Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
A storied tradition of innovation.
Mechanical engineers apply principles of mechanics, dynamics and energy transfer to the design, analysis, testing and manufacture of consumer and industrial products. We create machines used in manufacturing, mechanical components of electronics, engines and power-generating equipment, vehicles and their components, artificial components for the human body, and many other products.
Aerospace engineers are more specialized, designing and building all aspects of machines that fly. Based around two sub-specialties, aeronautical and astronautical engineering, these engineers design practically everything that takes flight – from gliders and helicopters, to airliners, fighter jets, rockets, missiles, spacecraft and more.
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