All students enrolled in MAE courses or admitted to an MAE program are expected to meet prerequisite and performance standards, i.e., students may not enroll in any MAE courses or courses in another department which are required for the major prior to having satisfied prerequisite courses with a D or better. Furthermore, the majority of MAE courses have enrollment restrictions which give priority to or are open only to declared engineering students and/or to students who have been admitted to an MAE major. Where these restrictions apply, students may submit an Enrollment Authorization System (EASy) request for review. The department expects that students will adhere to these policies of their own volition and enroll in courses accordingly. Students are advised that they may be dropped at any time from course rosters if prerequisites and/or performance standards have not been met.
MAE students will not graduate with more than one D grade in any course within their major. This includes the required math, physics and chemistry courses.
While most lowerdivision courses are offered more than once each year, many upperdivision courses are offered only once per year, and courses are scheduled to be consistent with the curricula as shown in the 4 year/3year plans. When possible, the department does offer select large enrollment courses more than once each year. A tentative schedule of course offerings is available from the department each summer for the upcoming academic year.
ACADEMIC YEAR: 20222023
Course offerings and instructors are subject to change.
Resources:
MAE OFFICIAL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS (UCSD CATALOG)
SCHEDULE OF CLASSES (COURSE REGISTRATION INFORMATION)
previous course offerings (by Academic Year) :
MAE Courses AY 20212022  MAE Courses AY 20202021  MAE Courses AY 20192020  MAE Courses AY 20182019
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES 

COURSE 
FA22 
WI23 
SP23 

MAE 2 Introduction to Aerospace Engineering 
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MAE 3 Introduction to Mechanical Design 
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MAE 5 Quantitative Computer Skills 


MAE 7 Spatial Visualization 

MAE 8 Matlab Programming for Engineering Analysis 
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MAE 11 Thermodynamics 
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MAE 20 Elements of Materials Science 
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MAE 21 Aerospace Materials Science 
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MAE 30A Statics and Introduction to Dynamics 
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MAE 30B Dynamics and Vibrations 
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MAE 40 Linear Circuits 
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MAE 92A Design Competition  Design, Build, and Fly Aircraft 

MAE 101A Introductory Fluid Mechanics 
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MAE 101B Advanced Fluid Mechanics 
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MAE 101C Heat Transfer 
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MAE 101D Intermediate Heat Transfer 

MAE 104 Aerodynamics 
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MAE 105 Introduction to Mathematical Physics 
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MAE 107 Computational Methods in Engineering 
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MAE 108 Probability and Statistical Methods for Mechanical Engineering 
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MAE 110 Thermodynamic Systems 
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MAE 113 Fundamentals of Propulsion 
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MAE 117A Elementary Plasma Physics 

MAE 118 Introduction to Energy and Environment 
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MAE 119 Introduction to Renewable Energy: Solar and Wind 
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MAE 120 Introduction to Nuclear Energy 
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MAE 122 Flow and Transport in the Environment 
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MAE 123 Introduction to Transport in Porous Media 
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MAE 124 Environmental Challenges: Science and Solutions 

MAE 125 Building Energy Efficiency 
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MAE 126A Environmental Engineering Laboratory 
EnvE majors can take MAE 171A 

MAE 126B Environmental Engineering Design 
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MAE 130 Advanced Vibrations 
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MAE 131A Solid Mechanics I 
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MAE 131B Fundamentals of Solid Mechanics II 
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MAE 133 Finite Element Methods in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 
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MAE 142 Dynamics & Control of Aerospace Vehicles 
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MAE 143A Signals and Systems 
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MAE 143B Linear Control 
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MAE 144 Embedded Control and Robotics 
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MAE 145 Introduction to Robotic Planning and Estimation 

MAE 146 Introduction to Machine Learning Algorithms 
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MAE 148 Introduction to Autonomous Vehicles 
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MAE 150 Computational Methods for Design 
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MAE 152 Introductions to Manual and CNC Machining 
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MAE 154 Product Design and Entrepreneurship 

MAE 155A Aerospace Engineering Design I 
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MAE 155B Aerospace Engineering Design II 
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MAE 156A Fundamental Principles of Mechanical Design I 
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MAE 156B Fundamental Principles of Mechanical Design II 
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MAE 160 Mechanical Behavior of Materials 
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MAE 166 Modern Concepts in Nanotechnology 

MAE 170 Experimental Techniques 
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MAE 171A Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I 
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MAE 175A Aerospace Engineering Laboratory I 
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MAE 180A Spacecraft Guidance I 
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MAE 181 Space Mission Analysis and Design 
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MAE 184 Flight Simulation Techniques 
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MAE 185 Computational Fluid Dynamics 
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MAE 190 Design of Machine Elements 
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MAE 190 Marine Robotics 
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MAE 191 Sustainable Engineering of Design 
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GRADUATE COURSES (M.S. Plan II) 

