Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical and thermal devices, including tools, engines and machines. They design power-producing machines such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines as well as power-using machines, such as refrigeration and air-conditioning systems.

UCF’s program focuses on mechanical systems, materials and energy systems. Students gain an in-depth understanding of engineering principles and knowledge of solid mechanics, thermodynamics, structures and properties of materials, fluid mechanics, vibrations, computer-aided design and manufacturing, and controls.

Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace engineers design, construct and test aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles and the associated parts, products and systems. They also test prototypes to ensure they function according to design.  Aerospace engineers are employed in industries such as aircraft manufacturers, national defense, spacecraft and rocket companies, manufacturing, and government agencies such as NASA.

UCF’s program focuses on the engineering principles and concepts in aircraft and spacecraft design, development and testing. Students learn aerodynamics, aerospace materials, structures, propulsion, stability and control, orbital mechanics and launch processing.

Degree Programs


Aerospace Engineering – B.S.

Mechanical Engineering – B.S.



Aerospace Engineering – M.S.

Mechanical Engineering – M.S. and Ph.D.