The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers a combination of coursework and laboratory and design experiences to prepare you for a career in mechanical or aerospace engineering and graduate study. It offers programs leading to a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in engineering (mechanical) and a Bachelor of Science as well as Master of Science in engineering (aerospace).
The undergraduate programs include coursework in mathematics, mechanical and aerospace engineering, the basic sciences and design, as well as computers, socioeconomic factors, written and oral communication and general education subjects. A required senior design project includes proposal writing and presentation, project design and implementation and preparation of a final comprehensive report. The department works with industry to expose students to engineering practices in the business world and uses the research of faculty to help broaden educational experiences.
The graduate programs reflect the broad spectrum of graduate education in mechanical and aerospace engineering including, but not limited to, mechanical system, structural dynamics, system design and controls, materials, experimental stress analysis, vehicle dynamics, experimental and computational fluid dynamics, thermal and power systems, fuel cells, noise and vibrations, finite element analysis, and micro and nano-technology. The department houses state-of-the-art laboratories in advanced thermal systems and heat transfer, thermo-electrics, biomechanics, experimental and computational fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, control systems, combustion, fatigue and fracture, advanced composite structures, material science, noise and vibration, motion and control, space flight dynamics and control, space plasmas, advanced vehicle design and simulation, micro and nano-technology, battery testing, and alternative energy and fuel cells.
The department supports a balanced approach to teaching and research. Graduates are prepared to make strong contribution to either industry or academia.
Vision of mechanical and aerospace academic programs
Student-centered engineering programs with scholars providing excellence in education and research.
Mission of mechanical and aerospace academic programs
To provide challenging relevant programs in a continuously improving student-centered education and research environment that motivates students and faculty to create, share and apply knowledge and experience.