Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering
MAE FAQs and Curriculum Updates –
Important notices about new courses and updates to degree requirements
IMPACTED MAE LABS – New Effective Winter 2017
Effective Winter 2017 the following labs are now deemed impacted:
This means students who are admitted to the course have a 2nd week drop deadline enforced, which is the deadline for impacted courses.
Please review HSSEAS enrollment policies and deadlines.
Please also review the wait list policy for MAE LAB Courses.
THE TECHNICAL BREADTH REQUIREMENT (TBR) AND HOW IT APPLIES TO AEROSPACE AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING MAJORS
Students in catalog 2006 and thereafter are required to satisfy the Technical Breadth Requirement (12 units). Choose one area from an approved list and select three courses from that selected area. Click on the following link and select “Summary of Areas” for approved area list: Technical Breadth List.
Engineering Science Area flexibility with EE 100 and MSE 104:
Aerospace majors and Mechanical Engineering majors may apply EL ENGR 100 and MAT SCI 104 towards the Engineering Science Area. Please note you are not double counting EE 100 and Mat Sci 104. Instead you are moving EE 100 and MAT SCI 104 from required department courses to the technical breadth requirement in Engineering Science. This means you would select one more course from the Engineering Science Area list to complete the three courses required. You can then replace EE 100 and Mat Sci 104 with additional major electives from the available list of electives. Or via petition at 6426 BH you may substitute any technical elective from HSSEAS (petition BEFORE you take the course).
Which one should you follow?
The department does not endorse the Engineering Science TBA over other TBA’s, but does want to point out the flexibility of the Engineering Science TBA. in regards to your major elective courses. In particular, this option enables you to gain more depth within your AE/or ME major should you wish to do so.
Technical Breadth Requirement (standard) vs. Engineering Science flexibility:
|Required Department Courses||
Technical Breadth Requirement
|Major Electives Required
(major field electives are listed in the HSSEAS catalog for your major).
|Standard(total 7)||EE 100,
MSE 104(2 courses)
|3 courses from an
approved TBR list(3 courses)
|2 major electives required from list for
your AE or ME major(2 courses)
|Engineering Science TBA
MSE 104(2 courses)
|EE 100 and MSE 104
plus 1 more from
Engineering Science TBA(1 course)
|2 major field electives from the
list of electives for your major (ME or AE)-plus-
2 additional major field electives from the list for your major (ME or AE) or via petition at 6426 BH another technical course from HSSEAS.(4 courses)
All engineering 194s and 199s are initially approved for excess units.
To review course credit policy for AE and ME majors please visit the 194/199 policy page Consult with your HSSEAS Academic Counselor if you have any questions regarding 194/199 credit.
THE ENROLLMENT SYSTEM STATES I DO NOT MEET A COURSE REQUISITE
The MECH&AE Department enforces all requisites for their undergraduate
courses. Please follow enrollment instructions outlined at the main OASA FAQ page for assistance.
FULL/CLOSED COURSES – The MECH&AE course I need is full, what do I do?
To take full advantage of the ECR, you should be submitting this as soon as you are unable to enroll because a class is full or the wait list is full. Do not submit if there are still wait list spots. Submitting a request via the ECR helps OASA measure demand and allows our office to work directly with the MAE dept. to see how many more people can possibly be accommodated. It also puts you on a list so that if there are any course updates, everyone on the survey will be notified and have insider information as to when new sections are opening, etc. Please note that filling this out is not a guarantee of enrollment, or that the department will be able to accommodate your request, but it gives you your best chance. Be sure you enroll and plan alternate course options available to you in case you do not get in.
WAITLIST- The course I want is wait listed, what does it mean?
Please be aware of MAE LABS that are now impacted.
SENIOR CAPSTONE DESIGN COURSE INFORMATION FOR ME MAJORS – MECH&AE 162D & MECH&AE 162E
The senior capstone design courses for Mechanical Engineers are MECH&AE 162D and MECH&AE 162E. The two courses should be taken in the last two quarters of a student’s program and students are expected to take them in sequence back-to-back. The requisites are enforced, which means students must complete them prior to enrollment in the senior design courses.
MECH&AE 162D “Mechanical Engineering Design I” requisites are:
and MECH&AE 156A (or MECH&AE 183A or M183B)
and MECH&AE 162A (or MECH&AE 171A).
MECH&AE 162E “Mechanical Engineering Design II” requisite is:
Students are strongly encouraged to complete MAE 157 and MAE 183A (or M183B) well before taking MAE 162D/E in order to avoid potential conflicts and to lessen their workload. Spring 2017, Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Winter 2018 degree candidates should plan to enroll in MAE 162D for Winter 2017 and
MAE 162E for Spring 2017 as follows:
W17, 162D – Lab 1A (Wed 2-6PM) MUST take Sp17, MAE 162E – Lab 1A (Wed 2-6PM)
W17, 162D – Lab 1B (Thurs 2-6PM) MUST take Sp17, MAE 162E – Lab 1B (Thurs 2-6PM)
W17, 162D – Lab 2A (Wed 10AM-2PM) MUST take Sp17, MAE 162E – Lab 2A (Wed 10AM-2PM)
W17, 162D – Lab 2B (Thurs 10AM-2PM) MUST take Sp17, MAE 162E – Lab 2B (Thurs 10AM-2PM)
Since you will be in the same lab at the same times for both quarters you must pay attention to conflicts. Students who have not completed labs (ex: MAE 157 or MAE 183A or MAE M183B) and key required courses please be aware of conflicts in those lab courses with the 162D and 162E lab times for W17 and Sp17.
