Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is an essential academic field of the future technology for automobiles that are indispensable in our daily life and super speed train that makes the whole country as one day area of life. Moreover, it forms a basis for modern aviation technology and its diverse applications that make the whole world a global village and also for the aerospace technology that explores the outer space for our future. It also includes energy technology that makes our life comfortable as well as numerous automated modern factories with advanced robot production system.
Recently, newly emerging interdisciplinary fields such as the nano technology, bio-medical engineering including artificial organs for curing human diseases, and sports engineering attempting interpretation of sports equipment in engineering term are also actively studied. SNU's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering has a goal to educate creative research engineers required in essential industries and research institutions as well as to train students to work in the related fields for academia.
Faculties and graduate students of this Department are actively carrying out cooperative research between industry and academia as well as international exchanges through the Department closely related organizations such as the Institute of Advanced Machinery & Design, Institute of Advanced Aerospace technology, Next Generation Automobiles New Technology Research Center, Micro Thermal System Research Center, Flight Vehicle Research Center, and Turbo Power Machinery Research Center. Also the Department is carrying out world-class researches and education for graduate students through numerous creative research tasks and projects designated by the National Research Laboratory (NRL) program.
The Department was designated by the Ministry of Education for the BK21 Project Center for Training Research Manpower in Mechanical Engineering and is actively participating in various programs with the Department of Machinery Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Industry Engineering of Hanyang University. BK21 Project Center of Training Research Manpower of Mechanical Engineering is implementing reinforcement of graduate education and research activities with the goal of becoming one of the best research-centered university of the world, improving academic system, building support structure to industrialize the outcomes of research, and carrying out active international cooperation including exchange of graduate students with renowned universities.