MAE Undergraduate Courses

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 lower-division courses are offered more than once each year, many upper-division courses are offered only once per year, and courses are scheduled to be consistent with the curricula as shown in the 4 year/3-year 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: 2020 - 2021

Course offerings and instructors are subject to change. 

Resources:

MAE OFFICIAL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS (UCSD CATALOG)

SCHEDULE OF CLASSES (COURSE REGISTRATION INFORMATION)

 

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

COURSE

FA20

WI21

SP21

  MAE 2

  Introduction to Aerospace Engineering

 

  MAE 3

  Introduction to Engineering Graphics and Design

 

  MAE 5

  Quantitative Computer Skills

 

 

  MAE 7

  Spatial Visualization

   

  MAE 8

  Matlab Programming for Engineering Analysis

  MAE 11

  Thermodynamics

 

  MAE 20

  Elements of Materials Science

 

  MAE 21

  Aerospace Materials Science

   

  MAE 30A

  Kinematics

 

  MAE 30B

  Dynamics and Vibrations

 

  MAE 40

  Linear Circuits

 

  MAE 92A

  Design Competition - Design, Build, and Fly Aircraft

     

  MAE 101A

  Introductory Fluid Mechanics

 

  MAE 101B

  Advanced Fluid Mechanics

 

  MAE 101C

  Heat Transfer

 

  MAE 101D

  Intermediate Heat Transfer

   

  MAE 104

  Aerodynamics

   

  MAE 105

  Introduction to Mathematical Physics

  MAE 107

  Computational Methods in Engineering

  MAE 108

  Probability and Statistical Methods for Mechanical Engineering

   

  MAE 110

  Thermodynamic Systems

   

  MAE 113

  Fundamentals of Propulsion

   

 MAE 118

 Introduction to Energy and Environment

     

  MAE 119

  Introduction to Renewable Energy: Solar and Wind

   

  MAE 120

  Introduction to Nuclear Energy

 

 

  MAE 122

  Flow and Transport in the Environment

   

  MAE 123

  Introduction to Transport in Porous Media

   

  MAE 124

  Environmental Challenges: Science and Solutions

     

  MAE 125

  Building Energy Efficiency

   

  MAE 126A

  Environmental Engineering Laboratory

   

  MAE 126B

  Environmental Engineering Design

   

  MAE 130

  Advanced Vibrations

 

  MAE 131A

  Solid Mechanics I

 

  MAE 131B

  Fundamentals of Solid Mechanics II

 

  MAE 133

  Finite Element Methods in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

   

  MAE 142

  Dynamics & Control of Aerospace Vehicles

   

  MAE 143A

  Signals and Systems

 

  MAE 143B

  Linear Control

 

  MAE 144

  Embedded Control and Robotics

   

  MAE 145

  Introduction to Robotic Planning and Estimation

   

  MAE 148

  Introduction to Autonomous Vehicles

  MAE 150

  Computer-Aided Design

  MAE 154

  Product Design and Entrepreneurship

     

  MAE 155A

  Aerospace Engineering Design I

   

  MAE 155B

  Aerospace Engineering Design II

   

  MAE 156A

  Fundamental Principles of Mechanical Design I

 

  MAE 156B

  Fundamental Principles of Mechanical Design II

 

  MAE 160

  Mechanical Behavior of Materials

 

  MAE 166

  Nanomaterials

   

  MAE 170

  Experimental Techniques

 

  MAE 171A

  Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I

   

  MAE 175A

  Aerospace Engineering Laboratory I

   

  MAE 180A

  Spacecraft Guidance I

  MAE 181

  Space Mission Analysis and Design

 

 

 MAE 184 

 Flight Simulation Techniques

     

  MAE 190

  Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

 

GRADUATE COURSES (M.S. Plan II)

COURSE

FA20

WI21

SP21

  MAE 200

  Controls

 

 

  MAE 201

  Mechanics of Fluids

   

  MAE 202

  Thermal Processes

 

 

  MAE 203

  Solid Mechanics and Materials

   

  MAE 204

  Robotics

 

 

  MAE 206

  Energy Systems

 

 

  MAE 208

  Mathematics for Engineers

   

  MAE 209

  Continuum Mechanics Applied to Medicine / Biology

 

 

 

GRADUATE COURSES (M.S. Plan I & Ph.D.)

