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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.




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Onward GW: COVID-19 Campus Updates

For fall 2022, we will continue to require all students, faculty and staff on our campuses to be fully up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccines, i.e. fully vaccinated and boosted, if eligible.

COVID-19 Campus Assistance Latest COVID-19 Updates





NASA selects MAE alumna Ashley Kowalski for simulation space mission team

Ashley KowalskiMs. Kowalski and her teammates will be part of a ground-based, eight-month mission to study crew interactions, health, and physiology during confinement in order to mitigate and counteract potential related problems on future spaceflight missions.

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.

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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