The Department of Aerospace Engineering is a student-centered department committed to providing engineering and aviation science programs with world-class education and research. The department offers comprehensive programmes in both undergraduate and graduate studies. The department offers a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering as well as a combined B.S./M.S. in Aerospace Engineering.

For graduate studies, the department offers: 

  • Master of Science (thesis and non-thesis)
  • M.Eng
  • Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering.

After completing 30 credit hours, the Master of Science degree is awarded. Specific requirements may differ depending on whether a student is pursuing a thesis or non-thesis option, but all learners are required to take a final comprehensive examination. If a student is interested in Ph.D., then he/she should complete a Ph.D. dissertation and get it approved by the committee.
Areas of Expertise:

  • Rotorcraft/Micro Hovering UAV's
  • Hypersonics
  • Flight dynamics/control
  • Space systems
  • Structural mechanics/composites
  • Aerodynamics and propulsion

Chemical Engineering Department

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering offers graduate and undergraduate programs in Chemical Engineering. The Bachelor of Science program in Chemical Engineering combined B.S./M.S. in Chemical Engineering, and integrated Bachelor of Science (B.S.)/Master of Science in Systems Engineering (MSSE) program are the programs offered by the department.

The department is well-equipped to conduct graduate studies in aerosol science, fluid mechanics, molecular modeling, polymer reaction engineering, protein engineering, system research, and thermodynamics. It offers graduate programs like Masters of Science in Chemical Engineering, M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering, and Ph.D. in Chemical engineering.

Its Ph.D. program combines basic and advanced training, original research, and professional training. Research and teaching in the department are deeply interdisciplinary and focused on solving some of the most challenging issues in the world. Students admitted to Ph.D. receive full financial support (stipend, remission of tuition) and subsidized health benefits.

The Master's degree program gives students the opportunity to not only learn from professors who are world-renowned leaders and innovators in their areas, but also to work side by side with them, building expertise, and developing their management abilities through cooperative investigation.

The department’s research interests include:

  • Aerosol Technology
  • Biophysics
  • Colloid Science
  • Catalysis
  • Molecular Modelling
  • Nanotechnology
  • Thermodynamics
  • Systems Engineering, and so on. 

 Areas of Expertise:

  • Process Systems and Control
  • Biomolecular Engineering
  • Nanostructural materials
  • Complex Fluids/Particle Science
  • Energy Storage
  • Metabolic Engineering
  • Polymer Science;
  • Thermodynamics/Transport Phenomena

Civil and Environmental Engineering 

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering was  founded in 1908. The main objective of the department is to give rise to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education and also foster advanced research which improves the quality of life and environment. The department has incurred more than $24.8 million in research expenditures in 2016. It also boasts of 27.5 tenure-track faculty, eight-core research areas, eight leading research institutes and centers, two National Academies members.

The programs offered by the department are:

  • Bachelor of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Combined B.S./M.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Minor in Construction Project Management
  • Minor in Project Management
  • Combined BS/MS program
  • MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • MS in Project Management
  • MS in Transportation Systems
  • MEng in Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • MEng in Project Management
  • MEng in Transportation Systems
  • PhD in Civil Engineering.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Bridge Design
  • Project management
  • Geotechnical Centrifuge Modeling
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Risk and Reliability
  • Rational Pavement Design
  • Geographic Information  Systems for Hydrology

Computer Science Department

At the University of Maryland, College Park, the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (CMNS) offers graduate, Master's degree (with or without thesis) and doctoral degrees. The master's degree without a thesis requires students to prepare a scholarly paper, while the thesis program requires students to complete a set of credit hours along with a presentation on their independent accomplishment.

The department also offers students chances to pursue a research career at Maryland University.

Artificial Intelligence, Bioinformatics, Computer Systems, Database Systems, Software Engineering / Programming Languages / HCI, Scientific Computing, Algorithms and Computation Theory, and Visual and Geometric Computing are the specialized areas in which the students work.

Almost all full-time students studying in the department receives some kind of financial aid.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer vision and computational geometry
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Systems
  • Software engineering
  • Scientific computing

List of labs: UMIACS, Institute for Advanced Computer Studies

Electrical / Electronic Department

In James Clark School of Engineering, the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers Bachelors, Masters degree (with or without a thesis), Ph.D. programmes in Electrical Engineering.

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering offers the following subdisciplines for specialization:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Communications and Signal Processing
  • Electrophysics
  • Power Systems
  • Microelectronics, and Controls along with the core electrical engineering curriculum.

M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering also offer the same specializations excluding Power Systems.

