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 Engineering Researchers Land Two of Eight U.S. Dept of Energy Grants to Accelerate Biofuel Research
The adoption of highly efficient, low-emission alternative biofuels just got a boost thanks to $7 million worth of Department of Energy grants announced earlier this month. The University of Central Florida landed two grants worth more than $1.25 million, which will help the Department of Energy accelerate the introduction of affordable, scalable and sustainable high-performance alternative fuels for use in high-efficiency, low-emission vehicle engines. UCF and seven other teams won a total of eight grants. Competition was stiff and the UCF team bested hundreds of other multi-university teams. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for example, also successfully won a grant. [...]
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.