Official admissions to graduate study at the university are contingent upon review of an applicant's record, receipt of a final undergraduate transcript showing degree(s) awarded, an affirmative recommendation by the department and action by the UC San Diego Graduate Division.
All graduate students at UC San Diego are responsible for tuition and fees each quarter in order to utilize University resources. Students can receive financial support to help cover these costs in the forms of fellowships, scholarships, and academic student employment positions.
Current and prospective Students may speak with MAE Graduate Program Coordinators (PhD & MS) during Open Advising hours (offerred remote via Zoom weekly) or by appointment. 'In person' advising is only available upon request and with an appointment. There is no 'walk-in' in person advising at this time.
Graduate studies in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) lead to MS and PhD degrees in Engineering Sciences, with a specialization in one of the following MAE Graduate Major Codes:
MC81 - Mechanical Engineering
MC75 - Aerospace Engineering
MC76 - Applied Mechanics
MC78 - Applied Ocean Science
MC80 - Energy & Climate
MC91 - Computational Engineering Science
MC93 - Controls & Mechatronics
MC92 - Power & Energy Systems
MC94 - Biomechanics & Biomedical Engineering
more details about both the MAE PhD and MS programs are available through their Program pages here:
We are pleased to offer a professional Masters of Advanced Studies (MAS) degree in Medical Device Engineering.
We are also co-collaborators on another MAS degrees in Architecture-Based Enterprise Systems Engineering with the Computer Science and Engineering Department.
The instructional and research programs in MAE 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 for Molecular Genetics, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD Center for Energy and Combustion Research, Fusion Energy Research Program.
NOTICE TO STUDENTS re: PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE & CERTIFICATION