Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace Engineering (MC75)

Graduate studies in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) lead to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering sciences, with a specialization in one of the following areas: aerospace engineering, applied mechanics, applied ocean sciences, chemical engineering, computational science, engineering physics and mechanical engineering. The instructional and research programs are characterized by interdisciplinary relations with the Departments of Bioengineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry and with associated campus institutes such as the California Space Institute, Center for Magnetic Recording Research, Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials, Center for Molecular Genetics, Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD Center for Energy and Combustion Research, Fusion Energy Research Program, Institute for Nonlinear Science.

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Program Overview The BS/MS program in MAE is a contiguous Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree program for undergraduate students in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at UC San Diego who have maintained a strong academic record in both major and cumulative course work. The program is only open to undergraduate students in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at UC San Diego.

Participation in the program permits students to transition directly to the MAE Master’s program following receipt of an MAE Bachelor’s degree. Students admitted to the program may choose between the Thesis (Plan I) or the Comprehensive Examination (Plan II) tracks to complete the MS degree.

Interested students must submit an internal application to the Department in Spring quarter of their Junior year. The Department does not provide funding for MS students, but they are eligible for financial support including campus-wide fellowships and Academic Student Employment positions.
Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Major Aerospace Engineering
Degree B.S./M.S. (current UCSD students only)
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines December 16, 2020 (Fall 2021)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests
English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Statement of Purpose

Required

Resume/CV

Not required

Additional Requirements

please review the MAE BS/MS program requirements here: http://maeweb.ucsd.edu/content/bsms-program

Contact Info

Website http://maeweb.ucsd.edu/content/bsms-program
Email mae-gradadm@eng.ucsd.edu
Phone 858-534-7715
Mailing Address
University of California San Diego
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
EBU2
9500 Gilman Drive #0411
La Jolla, CA 92093

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Major Aerospace Engineering
Degree Master of Science
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines December 16, 2020 (Fall 2021)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Online Statement of Purpose accepted ONLY; 2500 word limit

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website http://maeweb.ucsd.edu/grad/admissions
Email mae-gradadm@eng.ucsd.edu
Campus Office 181 EBU II
Fax (858) 822-1129
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
MAE Graduate Affairs
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0411
La Jolla, CA 92093-0411

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Major Aerospace Engineering
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines December 17, 2019 (Fall 2020)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Online Statement of Purpose accepted ONLY; 2500 word limit

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website http://maeweb.ucsd.edu/grad/admissions
Email mae-gradadm@eng.ucsd.edu
Campus Office 181 EBU II
Fax (858) 822-1129
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
MAE Graduate Affairs
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0411
La Jolla, CA 92093-0411

Applied Mechanics (MC76)

Graduate studies in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) lead to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering sciences, with a specialization in one of the following areas: aerospace engineering, applied mechanics, applied ocean sciences, chemical engineering, computational science, engineering physics and mechanical engineering. The instructional and research programs are characterized by interdisciplinary relations with the Departments of Bioengineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry and with associated campus institutes such as the California Space Institute, Center for Magnetic Recording Research, Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials, Center for Molecular Genetics, Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD Center for Energy and Combustion Research, Fusion Energy Research Program, Institute for Nonlinear Science.

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Major Applied Mechanics
Degree Master of Science
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines December 16, 2020 (Fall 2021)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Online Statement of Purpose accepted ONLY; 2500 word limit

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website http://maeweb.ucsd.edu/grad/admissions
Email mae-gradadm@eng.ucsd.edu
Campus Office 181 EBU II
Fax (858) 822-1129
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
MAE Graduate Affairs
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0411
La Jolla, CA 92093-0411

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Major Applied Mechanics
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines December 17, 2019 (Fall 2020)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Online Statement of Purpose accepted ONLY; 2500 word limit

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website http://maeweb.ucsd.edu/grad/admissions
Email mae-gradadm@eng.ucsd.edu
Campus Office 181 EBU II
Fax (858) 822-1129
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
MAE Graduate Affairs
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0411
La Jolla, CA 92093-0411

Applied Ocean Science (MC78)

Graduate studies in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) lead to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering sciences, with a specialization in one of the following areas: aerospace engineering, applied mechanics, applied ocean sciences, chemical engineering, computational science, engineering physics and mechanical engineering. The instructional and research programs are characterized by interdisciplinary relations with the Departments of Bioengineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry and with associated campus institutes such as the California Space Institute, Center for Magnetic Recording Research, Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials, Center for Molecular Genetics, Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD Center for Energy and Combustion Research, Fusion Energy Research Program, Institute for Nonlinear Science.

