(College of Engineering)
Stephen K. Robinson, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department
Benjamin D. Shaw, Ph.D., Vice Chairperson of Undergraduate Studies
Department Office. 2132 Bainer Hall; 530-752-0580; Fax 530-752-4158; http://mae.ucdavis.edu
The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Undergraduate Programs
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering administers two undergraduate programs in the College of Engineering: (1) Mechanical Engineering, (2) Aerospace Science and Engineering.
For more information about our programs, please see http://mae.ucdavis.edu/undergraduate/undergraduate-majors.
Mission. The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is committed to educating future engineers so that they may contribute to the economic growth and well-being of the state, the nation, and the world, and to the advancement of knowledge in the mechanical and aerospace sciences.
objectives of the programs offered in Mechanical and Aerospace
Engineering include the following: to prepare its graduates to practice
mechanical and/or aerospace engineering in a broad range of industries,
to enable interested graduates to pursue graduate education, to prepare
its graduates to participate in research and development, and in other
creative and innovative efforts in science, engineering, and technology
and to allow interested graduates to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors
Objectives. The objectives of the Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Science and Engineering programs are to produce graduates who do one or more of the following: a. Practice mechanical engineering and/or aerospace engineering in a broad range of agencies, industries, and institutes; b. Pursue graduate education; c. Participate in research and development, and other creative and innovative efforts in science, engineering, and technology; d. Pursue entrepreneurial endeavors.
Division of Aerospace Science and Engineering
The Division of Aerospace Science and Engineering administers the Aerospace Science and Engineering Program within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
The 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,
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 160.