Strategic Plan (Draft)


  • Increasing number of TA’s and Graders

  • Scheduling graduate courses after 5pm to attract more part-time MS students

  • Expansion of coursework and faculty hiring in the area of thermo-fluids

  • Expansion of thermo-fluid experimental capabilities

  • Faculty hiring in aerospace engineering (including automatic control)

  • Creation of a new MS program in Aerospace Engineering

  • Creation and marketing of professional MS programs (such as MS in renewable energy)

  • Return of a guaranteed percentage of MS student tuition to the departments

  • Reduction of student-to-faculty ratio

  • Increase of budget for teaching lab

  • Lab space for Senior Design Projects

  • Office space for faculty


  • Establishment of a new Electric Airplane Center (funding is pending)

  • Establishment of a new Center of Simulation-based Sciences and Engineering

  • Development of landfill gas engine and energy-reclamation technology

  • Collaboration with CSTAR at RSMAS for new space tech engineering

  • Establishment of a practical bridge fund for research active faculty

  • Strengthening existing Clean Energy Center

  • Core facility for research (such as SEM, TEM, and micro-CT)

  • Increase of budget for regular department seminars

  • Creation of Leadership Seminar Series for active leaders

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