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Value of an Undergraduate Certificate

Are you interested in enhancing your studies with an undergraduate certificate? In addition to major areas of study, UTSA offers a variety of programs that provide valuable contributions to students' academic careers. While pursuing a certificate, students have the opportunity to explore personal interests and passions outside of their major program or complement their current major, helping them further stand out in the job market.

Why Pursue a Certificate in Aerospace Engineering?

The San Antonio aerospace industry has a $3.4B annual impact, with an estimated market growth of $8.8T over the next 20 years. The aerospace industry is a major piece of the Texas economy as the state ranks 1st in the U.S. in air transportation employment and 3rd in the number of employed aerospace engineers. UTSA’s certificate in Aerospace Engineering will help prepare future professionals to succeed in this billion dollar industry.

What You'll Study

This certificate requires students to complete 9 to 12 hours from the following courses:

  • Compressible Flow
  • Aerodynamics
  • Propulsion
  • Astrodynamics

If only 9 hours are completed from the courses above, then 3 hours must be completed from the following:

  • Mechanical Vibration
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Reliability and Quality Control

Students may be able to apply coursework taken for this certificate directly to their major area of study. This certificate is open to all majors.

 

Adding a Certificate


Add On to Your Major - recommended path
Currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree program and looking to enhance your degree with an undergraduate certificate? Contact the Certificate Program Advisor listed below, and request permission to enter into the program. Approval to enter into a certificate program must be granted by the Certificate Program Advisor and the Dean of the college in which the certificate program is housed.

Non-Degree Seeking Student
Not currently pursuing an undergraduate degree at UTSA but interested in an undergraduate certificate program? You can apply as a non-degree seeking student. Prospective students must apply for admission to UTSA as non-degree seeking and indicate on their application their interest in an undergraduate certificate. Prospective students are required to meet UTSA's admission requirements for special students at the undergraduate level. Once admitted, students can contact the Certificate Program Advisor listed below, and request permission to enter into their desired program. Approval to enter into a certificate program must be granted by the Certificate Program Advisor and the Dean of the college in which the certificate program is housed.
Christopher Combs

Certificate Program Advisor

Chris Combs

ccombs@utsa.edu