UCLA Graduate Schools, Departments, & Institutes

Graduate programs at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) organized by school, department, division, and institute.

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department

Mechanical engineering is a broad discipline that applies principles of mechanics, dynamics, and energy transfer to the design, analysis, testing, and manufacture of consumer and industrial products. The UCLA Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department has been in existence as a separate entity since 1984.

We have 27 society fellows and five members of the National Academy of Engineering among our current faculty (in addition to three emeriti). All our faculty are engaged in research projects, usually externally funded, that produce leading contributions to engineering and science.

We strive to attract students who are diverse in all dimensions, including gender, socioeconomic background, race, and ethnicity. Master of Science students come to deepen their understanding of mechanical and aerospace engineering. Doctoral students are the lifeblood of department research as they conduct original, cutting-edge investigations in faculty laboratories.


Master’s Degree
Master’s Degree (on path to Doctorate)