Saint Louis University’s undergraduate engineering and aviation degrees can be started on SLU's Madrid Campus before being transferred to Parks College in St. Louis to be completed. By studying for the first couple of years in Madrid, students get the opportunity to learn Spanish as a second language.
Prior to starting an engineering degree, students can complete SLU-Madrid's Science and Engineering Preparation Year. This is a program of courses including physics, mathematics, English as a second language (ESL) and computer science and gives the student a foundation to work from.
The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering program begins by providing a solid foundation in the engineering sciences, such as mechanics of solids, electronics, graphics, fluid and thermal sciences and vibrations and controls.
Students then go on to specialise in areas like aerodynamics, propulsion, structural design and analysis or flight mechanics. Technical options for example, helicopter theory and performance, orbital mechanics, hypersonic and flight simulation will provide more in-depth study.