COURSE

FA20

WI21

SP21

  MAE 205

  Graduate Seminar

  MAE 207

  Topics in Engineering Science
  (See course schedule for details)

  MAE 210A

  Fluid Mechanics I

   

  MAE 210B

  Fluid Mechanics II

 

 

  MAE 210C

  Fluid Mechanics III

   

  MAE 211

  Introduction to Combustion

   

  MAE 212

  Introductory Compressible Flow

   

  MAE 214A

  Introduction to Turbulence and Turbulent Mixing

   

  MAE 217A

  Introduction to Gas Discharge Plasma Physics

   

  MAE 217B

  Introduction to Non-magnetized Hot Plasma Physics

 

 

  MAE 217C

  Introduction to Magnetized Hot Plasma Physics

   

  MAE 218A

  Introduction to High Energy Density Physics (MHD and Pinches)

 

 

  MAE 218B

  Introduction to High Energy Density Physics (Laser-Plasma Interactions)

   

  MAE 220A

  Physics of Gases

 

 

  MAE 221A

  Heat Transfer

   

  MAE 221B

  Mass Transfer

 

 

  MAE 221C

  Convection Heat transfer

   

  MAE 224A

  Environmental Fluid Dynamics I

   

  MAE 231A

  Foundations of Solid Mechanics

   

  MAE 231B

  Elasticity

   

  MAE 231C

  Inelasticity

 

 

  MAE 232A

  Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics I

 

 

  MAE 232B

  Finite Element Methods in Solid Mechanics II

 

 

  MAE 235

  Computational Techniques in Finite Elements

   

  MAE 238

  Stress Waves in Solids

     

  MAE 242

  Robot Motion Planning

   

 

  MAE 247

  Cooperative Control of Multi-Agent Systems

   

  MAE 251

  Structure and Analysis of Solids

   

  MAE 254

  Energy Materials & Applications

   

  MAE 256

  Radiative Transfer for Energy Applications

   

 

  MAE 263

  Experimental Methods in Cell Mechanics

   

 

  MAE 265A

  Electronic and Photonic Properties of Materials

   

  MAE 265B

  Magnetic Materials: Principles and Applications

   

  MAE 266

  Biomaterials and Medical Devices

   

  MAE 267

  Nanomaterials and Properties

   

 

  MAE 271A

  Thermodynamics of Solids

   

  MAE 271B

  Solid State Diffusion and Reaction Kinetics

 

 

  MAE 271C

  Phase Transformations

   

  MAE 272

  Imperfections in Solids

   

  MAE 276

  Mechanics of Soft Materials

 

 

  MAE 280A

  Linear Systems Theory

   

  MAE 280B

  Linear Control Design

 

 

  MAE 281A

  Nonlinear Systems

 

 

  MAE 281B

  Nonlinear Control

   

  MAE 283A

  Parametric Identification: Theory and Methods

   

  MAE 283B

  Approximate Identification and Control

   

  MAE 284

  Robust and Multivariable Control

     

  MAE 288A

  Optimal Control

   

  MAE 288B

  Optimal Estimation

 

 

  MAE 290A

  Numerical Methods for Linear Algebra and ODE Simulation

   

  MAE 290B

  Numerical Methods for Differential Equations

 

 

  MAE 290C

  Computational Fluid Dynamics

   

  MAE 292

  Computer-Aided Design and Analysis

   

 

  MAE 294A

  Introduction to Applied Mathematics I

   

  MAE 294B

  Introduction to Applied Mathematics II

 

 

  MAE 294C 

  Introduction to Applied Mathematics III