Strategic Plan

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The mission of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering program is to provide excellent undergraduate and graduate education in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering that will prepare graduates to meet society's changing needs and aspirations.

Teaching:

  • Increasing number of TA’s and Graders
  • Scheduling graduate courses after 5pm to attract more part-time MS students
  • Expansion of coursework and faculty hiring in the area of thermo-fluids
  • Expansion of thermo-fluid experimental capabilities
  • Faculty hiring in aerospace engineering (including automatic control)
  • Creation of a new MS program in Aerospace Engineering
  • Creation and marketing of professional MS programs (such as MS in renewable energy)
  • Return of a guaranteed percentage of MS student tuition to the departments
  • Reduction of student-to-faculty ratio
  • Increase of budget for teaching lab
  • Lab space for Senior Design Projects
  • Office space for faculty

Research: 

  • Establishment of a new Electric Airplane Center (funding is pending)
  • Establishment of a new Center of Simulation-based Sciences and Engineering
  • Development of landfill gas engine and energy-reclamation technology
  • Collaboration with CSTAR at RSMAS for new space tech engineering
  • Establishment of a practical bridge fund for research active faculty
  • Strengthening existing Clean Energy Center
  • Core facility for research (such as SEM, TEM, and micro-CT)
  • Increase of budget for regular department seminars
  • Creation of Leadership Seminar Series for active leaders