|MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR
Welcome to the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at UCF: where world class faculty and highly motivated students - supported by a dedicated staff - experience a unique engineering education second to none. Graduating MAE students discover that the ability to learn on their own is the key to a successful and enjoyable engineering career. Lectures in class room settings delivered by our world class faculty provide the necessary inspiration for students to understand important topics, and they develop the skill to inquire and explore new ideas on their own. In essence, they are well prepared for the life-long learning that is vital for an enriching career in engineering. Our students develop an ability to think, are able to innovate, and acquire a strong foundation. They gain a broad understanding of technical possibilities, sensitivity to societal needs, the vision to perceive solutions, and the confidence to see them through.