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.

For students interested in a graduate professional degree, the Samueli School of Engineering is offering the master of engineering degree with a mechanical and aerospace concentration. You can learn more at

Prospective and Incoming Students

Financial Support

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:


Graduate Coordinator

Maryam Rezaee

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Samueli School of Engineering
3200 Engineering Gateway
(949) 824-7984

Graduate Studies Advisor (Current Students)

Professor SungWoo Nam
4226 Engineering Gateway