Mission and Goals

Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is to provide high-quality engineering education at the Bachelor's, Master's and PhD levels, appropriate to the discipline and consistent with our status as a first-rate research university. In particular, the elements of our mission are to:

  • Prepare our students for careers or advanced study in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or other relevant fields.
  • Serve professional groups with excellence in scholarship, character, and integrity.
  • Impact significant technical, societal, and environmental challenges through innovative research, transformative education, and leadership

Our Goals

MAE faculty members.

Attractsupport, and retain the very best faculty we can.                                                                                                      


Continuously improve infrastructure
and create best-in-practice operations to support faculty scholarship

Nanosat club members work on hardware.

Foster excellence in teaching and student experiences within and beyond Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

faculty collaborating in lab setting.

Institutionalize and promote a MAE culture of collegialitycollaboration
achievement, and integrity