Interested in applying to one of our graduate programs? UC San Diego offers an exceptional education in a diverse, inclusive, and innovative environment. We welcome talented prospective students from around the world to apply for admission. 

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Financial Assistance

All graduate students at UC San Diego are responsible for tuition and fees each quarter. Students can receive financial support to cover these costs in the form of fellowships, scholarships, financial aid, and academic student employment positions.

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Current and prospective students may speak with MAE Graduate Program Coordinators (Ph.D. & MS) during Open Advising Hours (offered remotely via Zoom) or by appointment. In-person advising is available only upon request and with an appointment. We currently do not offer walk-in, in-person advising at this time. 

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Program Overview

Graduate studies in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) lead to M.S. and Ph.D degrees in Engineering Sciences, with a specialization in one of the following MAE Graduate Major Codes

MC75 - Aerospace Engineering

MC91 - Computational Engineering & Science

MC76 - Applied Mechanics

MC92 - Power & Energy Systems

MC78 - Applied Ocean Science

MC93 - Controls & Mechatronics

MC80 - Engineering Physics

MC94 - Biomechanics & Biomedical Engineering

MC81 - Mechanical Engineering


​​​​​​The instructional and research programs in MAE are characterized by interdisciplinary relations with:

MAS degree in Architecture-based Enterprise Systems Engineering

MAE is a proud collaborator of the MAS degree in Architecture-based Enterprise Systems Engineering along with faculty from the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering and the UC San Diego Rady School of Management.