The School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma is one of seven schools within the College of Engineering. Located in historic Felgar Hall, the first purpose-built engineering education building in Oklahoma, AME has a rich history at the university and has produced many outstanding alumni including Apollo 13 astronaut Fred W. Haise, Jr.
AME offers a combination of excellent academics and practical engineering with experiential-learning opportunities and competition team experiences led by nationally and internationally acclaimed faculty.
Both the Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering undergraduate programs are accredited by Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Class projects often require hands-on engineering skills. The AME Shop is a fully outfitted machine shop providing students with access to state-of-the-art tools and equipment like CNC mills and lathes. The AME Shop is supervised by two professional machinists who provide safety, operational and design guidance. Students who use the AME Shop graduate with a greater understanding of the design process, and their project completion times from computer model to product are shorter. Once they start a job, their time between training and becoming a productive engineer is less.
Winning Student Teams
AME is home to four student teams: Design/Build/Fly, Sooner Off-Road, Sooner Powered Vehicle and Sooner Racing. These nationally and internationally award-winning teams compete annually in engineering competitions. The teams are housed in the beautiful and state-of-the-art ExxonMobil Lawrence G. Rawl Engineering Practice Facility. Every team has a history of success and continues to build its program to both compete well and develop a knowledge base of real-world engineering and problem-solving experience for its diverse members.
Students in the computer-aided design classroom learn to use the same engineering software used in industry. The AME curriculum offers courses in heat transfer, aerodynamics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, circuits and sensors, space systems, mission design and more. Students test experiments in our in-house wind tunnel.
Outstanding Faculty Members
AME is home to 22 full-time faculty members.
David Miller is one of the many acclaimed AME faculty members. Miller was the chief designer of the Mars rover used in NASA’s successful 1997 Pathfinder Mission. He is also the co-founder and chief technical officer of the KISS Institute for Practical Robotics.