Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (M.ENG.)
The Master of Engineering in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering program is designed to produce well-trained professionals and aimed at broadening student potential, enhancing technical versatility, and providing the opportunity for changes in career paths.
Mechanical and aerospace engineering faculty and graduate students are making significant contributions to the profession, working in areas of high-impact innovation including robotics, manned and unmanned aircrafts and spacecrafts, driverless cars, biomedical devices, batteries, refrigeration systems, solar and wind energy, turbomachinery, and more.
While some of this program can be completed online, some required courses involve on-campus examinations, preventing the program from being fully available online.
Students will gain in-depth knowledge of the field to make significant contributions in areas of high-impact innovation including robotics, manned and unmanned aircrafts and spacecrafts, driverless cars, biomedical devices, batteries, refrigeration systems, solar and wind energy, turbomachinery, and more.
Our graduate mechanical and aerospace engineering program will prepare you for such careers as:
- Mechanical engineer
- Aircraft/spacecraft designer
- Aerospace technician
Disclaimer for prospective students, please read.
The Master of Engineering in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering curriculum provides students with the skills necessary to address fundamental issues and to design complex, multi-component systems. This program educates leaders in engineering and applied sciences to prepare them for careers in academia, industry, and government.
Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA: 3.0/4.0
Minimum GRE scores: 300 (quantitative + verbal), 3.0 (analytical writing)
Minimum TOEFL scores: 80/550 (internet-based/paper-based test scores)
Brooke Owens Fellow working at Lockheed MartinLiz Karagiannes (AE, M.Eng. MAE 4th Year)
Seth Graham’s NASA internship helped land him a job at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.Seth Graham (ME/M.Eng. MAE ’22)
Illinois Tech has provided Sydney Kaplan with research opportunities that have ignited her passion for conservation technology. She applies robotics to solve complex, unique engineering problems experienced by tree scientists.Sydney Kaplan (Mechanical Engineering/M.Eng. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 4th Year)
Illinois Tech's aerospace program provides Levin Rosete the opportunity for his career goals to take off. He aspires to work for NASA as an explosives/pyrotechnics expert or in spacecraft attitude control/automation.Levin Rosete (Aerospace Engineering/M.Eng. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 3rd Year)
Hands-on projects help Rosemary Johnson find her career path.Rosemary Johnson (AE, M.Eng. MAE 4th Year)