About MAE

Mechanical Engineering covers the broadest range of engineering topics amongst all related disciplines. It is associated with energy generation and distribution; renewable energy systems; transportation (air, sea, land); water supply and sewage distribution; built environments; environmental engineering; precision engineering; engineering materials design, testing, and production; engineering mechanics and dynamics; design and manufacture of engineering components and systems; sensors and actuators, and robots. Mechanical engineers have developed a number of the technologies that have transformed our society including air-conditioning systems, wind turbines, novel materials, offshore structures, automobiles, airplanes, rockets, ships and submersibles, material handling systems, and robots.

As a major branch of Mechanical Engineering and other engineering disciplines, Aerospace Engineering deals with the design, development, construction, and testing of aircraft and spacecraft and their related systems and technology. Aerospace Engineering covering the operation of these vehicles both within the earth’s atmosphere and outside it.

Nowadays, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering embraces several hi-tech areas such as:

  • Silicon-based sensors and actuators in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)
  • Micro-fluidics for chemical and biological mixing
  • Robotics and system control for system automation
  • Advanced materials and their manufacture, such as biomaterials, photovoltaic materials, composite materials, coating materials
  • New energy systems such as batteries, fuel cells, and wind turbines
  • Intelligent green buildings with sensor networks and low carbon footprint. Advanced heating and cooling systems for a wide range of applications
  • Environmental monitoring, treatment, and control
  • LED lighting systems and advanced lighting distribution systems
  • Green aviation with low energy consumption wing design and propulsion systems
  • Manufacture and packaging of computer chips, disk drives, and biomedical devices. Design and manufacture of precision engineering systems
  • Advanced transportation systems such as high speed trains and yachts
  • Computer-aided-engineering and information systems to support design, analysis, manufacturing, and management of production systems.
  • 5-axis machining of parts with complex geometry such as turbine blades
  • Rocket and space launch vehicle technology
  • Smart intelligent aircraft structures, morphing structures.
  • Aerodynamics and propulsion for vehicles
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and drones

The breadth of the mechanical and aerospace engineering field has given its practitioners a bright and promising future. Many new areas of applications have shown that mechanical and aerospace engineering fosters not only technical innovations but also entrepreneurship.