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ENGINEERING MECHANICS

A broad-based and flexible program that allows you to focus in many important disciplines, such as fatigue/fracture mechanics and failure analysis.

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Not sure what engineering discipline to pursue right now and want to keep your options open? Mechanical Engineering is a broad-based and flexible program, allowing cadets to focus in many important disciplines, such as fatigue/fracture mechanics and failure analysis.

If understanding, building and using state-of-the-art materials such as composites and ceramics intrigues you, or if you enjoy the idea of designing and analyzing structures, our Mechanical Engineering program—ranked #7 in the nation, according to U.S. News’ Best Colleges list—is the major for you.

There are incredible mechanical engineering systems in aerospace and automotive hardware, power generation facilities and manufacturing. Because systems bring together the engineering of mechanics and motion, thermodynamics and fluids, materials and structures, and control, Mechanical Engineering is a broad discipline of design and analysis.

Majors and Minors


Mechanical Engineering

Systems Engineering – Engineering Mechanics Depth

The Mechanical Engineering and Systems Engineering majors are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

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February 24, 2017

Awards ceremony recognizes revolutionary research of cadets, faculty

By John Van Winkle, U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs. Analyzing Nigerian refugee camps to create long-term sustainable solutions, and timely famine response while working in Silicon Valley, was one of three projects earning Cadet 1st Class Saylor Gilbert the top cadet summer research program award, Jan. 26. Gilbert’s work was among cadet and faculty research projects recognized Jan. 26 at the 21st Annual Air Force Academy Research Awards ceremony. Cadets competed for the Thomas. D. Moore Award for outstanding cadet summer research, with four finalists from each academic division of engineering: basic sciences, humanities and social sciences. Gilbert, an...

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