MAE Graduate Education

 

Photo of graduate students

 

 

 

 

 

Program Overview

Graduate studies in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) lead to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in engineering sciences, with a specialization in one of the following areas: aerospace engineering, applied mechanics, applied ocean sciences, computational science, engineering physics and mechanical engineering.

Beginning Fall 2011, we are pleased to offer a professional Masters of Advanced Studies (MAS) degree in Medical Device Engineering. We are also co-collaborators on two other MAS degrees in Simulation-Based Engineering with the Structural Engineering Department and 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 of Excellence for Advanced Materials, Center for Molecular Genetics, Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD Center for Energy and Combustion Research, Fusion Energy Research Program, Institute for Nonlinear Science.

New Graduate Student Handbook 2014-2015

New Graduate Student Handbook 2018-2019

New Photo ID's

Incoming students can turn in an ID card photo using the Photo Tool App online at https://students.ucsd.edu/finances/campus-cards/photo-tool.html.  This will avoid waiting in a long line at the beginning of the quarter.

Graduate Affairs Committee

The Graduate Affairs Committee oversees that MAE department's admissions, degree requirements, and course planning.

Graduate Affairs Committee, 2017-2018:

Dr. Javier Garay (Chair)
Dr. Stefan Llewellyn Smith (Vice Chair)
Dr. Renkun Chen 
Dr. Nicholas Gravish 
Dr. William McEneaney 
Dr. Padmini Rangamani 
Dr. Shengqiang Cai 
 

Graduate Affairs Committee, 2014-2015:

Dr. Carlos Coimbra (Chair)
Dr. Alison Marsden (Vice Chair)
Dr. Renkun Chen
Dr. Sonia Martinez
Dr. Shengqiang Cai
Dr. Daniel Tartakovsky
 

Awards

At the end of each academic year, MAE gives awards to the Outstanding Graduate Student, Distinguished Fellow, and the Outstanding Teaching Assistant. Previous year's recipients are listed below.
 
 
 

OUTSTANDING GRADUATE STUDENT

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

Dean Richert

Cameron Nowzari

Justin Angus

Minghui Zhu

Tammy Ma

Mahdi Esmaily Moghadam

On Shun Pak

Nikos Bekiaris-Liberis

Bishak Gayen

Nima Ghods

Nominated

Cortes

Marsden

Nominated

Cortes

Lauga

Nominated

Krasheninnikov

Krstic

Nominated

Martinez

Sarkar

Nominated

Beg

Krstic

 

OUTSTANDING TEACHING ASSISTANT

2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

Rahul Kapadia

Katie Matsuik

On Shun Pak

Rahul Kapadia

Michael Gollner

Maria Lopez

Oscor Rios

Liane Matthes

Thomas Hong

Seungbum Jo

Pat McGuire

Jui-Hsien

 

 

 

Other awards are listed under the Awards tab.