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  • Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
    2132C Bainer Hall
    Davis, CA 95616
    Tel: (530) 752-0581
    Fax: (530) 752-4158
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  • 250 Mrak Hall
    One Shields Avenue
    Davis, CA 95616

    Phone: (530) 752-0650
    Fax: (530) 752-6222
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering

Application Deadlines

  • Priority: Jan 2, 2014
  • General: Feb 1, 2014
  • Space Available: May 1, 2014
  • Prospective Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2014
  • Continuing Student Fellowship: Dec 1, 2013

* Deadline Descriptions

Degrees Offered

  • Certificate
  • M.S. Plan I
  • M.S. Plan II
  • Ph.D. Plan B

Designated Emphases

Admission Requirements

  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores (Verbal of at least 60%, Quantitative of at least 80% and Analytical of at least 50%)
  • TOEFL scores (international applicants only)
  • B.S. in Mechanical and/or Aerospace Engineering or required prerequisites (please review the prerequisites listed on the MAE website)

Degree Requirements

Students follow the degree requirements reflecting the year s/he was admitted or the most recent version below.

Administrative Bylaws


  • 9 quarter appointment rule exception: 12 quarters allowed

Students gain advanced knowledge of energy systems and energy conversion; combustion and reacting flows; fluid mechanics; computational fluid dynamics; heat transfer; aeronautics; aerodynamics; aeroacoustics, aerovehicle and spacecraft control; biofluid and biosolid mechanics; biorobotics; mechanical systems and design; automotive system dynamics; dynamic systems and controls; manufacturing; and sensors and microelectromechanical systems. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in mechanical and aeronautical engineering.

This is a departmentally-based Graduate Program.

For more information, visit the Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering website.


Program Chair
Case P. Van Dam
(Department Chair)
Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering (530) 752-7741
Roger L Davis
(Graduate Program Chair)
Mechanical & Aeronautical Engr (530) 752-2264
Academic Advisers
David A Horsley
(Adviser: Primary Contact)
Mechanical & Aeronautical Engr 9/1/13 - 8/31/15 (530) 752-0580
Sanjay Joshi
(Adviser: Admissions Only)
Mechanical & Aeronautical Engr 9/1/13 - 8/31/15 (530) 754-9662
Graduate Program Staff Coordinator
Kristi Case Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering (530) 752-0581
Student Affairs Officer (SAO) in the Office of Graduate Studies
Amelia Brown Office of Graduate Studies (530) 752-1473