COURSE 
FA22 
WI23 
SP23 
MAE 200 Controls 

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MAE 201 Mechanics of Fluids 
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MAE 202 Thermal Processes 

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MAE 203 Solid Mechanics and Materials 
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MAE 204 Robotics 
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MAE 206 Energy Systems 
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MAE 208 Mathematics for Engineers 
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MAE 209 Continuum Mechanics Applied to Medicine / Biology 
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GRADUATE COURSES (M.S. Plan I & Ph.D.) 

COURSE 
FA22 
WI23 
SP23 
MAE 205 Graduate Seminar 
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MAE 207 Topics in Engineering Science 
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MAE 210A Fluid Mechanics I 
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MAE 210B Fluid Mechanics II 
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MAE 210C Fluid Mechanics III 
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MAE 211 Introduction to Combustion 
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MAE 212 Introductory Compressible Flow 
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MAE 213 Mechanics of Propulsion 
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MAE 214A Introduction to Turbulence and Turbulent Mixing 
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MAE 217A Introduction to Gas Discharge Plasma Physics 
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MAE 217B Introduction to Nonmagnetized Hot Plasma Physics 
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MAE 217C Introduction to Magnetized Hot Plasma Physics 

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MAE 218A Introduction to High Energy Density Physics (MHD and Pinches) 
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MAE 218B Introduction to High Energy Density Physics (LaserPlasma Interactions) 


MAE 220A Physics of Gases 



MAE 221A Heat Transfer 
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MAE 221B Mass Transfer 
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MAE 221C Convection Heat transfer 

MAE 221D Radiation Heat Transfer 
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MAE 223 Ocean Tech Design & Develop 
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MAE 224A Environmental Fluid Dynamics I 
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MAE 226 Advanced Dynamics 

MAE 227 Convex Optimization for Eng 
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MAE 231A Foundations of Solid Mechanics 
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MAE 231B Elasticity 

MAE 231C Inelasticity 



MAE 232A Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics I 
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MAE 232B Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics II 
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MAE 232C Finite Element Methods in Solid mechanics III 

MAE 235 Computational Techniques in Finite Elements 
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MAE 238 Stress Waves in Solids 
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MAE 240 Space Flight Mechanics 
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MAE 242 Robot Motion Planning 
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MAE 243 Electric Power Systems Modeling 

MAE 244 Renewable Energy Integration 

MAE 247 Cooperative Control of MultiAgent Systems 
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MAE 251 Structure and Analysis of Solids 
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MAE 254 Energy Materials & Applications 
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MAE 256 Radiative Transfer for Energy Applications 
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MAE 261 Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics 
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MAE 262 Biological Fluid Mechanics 

MAE 263 Experimental Methods in Cell Mechanics 
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MAE 265A Electronic and Photonic Properties of Materials 
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MAE 265B Magnetic Materials: Principles and Applications 
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MAE 266 Biomaterials and Medical Devices 
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MAE 267 Nanomaterials and Properties 
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MAE 270 Multidisciplinary Design Optimization 

MAE 271A Thermodynamics of Solids 
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MAE 271B Solid State Diffusion and Reaction Kinetics 
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MAE 271C Phase Transformations 
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MAE 272 Imperfections in Solids 
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MAE 274 Model Reduction 

MAE 276 Mechanics of Soft Materials 
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MAE 279 Uncertainty Quantification 
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MAE 280A Linear Systems Theory 
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MAE 280B Linear Control Design 

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MAE 281A Nonlinear Systems 
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MAE 281B Nonlinear Control 
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MAE 283A Parametric Identification: Theory and Methods 
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MAE 283B Approximate Identification and Control 
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MAE 284 Robust and Multivariable Control 

MAE 285 Design of Micro/Nanoacousticofluidic Devices 
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MAE 286 Hybrid Systems 

MAE 288A Optimal Control 
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MAE 288B Optimal Estimation 
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MAE 289A Mathematical Analysis for Applications 

MAE 289B Real Analysis for Applications 

MAE 290A Numerical Methods for Linear Algebra and ODE Simulation 
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MAE 290B Numerical Methods for Differential Equations 
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MAE 290C Computational Fluid Dynamics 
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MAE 292 ComputerAided Design and Analysis 


MAE 294A Introduction to Applied Mathematics I 
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MAE 294B Introduction to Applied Mathematics II 
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MAE 294C Introduction to Applied Mathematics III 
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