Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

An Open Letter to Prospective Students

Dear Prospective Students,

Thank you for considering the Florida Tech Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering as the place to pursue your academic career. In preparing to go to college, you are embarking on one of the most challenging and rewarding journeys you will ever experience. College is a place to learn about the world around you, expand your horizons, and discover your passions. Our faculty and staff recognize that choosing the right university is very important and we want to do what we can to help you make that decision. We hope that you will take some time to look over what the MAE Department can offer to help you reach all your academic and career goals.

  • MAE students at Florida Tech have the opportunity to be part of a diverse environment of learning, research, and design projects.
  • Our vicinity to the NASA Kennedy Space Center, Florida Solar Energy Center, and several other high-tech companies gives the department the ability to stay abreast of and be involved with the latest advances in science and engineering.
  • We have numerous collaborative relations with leaders in the engineering community because of the faculty's highly-respected reputation for excellence in research.
  • Graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to develop their interests and enhance their academic studies by becoming a member of one of our research or design teams.

It is an objective of both the Mechanial and Aerospace Engineering programs to graduate students who are well prepared for an engineering career through their understanding of engineering science fundamentals. The programs have been designed to expose you to the broad range of topics that form the basis of these disciplines, including thermal-fluid sciences, structural mechanics, and dynamical systems. You will find a balanced mix of theory, experiment, computation, and design during your studies which will prepare you for any number of employment opportunities and continued education.This is an exciting time in your life and we want to help you make the most of it now and prepare you for your future. We encourage you to discover more about the MAE Department and Florida Tech. You can obtain additional information and arrange for campus visits through the offices of Undergraduate Admission ( or 800-888-4348) and Graudate Admissions ( or 800-944-4348). The faculty and staff of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department wish you the best in all your endeavors and we hope to meet you sometime in the near future.