Welcome to the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at the University of Florida! MAE is the largest — by student enrollment — academic program on the University of Florida campus. At MAE, we focus on excellence in engineering education, which extends from our incoming freshmen to our PhD graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. We develop a strong foundation of core knowledge supported by hands-on research opportunities and development of soft skills such as leadership, communication, and teamwork.

This comprehensive philosophy carries to MAE’s graduate program, where the intellectual diversity of more than 60 faculty members empowers our MS and PhD students to explore multidisciplinary problems at the intersection of science and engineering. MAE’s leading-edge research provides the opportunity for you to grow, prosper, and become a thought leader in industry, government and academia. 

Students are the lifeblood of any university.  As you consider your future educational plans, we thank you for exploring MAE at the University of Florida and hope these pages will serve as a valuable resource to assist in your decision process.