The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Department offers a Ph.D. degree program in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The program of study is intended to prepare students for careers in research, teaching or engineering practice at an advanced level. Students are expected to acquire a strong general background in those disciplines that collectively characterize their intended major of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. At the same time, students are expected to concentrate in-depth on the particular subject area of their dissertation.
A faculty advisor will be assigned to each full-time student for the purpose of course selection and, if applicable, research guidance. In particular, advisors may require a student to take specific courses in preparation for a special project or research.
All MAE graduate students are expected to be proficient in English, particularly oral communication and technical writing. Computer programming is also expected.
Exceptions to program requirements may be requested by petition to the Graduate Affairs Committee.
For a complete description of the program, see MAE Graduate Programs. To apply to our program, see