The Rutgers Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department develops technically competent professionals in the areas of mechanical and aerospace engineering who are 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. Undergraduate and graduate students conduct scholarly, cutting-edge research in the fundamental and applied disciplines fostering innovative paradigms for addressing current and future societal challenges.
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.
The faculty of the department includes more than 30 Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering professors in addition to several visiting scientists and experts from local industry. Excellence in both teaching and research is a priority for all faculty, as reflected by honors conferred. Many faculty members are editors of international journals, such as the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer and Acta Mechanica, and serve on various editorial boards. Most are well known around the world for their research contributions and have won numerous awards.
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers two BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering. The Department has more than 30 internationally renowned faculty members in residence, teaching and conducting research on a broad range of topics. The department’s supporting staff includes three full-time administrative staff and two laboratory technicians. Departmental research is loosely grouped under the following banners: Design and Control; Solid Mechanics, Materials and Structures; Fluid Mechanics; and Thermal Sciences applied to areas of relevance in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and closely related fields. We take pride in a program that fosters collegial student-faculty relationships and prepares students for successful careers in industry, government and academia.
ABET Program Educational Objectives (POs) and Student Outcomes (SO) are described here >> http://mae.rutgers.edu/abet-accreditation
The graduate program of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers two masters degrees (master of engineering and master of science), and doctoral degrees in an intellectually and academically stimulating environment. Our program takes pride in both the collegial student-faculty relationship it provides and in its preparation of students for successful careers in industry, government and academia. Our current enrollment is nearly 200 graduate students, of which the majority of students are currently employed in leading local corporations. To accommodate the needs of our part-time students, we offer multiple graduate courses during evening hours.
We have more than 30 internationally renowned faculty members in residence, who teach and conduct research on a broad range of topics. Departmental research is loosely grouped under the following banners: Design and Control; Solid Mechanics, Materials and Structures; Fluid Mechanics; and Thermal Sciences. In addition, several distinguished colleagues from other departments are affiliated with our graduate program.
Rutgers is conveniently located in central New Jersey and is easily accessible from New York and Philadelphia by car, train or bus.