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.
Our accredited programs will prepare you to excel in a wide range of industries that require optimization, processing, and selection.
Armour Faculty Mentor Local High School Girls in ComEd Icebox Derby, Expose Students to Career Possibilities in STEM
Illinois Institute of Technology faculty members volunteered as mechanical engineering mentors for ComEd’s sixth annual Icebox Derby, as part of a growing effort to encourage women to pursue education...
On May 14-15th, 2019, IIT's Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Department hosted the 2nd Annual Alternative Fuels Workshop. Attendees from industry and academia had an opportunity to learn from...
On April 5th, 2019, the Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering (MMAE) Department at Armour College of Engineering presented departmental Distinguished Alumni Award to Prof. Thomas C. Corke...
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
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