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Mechanical Engineering

Our mechanical engineering graduate programs are ranked among the top 100 in the nation per U.S. News and World Report.

Aerospace Engineering

UCF is the No. 1 supplier of graduates to the aerospace and defense industries and one of the top preferred suppliers in the nation.

Biomedical Engineering

Our biomedical engineering students participate in collaborative research opportunities at UCF and beyond.

We make impactful discoveries that can improve people's lives.

From traveling across the country in less than 30 minutes to prolonging the lives of infants with heart conditions, our researchers are striving to make impactful discoveries that can improve people’s lives. At the UCF Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, we boast an esteemed, diverse and world-renowned faculty who perform cutting-edge research with support from government agencies and national laboratories. They’ve built strong relationships with industry partners that have led to insightful and enriching learning opportunities, including fellowships, internships and research programs, for students at UCF and beyond.

Through our highly ranked programs in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering and biomedical engineering, our faculty ensure that students receive a quality education that instills habits of life-long learning and professional development. We teach our students that the sky is not the limit, and our alumni have gone on to launch very successful careers in the areas of space exploration, additive manufacturing, wearable devices, AI, technology and more.

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is housed within the College of Engineering and Computer Science, one of 13 colleges at UCF. The department is home to the Center for Advanced Turbomachinery and Energy Research, which aims to conduct impactful research in the areas of aviation and power generation. Our faculty also collaborate with other UCF researchers through the Biionix, Renewable Energy and Chemical Transformation, and the Disability, Aging and Technology faculty clusters.

We’re also located in sunny Orlando, Florida, near the top theme parks in the world, a major international airport, beautiful beaches and cultural venues such as the Orlando Museum of Art and the Dr. Philips Center for the Performing Arts. Moreover, we’re conveniently located near major engineering companies such as Siemens, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Mitsubishi, Aerojet Rocketdyne and GE, to name a few.

Want to enhance your education with a degree from MAE? Apply now.

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