Department of Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace engineering is a discipline which covers design, construction, and testing of aerospace vehicle including airplane, helicopter, rockets, space launchers, satellite and spacecrafts. Graduates can join industries which develop such crafts. In addition, research is conducted by graduate students and researchers in aerodynamics, flight mechanics, propulsion, as well as aerospace structures both in the university and industry. The outcome of the effort of these dedicated people in this field has resulted in the fast, reliable, and comfortable mode of transportation for mankind.
Based on the above description, Aerospace Engineering Department was established in 1987 at AUT. In the next ten years, graduate program was developed in all areas of this field. In 1997, permission was granted by the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology to start a PhD program in this department. By 2015 over 900 undergraduate students, 600 master’s degree students, and over 75 PhD students had completed their educational program in this department.

Research and Educational Facilities:

Educational facilities in this department include flight instruments workshop, sheet metal workshop, engine workshop, a 45x45 cm, 40 m/s subsonic wind tunnel, a 5x10 cm supersonic wind tunnel, a shock-tube, and flight data logger for flight testing. Research is currently conducted in the fields of experimental aerodynamics, computational aerodynamics, flight dynamics and flight testing, autonomous systems, virtual reality, hardware in the loop, vibration and dynamic systems, composite materials, fatigue and fracture mechanics, fuel and combustion. Research facilities include subsonic wind tunnel having a 1200*457*457 millimeters test section and wind speed of 45 m/sec, 2-branch manometer, different test models, a CTA machine, parallel cluster computing system, acceleration transducer, load cell, shakers, signal analyzer, fatigue and tensile test machine, static and dynamic data logger system capable of extracting information from strain gauge (30 static channels and 10 dynamic channels), an autoclave unit, a freezer, other devices such as scissors for cutting of the composite materials and clamps, weight and balance measurement system, flight data logger, cyber gloves, helmet mounted display, receivers, flight simulator, attitude and performance modeling, a desk with a three-degree freedom of motion, flight computer, flight simulation software, different types of colorimeter, gas analyzer system, high resolution and high speed digital camera, different types of control valves, Gas capsules, different types of laboratory, torch, counter-flow test machine, combustion gas heater, large semi industrial torch with modern related air and gas system to study HTAC, other combustion related equipment, co-flow diffusion flame, counter-flow flame related studies, turbulence- and perturbation-provoking conditions of co-flow flame.

Career Opportunities:

The graduates from this department can find job opportunities in aerospace industries that produce airborne vehicles such as airplane and helicopters or space bound vehicles such as satellites. Research centers also provide good opportunities for our graduates. With additional training they can also work in airlines engineering department or management positions. For a complete list of our programs and courses please visit the department’s website at

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