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.

The ASME International Gas Turbine Institute has selected Dr. Subith Vasu as the 2017 Dilip R. Ballal Early Career Engineer Award winner. The Early Career Award honors an individual’s outstanding accomplishments during the first seven years of his career.

Read more about Dr. Vasu’s accomplishments.

Heat at Its Core — UCF Engineer Earns NSF CAREER Award

The National Science Foundation has selected a University of Central Florida scientist for a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for his work that is projected to revolutionize the way electronic devices use and dissipate heat. Shawn Putnam, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, will receive $510,000 from [...]

UCF Camp Connect

Camp Connect is a week-long day camp that introduces students to a variety of engineering disciplines such as Electrical, Computer, Industrial, Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil, Environmental, Construction, and Computer Science. Students participate in hands-on activities, informative [...]

Mechanical Engineer Graduate Selected for NSF GRFP

Mateo Gomez hopes to never stop learning. “The one thing that I know that I will be doing forever is learning,” he says. “Along the way, you always have to be learning. If you [...]

UCF Founders’ Day Honors

The Founders' Day Honors Convocation celebrates outstanding academic achievements of the University of Central Florida's faculty members and students. The following MAE faculty and student were recognized on Wednesday, April 5, 2017: Excellence in Undergraduate [...]

Seminar Series: “Machine Learning Approaches for Prognostics: Free Lunch?”

UCF Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department continues its Fall Seminar Series by welcoming Dr. Kai Goebel on Friday, September 22nd from 1:30-2:20PM in ENG II, Room 103. Dr. Goebel will present his topic: Machine Learning Approaches for Prognostics: Free Lunch?”.

See previous Seminar Series speakers.

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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.

Previous MAE Publications:
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.