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GW SEAS Flex-Start

Our Flex-Start program offers admitted master’s degree students the ability to start their MS degree program online and is ideal for admitted students who may be impacted by travel restrictions or visa delays. Visit our Flex-Start program page for more information.


GW Planning & Response



GW is actively planning for an in-person return to campus this fall. To get up-to-date information on GW instruction, housing, and the student experience for Fall 2021, please visit the University's Planning for the Future page. SEAS-specific information is available on the SEAS COVID-19 Resources page.


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We are a strong community of faculty and students who work together to generate advances in mechanical and aerospace engineering aimed at addressing a range of challenges in our world.



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Prepare for your future: Our rigorous academic programs equip you to succeed in a wide variety of exciting and challenging occupations.

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Micro to macro: Conduct research alongside our faculty on a range of topics from nanotechnologies to aircraft design.

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Student Experience

Get the best of both worlds:  Enjoy the personal attention of our small department and the wide range of opportunities available in Washington, DC.




GW Rocket Team wins First Place in worldwide collegiate rocket competition

Image of GW RocketThe GW team took First Place in the Space Dynamics Lab Payload Competition at the 2021 Virtual Spaceport America Cup. The team also received an honorable mention at the competition.

Dr. Wei wins NSF CAREER award to study autonomous flight operations in urban airspace environments

The National Science Foundation awarded this prestigious grant to Dr. Wei to develop methods and tools to enable safe and scalable learning-based autonomous air mobility.

ONR awards Dr. Leftwich a $1.5m grant to study the novel propulsion mechanisms of the California sea lion

Dr. Leftwich and her team will study the novel propulsion mechanisms of the California sea lion and extend it to high demand underwater environments.



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The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers an ABET-accredited Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree. Students have the opportunity to tailor their curriculum to suit their interests through a variety of technical electives.




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