About the Department
Our vision is for mechanical and aerospace engineering at NC State to be at the forefront of education, research and outreach.
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC) is the largest in the state and among the largest and most prominent in the nation. The department offers the Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in both Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Aerospace Engineering (AE). The department also offers accelerated BS/MS degrees in both mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering.
The strengths of the department include the thermal sciences, particularly thermal fluids, fluid mechanics, and combustion; mechanical sciences, including manufacturing mechanics, structural dynamics, materials, and controls; and the aerospace sciences, particularly aerodynamics, aircraft design, hypersonics, propulsion, flight research using UAVs, and computational fluid dynamics.
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering has a highly recognized faculty and an enrollment of over 1000 undergraduates and nearly 400 graduate students.
Mechanical and aerospace engineering at NC State is at the forefront of education, research and outreach, and we’ve got the numbers to prove it.
Square feet of lab and classroom space
Degrees conferred since 2000
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What’s Inside Spring 2017 Edition:
In this newsletter, we have included a biography of professor emeritus, Dr. Herbert Eckerlin, a pioneer in renewable energy. You will also learn about many exciting things happening in the department including stories on groundbreaking research; and honors received by our students, faculty, and staff.
- Research Highlights: MAE researchers are driving improvements in rotorcraft aerodynamics and ultrasound imaging.
- Awards and Honors: Faculty members, students, and staff members are recognized for their outstanding accomplishments.
- Featured Alumnus: The department recognizes 16 outstanding graduates as part of the 2016 Hall of Fame class.
- Goodbye to Department Head, Dr. Richard Gould