Undergraduate Admission

Bachelor of Science (BS) degrees are offered in both Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Aerospace Engineering (AE). The newly revised engineering curricula in the degree programs of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering provide a strong foundation in mathematics, science and also provide excellent exposure to engineering applications. In addition, these programs offer great flexibility for students who want to tailor a program to their specific interests.The undergraduate programs are designed to provide the professional development required for students to gain and achieve significant levels of engineering responsibility. Please apply via the University of Virginia Admissions office.


Graduate Admission

We are always looking for exceptional students to work with us in uncovering new knowledge and exploring original ways to use it. We hope that after examining our website you are interested in joining us. Admission to the graduate program is highly competitive. It is decided based on your academic record, test scores, recommendation letters, and experience and is highly dependent upon finding a match with a faculty member conducting sponsored research in an area matching your interest/expertise. MAE welcomes applications to enable a highly talented and diverse graduate student population. Read more about MAE Graduate Admissions.


Faculty Openings

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Virginia seeks tenure-track faculty in broad areas of strategic importance to UVA’s investment in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering has a proven record of outstanding research with strong inter-departmental and inter-school collaborations and is committed to increasing diversity among our faculty and graduate student populations. Our research program ensures excellence and national prominence in core focus areas of:

  • Biomechanical Engineering for Health
  • Cyber-Physical Systems and Autonomy
  • Sustainability in Energy, Manufacturing and Transportation

We seek exceptional candidates with expertise related to the above three core areas. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: mechanical systems, solid mechanics, biomechatronics, extreme mechanics, autonomous vehicle safety, and/or industrial automation and AI control are encouraged to apply. Please go here for more information.

"During my search for a graduate program, it quickly became clear that UVA MAE offered the best research program of any school I was considering. My experience here has exceeded my already-high expectations. I have been able to work with some of the most respected researchers in the field in leading-edge facilities both at UVA and in government labs. Those opportunities will benefit my career for years to come."

Justin Kirk, Graduate Student