Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Scope and Objectives

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers curricula in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The scope of the departmental research and teaching program is broad, encompassing dynamics, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, manufacturing and design, nanoelectromechanical and microelectromechanical systems, structural and solid mechanics, and systems and control. The applications of mechanical and aerospace engineering are quite diverse, including aircraft, spacecraft, automobiles, energy and propulsion systems, robotics, machinery, manufacturing and materials processing, microelectronics, biological systems, and more.

At the undergraduate level, the department offers accredited programs leading to BS degrees in Aerospace Engineering and in Mechanical Engineering. At the graduate level, the department offers programs leading to MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering and in Aerospace Engineering. An MS in Manufacturing Engineering is also offered.