The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers two undergraduate degree programs.
The mechanical engineering bachelor’s degree is designed to provide a broad background in the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering and to offer an introduction to the many professional and technical areas of interest to mechanical engineers.
The aerospace engineering bachelor’s degree prepares students to understand the complexity of systems designed for flight. Students have the opportunity to log flight hours in the College’s flight simulator.
The curriculum in the department is designed to give students hands-on experiences through working in the College’s student shop, designing an aircraft to fly across the finish line of the Carrier Dome, or building prototypes for an engineering entrepreneurship course.
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers a number of popular minors for engineering and computer science students. The minors in energy systems engineering and engineering management both address growing areas of need in both the professional and academic communities. Additionally, students can take advantage of the over 100 minors available throughout Syracuse University’s campus.
Our faculty are active researchers, and they bring what they are doing in their labs into the classroom. From their first introductory class students gain hands-on learning experience building projects and solving real-world problems. The undergraduate experience culminates in a senior design experience that addresses a contemporary research or industry challenge. There are also a number of clubs and organizations within the Department, College and University to round out your College experience.
Faculty act as student advisors beginning in their sophomore year of study. This gives students the opportunity to build relationships with faculty and learn more about the work they are doing and how it impacts the world around them.We encourage our students to take advantage of the full suite of support services offered by the College and the University and to seek ways to be involved in the Department and in the University communities.
Being a student in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is a challenging and rewarding pursuit. Students in our department are able to take advantage of a number of opportunities including study abroad, internships, research, and exploring the over 100 minors available across campus.