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University of California, San Diego

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

La Jolla, CA

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University of California, San Diego

Overview

University of California, San Diego / Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is located in La Jolla, CA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Engineering sciences Computational science
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Engineering sciences Multi-scale biology
Master of Science (MS) Aerospace engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Applied ocean science
Master of Science (MS) Applied ocean science
Master of Science (MS) Mechanical engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Applied mechanics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Engineering physics
Master of Science (MS) Applied mechanics
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Mechanical engineering
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Aerospace engineering
Master of Science (MS) Engineering physics

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 80
Doctoral Degrees 19

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Comprehensive exam or thesis
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

950
Applied
405
Accepted
109
Enrolled
43%

Applying

105
Application Fee - Domestic
125
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th Not reported No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership

Student Body

310
Total Graduate Students
21%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
78%
Out-of-state students

Gender

Male (79%)
Female (20%)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Solid mechanics; materials; fluid mechanics and heat transfer; dynamics, systems and controls; energy, including combustion and renewables, plasmas
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA  92093
United States
Contact Carlos Coimbra
Chair
Email: mae-chair-l@ucsd.edu
Phone: 858-534-4285