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Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Acoustical Engineering

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Programs within the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, Acoustical, and Electrical Engineering (MAAE) offer an activity-based curriculum for students interested in hands-on learning. We develop well-rounded professionals who are exposed to foundational skills in different aspects of mechanical engineering like acoustics, aerospace, manufacturing, and turbomachinery.

Our collaborative laboratories and spaces encourage students to create projects and conduct research directly with peers and faculty. One-on-one mentoring is an option to polish specialized skills or strengthen field expertise. Regardless, the small class sizes help ensure every student receives personalized academic support to master industry knowledge and successfully transition into their field of choice.

Numerous networking, internship, and industry opportunities are available for students through CETA's extensive government partner and engineering connections. Our graduates are employed in significantly high numbers in a wide range of industrial and governmental sectors. Many have worked on projects including but not limited to:

  • Designing aircraft jet engines.
  • Manufacturing and operation of miniature surgical robots.
  • Streamlining the aerodynamics of spacecraft.
  • Designing and installation of renewable energy technologies.
  • Optimization of acoustical characteristics of music halls.

Please contact MAAE Department Chair Paul Slaboch for more information.

Undergraduate Programs

This nationally recognized interdisciplinary engineering program is offered in conjunction with The Hartt School, the University’s acclaimed performing arts conservatory. Since the process of acoustical design involves the sense of hearing, therein lies the synergy of the course work taken at The Hartt School.

The acoustical engineering and music program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org

Program Overview

  • 141 - 147 credits
    • Minimum 58 credits in the major.
    • Minimum 40 credits in music.

  • Freshman Year
    • First semester: 18 credits
    • Second semester: 18 credits

  • Sophomore Year
    • First semester: 18 credits
    • Second semester: 19 credits

  • Junior Year
    • First semester: 19 credits
    • Second semester: 19 credits

  • Senior Year
    • First semester: 18 credits
    • Second semester: 18 credits

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The only program of its kind in Connecticut, UHart's aerospace engineering undergraduate program offers students the opportunity to learn technical concepts relevant to aerospace engineering and design.

Program Overview

  • 132 credits

  • Freshman Year
    • First semester: 16 credits
    • Second semester: 17 credits

  • Sophomore Year
    • First semester: 15 credits
    • Second semester: 18 credits

  • Junior Year
    • First semester: 18 credits
    • Second semester: 17 credits

  • Senior Year
    • First semester: 16 credits
    • Second semester: 15 credits

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This diverse program encompasses key aspects of engineering that deal with the application of mechanics to the design of machines. 

Mechanical engineering students can also choose to have a concentration in:

  • Acoustics
  • Computational
  • Energy and Sustainability
  • Manufacturing
  • Robotics
  • Turbomachinery

The mechanical engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org.

 

Program Overview

  • 132 credits
    • Minimum 83 credits in the major

  • Freshman Year
    • First semester: 16 credits
    • Second semester: 17 credits

  • Sophomore Year
    • First semester: 15 credits
    • Second semester: 18 credits

  • Junior Year
    • First semester: 18 credits
    • Second semester: 17 credits

  • Senior Year
    • First semester: 16 credits
    • Second semester: 15 credits

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Graduate Programs

Minors and Certifications

Program Overview

  • 18 credits
    • 3 core classes
      • Totaling 9 credits
    • 3 electives
      • Totaling 9 credits

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Program Overview - Minor
  • 18 credits
    • 6 core classes

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The graduate certificate program in manufacturing metrology is designed to prepare engineers with skills in engineering metrology with a focus on manufacturing.

Program Overview

  • 12 credits
    • 4 courses

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Our Faculty

Claudio Campana
Applied Assistant Professor
Mechanical, Aerospace, and Acoustical Engineering

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Howard Canistraro
Associate Professor
Mechanical, Aerospace, and Acoustical Engineering

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Robert D. Celmer
Program Director, Acoustical Engineering Program; Professor
Mechanical, Aerospace, and Acoustical Engineering

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Edward Diehl
PE; Assistant Professor
Mechanical, Aerospace, and Acoustical Engineering

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Suhash Ghosh
Associate Director, Center for Manufacturing and Metrology; Associate Professor
Mechanical, Aerospace, and Acoustical Engineering

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Reihaneh Jamshidi
Assistant Professor
Mechanical, Aerospace, and Acoustical Engineering

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Christopher Jasinski
Assistant Professor; Honors Program Coordinator
Mechanical, Aerospace, and Acoustical Engineering

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Ivana Milanovic
Professor
Mechanical, Aerospace, and Acoustical Engineering

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Enrico Obst
Visiting Assistant Professor
Mechanical, Aerospace, and Acoustical Engineering

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Mark Orelup
Adjunct Faculty
Mechanical, Aerospace, and Acoustical Engineering

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Allan Penda
Adjunct Faculty
Mechanical, Aerospace, and Acoustical Engineering

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Chittaranjan Sahay
Vernon D. Roosa Distinguished Professor; Director, Center for Manufacturing and Metrology
Mechanical, Aerospace, and Acoustical Engineering

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Paul Slaboch
Department Chair; Director, Aerospace Engineering Program; Associate Professor; PE
Mechanical, Aerospace, and Acoustical Engineering

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Akin Tatoglu
Associate Professor
Mechanical, Aerospace, and Acoustical Engineering

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Cy Yavuzturk
Program Director, Mechanical Engineering; Director, Clean Energy Institute; Professor
Mechanical, Aerospace, and Acoustical Engineering

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