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Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building

Creating next-generation manufacturing employees for Colorado

Colorado is currently the second-highest aviation and aerospace employer in the nation. As the industry has grown, MSU Denver's Aviation and Aerospace Science Department has evolved into one of the largest, most sophisticated programs in the country. As we continue our push to becoming the top program of its kind in the U.S., we remain the most affordable!

In an innovative approach to advanced manufacturing education, MSU Denver has opened a vanguard, state-of-the-art facility that is integrating: 

  • Aerospace Science and Aviation Technology
  • Industrial Design
  • Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Computer Science and Computer Information Systems

A dynamic learning space that integrates product with collaborative design and research. The AES Building provides coordinated disciplines providing advanced technology opportunities and experiential laboratories, resulting in highly skilled, workforce-ready graduates meeting the needs of advanced manufacturing in Colorado.

With the Aerospace and Engineering Sciences Building, MSU Denver educates the most skilled, workforce-ready professionals available to meet the aviation, aerospace and advanced manufacturing needs of the state of Colorado. Thanks to our partnerships with Lockheed Martin, Hartwig, Inc. and United Airlines, our students have access to the same technology and software used at NASA. Career opportunities for aviation students in Colorado really are sky-high.

MSU Denver's Newest Building


42,000 gross square feet.

Specialized labratories 62%
Classrooms 12%
Support Spaces 13%
Offices 13%



Southeast corner of 7th and Auraria Parkway on the Auraria Campus.

AES interior classroom


“While the aerospace industry needs to expand its pipeline of qualified STEM students, we want to broaden our workforce to include women and men from a vast array of backgrounds and life experiences. MSU Denver provides us with the most diverse student population within Colorado.”

Vicky Lea, Aviation and Aerospace Industry Manager
Metro Denver Economic Development Corp.

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"This Metro program will build the infrastructure in the Front Range to support the aerospace industry’s workforce needs.”

Bob Geoffroy,

Davis Manufacturing Co.