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MAE’s philosophy is a belief in learning by doing – a mix of practical theory and applied experience in engineering practice. The priority we place on team-building, creativity and critical thinking skills gives our students an advantage in today’s marketplace.
The Technical Elective (TE) program offers expanded experiential learning opportunities, courses outside the engineering major and a professional “soft” skills category, an important step in training future engineers as leaders in their profession and contributors to society.
Capstone design programs are exemplary examples of how students are engaged in real-world, team-based projects, providing meaningful, hands-on experience that emulates today’s engineering challenges in industry.
A common thread supporting curriculum advancement is teaching excellence. Our faculty are experts in the classroom and in their fields, and are consultants to government and industry internationally. In class, they draw on a variety of teaching methods and professional experience to challenge our students and prepare them to lead the future of engineering, evidenced by our focus on using the clinical faculty model to provide unconventional teaching expertise.
Ultimately, it is our commitment and responsibility to educate students at the highest level in advanced automotive and aerospace systems, bioengineering, energy and environmental quality, materials and manufacturing, micro and nanotechnology, and nuclear science and engineering. Wherever engineering challenges exist, our graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to address them and make a difference.