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Dedication to Excellence

Welcome to the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at UCF: where highly motivated students –supported by an esteemed international faculty and dedicated staff– experience a unique engineering education par excellence. Graduating MAE students discover that the ability to learn on their own is the key to a rewarding career.

Our learned instructors provide the necessary inspiration for students to understand important topics. These pupils are encouraged to develop the skills to inquire about, and explore, new ideas on their own. They are also trained to develop the ability to think and innovate, based on a strong scholastic foundation. They gain a broad understanding of technical possibilities, sensitivity to societal needs,  and the vision to perceive solutions.  In essence, they are well-prepared for a life of continuing education, which is vital for future success. They attain the knowledge, the methods, and the confidence to excel in a profession that promises many challenges, and many rewards.

For information about our graduate programs and research areas, watch the MAE Graduate Program video. For questions about applications, GRAs, GTAs, and Fellowships, please email the MAE Advising.

UCF Program Remains Nation’s No. 1 Aerospace, Defense Workforce Supplier

UCF’s Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Program was named the nation’s No. 1 workforce supplier to the aerospace and defense industry for the third year in a row, according to a research study by Aviation Week. “We have students graduating and going to work at some of the top engineering workforces in the [...]

6 UCF Students Awarded Fulbright Scholarships

Six UCF students were awarded 2018-19 Fulbright scholarships to participate in international exchange programs that strengthen international partnerships and address mutual goals for global concerns. Estefania Bohorquez ’17, Linda Rossmann ’17 and Corin Staves ’17 were selected for [...]

Secrets of Citrus Micro-Jets

Among the many sub-disciplines of physics are quantum mechanics, cosmology and the physics of fruit. It’s not a field that universities or learned societies recognize, but it fits the investigation of how reservoirs in the [...]

SAE Formula and Baja Competition Highlights

The MAE Department would like to highlight the SAE Formula and BAJA team’s performance in their competitions this year. The Formula team competed at the Michigan International Speedway, making it into the Design finals [...]

Seminar Series: “Structural Architectures for Giant Coilable Spacecraft”

The UCF Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department continues the Seminar Series by welcoming Dr. Sergio Pellegrino on Friday, April 20th from 1:30-2:30 PM in ENGR II, Room 103. Dr. Pellegrino will present his topic “Structural Architectures for Giant Coilable Spacecraft”.

View previous speakers from the MAE Seminar Series.

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