Current AE Students

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What to Expect

Book learning is just the beginning. AE students expect to be challenged - in the classroom, the lab, and on the job. And the Daniel Guggenheim School seeks to exceed that expectation for students at all ranks - from first-year to doctorate. Our faculty, curriculum, academic advising staff, and research agenda push students to cultivate an expansive grasp of aerospace engineering and the problems it can solve. When GT-AE students graduate, we expect them to define the future of the field, not recite its history.

How to Get There

Successful AE students pro-actively utilize the many resources available to them through their faculty advisors, the Academic Advising Office, and AE website. As any good engineer would, they pay attention to the details -- things like registration deadlines, advisement meetings, mandatory paperwork, curriculum requirements, and course availability - so they can spend more time on the big picture.

How to Get Beyond

Research is required of all AE grad students, and is also pursued by more than 30 percent of eligible AE undergrads. It is a hallmark of an exceptional student experience, but it is not the only one. Internships, co-ops, and study-abroad opportunities also make GT-AE grads very valuable in an increasingly competitive global workplace. Highly successful AE alums consistently tell us that it's the work they did outside the classroom that gave them the edge when they graduated.