Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
Engineering Science Building
395 Evansdale Dr.,
P.O. Box 6106
Morgantown, WV 26506-6106
Travis Braden, courtesy of Mark Schatzer
Mechanical engineers are problem solvers who are scientifically informed and mathematically minded. The aerospace engineering program at WVU is designed to prepare the student for a career in the aerospace industries and in government research and development centers and laboratories, as well as in military mission-oriented agencies.
The Department provides educational programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels. At the undergraduate level, students can major in mechanical, aerospace, or create a dual major in both programs
Students participate in vibrant research program in such areas as aerodynamics and fluid mechanics; alternative fuels, engines, and emissions; bioengineering; control, design, and manufacturing; materials science; solid mechanics, materials, and structures; space flight and systems; and thermal sciences. A number of research centers coordinate the research activities of several faculty in a focused area of research.
Graduates find employment in a wide range of industries, government agencies, and educational institutions where they are concerned with many functions.
To prepare students to practice their profession and to contribute to the well-being of society through research and service.