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The department's undergraduate program is ranked 6th and the graduate program 4th among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report.


Enrollment (Spring 2017)
Undergraduate 509
Graduate 108
Total Enrollment 617
Degrees Awarded (AY 2016-2017)
Bachelor's 107
Master's 24
Ph.D. 14
Total Awarded 145
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With a high-quality student body and outstanding faculty, the department is well poised to achieve its mission of excellence in all three areas. Some indicators of our faculty recognition include:

  • 41 tenured/tenure-track faculty
  • 6 Endowed Chair Holders
  • 4 Endowed Professorships
  • 3 Distinguished Professors
  • 7 National Academy of Engineering Members

Research Areas

Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
Dynamics and Controls
Materials and Structures