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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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About the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Mission and Vision

The curriculum in mechanical and aerospace engineering at Rutgers places emphasis on a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles and engineering methods of analysis and reasoning. The curriculum is comprehensive and lays the foundation for more advanced scientific and technical research, establishing the industry leaders of tomorrow.

Our graduates are technically competent professionals prepared for a globally competitive and diverse workplace bringing with them the highest of ethical standards and an ability to communicate effectively, work in collaboration and apply a multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving. 

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Connected Community

Our faculty includes professors with expertise across various disciplines as well as experts from industry. Students participate alongside faculty members supporting cutting-edge research. Whether studying mechanical, aerospace or packaging engineering, students find a welcoming home in our department where they can thrive as they experience new facets of engineering.

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