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Mechanical Engineering Program Requirements

Students are encouraged to adhere carefully to all prerequisite requirements. The instructor is authorized to drop students from a course for which stated prerequisites have not been completed.
Exclusive of General Education units, the minimum number of units required for the Mechanical Engineering major is 159.

Lower Division Required Courses

 
UNITS
Mathematics 21A-21B-21C-21D 16
Mathematics 22A-22B 6
Physics 9A-9B-9C-9D 19
Chemistry 2A-2B or 2AH-2BH 10
Engineering 4 3
Engineering 6 or Mechanical Engineering 5 4
Engineering 17, 35, 45 (or 45Y). 12
Mechanical Engineering 50 4
English 3 or UniversityWriting Program 1, 1Y or 1V, or Comparative Literature 1, 2, 3, or 4, or Native American Studies 5 (grade of Cor better is required) 4
Communication 1 or 3 4

Upper Division Required Courses

Engineering 100, 102, 103, 104, 105 19
Mechanical Engineering 106, 108, 109, 150A, 165, 172 24
Mechanical Engineering 185A & 185B (taken in consecutive quarters), or Aerospace Science and Engineering 130A & 130B 8
Engineering 190 3
Select one course from the following Applied Mathematics Electives: Engineering 180; Mathematics 128C; Mechanical Engineering 115; Statistics 131A 4
Select one course from the following System Dynamics/Mechanical Design Electives: Engineering 122, Mechanical Engineering 121, 150B, 154 or 171 4
Select two courses from the following Restricted Electives: Aerospace Science and Engineering 129, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142; Materials Science and Engineering 180, 182; Mechanical Engineering 134, 151, 152, 161, 163. Students may also choose from Aerospace Science and Engineering 130A, 130B, Mechanical Engineering 150B, 154, 171 if these courses are not used in satisfaction of other degree requirements 8
Technical Elective Requirement 7
At least four units must be taken from any Upper Division Engineering course, which may include courses from the above System Dynamics/Mechanical Design or Restricted Elective lists if these courses are not used in satisfaction of other degree requirements. Up to 4 units may be selected from Mechanical Engineering 185A/B or any engineering 192, 199 not used in satisfaction of other degree requirements.
Courses that cannot be used are Biomedical Engineering 110L, Engineering 160, 191, 198 (Gearing up for Graduate School/undergraduate research), Computer Science Engineering 188 or any 197T course.
Up to three units may be used from the following technical electives list:
Agricultural and Resource Economics 100A, 100B, 112
Applied Biological Systems Technology 101, 142, 165
Atmospheric Science 149, 160
Biological Sciences 2A, 2B, 2C
Chemistry 2C, 2CH, 8A, 8B and any upper division course except Chemistry 195 and 197
Economics 100, 101, 102, 103, 122
Engineering: Any upper division course offered in the college of engineering except Biomedical Engineering 110L, Engineering 160, 191, 198 (gearing up for grad school/undergraduate research), Computer Science Engineering 188 or any 197T course
Environmental and Resource Sciences 100, 100L, 121, 131, 136, 185, 186, 186L
Exercise Biology 102
Fiber and Polymer Science 100 (same as Materials Science Engineering 147)
Food Science and Technology 159, 160
Geology 17, 32, 35, 36, 50, 50L, 60, 100, 100L, 101, 101L, 130, 131, 160, 162, 163
Hydrologic Science 110, 124, 134, 141, 142, 143, 144, 146, 151, 182
Management 11A, 11B, 100, 120, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180
Mathematics: any upper division course except Mathematics 197TC
Physics 9HE and any upper division course except Physics 160 (restricted to one unit of technical elective), 195, 197T
Statistics: any upper division course except Statistics 100, 102, 103, 104, 106, 108
Upper Division Composition
Requirement 0 or 4
One course from the following (a grade of C- or better is required): University Writing Program 101, 102E, 104A, 104E, 104T or passing the Upper-Division Composition Exam.

