MAE is one of the broader engineering disciplines. Mechanical
engineers are involved in research and development, design and
manufacturing. Aerospace engineering includes the traditional
aeronautics and astronautics applications, as well as
aerospace-related component development and vehicle and propulsion
From smart phones to smart cars to green appliances, electrical
engineers turn knowledge into reality.
Our faculty engage in research in the areas of communications
and signals processing, nanoelectronics and photonics and energy
systems, creating the knowledge that is needed to solve the
problems we face today.
Biomedical engineers combine the problem solving ability of
engineers with the knowledge of the biological and medical fields
to develop new solutions for improving human health, health care,
and quality of life for all people.
Chemical engineering concerns the design, scale-up, and
operation of chemical processes, and the understanding and design
of technologically useful materials. Chemical engineers use
these same skills to understand and manipulate natural processes,
such as in biological systems.
The Department of Materials Design and Innovation (MDI) is a
forward-leaning, interdisciplinary initiative that will address
regional and national demand for new materials that accelerate
research and education in advanced manufacturing and
Graduate students may apply in the fall or spring and interested
students apply directly to our departments and programs. Visit the
links below to learn more about requirements and application
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University
at Buffalo offers graduate students an opportunity to receive free
professional development training through the SEAS 360°
Certificate of Professional Development program.