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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, energy systems, and bio-medical applications. 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.

Biomedical Engineering

The Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering is designed to train graduates with professional skills enabling them to gain employment in the biomedical engineering industry or to enter competitive Biomedical Engineering PhD research programs. It also offers the option to UCF College of Medicine students to enrich education and professional careers by pursuing a tailored MSBME/MD program.

Graduates will have a command of the application of engineering principles to biological and health systems. They will gain skills in modern biomedical engineering tools, understanding of relevant physiology and biology, knowledge of contemporary topics in medical technology, and ability to engage in advanced engineering studies including elements of research, analysis, design and experimentation.

Learn More

Visit the UCF Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering website.

Faculty

Denizhan Yavas

Lecturer
407-823-1964

Kareem Ahmed

Associate Professor
407-823-5710

Yuanli Bai

Associate Professor
407-823-4548

Samik Bhattacharya

Assistant Professor
407-823-4039

Hyoung Jin Cho

Professor, Associate Chair
407-823-5014

Hwan Choi

Assistant Professor
407-823-4841

Louis Chow

Professor
407-823-3666

Tuhin Das

Associate Professor
407-823-5792

Jayanta Kapat

Professor, CATER Director
407-823-2179

Tarek Elgohary

Assistant Professor
407-823-4379

Qiushi Fu

Assistant Professor
407-745-1420

Ranajay Ghosh

Assistant Professor
407-823-3402

Ali Gordon

Professor, Associate Dean
407-823-4986

Jihua Gou

Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator
407-823-2155

Helen Huang

Assistant Professor
407-823-4843

Olusegun Ilegbusi

Professor
407-823-1157

Alain Kassab

Pegasus Professor, Trustee Chair, Biomedical Engineering Coordinator
407-823-5778

Jeffrey Kauffman

Associate Professor
407-823-0370

Michael Kinzel

Assistant Professor
407-823-4846

Ranganathan Kumar

Professor, Associate Dean
407-823-4389

Kawai Kwok

Assistant Professor
407-823-5747

Hansen Mansy

Associate Professor
407-823-1655

Sagnik Mazumdar

Lecturer
407-823-0492

Marino Nader

Associate Lecturer
407-823-5358

Nina Orlovskaya

Associate Professor
407-823-5770

Ahmet Ozbay

Lecturer
407-823-1739

Sudeshna Pal

Lecturer
407-823-0737

Joon-Hyuk Park

Assistant Professor
407-823-1227

Yoav Peles

Professor, Chair
407-823-2416

Luigi Perotti

Assistant Professor
407-823-4445

Shawn Putnam

Associate Professor
407-823-4452

Seetha Raghavan

Professor, Aerospace Engineering Coordinator
407-823-1737

Wen Shen

Assistant Professor
407-823-5581

Sang-Eun Song

Associate Professor
407-823-4847

Mark Steiner

Professor, I-Design Coordinator
407-907-2482

Robert Steward Jr

Assistant Professor
407-823-5608

Kurt Stresau

Associate Instructor, I-Design Coordinator
407-823-1013

Tian Tian

Associate Lecturer
407-823-6601

Subith Vasu

Associate Professor
407-823-3468

Felipe Viana

Assistant Professor
407-823-5142

Dazhong Wu

Assistant Professor
407-823-1561

Yunjun Xu

Professor
407-823-1745