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Our mission is two-fold: to perform research dedicated to advancing the state-of-the-art disciplines, systems, and design and analysis methods needed to further our nation's aerospace enterprise, and to educate our students to be lifetime learners, entrepreneurs, achievers, and leaders.

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Why Aero/Astro at Stanford?

With a history rich with six Guggenheim Medal recipients and 14 living members of the National Academy of Engineering, our faculty and emeriti faculty continue to be among the most highly decorated in the world. However, it is because of our amazingly talented students that we continue to be ranked among the top of all aerospace engineering departments in the nation.

The Aero/Astro Experience

Applying to Aero/Astro at Stanford

Learn more about application materials and deadlines for undergraduate, master's, and PhD admission. Visit our FAQ to find answers to questions most frequently asked about the admissions process.

Our Admissions Proccess

On behalf of our faculty, staff and students, I welcome you to the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. We are proud of our culture of innovation and leadership, our alumni, and their exceptional achievements in government, academia, and industry.
— Professor and Chair, Charbel Farhat

Major in Aero/Astro 

The major prepares students for careers in aircraft and spacecraft engineering, space exploration, air- and space-based telecommunication industries, autonomous systems, robotics, commercial space transportation, teaching, research, military service, and many related technology-intensive fields.

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