The Foundation of the Future

The Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering undergraduate programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of www.abet.org. The Department of MAE offers two degree programs: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.), and Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering (B.S.A.E.). The department has an undergraduate student enrollment of over 2,700 students. There are over 1,950 students in Mechanical Engineering, and almost 800 students in Aerospace Engineering. Both degree programs are offered in a traditional, “live-lecture” format.

Pre-requisites/Co-requisites Changes:
The MAE Courses with update pre-requisites/ co-requisites are as follows:

EAS 3101: Fundamentals of Aerodynamics
PR: “C” (2.0), or better in EML 3701.

EAS 3800C: Aerospace Engineering Measurements
PR: “C” (2.0), or better in EGN 3343.

EAS 4200: Analysis & Design of Aerospace Structures
PR: “C” (2.0), or better in EGM 3601.

EGN 3321: Engineering Analysis – Dynamics
PR: “C” (2.0), or better in MAC 2313, and EGN 3310.
CR: MAP 2302

EGN 3343: Thermodynamics
PR: “C” (2.0), or better in EGN 3310, MAC 2313.
CR:MAP 2302

EGM 3601: Solid Mechanics
PR: “C” (2.0), or better in MAC 2311C, MAC 2312, MAC 2313, PHY 2048C, and EGN 3310.
CR: MAP 2302

EML 3034C: Modeling Methods
PR: “C” (2.0), or better in MAC 2311C, MAC 2312, MAC 2313, MAP 2302, and PHY 2048C.
CR: EGN 3321 and EAS/EML 3933.

EML 3303C: Mechanical Engineering Measurements
PR: “C” (2.0), or better in EGN 3343.

EML 3500: Design & Analysis of Machine Components
PR: “C” (2.0), or better in EGM 3601.

EML 3701: Fluid Mechanics
PR: “C” (2.0), or better in MAC 2311C, MAC 2312, MAC 2313, MAP 2302, PHY 2048C, EGN 3321, and EGN 3343

EML 4142: Heat Transfer
PR: “C” (2.0), or better in EML 3701, and EML 3034C

EML 4225: Introduction to Vibration and Controls
PR: “C” (2.0), or better in EGN 3321, EGM 3601, EML 3034C, and EGN 3373.

EML 4411: Mechanical Power Systems
CR: EML 3101

EML 4504: Machine Design II
PR: EML 3500

The Mechanical Engineering curriculum teaches students to apply principles of engineering, science, and mathematics (including multivariate calculus and differential equations) to model, analyze, design and realize physical systems, components or processes, and prepares students to work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas.

The Aerospace Engineering program prepares graduates to have knowledge covering aeronautical engineering, and some topics from astronautical engineering. The program also prepares graduates to have design competence that includes integration of aeronautical or astronautical topics.

The students of MAE have ample opportunities for internship and co-ops in the metropolitan area, with corporations such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Mitsubishi Power Generation, and Siemens. Although our degree programs do not require internships or co-ops to meet graduation requirements, a good percentage of our students enjoy the possibility to participate in these experiences.

Our students also enjoy the chance to participate in faculty’s funded research, gaining hands-on experience in the laboratory that will strengthen their academic foundation, and enhance their personal skill sets. Many of our undergraduate students have been recognized at the university and national levels for their research, publications, and conference participation. In 2012, Miss Kelly Cox was inducted into the Order of Pegasus, which is the highest honor an undergraduate student can achieve during their tenure at UCF. In fact, MAE has had six students inducted into the Order of Pegasus since 2004.

The MAE pupils are very active in extracurricular activities, through membership in student organizations and clubs, such as American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Student-led teams have participated in, and have been rewarded for, annual competitions sponsored by NASA, The United States Navy, SAE, The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and the Florida Space Grant Consortium (FSGC).

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and the University of Central Florida, continually strive to maintain exalted standards of excellence for our students, staff, and faculty. You are welcome to explore our website, and discover what we have to offer, both in and out of the classroom.