Numerous state-of-the-art study laboratories that support operations in communication networks, robotics, control technologies, VLSI design, and testing, and semiconductor devices support the study program in Masters. The ECE graduate program focuses on interdisciplinary research and maintains associations within the departments under the Clark School of Engineering. Opportunities also exist for studying programs in conjunction with many national and international laboratories and technical facilities.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Microelectronics and Bioelectronics
  • Control and Dynamics of Nonlinear Systems
  • Electrophysics
  • MEMS
  • Nanotechnology
  • Communication & Signal Processing

Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering is a part of the University of Maryland's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The department, led by an expert faculty and with affiliations to leading companies, utilities, and agencies, offers interdisciplinary graduate programs. MS, M.Eng., and Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering are the graduate courses offered by the department.

Concentration areas in master’s, and Ph.D. level programs in Environmental Engineering include:

  • transport engineering
  • environmental engineering
  • water resource engineering
  • structural engineering
  • geotechnical engineering
  • civil structures
  • project management.

Students who are accepted into the Master of  Science program may choose either the thesis or non-thesis tracks. The thesis should be appropriate for publication in an archival journal at least as a technical note. Those who do not pursue the option of a thesis are required to complete a paper and a thorough examination work carried out for the M.S. A study dissertation that contributes to the development of civil and environmental engineering studies is the focus of the CEE doctoral program.

Material Science

The Department of Material Science and Engineering of A James Clark School of Engineering offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees. It incorporates engineering, physics, and chemistry and utilizes these disciplines in nanotechnology, biotechnology, data technology, power and production to address real-world issues. The undergraduate program in Materials Science and Engineering provides engineering education with a strong emphasis on the fundamental properties and structure of materials.

The graduate programmes - M.S., M.Eng. and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (P.B.C.) in Material Sciences and Engineering - offer opportunities to work with faculty and industry on complex issues through projects, internships, and research. Research possibilities include the development of new power application components (fuel cells, hydrogen storage, and sophisticated batteries), new medically implanted device biomaterials, nanocomposites, shape memory metals, thermoelectric device components, and nanomaterials.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Electronic Materials and Packaging
  • Magnetic Materials
  • Materials synthesis and materials processing
  • Semiconductors
  • Functional and Device Materials
  • Ceramics
  • Metal and structural materials
  • Polymers, organic and biomaterials


Mechanical engineering programs offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering provide students with the tools to broaden their understanding of the basics of this growing field while introducing them to modern technologies. Leaders in robotic control, advanced vehicle technologies, energy systems form a part of the faculty. Also, students have access to state-of-the-art research facilities. The department offers a B.S in Mechanical Engineering and a combined B.S./M.S. programme in Mechanical Engineering.

For graduate programmes, the department offers M.S., M.Eng. and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (P.B.C.) programmes in Mechanical Engineering. Students selecting the master's programmes need to be skilled in traditional mechanical engineering fundamentals such as solid and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, transfer procedures, materials engineering, electronic instrumentation and measurements, controls, and layout.

Furthermore, through a multitude of electives such as intelligent constructions, electronic packaging, data systems, Lean Six Sigma, reliability, and nanoelectromechanical systems, they will also investigate new/emerging regions in the field. In addition to the requirements of coursework, Ph.D. candidates must pass a qualifying examination and present a research proposal. In defense of their dissertation, all Ph.D. students must pass an oral examination administered by a committee of graduate faculty members.
Areas of Expertise:

  • Manufacturing
  • Virtual Manufacturing
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Dynamics, and controls
  • Risk and Reliability
  • Physics of Failure
  • Life-Cycle Enginee
  • Energy Systems
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermal Sci
  • Reacting Flows
  • Design / Information Sciences
  • Electronic Packaging
  • Nanoenergetics

Pure Science

The University of Maryland's Department of Mathematics, College Park, offers outstanding opportunities for undergraduate-level study and research in mathematics, graduate-level studies in applied mathematics and statistics, and professional research.

The department runs two graduate programs: the Mathematics Program (MATH) and the Mathematical Statistics Program (STAT) and is a major participant in the Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation Program (AMSC).

It offers an M.A. in Statistics, M.S. in AMSC, and Ph.D. for all three programs. The Department of Physics offers undergraduate and graduate courses and a PhD programme with a major focus on areas like Biophysics and Chemical Physics. The University of Maryland's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers undergraduate, graduate courses, and a Ph.D. programme in Biochemistry and Chemistry.

Faculty, graduates, and undergraduates collaborate on initiatives in interdisciplinary fields such as nanofabrication, bio-organic chemistry, environmental and atmospheric chemistry, and fuel cell research.

These emerging areas are based on traditional physical, organic, inorganic, analytical, and theoretical chemistry disciplines.
List of Labs:

  • Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics
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