Strategic Plan

MIT AeroAstro Strategic PlanAnticipating evolution in technology, education, industry, and MIT, AeroAstro produced a Strategic Plan to:

  • identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats
  • define core competencies and strategic thrusts
  • prioritize investments of department resources
  • strengthen faculty consensus regarding the department’s future directions

Our Strategic Plan is based on a set of core values:

  • excellence/leadership in research and education
  • commitment to the aerospace profession through Institute, national, and international leadership
  • commitment to open research and education
  • commitment to collaborative research addressing real-world challenges
  • passion for air and space vehicles and systems, the technologies that enable them, and the missions they fulfill
  • commitment to department students, faculty, and staff personal and professional development

Our vision is to enable novel aerospace and related systems through education, research, and leadership; and to use these systems to inspire future generations of engineers, leaders, and innovators to be critical thinkers possessing deep technical understanding and systems perspective.

Our Strategic Plan is a foundation for an exciting and beneficial future.