Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering
The Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering offers students the opportunity to explore the design and manufacture of machines, aircraft, vehicles beyond the earth's atmosphere, and the structure and properties of engineering materials.
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Materials engineers are producing new and better materials that are revolutionizing the way we work and live. Whether developing energy materials for fuel cells or producing smart materials behind advanced sensors, our materials engineers are shaping innovations that are changing the world for the better.
The department's undergraduate degrees in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, and materials science and engineering are all accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Our ABET-accredited programs will prepare you to excel in a wide range of industries that require optimization, processing, and selection.
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Harry Smith, industry assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, was awarded Illinois Institute of Technology’s inaugural Provost’s Award for Online Teaching. The award identifies...
A new partnership between Illinois Institute of Technology and DMG MORI is bringing the latest in digital manufacturing to Illinois Tech’s campus. DMG MORI is lending a DMU-50 5-axis CNC machine, as...
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers elevates approximately 3 percent of its members to fellow status. This October, Kevin W. Cassel, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and...
Our faculty research includes topics in emerging areas such as robotics, fluid dynamics, design, materials science, green energy, transportation, biomechanics, and space systems.Learn More
Participate in breakthrough research with our mechanical, materials, and aerospace engineering faculty, applying real-world applications and working on projects that will address the biggest issues facing our local and global communities.Learn More
Our students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience and develop professional skills through student-run organizations, department workshops, seminars, and networking events.Get Started
“Here your professors know you by your first name. It helps to ease the stress because you know the professors care about how you’re doing and that you can get help when you need it.”
Megan Burrill is learning applicable skills and actively working toward her professional goals in the field of materials science engineering through hands-on opportunities in the classroom and extracurricular activities.Megan Burrill (Materials Science Engineering 2nd 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.E. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 3rd Year)
Jim Grudzinski achieved both of his graduate degrees on a part-time basis via distance learning, video recordings, and evening coursework.Jim Grudzinski (M.S. MAE ’96, Ph.D. ’12)
Even 4,000 miles away from home, Katja Berthold could see the opportunities that Illinois Tech presented. She has wasted no time taking advantage.Katja Berthold (Mechanical Engineering 3rd Year)
Through Armour College of Engineering’s R&D Program, Maddy Urig was able to partner with a professor on a wind turbine R&D project, discovering her passion for innovation in renewable energy.Maddy Urig (Mechanical Engineering 4th Year)
Just five years after earning his undergraduate degree, Jason Tenebaum helped launch a Dragon spacecraft as a mission operations engineer with SpaceX.Jason Tenenbaum (AE ’07)