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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Illinois Institute of Technology Carol and Ed Kaplan Armour College Dean of Engineering Endowed Chair Kenneth T. Christensen announced the formation of a new set of annual awards through which the...
Illinois Tech One of Only 13 Universities Selected to Compete in the EcoCAR Electric Vehicle Challenge
Illinois Institute of Technology has earned a spot as one of only 13 teams to participate in the prestigious EcoCAR EV Challenge sponsored by the United States Department of Energy (DOE), General...
The Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology held its annual student research poster competition and awards ceremony on April 8, 2022. The...
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
Autonomous Systems Degree
Our new Master of Science in Autonomous Systems and Robotics focuses on physical systems and internal algorithms, reflecting job market demands.Learn More
Graduate Student Fellowship
We are accepting applications for the Thomas and Josette Morel Graduate Fellowship from current and prospective students interested in pursuing graduate thesis or dissertation research.LEARN MORE
Seth Graham’s NASA internship helped land him a job at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.Seth Graham (Mechanical Engineering/M.Eng. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 5th Year)
Andy de Fonseca is 35 years old, a theater graduate, a mother, and now well on her way to becoming an aerospace engineer.Andy de Fonseca (Aerospace Engineering 3rd Year)
Hands-on projects help Rosemary Johnson find her career path.Rosemary Johnson (Aerospace Engineering, M.Eng. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 4th Year)
Dance and activism help Neil John work toward a career in sustainabilityNeil John (Mechanical Engineering 2nd Year)
A childhood obsession with space pushed Brandon Lloyd to Illinois Tech's aerospace engineering program and a stellar job at NASA.Brandon Lloyd (Aerospace Engineering ’08)
Michael Buonanno received the MMAE Distinguished Alumni AwardMichael Buonanno (Aerospace Engineering ’01)
“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.”
Our extraordinary faculty members are dedicated to our students, passionate about world-class research, and make it possible for us to offer top-ranked programs.