Aerospace and Mechanical

The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the Ohio State University strives to give rise to highly accomplished Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering experts. The Ohio State Aerospace Engineering Program provides Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (AAE) BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees.

State is centrally located in relation to three major national aerospace powerhouses:

  • NASA's Glenn Research Center
  • Air Force Research Laboratory
  • GE Aviation

The Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (AAE) graduate program offers a variety of possibilities for basic and applied research in the fields of:

  • Flight mechanics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeroacoustics
  • Aeronautics
  • Propulsion and energy
  • Dynamics and control
  • Structural mechanics

The department provides master's and doctoral degrees with classes taught by a stimulating group of distinguished professors and backed by extensive labs and computer equipments. For learners interested in Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, the undergraduate (Bachelor’s) program provides an interesting atmosphere. Students are ready for careers in the aerospace sector, public labs, and a range of areas not usually connected with aerospace engineering owing to job, co-ops, and internships provided by the department.

The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department offers undergraduate and graduate courses in Mechanical Engineering. A number of technical electives are included in the undergraduate program. The graduate program provides masters as well as doctoral degrees. This department's learners have many possibilities to communicate with other learners and teachers within the department.

The department’s $72 million building complex contains 14 modern classrooms and quality space for research labs

Areas of Expertise: 

  • Advanced automotive systems
  • Micro and nanotechnology
  • Aviation Management
  • International Aviation
  • Energy and environmental quality
  • Air Transportation Systems
  • Bioengineering
  • Materials and manufacturing
  • Nuclear science and engineering
  • Advanced aerospace systems
  • Aircraft Systems
  • National Aviation System
  • Collegiate Aviation Education

List of Labs:

  • Smart Vehicle Concepts Center
  • Gear and Power Transmission Research Laboratory
  • Simulation Innovation and Modeling Center
  • Center for Automotive Research
  • Transportation Research Center
  • Center for Aviation Studies
  • Aerospace Research Center

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

The William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in the Ohio State University has a long history of excellence in both undergraduate and graduate education. The objective of the department is to prepare its students to be leaders in the many evolving areas that require chemical and biomolecular engineers through both creative coursework and difficult studies.

The department offers bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees. The Chemical Engineering bachelor’s degree program aims at preparing graduates for industrial jobs, professional service, and also higher studies for continuing education. The graduate program offers possibilities for an intensive learning experience and lucrative careers in industry and academia. The college’s graduate students are in high demand among recruiters.

The Chemical Engineering MS degree is both a non-thesis and a thesis programme. It prepares learners to deal with areas in chemical engineering and build expertise in the field. The Ph.D. degree offered by the department provides scholars with an added depth in the technical aspects of the field through research. 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Molecular thermodynamics and molecular simulation
  • Reaction engineering, catalysis
  • Colloids, aerosols, particle technology
  • Fluid mechanics, multiphase flow
  • Polymers, nanomaterials, membranes
  • Bioengineering, biotechnology, applied molecular biology

List of Labs:

  • Clean Energy Research Laboratory
  • Center for Affordable Nanoengineering of Polymeric Biomedical Devices

Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic

The Ohio State University’s Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geodetic Engineering provides a challenging and intellectual academic experience to learners and equips them with the required resources and background to undertake operations in the different interdisciplinary fields of civil engineering. The department provides bachelor’s, master's, and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering.

The undergraduate learners take classes in:

  • Survey
  • Transport engineering and analysis
  • Construction management
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Water resources engineering
  • Structural design
  • Environmental engineering fundamentals
  • Economics and planning.

The department’s graduate degree program leads to M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering with specializations in :

  • Construction Engineering & Management
  • Transportation
  • Environmental Engineering & Water resources
  • Geoinformation & Geodetic
  • Structural Engineering

In addition, the department also offers a dual degree (MS) program in Urban Transportation Planning in collaboration with the Department of City and Regional Planning in the university’s Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Travel behavior, flow, and network modeling
  • Environmental Engineering and Water Resources
  • Photogrammetric computer vision
  • Structural engineering and structural materials
  • Geospatial information technologies, Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT)
  • Energy-Environmental Systems
  • Transportation planning, design, and operations
  • Life-cycle evaluation of transportation systems under uncertainty
  • Ecological Engineering and Ecohydologic Processes
  • Construction management

List of Labs: Ohio Water Resources Center

Computer Science

Established in 1968 and ranked among the top 15 computer science departments by U.S. News and World Report, the Department of Computer Science provides an outstanding educational experience. The department provides various degree programs that empower learners to pursue an education that fulfills their career objectives.

The department offers a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Computer Science & Engineering and a BS with a major in Computer and Information Science as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer and Information Science. The BS is more focused on science than the BA is.

