The Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) and the Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering (BSAE) are administered by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. MAE is home to about 1,600 undergraduate students, with about 70% majoring in Mechanical Engineering (ME) and about 30% in Aerospace Engineering (AE). In 2002, the undergraduate curriculum was revised in order to promote synergy between the Mechanical and Aerospace undergraduate programs while maintaining focus on the unique attributes of each degree.

Mechanical Engineering is among the oldest and broadest of all engineering disciplines. ME applies the principles of engineering, physics, materials and engineering science for the analysis, design, manufacturing, testing and maintenance of mechanical systems. ME is an interdisciplinary major that involves the production and usage of heat and mechanical power for the design, production, and operation of machines and systems.

Aerospace Engineering is an engineering discipline that is focused on the design, construction, testing and operation of airplanes and spacecraft. Aerospace engineers are also employed in related transportation industries such as automotive, ship and high speed trains. AE is divided into two branches: aeronautical engineering, which focuses on aircraft operating in the Earth’s atmosphere, and astronautical engineering, which focuses on spacecraft.

Undergraduate Advising Office in 219 MAE-A

Please note that Undergraduate Advising services are being provided remotely during the COVID-19 emergency. There are currently no in-person appointments, but remote advising is fully operational.

Contact us at advising@mae.ufl.edu from your UF email address, and include your UFID number with a clear and concise description. Note that MAE does not assign specific advisors to students, as each advisor specializes in particular interest areas. All advising questions should be directed to the one email address above and state what you need assistance with.