Aerospace Science & Engineering Undergraduate Program

The Aerospace Science and Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET; http://www.abet.org.
Aerospace Science and Engineering majors learn to apply the principles of the physical sciences and engineering to the design of aerospace vehicles. Specific objectives include the design, development and manufacture of aerospace vehicles and other transportation systems through the integration of disciplines associated with aerodynamics, propulsion, structures and guidance/control.
Our Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Science and Engineering provides a broad background and fundamental education in mathematics, the physical sciences, and the engineering sciences. These fundamentals, when complemented by the required technical courses, prepare students for employment in government or industry, while simultaneously establishing an excellent foundation for graduate studies.
Students are encouraged to adhere carefully to all prerequisite requirements. The instructor is authorized to drop students from a course for which stated prerequisites have not been completed.
Exclusive of General Education units, the minimum number of units required for the Aerospace Science and Engineering major is 161.

Lower Division Required Courses

 
UNITS
Mathematics 21A-21B-21C-21D 16
Mathematics 22A-22B 6
Physics 9A-9B-9C-9D 19
Chemistry 2A-2B or 2AH-2BH 10
Engineering 4 3
Engineering 6 or Mechanical Engineering 5 4
Engineering 17, 35, 45 (or 45Y) 12
English 3 or University Writing Program 1, 1Y or 1V, or Comparative Literature 1, 2, 3, or 4, or Native American Studies 5 4
Communication 1 or 3 4

Upper Division Required Courses

Engineering 100, 102, 103, 104, 105, 190 22
Mechanical Engineering 106, 108, 109, 165, 172 20
Aerospace Science and Engineering 127, 129, 130A, 130B, 133, 135, 138 28
Select one course from: Engineering 180, Mechanical Engineering 115 or Mathematics 128C 4
Technical electives 12
One course must be chosen from the following astronautics electives: Aerospace Science and Engineering 140, 141 or 142 The remaining units must be taken from: EME 139 or EAE 126 or from the above Astronautics Electives list if not used in satisfaction of other degree requirements. Up to 4 units may be selected from any upper-division engineering course including any engineering 192 or 199 not used in satisfaction of other degree requirements. Courses that cannot be used are Biomedical Engineering 110L, Engineering 160, Computer Science Engineering 188 or any 197T course.
Upper Division Composition Requirement 0 or 4
One course from the following (grade of C- or better is required): University Writing Program 101, 102E, 104A, 104E, 104T or passing the Upper-Division Composition Exam.

The Graduate Program in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering

M.S. and Ph.D.
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The defining element of graduate study in the Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Program is interdisciplinary design. Research within this graduate program advances design in diverse fields such as vehicles, plasma MHD propulsion, biomechanics, aerostructures, sensors, combustion, and energy systems. Graduate students acquire skills both to address fundamental issues in these areas and to design complex, multi-component systems. The highly collaborative environment fosters multidisciplinary research while drawing on the study of mathematics, experimental and space plasma science, electrical engineering, materials science, materials modeling, molecular dynamics and numerical analysis, bioengineering, space physics, and nanotechnology in addition to the core areas. Recruiters from industry are active here, knowing that, in addition to having hands-on design experience, our students are well grounded in engineering fundamentals. They study with professors who “wrote the book” on their discipline, and work on design projects with researchers who are international authorities in their field. Our graduate students are able to work closely with faculty in a friendly but demanding environment where teamwork and faculty mentoring are important, as is the cross-disciplinary, collaborative culture that is unique to UC Davis.

Research Highlights:

  • Aeronautics and aerostructures
  • Spacecraft design and operation
  • Space environmental studies
  • Remote sensing
  • Electrical propulsion
  • Flight dynamics and control
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Experimental MHD turbulence studies
  • Dynamic systems and controls
  • Robotics
  • Materials modeling
  • Manufacturing and Mechanical design
  • Reacting flows
  • Heat transfer
  • Automotive system dynamics
  • Biosensors/Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)
  • Molecular self-assembly
  • Radiation effects in solids
  • Nonlinear dynamics and phase-locking
  • Biofluid mechanics
  • Biosolid mechanics
  • Sports biomechanics
  • Energy Systems/Fuel Cell/Hybrid Vehicle Technology
  • High energy density science and applications
  • Nuclear fusion energy
  • Wind energy

Research Facilities and Partnerships:

  • Center for Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Institute of Transportation Studies
  • Center for Advanced Highway Maintenance and Construction Technology
  • GATE Center for Hybrid Electric Vehicles
  • Aeronautical Wind Tunnel Facility

Complete Information on our website at http://mae.ucdavis.edu/grad_studies/.

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Updated: March 22, 2017 10:38 AM