Message from the Chair

Started in the 1960s, the Aerospace Engineering (AE) program at SDSU has a proud history of more than 5 decades. In the AE Department, we offer solid and modern aerospace education through learning rigorous fundamentals and hands-on classes to work on projects supported by industry and other sponsors; we provide our students, at both graduate and undergraduate levels, with abundant opportunities to do state-of-the-art research; the faculty develop cutting-edge research programs with some nationally and internationally recognized expertise; and the student clubs and organizations in the AE Department are among some of the most vibrant and well participated in SDSU. Our graduates work in industry, government centers and laboratories, and academia in California and throughout the U.S., some of whom are technical or institutional leaders of their organizations.

On behalf of the Department of Aerospace Engineering, I welcome you to explore and learn about our academic programs, faculty and staff, exciting news about our students and faculty, and all other facets of the education, research, and academic life.

Recent SDSU Aerospace Engineering graduates have been successful in gaining employment in various sectors of the economy. The following list of companies is indicative of the success of our graduates in finding jobs with prestigious corporations and institutions. Following is a partial list of the employers of the SDSU AE graduates:
Northrop Grumman Corp.
General Atomic Corp.
UTC Aerospace Systems
North Island Naval Air Station (NAVAIR)
Jet Propulsion Labs. (NASA-JPL)
NASA Marshal Space Flight Center


For more detailed information about the laboratories, research activities, and expertise of our faculty, please explore their individual web pages. Please feel free to e-mail me any comments you may have about our website.

Ping Lu,
Professor & Chair
[email protected]
(619) 594-2278