Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Undergraduate Program

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers two Bachelor of Science Degrees: BS on Mechanical Engineering accredited by ABET and BS on Aerospace Engineering accredited by ABET.  The Department also offers all students to pursue an energy concentration, which culminates with a bachelor of science degree in Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering and an Energy Certificate. Mechanical Engineering students can alternatively complete an Aerospace Certificate. In addition, all of our engineering students have a broad selection of departmental electives, which they can choose according to interests and career goals. Students who select a concentration will be required to include in their departmental electives three courses related to energy or aerospace (only Mechanical Engineering students). Students opting for a concentration will enroll in energy labs or aerospace labs during the spring semester of senior year in lieu of the standard senior labs.

Undergraduate Degrees and Concentrations

 

Mechanical Engineering 

Aerospace Engineering 

 

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers both a mechanical engineering curriculum leading to a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, as well as energy concentration, which culminates with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering and an energy certificate accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

  • Students learn how to conceive new ideas through design and manufacturing.

  • Course of study includes design, analysis, modeling physical components and processes, fluids, thermal, and structures.

Beginning in the fall of 2016, students can begin working towards a degree in aerospace engineering. Rutgers is the only state university in New Jersey to offer an aerospace engineering degree. By expanding our certificate program, this new degree will train students in the areas of fluid mechanics, astrodynamics, propulsion, solid mechanics, risk and reliability, avionics, and so much more. From drones to missions to Mars, it’s an exciting time to pursue a career in aerospace. 

  • Students have access to labs and facilities, including the Buehler Supersonic Wind Tunnel.

  • MAE faculty expertise includes advanced research in air-and-water drones, acoustics, dynamics and vibrations, structures, and control systems.

  • MAE has relationships with leading aeronautic organizations, including NASA, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and Sikorsky, and others who select our students as interns and employees.

 

Energy Systems Concentration

Students following this concentration are required to select only energy systems electives as departmental electives. Students completing the requirements for this concentration receive a certificate in addition to their mechanical engineering diploma.

 

Aerospace Concentration

Students following this concentration are required to select only energy systems electives as departmental electives. Students completing the requirements for this concentration receive a certificate in addition to their mechanical engineering diploma.

 

 

Energy Systems Concentration

Students following this concentration are required to select only energy systems electives as departmental/technical electives. Students completing the requirements for this concentration receive a certificate in addition to their aerospace engineering diploma.