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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.

Cranking up the power setting may help some who use prosthetics

Amputees who use powered prosthetic ankles may be able to avoid the energetic costs typically associated with prosthetics by cranking up the power provided by their devices. A UCF engineering professor recently published a study in Scientific Reports that shows that people with transtibial amputations—the loss of a limb [...]

Aerospace Professor Featured in Chevron’s Thank Your Role Model Commercial

With two young kids to take care of and a husband 9,500 miles away in Singapore, graduate school was nothing less than chaotic for Seetha Raghavan. She was pursuing her doctoral degree at Purdue [...]

Albert Manero Makes Orlando Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 List

Albert Manero, the founder of Limbitless Solutions, has been named one of Central Florida’s 40 Under 40 by the Orlando Business Journal. The award distinguishes remarkable young professionals under the age of 40 who [...]

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 [...]

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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