Fields of Study

Engineering

 

Embry-Riddle Advantage

As new challenges emerge in this ever-changing world, engineers are called upon to create solutions and make the world a better place for tomorrow.

The robust engineering-related degree programs at Embry-Riddle prepare students to implement change in the world. The nation’s largest educator of aerospace engineers, Embry-Riddle is also a premier hands-on educator for other engineering disciplines. Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Software — regardless of which discipline you choose, you’ll learn from world-renowned faculty in state-of-the-art facilities to prepare you for the field.

Engineering

Undergraduate students at Embry-Riddle are introduced to the foundation of engineering in their very first semester. Graduate students are immersed into their research and projects right from the beginning of their program. All engineering students are schooled in the latest methodologies and are taught far beyond the fundamentals. Here, students are challenged to design solutions from the seminal brainstorming of ideas, refining design, building and troubleshooting, final testing, and ultimately presenting a project. Engineers thrive being immersed in this environment.

Our faculty has substantial real-world experience. So we prepare you for workplace success.

Degrees & Programs

Embry-Riddle has degree programs suited to all types of students — from aspiring engineers to those already in the profession.

As one of the nation’s top undergraduate engineering schools, Embry-Riddle offers innovative bachelor’s programs — some of which can be combined with graduate programs for an accelerated degree. We also offer master’s and doctoral programs for those who wish to take their engineering careers to a higher level. Discover what makes our programs unique.

Professional Education

Embry-Riddle offers a range of continued education programs, corporate training, seminars, and workshops for individuals and organizations in the aviation and aerospace industry. For more information about these specialized professional development courses, visit Professional Education

Career Outlook

The potential for a fulfilling and rewarding career in engineering can be no greater than it is at Embry-Riddle. The level to which your career can reach is dependent upon you. Within the discipline you choose, you will have every opportunity to excel under the mentorship of dedicated faculty and in the culture that comes from the team-driven, collegial atmosphere created by your fellow engineering students. Once you take your place in the workforce as part of the vast Embry-Riddle alumni network, you will be recognized as one of the best, among the best, contributing the best.

Mechanical engineering is the broadest of these disciplines because of the breadth of opportunity open to its graduates. Employment forecasts remain strong even during times of economic downturn. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts increases in electrical engineering job opportunities through 2018. Demand for computer and software engineering careers remain at the highest levels globally.

While some students continue to pursue research and advanced studies in engineering and science, many go right to work after graduating from Embry-Riddle. In fact, approximately two-thirds of each Engineering Physics graduation class enters the workforce upon graduation, with the remainder of that group destined to pursue higher degrees. As our modern infrastructures age, Civil Engineers become sought-after candidates in diverse fields such as airport development, highway transportation, and municipal planning. Electrical engineers establish careers in a tremendously wide range of options including clean energy, robotics, and instrumentation, among many others. Of course, the aerospace industry employs engineers in every discipline offered at Embry-Riddle.

22% projected growth for Software Engineers

(2012-22, U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics)

Spotlights

Research

Engineering faculty perform important research with real-world implications. This research could not be conducted without the assistance from students, both undergraduate and graduate. And engineering students are involved in research as part of their own coursework, as well as within interest groups, and for student competitions.

Featured Projects

Mechanical Engineering

Maritime RobotX Challenge

The Maritime RobotX Challenge entails the development and demonstration of an autonomous surface vehicle (ASV). Embry-Riddle is one of three U.S. schools selected to compete in the challenge, which is co-sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Foundation. The ERAU platform, named Minion, is a 16-foot fully-autonomous Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel (WAM-V) platform and is registered as an autonomous boat in the state of Florida. 

Mechanical Engineering

Robotics Redundant Manipulation and Space Robotics

The research focus of Dr. Isenberg and Dr. Gentilini in the Robotics Laboratory revolves around the modeling and control of industrial and mobile robotics system. In particular our current effort is directed toward the investigation of novel optimization techniques for energy optimal trajectory generation in redundant manipulation systems, system identification procedures for robotics systems, and the design of control systems for space robots.

Aeronautics

Autonomous Patrol and Surveillance system

As part of this project, students design, develop, and test various components of the Autonomous Patrol and Surveillance System (APSS). APSS is intended to be an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) system. The mission of APSS is to assist the university campus police by patrolling the campus, capturing aerial imagery of the campus and relaying that information live to a ground station at the police department.

Learning Environments

Embry-Riddle is at the forefront of engineering education and is home to facilities and laboratories that prepare you for situations you will encounter in your career.

Lehman Engineering and Technology Center

The Lehman Engineering and Technology Center at our Daytona Beach Campus is home to the five academic departments of the College of Engineering. The Lehman Center features computing resources and open workspaces that facilitate collaborative development for interdisciplinary student teams. Here, students are immersed in the entire design-build-test project cycle.

Clean Energy Lab

Each engineering discipline at Embry-Riddle features a lab component that enables its students to get as much hands-on experience as possible. The Civil Engineering Infrastructure Laboratory is used for applied research in civil transportation systems and structural health monitoring. The Clean Energy Systems Lab is a place where Mechanical Engineering students, and others, can devote their time to developing environmentally friendly and efficient energy systems. And the Circuits and Electronics Engineering Lab provides all engineering students with an open, collaborative workspace dedicated to problem solving and analysis.

AXFAB

Undergraduate engineering students at our Prescott Campus have a unique opportunity to work on projects and research in labs dedicated solely to them. Faculty must rely on the cadre of undergraduate engineering students to complete their research, providing unparalleled access and experience. Operate remote and autonomous robots in the Aerial Robotics Laboratory. Fabricate and assemble innovative projects in the Aerospace Experimentation and Fabrication Building, better known as AXFAB. And take advantage of the AXFAB labs, where you can prototype using 3-D technology, test physical material specimens used in aerospace platforms, and heat-treat materials to prepare specimens for analysis.

FOS-ENGINEERING

Embry-Riddle Worldwide operates more than 150 campus locations worldwide and delivers a quality academic experience with faculty with a wide variety of real-world experience in government and private sector engineering. Flexible scheduling and locations close to home are specifically suited for busy working professionals, active-duty military and veterans, and students with families. EagleVision, a virtual classroom, combines the power of web video conferencing and learning management system software to maximize the benefits of synchronous and asynchronous virtual learning environments.  AN ERAU Worldwide Engineering education integrates general education courses, core technical skills and several concentration areas such as Aeronautical Science, Helicopter Operations and Safety, Unmanned Aerial Systems, Transportation, Quality Assurance, Safety, Human Factors, and other fields in science and technology.