The Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) is one of the founding departments of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering and the largest academic program on campus by student enrollment. Twenty years after the successful merger of the mechanical and aerospace programs, MAE remains a vibrant and intellectually diverse program at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
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What do Mechanical & Aerospace Engineers do?
Mechanical engineers are responsible for conceiving, designing, manufacturing, testing, and marketing devices and systems that alter, transfer, transform, and utilize the energy forms that cause motion.
Aerospace engineers are called upon to solve exciting problems of design, construction and operation of aircraft and spacecraft to meet the ever-increasing requirement for improved performance at lower unit cost. These challenges mean that aerospace engineers work at the continuously changing forefront of science, technology, and systems management.