İTÜ Department of Aeronautical Engineering


Aeronautical Engineering Department aims to educate engineers for the design and manufacturing of new aircraft, and maintenance of civil and military aircraft. The department also conducts research and applications on the related fields.

Aeronautical Engineering Department was founded in 1941 under the Mechanical Engineering Department as a branch awarding Aeronautical Engineering degree. In 1944, the department separated from the Mechanical Engineering Faculty with the establishment of Faculty of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. 11 professors (1 foreigner), 3 Associate Professors, 6 Assistant Professor, 2 Lecturer and 13 Research Assistants form the current staff. As of today, 1269 students graduated from the undergraduate program and 529 bachelor science degree students are enrolled in the programme, now, including the English preparation school and 1,2,3, and 4. grades. Every year 70 students, who scored in the first three percentile in the nationwide entrance exam are accepted to he programme.

ITU Aeronautical Engineering Undergraduate Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET,, (Criteria: Aeronautical Engineering). See our ABET Accreditation page for more information.