157.1 – MW 2-6PM (conflicts with 162D, Lecture 1. choose 162D, Lecture 2)
157.2 – TR 2-6PM (conflicts with MAE 162D, Lab 1B)
157.3 – TR 10:00AM-1:50PM (NEW – conflicts with MAE 162D, Lab 2B)
183A.1A – M 2-6PM (avoid, conflicts with both lecture and/or lab of 162D)
183A.1B – F 2-6PM (no conflict)
MECH&AE 133A – no conflict
Spring 2017 *tentative* schedule
MECH&AE 157 – two lab sections will be offered Spring
157.1 – TR 2-6PM (conflict with 162D/E, Lab 1B)
157.2 – MW 2-6PM (conflict with 162D/E Lecture 1)
183A.1A – M 2-6PM (avoid, conflicts with both lecture and/or lab of 162D)
183A.1B – F 2-6PM (updated Sp17 lab 1B on 12/07/2016)
M183B, Lecture MW 12:30PM-1:45PM (conflicts with 162D/E, Lec 2 – choose 162D/E, Lecture 1)
M183B.1A – M 2-6PM (avoid, conflicts with both lecture and/or lab of 162D/E)
M183B.1B – T 8-11:50AM (no conflict)
MECH&AE 171A – MW 12:00PM-1:50PM (conflict with 162D/E, Lecture 2)
With careful planning students should be able to avoid a conflict. If you have scheduling issues, please contact the MAE counselors IMMEDIATELY and please include your UCLA UID.
ELECTIVES – Where can I find a listing of courses that satisfy an AE or ME elective?
announcement for the year they were admitted to the major to review the AE or ME elective list. Additionally, students may log into DARS, run an audit and see a list of AE or ME electives.
MECH&AE M20 vs COM SCI 31
Effective Fall 2014-2015 Mechanical and Aerospace majors have the option of taking either Com Sci 31 (C++ programming) or MECH&AE M20 (MATLAB programming; same as CEE M20) to fulfill their programming requirement. All Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering will eventually using Matlab in several upper division courses, therefore we recommend that you choose MECH&AE M20 for your programming requirement. If you are additionally interested in C++ programming you can take COM SCI 31 and try to apply it as a Technical Breadth Requirement in the Engineering Science area OR the CS Tech Breadth area. We advise you check-in with your OASA counselor to discuss if you have questions.
catalogs prior to F13 the choice of 155 or 161A or 169A or C150R.
EFFECTIVE FALL 2016 – The MAE department has combined the Introductory Aerospace and Mechanical labs into ONE LAB – MAE 157. So yes, AE majors take MAE 157. Students in the 16-17 catalog must take 157.
If you are an AE student in a catalog prior to 16-17 you have the option to take MAE 157S or 157. However, please note that 157S is no longer offered so plan on taking 157.
AE MAJORS – do NOT confuse 157 (Basic Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Lab) with required 157A (Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics Laboratory)
MATH 33B vs MECH&AE 82 (formerly 182A) – effective 16-17
Effective Fall 2016-2017 catalog – Aerospace and Mechanical majors are no longer required to take Math 33B (Differential Equations).
Students in the 16-17 catalog should take MAE 82 after completing Math 33A. MECH&AE 82 covers differential equations.
Students in the 2016-2017 catalog should have taken MECH&AE 82 and not Math 33B. Effective Fall 2017 MECH&AE 82 and MATH 33B are restricted; therefore you can not apply both toward your degree requirement.
Students in catalog 2015-2016 and prior please read below:
- If you did not take MATH 33B, you can switch to the new catalog and take MECH&AE 82 (formerly 182A) instead. Submit catalog request here.
- If completed Math 33B prior to Fall 2017 and have not taken MECH&AE 82 (formerly 182A) you can switch to the new catalog and we will substitute Math 33B for MECH&AE 82. Submit catalog request here.
- If you completed Math 33B prior to Fall 2017 AND you completed MECH&AE 182A or 82 (formerly 182A) you may be able to switch to the new catalog and apply Math 33B to the TBR if the course is a requisite for an UD course in your TBR area. We recommend you speak to OASA counselor first to discuss the pros and cons of switching at this point. Submit catalog request here.
I AM AN AEROSPACE OR MECHANICAL MAJOR FOLLOWING A CATALOG PRIOR TO 2006. HOW DO I INTERPRET MY CREDIT?
If you are a student who for some reason is following a HSSEAS catalog prior to 2006 you are advised to meet with an Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering counselor in 6426 BH to review your credit.