Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical and aerospace engineering. Our faculty members have achieved national and international recognitions in diverse areas of research and scholarship. In addition to their research accomplishments, the faculty members are deeply dedicated to teaching and mentoring. We offer an outstanding selection of courses that combine fundamentals with the latest technological advances in a variety of fields.
We aim to provide a superb educational experience that stimulates knowledge, discovery, creativity and technology development. You will work with some of the brightest minds in the world, in cutting-edge experimental and computational facilities.
Please browse the links in this page to learn some of the basics of graduate study and research in our department. Detailed information on our program is available in the university catalogue.
Starting in Fall 2020, the Samueli School is offering the Master of Engineering degree with a mechanical and aerospace concentration. This program enhances professional opportunities through the deepening of technical skills and specialized leadership training. You can learn more at meng.eng.uci.edu. To compare the different master’s degree options, please check out this chart.
Prospective and Incoming Students
- Online Application
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Research Areas
- MAE Faculty
- Introduction to UCI MAE
The Department has several sources of financial support for highly qualified students. These include fellowships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships.
In addition, a large number of external competitive fellowships/awards are available for students meeting the criteria of the sponsoring organization. Graduate students are urged to be proactive in seeking these sources of support, including:
- Master of Science Degree Requirements
- MS Plan of Study Form is due during the first Quarter of your MS program
- Ph.D. Degree Requirements
- Catalogue Description of Graduate Program
- UCI Searchable Schedule of Classes
- TA Application