Education for Space Facilities Engineering

by Peter J. Torvik, US Air Force Inst of Technology, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space


The Air Force Institute of Technology, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, contains a fully accredited graduate school of engineering which has the mission of meeting Air Force educational requirements in engineering and the physical and managerial sciences and of conducting research in these areas. Recently, Headquarters USAF requested the school to develop a program designed to prepare officers from the Civil Engineering career field for positions in the development of space facilities. This paper describes the process undertaken and the resulting curriculum.

Subject Headings: Aerospace engineering | Engineering education | Accreditation | School buildings | Building design | Professional development | Curricula | Space structures

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