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Department Highlights

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, an accredited program, offers a four-year program of study leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSME). Graduate degrees offered are the Master of Science and the Master of Engineering in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The department also offers a Master of Engineering program with emphasis in design and manufacturing. The MAE Department houses modern and well equipped laboratories dedicated to undergraduate, graduate and research programs. The mission of the department is to offer quality undergraduate and graduate education designed to prepare students to challenges faced in their entire professional and academic career. This goal is achieved by incorporating the following features in the program:

  • Strong emphasis on quality of undergraduate education 
  • Nationally recognized Faculty teach most courses
  • Additional Faculty - Student contact through advising and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels 
  • Special opportunities to work on projects sponsored by industry and competitions sponsored by national engineering organizations
  • Well established cooperative education and internship programs allow students to work in industry while attending school
  • Opportunity to work on funded research projects with the faculty
  • Integrated 5 years BS/MS program

 

Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Old Dominion University offers a four-year program of study leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (BSME). The program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, Telephone: 410-347-7700). Program graduates are prepared for professional careers as mechanical engineers, and for graduate study in mechanical engineering or related fields. Mechanical 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 engineers are sought by virtually every industry and government agency. Mechanical 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 engineering graduates pursue graduate study that prepares them for research, development and academic careers.

 

Graduate Programs

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

 

A Quick Profile

Degree Programs:

  • Mechanical Engineering - BS, ME, MS, Ph.D., Eng. D.
  • Aerospace Engineering - Minor, ME, MS, Ph.D. Eng. D.

 

Other Degree Concentrations:

  • Design Manufacturing - ME
  • Experimental Methods - ME
  • Motorsports Engineering - Minor

 

Facilities: 

  • Office Spaces for Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students  
  • Research and Instructional Laboratories

 

Faculty and Staff:

  • 24 Regular Faculty
  • 3 Program Support Technicians
  • Adjunct Faculty

 

Concentration Areas:

 

  • BioMechanics
  • BioMicroFluidics
  • Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) 
  • Design
  • Experimental Mechanics
  • Composite Materials
  • Fluid Mechanics 
  • Magnetic Levitation (MagLev)
  • Manufacturing and Automation
  • Material Science
  • Micro-Devices and Micromechanics
  • Motor Sports
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Thermo-Fluids
  • Thermal Engineering and Energy Conversion
  • Smart Systems and Structures
  • Space Systems