The mission of the University of Arizona department of aerospace and mechanical engineering is to:
In meeting this mission, the department strives to attain and maintain high standards in both teaching and research. It also aims to educate its students to improve the quality of life in a diverse and increasingly technological world and to contribute to the economic advancement of the state of Arizona.
The Bachelor of Science programs in aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. For more information about each program’s objectives and student outcomes, please see the College's ABET Accreditation page.
AME also offers graduate programs leading to master's and doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering. The department has a strong presence in the applied mathematics and biomedical engineering interdisciplinary programs. Research activities are concentrated in fluid mechanics and aerodynamics, multibody dynamics and control, heat transfer, solid mechanics and composite materials, space technology, biomedical engineering and reliability. Some of the emerging areas of concentration include microelectomechanical systems, or MEMS, nanotechnology and optomechanics.