Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering provides a dynamic atmosphere for learning, allowing you to become a well-rounded engineer, scholar or professional.

Mechanical and aerospace engineers synthesize principles of the physical sciences, mathematics, economics and human relations. Engineers in these areas conceive, design and analyze aerospace, thermal, mechanical, material, manufacturing and energy systems.

Our master’s degree program in renewable and clean energy develops your skills to design renewable energy systems and improve the energy efficiency of existing systems. In-depth courses in solar, geothermal, wind, biofuels, building and industrial energy efficiency develop your skills to design, analyze and optimize these systems.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the mechanical, aerospace and renewable and clean engineering graduate programs should submit the following information in addition to the online application:

  1. Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to the Office of Graduate Admission Processing. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student and unofficial copies are not acceptable.
  2. Three letters of recommendation from professors or employers.
  3. A personal statement or résumé.
  4. Results from the GRE are not required. However, candidates are welcome to submit a score in support of their application.

Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited program in engineering, physics, chemistry, applied mathematics or other appropriate program of study. Applicants with a different undergraduate degree may be required to complete prerequisites. Applicants should have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Some programs require higher GPAs for admission. In some cases, applicants with a GPA below 3.0 may be admitted on a conditional basis.

Additional requirements apply for international students.

Admission Deadlines

Applications accepted on a rolling basis with the following approximate general deadlines:

  • Fall Term: June 15th
  • Spring Term: November 15th
  • Summer Term: March 15th

Please contact your department chair to follow up on exact deadlines.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available; however, restrictions may apply to international students. Some of the graduate assistantships are at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and require citizenship or permanent residency. Please contact individual programs for details.

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Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Kettering Laboratories 361 
300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0238