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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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.


Program Address

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
2132C Bainer Hall
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-0581
(530) 752-4158

Program Type

Departmentally-Based Graduate Program
Lead Dean: 
College of Engineering
Major Code: 

Degree Requirements

Administrative ByLaws

Application Deadlines

Dec 15, 2020
Jan 5, 2021
Space Available: 
Apr 1, 2021
Prospective Student Fellowship: 
Dec 15, 2020
Continuing Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2021

Degrees Offered

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


Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Chair

  • Department Chair
  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engr
  • 07/14/2017
  • Vice Chair
  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engr
  • 11/02/2019 to 08/31/2021

Academic Advisors

  • Advisor: Admissions Only
  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engr
  • 09/01/2016 to 08/31/2021
  • Advisor: Primary Contact
  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engr
  • 08/01/2019 to 08/31/2021

Senior Academic Advisor in Graduate Studies

Internal Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies

External Fellowship Analyst in Graduate Studies