The department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) offers degrees accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org) leading to the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering. MAE also offers a non-accredited engineering program leading to the B.S. degree in environmental engineering. The B.S. programs require a minimum of 196 units.
All MAE programs of study have strong components in laboratory experimentation, numerical computation and engineering design. Design is emphasized throughout the curricula by open-ended homework problems, by laboratory and computer courses which include student-initiated projects, and finally by senior design project courses which often involve teams of students working to solve engineering design problems brought in from industry. The MAE programs are designed to prepare students receiving bachelor's degrees for professional careers or for graduate education in their area of specialization. In addition, the programs can also be taken by students who intend to use their undergraduate engineering education as preparation for postgraduate professional training in nontechnical fields such as business administration, law or medicine.
B.S. Aerospace Engineering (Capped effective Fall 2009)
B.S. Environmental Engineering* (Capped Fall 2014)
B.S. Mechanical Engineering (Capped effective Fall 2009)
*The MAE Department is currently in the process of repurposing the Environmental Engineering major into a specialization within the Mechanical Engineering major. Current and prospectice students can refer to the Disestablishment of the Environmental Engineering Major Information document for more information.
The engineering science degree was discontinued in 2012. Continuing students will remain in the program until graduation. For academic advice on this major, please see the MAE Student Affairs Office (EBU 2, first floor).
DARS Degree Check
It is a good idea to have the department review your DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System) report periodically to be sure that you are on track for graduation. This is not done automatically until you request graduation so please request a review before then.
ENGINEERING MECHANICS MINOR
The engineering mechanics minor involves successful completion of seven MAE courses, including at least five upper-division courses open to students who meet the course prerequisites: one must be MAE 130A; one must be 101A (or CENG 101A) or 131A (or both may be taken); and the balance must be selected from MAE 3, 8, 11 (formerly 110A), 20, 130B, 160, and CENG 102. This set of courses provides a good introduction to engineering analysis and would be useful to nonengineering majors desiring a background that could be used in professional communication with engineers.