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, please view the MAE Graduate Program video. For questions about applications, GRAs, GTAs, and Fellowships, please email the MAE Graduate Assistant.
UCF Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Professor Ranganathan Kumar was recently asked to join the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports; an online, open access journal from the publishers of Nature.
Dr. Kumar’s job as a board member will be to review papers in his areas of expertise, including fluid mechanics and dynamics, thermodynamics, and heat transfer.
“Scientific Reports is a prestigious journal with a very high two-year impact factor of 5.228,” explains Kumar.
The impact factor of an academic journal is measured by the average number of citations divided by the total number of papers published in a year. Journals with a […]
Read about our MAE Fall 2016 Seminar Series Speakers.
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is proud to announce the production of its first issue of igKnight, a magazine showcasing the human side of the Department. Download igKnight now and get to know us a little better.
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The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering produced its first Research Brochure the Fall of 2014, highlighting the research efforts and contributions of our faculty, students, and our many labs. Download the MAE Research Brochure to get the full picture.