Undergraduate Academic Programs

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering endeavors to educate high-achieving professionals in mechanical, aerospace and nuclear engineering. A mix of practical theory and applied experience is at the heart of the department’s undergraduate education. Team-building, creativity and critical thinking skills are emphasized, giving students an advantage in the job market. Experiential learning, a distinguishing feature of the department, allows students to learn through doing. In addition to interactive laboratory and classroom experiences, culminating capstone projects take students from design to prototype testing.

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Aerospace engineering is dynamic and addresses the needs to commercial and military systems. Comprehensive laboratories and extensive computing facilities focus instruction on the challenges of terrestrial and space flight.

Ohio State’s aeronautical and astronautical program provides students with a broad range of knowledge, while technical electives allow for studies to be specialized, if desired. Technical electives include fluid mechanics; propulsion; aircraft flight testing; helicopter aerodynamics; control theory (air0breathing and rocket); turbomachinery; structural dynamics; aeroelasticity; stability and control of flight vehicles; orbital mechanics; and hypersonics.

The unique combination of a large university, distinguished faculty and small class sizes allows the program to foster learning in a close knit atmosphere and world-class setting.