Illinois Institute of Technology

Armour College of Engineering

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


S.R. Crown Hall

Suite 252

Chicago, IL 60661

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Computer Integrated Design; Graduate Certificate in Manufacturing Product Quality and Reliability Assurance, Ph.D. - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Master of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; M.S. - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering offers several flexible programs in mechanical and aerospace engineering, with five major-areas of study: computer-aided design and manufacturing, dynamics and control, fluid dynamics, solids and structures, and thermal sciences. The department also offers programs in metallurgical and materials engineering and an interdisciplinary program in manufacturing engineering. The Master of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering program is designed for working professionals, and aimed at broadening student potential, enhancing technical versatility and, in some instances, providing the opportunity for changes in career path. The Professional Master's program is a course-only degree program requiring a minimum of 30 credit hours. There is no thesis or comprehensive examination requirement. The Master of Science degree program advances knowledge through post-baccalaureate coursework and state-of-the-art research in preparation for careers in industrial research and development. The M.S. degree is also generally acceptable as a prerequisite for study toward the doctorate. In line with the department's approach to its graduate programs, a student has considerable flexibility, in consultation with his or her program adviser, in formulating an M.S. program. The Ph.D. program provides advanced, research-based education and knowledge through advanced coursework, state-of-the-art and original research, and publication of novel results in preparation for careers in academia and industrial research and development. The department offers programs leading to the Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The doctoral degree is awarded in recognition of a high level of mastery in one of the several fields of the department including a significant original research contribution. A student working toward the Ph.D. degree has great flexibility in formulating an overall program to meet individual needs under the guidance of an adviser and the department.


Illinois Institute of Technology is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

International Student Requirements:

TOEFL minimum (if required): 550/213/80 (paper based/ computer based/ internet based)

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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