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Department ofMechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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Chair's Welcome

Welcome to the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering(MAE) Department web site. We hope that you will find it useful and that it will encourage you to consider the study of Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Aerospace Engineering (AE).

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree program at the Old Dominion University provides students with a broad preparation in the elements of engineering design and analysis. The program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. Program graduates are prepared for professional careers as mechanical engineers, and for graduate study in mechanical and aerospace engineering or related fields.

Graduate degrees offered are the Master of Science, Master of Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy andDoctor of Engineering in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The graduate programs have been designed to prepare graduates for professional practice in the many facets of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, including teaching, research, development, design, and consulting. Graduates are prepared for challenging and creative work in mechanical and aerospace engineering with industries, research organizations, consulting firms, and government agencies.

In a summary, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers design and manufacture systems which convert energy into useful work. Using the laws of nature, along with mathematical analysis, communications and computational skills, students are educated to develop creative solutions for societal needs. As a fundamental engineering discipline, Mechanical and Aerospace engineers are sought by virtually every industry and government agency. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers are employed in areas specializing in design, research and development, manufacturing, production, management, project planning, consulting, testing, quality assurance and technical sales. In addition, some Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering graduates pursue graduate study that prepares them for research, development and university careers.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions about our programs or wish to discuss career opportunities for students of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

Dr. Sebastian Bawab,
Department Chair and Professor