MAE Course Offerings

All students enrolled in MAE courses 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.

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.  Students are advised that they may be dropped at any time from course rosters if prerequisites and/or performance standards have not been met.

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. 

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.

 

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2024-2025

Course offerings and instructors are subject to change. 

Course offerings page is updated every summer for the upcoming academic year.

Resources:

MAE Official Course Descriptions (UCSD Catalog)

Schedule of Classes (Course Registration Information)

 

Previous course offerings (by Academic Year) :

MAE Courses AY 2023-2024 | MAE Courses AY 2022-2023  | MAE Courses AY 2021-2022  | MAE Courses AY 2020-2021 | MAE Courses AY 2019-2020 | MAE Courses AY 2018-2019

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

COURSE

FA24

WI25

SP25

  MAE 2

  Introduction to Aerospace Engineering

 

 

  MAE 3

  Introduction to Mechanical 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

  Statics and Introduction to Dynamics

 

  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 114

  Space Propulsion

 

 

 MAE 117A

 Elementary Plasma Physics

     

 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 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 146

 Introduction to Machine Learning Algorithms

   

  MAE 148

  Introduction to Autonomous Vehicles

  MAE 150

  Computational Methods for Design

 

  MAE 152

  Introductions to Manual and CNC Machining

 

  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 165

  Fatigue and Failure Analysis of Engineering Components

   

  MAE 166

  Modern Concepts in Nanotechnology

     

  MAE 170

  Experimental Techniques

 

  MAE 171A

  Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I

 

  MAE 175A

  Aerospace Engineering Laboratory I

 

 MAE 180

 Orbital Mechanics

 

  MAE 181

  Space Mission Analysis and Design

 

 

 

  MAE 182

  Spacecraft Guidance and Navigation

     

 MAE 184 

 Flight Simulation Techniques

   

  MAE 185

  Computational Fluid Dynamics

   

  MAE 190

  Design of Machine Elements

 

 

 MAE 190

 Radiation and Light Sources

   
  

  MAE 190

  Marine Robotics

 

 

 
  

  MAE 191

  Sustainable Engineering of Design

   

 

GRADUATE COURSES (M.S. Plan II)

COURSE

FA24

WI25

SP25

  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

   

 

MAE 207's "Topics in Engineering Science"         

 COURSE

FA24

WI25

SP25

  Advanced Astro Dynamics

  Instructor: Rosengren

     

   

  Air-sea Interactions

  Instructor: Hao

         

  Design & Control of Haptic Systems

  Instructor: Morimoto

         

  Introduction to Photonics

  Instructor: Poulikakos

       ✔  

  Medical Device Experience I

  Instructor: Friend

     ✔     

  Medical Device Experience II

  Instructor: TBD

     ✔   

  Multiphase Flow & Heat Transfer

  Instructor: Saha

         

  Experimental Spectroscopy for High Energy Density (HED) Physics

  Instructor: Beg

   

  Inertial Fusion Energy

  Instructor: Campbell

   

 

         ^ MAE 207's to be offered at the discretion of the Instructor in which topics of current interest in Engineering will be presented. 

                          Prerequisites: consent of instructor (RE: MAE 207, See Schedule of Classes ea. quarter for details)

 

GRADUATE COURSES (PhD & MS)

COURSE

FA24

WI25

SP25

  MAE 205

  Graduate Seminar (required for PhD only)

   ✔     ✔     ✔

  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 213

  Mechanics of Propulsion

     

  MAE 214A

  Introduction to Turbulence and Turbulent Mixing

   

  MAE 215

  Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer

     

  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 219

  Design and Control of Haptic Systems

   

  MAE 220A

  Physics of Gases

 

 

 

  MAE 221A

  Heat Transfer

   

  MAE 221B

  Mass Transfer

 

 

  MAE 221C

  Convection Heat transfer

   

  MAE 221D

  Radiation Heat Transfer

   

  MAE 223

  Ocean Tech Design & Develop

   

  MAE 224A

  Environmental Fluid Dynamics I

   

  MAE 226

  Advanced Dynamics

     

  MAE 227

  Convex Optimization for Eng

   

  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 232C

 Finite Element Methods in Solid mechanics III

     ✔  

  MAE 235

  Computational Techniques in Finite Elements

   ✔    

  MAE 238

  Stress Waves in Solids

        

  MAE 240

  Space Flight Mechanics

   

  MAE 242

  Robot Motion Planning

     

  MAE 243

  Electric Power Systems Modeling

   

  MAE 244

  Renewable Energy Integration

     

  MAE 247

  Cooperative Control of Multi-Agent Systems

       

  MAE 248

  Safety for Autonomous Systems

   

  MAE 249

  Soft Robotics

   

  MAE 251

  Structure and Analysis of Solids

   ✔

   

  MAE 253

  Advanced Ceramics

     

  MAE 254

  Energy Materials & Applications

   

   ✔

  MAE 256

  Radiative Transfer for Energy Applications

   

   ✔

  MAE 259

  ODE Simulation Methods

     

 MAE 261

 Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics

     

 MAE 262

 Biological Fluid Mechanics

   

  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 269

  Bioinspired Mobile Robotics

   

  MAE 270

 Multidisciplinary Design Optimization

   

  MAE 271A

  Thermodynamics of Solids

 

 

  MAE 271B

  Solid State Diffusion and Reaction Kinetics

 

 

  MAE 271C

  Phase Transformations

   

 

  MAE 272

  Imperfections in Solids

 

 

 MAE 274

 Model Reduction

   

  MAE 276

  Mechanics of Soft Materials

 

 

 MAE 279

 Uncertainty Quantification

     

  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 285

  Design of Micro/Nanoacousticofluidic Devices 

     

 MAE 286

 Hybrid Systems

   

  MAE 288A

  Optimal Control

   

 

  MAE 288B

  Optimal Estimation

 

 

 

 MAE 289A

 Mathematical Analysis for Applications

     

 MAE 289B

 Real Analysis for Applications

   

 MAE 289C

 Functional Analysis and Applications

   

  MAE 290A

  Numerical Linear Algebra

   

  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