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Graduate Programs

The majority of outstanding technical problems in today’s science and engineering require a multi-disciplinary approach, and our department has a strong tradition in defining and pursuing new research areas at the intersection of engineering, physics, chemistry, biological sciences, and applied mathematics.

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Undergraduate Programs

The Department offers two accredited degree programs, one in Mechanical Engineering and the other in Aerospace Engineering.  Students who wish to pursue both programs simultaneously can do so with careful planning of course selections.  Either program provides a foundation for a wide range of career objectives and may be combined with certificate programs.

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Yue Qiao

Yue Qiao: Enhancing the Sound Experience

There is a slogan at Dolby Laboratories that has long resonated with Yue Qiao: Hear the Whole Picture. In the age of high-definition and computer-generated imagery, visual input tends to dominate the processing experience.

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Michael Hauge

Michael Hauge: Solving Spacecraft Challenges, From Launch to Interplanetary Travel

Michael Hauge and his student colleagues from around the country were exuberant on their Zoom call as NASA live streamed the Perseverance rover landing on Mars on February 18, 2021.

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