Undergraduate Degree Programs

The department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) offers degrees accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org) leading to the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering. MAE also offers a non-accredited engineering program leading to the B.S. degree in environmental engineering. The B.S. programs require a minimum of 196 units.

All MAE programs of study have strong components in laboratory experimentation, numerical computation and engineering design. Design is emphasized throughout the curricula by open-ended homework problems, by laboratory and computer courses which include student-initiated projects, and finally by senior design project courses which often involve teams of students working to solve engineering design problems brought in from industry. The MAE programs are designed to prepare students receiving bachelor's degrees for professional careers or for graduate education in their area of specialization. In addition, the programs can also be taken by students who intend to use their undergraduate engineering education as preparation for postgraduate professional training in nontechnical fields such as business administration, law or medicine.

DARS Degree Check

It is a good idea to have the department review your DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System) report periodically to be sure that you are on track for graduation. This is not done automatically until you request graduation so please request a review before then.

 

B.S. Aerospace Engineering (Capped effective Fall 2009)

B.S. Engineering Science (phase out of degree)
B.S. Environmental Engineering (Capped Fall 2014)
B.S. Mechanical Engineering (Capped effective Fall 2009)

 

B.S. Aerospace Engineering

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission statement for the Jacobs School of Engineering is to educate tomorrow's technology leaders; conduct leading edge research and drive innovation; and to transfer discoveries for the benefit of society.

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

1. To provide our students with a strong technical education that will enable them to have successful careers as engineers, technology leaders and innovators.

2. To prepare our students for rapid technological change with the core knowledge central to assuring that they are able to further develop their kowledge and skills across a range of disciplines throughout their professional careers and pursue advanced education.

3. To prepare our students to communicate effectively and to deal knowledgeably and ethically with the impact of technology in our society and on global issues.

STUDENT OUTCOMES

Graduates of AE are expected to have:

1a. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.

2b. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

3c. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.

4d. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.

5e. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

6f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

7g. An ability to communicate effectively.

8h. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

9i. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.

10j. A knowledge of contemporary issues.

11k. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

AEl2. Aeronauticis (Primary): knowledge of aerodynamics, aerospace materials, structures, propulsion, flight mechanics, and stability and control.

AE13. Astronautics (Secondary): Knowledge of attitude determination and control, space structures, orbital mechanics, and rocket propulsion.

AE14. Integration: an ability to integrate knowledge of the fundamental topics in the design of aerospace systems.

Aerospace Engineering Four-year Curriculum Plan-FA17 Catalog

Aerospace Engineering Prerequisite Chart-FA17 catalog

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B.S. Engineering Science Engineering

The engineering science degree was discontinued in 2012. Continuing students will remain in the program until graduation.  For academic advice on this major, please see the MAE Student Affairs Office (EBU 2, first floor).

Engineering Sciences Four-year Curriculum Plan

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B.S. Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering is a four-year curriculum that resembles the chemical engineering curriculum in its first two years, with fundamental engineering courses in mechanics, thermodynamics, physics, chemistry, and mathematics. In the third and fourth year, the programs diverge: an environmental engineering sequence is offered, as well as further specialization in fluid mechanics, and a wide choice of technical electives, both from within MAE and other departments.

MISSION STATEMENT

The environmental engineering major focuses on conveying an understanding and awareness of the fundamental processes associated with human industrial activity that have environmental implications, and on equipping the next generation of engineers with the tools to develop technologies that enable sustainable economic growth. The following educational objectives have been established for the environmental engineering program:

 

1. to provide a sound introduction to the basic sciences that underlie the disciplines of environmental engineering

2. to provide a thorough training in methods of analysis, including problem formulation and the mathematical and computational skills required by environmental engineers

3. to teach students the experimental and data analysis techniques required for engineering applications

4. to teach the fundamentals of the design process, including project management, the synthesis of information from different disciplinary areas, and innovation and creative problem solving in an engineering setting

5. to prepare students in the skills required for successful participation on teams and in leadership positions, including effective written and oral communication

6. to instill in our students an understanding of their professional and ethical responsibilities

7. to provide students with the opportunity to gain a range of experiences through classroom and extramural activities on campus and through partnerships and internships with industry, with primary and secondary schools, and with other organizations

Fall 2014 catalog: Environmental Engineering Four-year Curriculum Plan for students admitted in FA14 or later, or admitted before FA14 but chose to follow the FA14 catalog.

Pre-Fall 2014 catalog: Environmental Engineering Four-year Curriculum Plan for students admitted in Fall 2013 or earlier (and have not requested a degree audit update to the FA14 catalog).

Environmental Engineering Prerequisite Chart

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B.S. Mechanical Engineering

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission statement for the Jacobs School of Engineering is to educate tomorrow's technology leaders; conduct leading edge research and drive innovation; and to transfer discoveries for the benefit of society.

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

1. To provide our students with a strong technical education that will enable them to have successful careers as engineers, technology leaders and innovators.

2. To prepare our students for rapid technological change with the core knowledge central to assuring that they are able to further develop their kowledge and skills across a range of disciplines throughout their professional careers and pursue advanced education.

3. To prepare our students to communicate effectively and to deal knowledgeably and ethically with the impact of technology in our society and on global issues.

 

STUDENT OUTCOMES

Graduates of ME are expected to have:

1a. Fundamentals: An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics (including multivariate calculus and differential equations), science, and engineering; to model and analyze physical systems, components or processes.

2b. Experiment: An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

3c. Design: An ability to design and realize a physical system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability and sustainability.

4d. Teams: An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.

5e. Problem-solving: An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

6f.  Ethics: An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

7g. Communication: An ability to communicate effectively.

8h. Broad Education: The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

9i. Life-long learning: A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.

10j. Contemporary issues: A knowledge of contemporary issues.

11k. Modern Skills/Tools: An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

ME14. Mechanical Systems: An ability to work professionally in mechanical systems areas.

ME15. Thermal Systems: An ability to work professionally in thermal systems.

Mechanical Engineering Four-year Curriculum Plan

Mechanical Engineering Prerequisite Chart

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