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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department


Do you like to design and innovate? Are you good at math and science? Would you like to help solve problems facing our society? Consider majoring in mechanical or aerospace engineering. The bachelor's and master's degrees offered by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering are recognized to be among the top programs in the field awarded by U.S. public universities without doctorate programs. Classes are usually small and interaction with faculty substantial. We place hands-on labs and projects as a priority. In our aerospace program, students specialize in aircraft or spacecraft design. Mechanical engineering students focus on mechanical design, mechatronics, thermal fluids, or a combination of those areas. Our graduates work in industries such as aerospace, medical devices and biotechnology, telecommunications, semiconductor equipment manufacturing, power generation, and product design. Please visit our website at for more information. The BS Mechanical Engineering and BS Aerospace Engineering programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,