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November 8 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Learn how our diverse department is at the forefront of making the unknown, reality.


Message from our Department Head


Our Expertise Is Diverse — Four Core Research Areas

Sailplanes visit the Engineering complex Thursday, March 24 on Centennial Campus. Photo by Marc Hall

Engineering grad student Glen Garner positions a rock for acoustic probing in the anechoic chamber in Monteith Hall. PHOTO BY ROGER WINSTEAD

Afsaneh Rabiei checks on metallic foam created in her lab.

A student works in the Textile Protection And Comfort Center (T-PACC), affectionately known as Pyroman. Photo by Marc Hall

Explore our Research Areas

Learn By Doing

Through its state-of-the-art facilities and advanced computer resources, the department integrates education and research, giving our undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to solve real-world problems in classroom, field and laboratory settings. Learn more about MAE Academics.


Degree Offerings


  • B.S. Aerospace Engineering
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • 5-year B.S./M.S.
  • Direct Path from B.S. to Ph.D.


  • M.S. Aerospace Engineering
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering
  • Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering
  • 5-year B.S./M.S.
  • Direct Path from B.S. to Ph.D.

Online Degrees

  • Master of Aerospace Engineering
  • Master of Mechanical Engineering

Broaden Your World

Student Organizations: Students can choose from our department student organizations or other College of Engineering student organizations to network and learn outside the classroom.

Co-op Experience: Engineering students can gain hands-on job experience while pursuing their degrees, and get paid for it, through the Cooperative Education Program.

Study Abroad: Engineering is a global enterprise. Many employers are looking for graduates with second languages and international exposure. Study abroad can make that happen.



Donations help the MAE department evolve and keep pace with the latest technology, while giving our students the skills, global awareness and sense of responsibility they need to make a difference in the world. Consider supporting the department today. Follow our Give Now link to donate to the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Enhancement Fund.