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Our Vision

Aerospace is an exciting, intellectually challenging, and economically important field that offers unique opportunities for students and researchers to contribute to the future of transportation, communications, exploration and national security.

Our Mission

We prepare engineers for success and leadership in the conception, design, implementation, and operation of aerospace and related engineering systems. We are committed to excellence and to creation, development, and application of the technologies critical to aerospace vehicle and information engineering and to the architecture and engineering of complex high-performance systems

Our Goals

• Educate tomorrow's leaders through innovative educational programs and pedagogies, which have as their context the conception, design, implementation, and operation of systems and processes

• Create research opportunities that generate inventions, technologies, and solutions to aerospace problems in cooperation with colleagues at MIT and other universities, industry, and government throughout the world

• Provide leadership to MIT and to the aerospace and to the national and international aerospace communities.


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