The master's degree program (MS) is split into three tracks: a study track that requires a master's thesis on original research, a coursework track that requires a project submission, and a coursework track only. The tracks provide learners with a strong background in computer science theory and foundations and expose them to recent computer science technologies. The objective of the Ph.D. program is to prepare learners to become leading academic and industrial scientists and teachers.

Doctoral candidates take a set of courses in one major and two minor areas of concentration as well as complete a set of core courses. 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Networks and distributed systems
  • Computer systems, including core systems, high-performance computing, and data-intensive computing
  • Graphics and visualization
  • Software engineering and programming language
  • Artificial intelligence

List of Labs: Center for Surveillance Research

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Ohio State enjoys an outstanding scholarly and research reputation not only among peer programs but also from the industry and government.

The department provides a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering (BSECE) degree in two specific programs:

  • Electrical Engineering (EE)
  • Computer Engineering (CPE).

The department also offers a joint BS/MS program. The graduate program provides degrees leading to either a Master's degree (thesis and non-thesis) or an ECE Ph.D. degree with a specialization in analog and RF electronic circuits, communications and signal processing, a compilation of electronic circuits. The aim of the doctoral program of ECE is to foster graduates who can think and solve issues of engineering based on science and mathematical ideas.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Control Systems; Analog and RF Circuits
  • Sustainable Energy and Power Systems
  • Nanotechnology and electronic materials
  • Communications, Signal Processing, and Image Processing
  • Computer and Communication Networks
  • Bioengineering and Medical Sensing
  • Electromagnetics, Optics, Remote Sensing, and Microwaves
  • Robotics and Intelligent Transportation
  • Computer and Digital Systems

List of Labs:

  • Connection One Center for Radio Frequency Systems
  • Electroscience Laboratory

Industrial and Systems Engineering

The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) provides undergraduate and graduate degrees (B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.) in industrial and systems engineering. These degrees concentrate on designing, operating, and managing complex systems and seek to impart a mix of technical, managerial, and human-centered design skills to learners.

The B.S. curriculum degree offers a background in the calculation, statistics, computing, psychology, accounting, and economics. Physics, chemistry, graphics engineering, and science of engineering are the prerequisites for the department's key classes.

The Master's degree in Industrial Engineering offers students the opportunity to expand their understanding of Industrial and Systems engineering through a consistent study program with a chance to pursue a concentration in one of the three focus fields - Human Factors/Ergonomics (BioMechanics and Cognitive Engineering), Manufacturing Processes, and Operations Research.

The Doctoral program offers possibilities for people through sophisticated study and research to achieve a high level of academic accomplishment and contribution to the discipline.

List of Labs:

  • Ohio Manufacturing Institute
  • Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence

Materials Science

The Materials Science and Engineering Department of Materials allows the learners to acquire an extensive knowledge of material characteristics and their broad spectrum of engineering applications. The department offers Bachelor’s, Master's and PhD programs.

The bachelor's degree focuses on the structure and microstructure of the atomic scale of materials and their mechanical and electronic properties, as well as introductory materials science processing laboratories. Students in the MSE department can tailor their undergraduate programs according to a multitude of specializations including biomaterials, ceramics, electronic equipment, production, metallurgy and polymers, or they can design their own specialization with the assistance of a faculty consultant.

The Master’s degree is both a thesis and a non-thesis program.The typical duration of completing a Ph.D. degree while being registered as a full-time student is about five years, including summers.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Computational materials science
  • Biomaterials
  • Electronic materials
  • Materials joining and processing
  • Ceramic and nanomaterials
  • Materials characterization
  • Metallic materials

List of Labs:

  • Center for Emergent Materials
  • Institute for Materials Research
  • Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis
  • Center for Materials Joining
  • Fontana Corrosion Center

Pure Sciences

The Department of Physics is one of the biggest and most varied departments of the university. There are two distinct choices for students to acquire a degree in physics at Ohio State: a traditional Bachelor of Science in Physics at the College of Arts and Sciences or a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics at the College of Engineering.

The department also offers MS to Ph.D. Bridge program at OSU. The Bridge program is a two-year program for the students having a bachelor’s degree in Physics, or related fields and wish to pursue a Ph.D. but require some additional coursework, training, and research experience to master for a Ph.D. program.

 The Chemistry and Biochemistry department provides bachelor's degree (BA / BS), MS in Biochemistry, MS in Biochemistry with a strong emphasis on Biotechnology, and Ph.D. in Chemistry or Biochemistry.

The Department of Mathematics provides a PhD, Master's degree in Mathematical Sciences (MMS), and a Master's degree in Actuarial & Quantitative Risk Management (MAQRM).

There are undergraduate programs available in the aforementioned subjects. Graduate students in these programs are a part of a challenging environment with unique opportunities for teaching and research and also have the chance to work with some of the finest scholars in the country.

List of Labs: Nuclear Reactor Laboratory

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