OBU’s engineering degrees are designed to equip you to become an electrical, mechanical, or systems engineer in most any industry. Each degree focuses on the skills and knowledge you will need for your specific degree while your skills will be further developed within the context of the aerospace industry. These skills are transferable to a wide scope of employment potential. And since aerospace is known to be highly technical, even among other industries requiring engineers, employers are likely to view the engineering training you receive within the aerospace context as a highly valuable asset.
|Program Option||Degree Plan|
|Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering|
|Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering|
|Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering|
What can you do with an electrical engineering degree from OBU?
Electrical engineering affords you the opportunity to model and test electrical systems for aircraft, drones, or spacecraft. Electrical engineers in the aerospace industry work on projects such as the circuits required to control the engine output for an aircraft.
In this highly specified area of engineering, you will discover concepts that will equip you to meet the industry’s need in the areas of circuit design, microchip fabrication, embedded control systems, electromagnetic applications, and remote monitoring.
As a student, you will explore topics such as electrical circuits, electromagnetism, control systems, digital signal processing, electrical power, data communication, and microprocessors.
What can you do with a mechanical engineering degree from OBU?
OBU offers the specific degree components needed to become a mechanical engineer in the aerospace industry. In this highly technical field, you will learn to design, model, and test mechanical components for aircraft, drones, and spacecraft.
The program covers specific projects such as wing design and the materials needed for a wing to operate under all conditions including the impact of stress and strain on the wing.
Mechanical engineers are sought by industries needing moving components with the form and function to interact with a wide range of mechanical and electrical devices.
Students in mechanical engineering will study topics such as heat transfer, strength of materials, additive manufacturing, vibrations, fluids, and robotic systems.
What can you do with a systems engineering degree from OBU?
Through the systems engineering program, you will be equipped to design and coordinate complex projects and processes. Systems engineers in the aerospace industry work on projects such as designing the process needed to construct a new engine for an aircraft. This engineer determines the compatibility of the electrical and mechanical systems with the existing aircraft to determine where the engine will be placed.
Systems engineers are sought by industries looking to manage workflow, assess risk, integrate technologies, conduct testing, assess safety standards, or embed testing standards into complex systems.
As a student in systems engineering, you will study topics such as systems design, systems modeling & simulation, systems validation, and aerospace tools.
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This program is offered through the James E. Hurley School of Science and Mathematics.