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Major Applied Ocean Science
Degree Master of Science
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines December 16, 2020 (Fall 2021)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Online Statement of Purpose accepted ONLY; 2500 word limit

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website http://maeweb.ucsd.edu/grad/admissions
Email mae-gradadm@eng.ucsd.edu
Campus Office 181 EBU II
Fax (858) 822-1129
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
MAE Graduate Affairs
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0411
La Jolla, CA 92093-0411

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Major Applied Ocean Science
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines December 17, 2019 (Fall 2020)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Online Statement of Purpose accepted ONLY; 2500 word limit

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website http://maeweb.ucsd.edu/grad/admissions
Email mae-gradadm@eng.ucsd.edu
Campus Office 181 EBU II
Fax (858) 822-1129
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
MAE Graduate Affairs
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0411
La Jolla, CA 92093-0411

Engineering Physics (MC80)

Graduate studies in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) lead to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering sciences, with a specialization in one of the following areas: aerospace engineering, applied mechanics, applied ocean sciences, chemical engineering, computational science, engineering physics and mechanical engineering. The instructional and research programs are characterized by interdisciplinary relations with the Departments of Bioengineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry and with associated campus institutes such as the California Space Institute, Center for Magnetic Recording Research, Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials, Center for Molecular Genetics, Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD Center for Energy and Combustion Research, Fusion Energy Research Program, Institute for Nonlinear Science.

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Major Engineering Physics
Degree Master of Science
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines December 16, 2020 (Fall 2021)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Online Statement of Purpose accepted ONLY; 2500 word limit

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website http://maeweb.ucsd.edu/grad/admissions
Email mae-gradadm@eng.ucsd.edu
Campus Office 181 EBU II
Fax (858) 822-1129
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
MAE Graduate Affairs
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0411
La Jolla, CA 92093-0411

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Major Engineering Physics
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines February 11, 2020 (Spring 2020)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Online Statement of Purpose accepted ONLY; 2500 word limit

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website http://maeweb.ucsd.edu/grad/admissions
Email mae-gradadm@eng.ucsd.edu
Campus Office 181 EBU II
Fax (858) 822-1129
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
MAE Graduate Affairs
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0411
La Jolla, CA 92093-0411

Mechanical Engineering (MC81)

Graduate studies in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) lead to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering sciences, with a specialization in one of the following areas: aerospace engineering, applied mechanics, applied ocean sciences, chemical engineering, computational science, engineering physics and mechanical engineering. The instructional and research programs are characterized by interdisciplinary relations with the Departments of Bioengineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry and with associated campus institutes such as the California Space Institute, Center for Magnetic Recording Research, Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials, Center for Molecular Genetics, Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD Center for Energy and Combustion Research, Fusion Energy Research Program, Institute for Nonlinear Science.

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Program Overview The BS/MS program in MAE is a contiguous Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree program for undergraduate students in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at UC San Diego who have maintained a strong academic record in both major and cumulative course work. The program is only open to undergraduate students in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at UC San Diego.

Participation in the program permits students to transition directly to the MAE Master’s program following receipt of an MAE Bachelor’s degree. Students admitted to the program may choose between the Thesis (Plan I) or the Comprehensive Examination (Plan II) tracks to complete the MS degree.

Interested students must submit an internal application to the Department in Spring quarter of their Junior year. The Department does not provide funding for MS students, but they are eligible for financial support including campus-wide fellowships and Academic Student Employment positions.
Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Major Mechanical Engineering
Degree B.S./M.S. (current UCSD students only)
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines December 16, 2020 (Fall 2021)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests
English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Statement of Purpose

Required

Resume/CV

Not required

Additional Requirements

please review the MAE BS/MS program requirements here: http://maeweb.ucsd.edu/content/bsms-program

Contact Info

Website http://maeweb.ucsd.edu/content/bsms-program
Email mae-gradadm@eng.ucsd.edu
Phone 18585347715
Mailing Address
University of California San Diego
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
EBU2
9500 Gilman Drive #0411
La Jolla, CA 92093

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Major Mechanical Engineering
Degree Master of Science
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines December 16, 2020 (Fall 2021)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Online Statement of Purpose accepted ONLY; 2500 word limit

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website http://maeweb.ucsd.edu/grad/admissions
Email mae-gradadm@eng.ucsd.edu
Campus Office 181 EBU II
Fax (858) 822-1129
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
MAE Graduate Affairs
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0411
La Jolla, CA 92093-0411

Program Info

Area of Study Jacobs School of Engineering
Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Major Mechanical Engineering
Degree Doctor of Philosophy
Admissions Terms Fall
Application Deadlines December 17, 2019 (Fall 2020)
 

Basic Requirement

Admissions Tests

GRE General is required.

English Proficiency Exams

(international applicants only)

A test of English language proficiency is required for international applicants whose native language is not English and who have not studied full-time for one uninterrupted academic year at a university-level institution in which English is the language of instruction and in a country where English is a dominant language.

The following test(s) are accepted by this department:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
PTE (Pearson Test of English)

Letters of Recommendation

Minimum of 3 recommendations required.

Statement of Purpose

Required

Online Statement of Purpose accepted ONLY; 2500 word limit

Resume/CV

Required

Contact Info

Website http://maeweb.ucsd.edu/grad/admissions
Email mae-gradadm@eng.ucsd.edu
Campus Office 181 EBU II
Fax (858) 822-1129
Mailing Address
University of California, San Diego
MAE Graduate Affairs
9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0411
La Jolla, CA 92093-0411

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