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. Environmental Engineering (Capped Fall 2014)
B.S. Mechanical Engineering (Capped effective Fall 2009)
B.S. Engineering Science (degree is being phased out)
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).