ERAU—Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach, FL

ERAU—Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach, FL

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Undergrad Science & Engineering

Science & Engineering Profile

Engineer your future

Embry-Riddle’s aerospace engineering program is among the largest in the nation and has earned the #1 spot in U.S. News & World Report's College Ranking guide for nearly two decades. An applied, hands-on approach is supported by state-of-the art labs, opportunities to take part in prestigious academic competitions around the world, and a reputation in industry that attracts employers seeking interns and passionate professionals. In fact, 94% of grads are employed or pursuing higher education within one year of graduation. 

Career focus
As technology ushers in new and exciting breakthroughs in how humans explore space, the industry requires experts in every facet of transportation. Leading companies including Boeing, SpaceX, Honeywell, the airlines, and governmental organizations actively recruit ERAU students. Employers flock to Embry-Riddle because of the specialized knowledge they find in our students and graduates. Hands-on projects outside the classroom apply technical skills in a team environment that set our grads apart from others; projects that include international contests like AUVSI, EcoCAR, and Formula SAE.

Campus life
Located a just minutes from the beaches along the eastern coast, the campus enjoys year-round mild weather, perfect for flying and for fun in the sun. More than 100 student clubs and organizations offer opportunities for connecting with friends and for professional advancement. Nineteen sports teams compete in NCAA Division II, and there are many intramural, club and recreational sports to keep Eagles fit. Nearly half the student population lives on campus in one of eight residence hall complexes, all with easy access to classes and eating establishments, like the popular Propellers Food Truck. Army, Navy and Air Force ROTC opportunities are available, some include generous scholarships.



#1 Aerospace Engineering program in the nation | U.S. News & World Report


#1 in Florida & Arizona highest earning potential bachelor’s degree | Payscale


1st and only Aerospace Physiology Pre-med program in the nation


8th most innovative school in the south | U.S. News & World Report


#5 The only university in the nation with online bachelor’s programs ranked in the top 5 for seven consecutive years | U.S. News & World Report

At a Glance

Two residential campuses: One in the scenic high desert of Prescott, Arizona, and one along the Atlantic Ocean in Daytona Beach, Florida, plus online learning options

Home to the largest professional flight program in the nation

Specialized curriculum geared towards in-demand careers in aviation, aerospace, security & intelligence & business

State-of-the-art labs, fleet and flight training devices, including the largest university telescope in the state of Florida and 8 ½ acre aircraft accident investigation lab in Arizona

ABET accredited engineering programs

Air Force and Army ROTC offered at both campuses, Navy ROTC is offered at the Daytona Beach campus

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • "The Union has absolutely affected my student life for the better. Between classes, I go there to do homework, catch up with friends, get some food, or play ping-pong. I love the expansive design of the main lobby with a three-story atrium."

    • Rajan Khanna
      Aerospace Engineering
  • "I joined the Honors Program because I wanted to be the best of the best. This decision started a chain of opportunities, projects, and leadership roles, all of them bigger and better than I could have ever imagined."

    • Maggie Gallant
      Engineering Physics
  • "I operated the SARA ground-based telescope remotely through the astrophysics lab on campus. Alone in the lab at two o’clock in the morning, I felt inspired and awed by the work that I was doing."

    • Patrice Majewski
      Space Physics
  • "For each of the four launches, all the interns met at the top of LC-39A to watch liftoff. It was pretty wild standing on the pad where Apollo 11 launched to watch the completion of a mission that we all played a role in."

    • Joshua Kapsner
      Aerospace Engineering