was ranked 3rd in the country in the most recent National Research Council assessment of research-doctorate programs (quantitative regression analysis).

Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences fosters an environment of inclusivity and celebrates the ever-increasing diversity of our student body. Whatever your background, our department will provide you with the support necessary for academic and professional success, while keeping our minds open to how we can further improve our scholastic environment.