About Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

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We’ve been at the forefront of making machines move—and fly—since 1887. From developing biologically inspired robots to partnering with NASA to explore fire safety in outer space to developing robotic surgery arms for remote controlled surgery, we’re focused on advancing the field in order to advance human lives. 

Our department offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in both aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering. Our MS program in mechanical engineering is also available 100% online, and we also offer an optional specialization in fire science and engineering. Explore all of our degrees now.

Our curriculum focuses on blending a mastery of the fundamentals with creativity, societal awareness and leadership skills to produce leaders who know how to solve the problems that most need our attention.

Our Bachelor of Science in Engineering degrees are both accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

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In the important world of research, we tackle everything from the integration of data analytics to the dynamics of rotating machinery, additive manufacturing, nanotechnology, robotics, combustion, heat transfer and more. Recent innovations include a portable device to easily detect sickle cell anemia in low-resource settings, and a biohybrid robot that integrates 3-D-printed parts with a sea slug muscle to produce a cyborg-esque bot that could travel further than traditional robots. Explore all of our research strengths.

Our faculty are renowned in the field, with many of our senior faculty honored as fellows by IEEE, ASME and SME, and many of our junior faculty receiving accolades such as ONAR young investigator and NSF CAREER awards. 

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Our inclusive department culture nurtures collaboration between faculty, students and staff, so you’ll find a welcoming and supportive environment as you explore your academic or research pursuits. 

We are located in Cleveland, Ohio, a nexus of engineering, innovation and collaboration. Learn more about why Cleveland is the city for engineering.

Mission, Vision, Values and Principles of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Our strategic vision for Aerospace Engineering

Our strategic vision for Mechanical Engineering is coming soon!


The mission of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is to educate and prepare students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels for leadership roles in the fields of mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering and to conduct research for the benefit of society.


The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering aims to be recognized as a leader in mechanical and aerospace engineering education and research. This vision will be fulfilled through excellence in education and targeted research themes in emerging areas.


The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering values integrity, diversity, critical thinking, impartial judgment, change, innovation and collegiality. 


The core principles of the department are a commitment to a mastery of fundamentals, creativity, social awareness, leadership skills and professionalism. The qualities define the department, its program and its graduates.

Contact and Location

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Case School of Engineering
Case Western Reserve University 
479 Glennan Building
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7222

Phone: 216.368.2940

Visitors can park in the Veale Parking Garage at 2130 Adelbert Rd., Cleveland Ohio.