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Graduate Program

The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering faculty have special interest and expertise in four thrust areas: continuum mechanics; power, propulsion, and environment; micro/nanomechanics; and systems and design.  The Department offers the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Read more on our graduate program and degree requirements.

Who to contact:
For matters related to admission and support:  Graduate Admissions Advisor, Professor Timothy Rupert  (,
For matters related to graduate studies:  Graduate Studies Advisor,   Professor Roger Rangel (,
For general administrative matters:  Graduate Studies Coordinator, Ms. Louise Yeager (, 949-824-7984)

Prospective and Incoming Students

Online application


Research areas and faculty pages

Frequently asked questions

Introduction to the MAE Department

Current  Students

Master of Science Degree Requirements
MS Plan of Study Form is due during the first Quarter of your MS program

PhD Examinations (Preliminary, Qualifying, Defense)

MAE graduate courses offered in 2014-15

UCI Searchable Schedule of Classes

List of current students

Financial Support

The Department has several sources of financial support for highly qualified students.  These include fellowships, research assistantships, and teaching assistantships.  In addition, a large number of external competitive fellowships/awards are available for students meeting the criteria of the sponsoring organization.

Sources of Departmental support include:

  • Block Fellowships: typically given to first-year students.

  • Teaching Assistantships: candidates must meet the campus language requirement.

  • Research Assistantships: provided by individual faculty to students in their research group.

  • Holmes Graduate Fellowship: for students interested in the technology and theory of navigation and guidance.

  • Ballsells Fellowship: associated with the California-Catalonia Engineering Programs.

  • Some external fellowships and awards:

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
  • Department of Energy Graduate Fellowship Program
  • NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program
  • Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowships
  • For additional opportunities, check this page.


    School of Engineering Graduate Student Affairs Office

    UCI Graduate Division

    UCI Office of Financial Aid and Fellowships

    UCI Library


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