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PhD Aerospace Engineering

Catalog id : 0279
 Course Level
PhD
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1.25 Years
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
31507.37 USD
National
16405.37 USD

Application fee

International 110 USD
National 90 USD
Department
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)85
TOEFL-PBT (min)560
GRE (avg)315
GMAT (avg)704

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About this course

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers the Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Manufacturing Engineering, the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Mechanical Engineering, and the Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Aerospace Engineering.

Areas of Study:

Dynamics; fluid mechanics; heat and mass transfer; micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS); structural and solid mechanics; systems and control.

Course Requirements:

At least nine courses are required, of which at least five must be graduate courses. For the thesis plan, seven of the nine must be formal courses, including at least four from the 200 series. The remaining two may be 598 courses involving work on the thesis. For the comprehensive examination plan, no units of 500-series courses may be applied toward the minimum course requirement. The courses should be chosen so that the breadth requirements and the requirements at the graduate level are met. The breadth requirements are only applicable to students who do not have a B.S. degree from an ABET-accredited aerospace or mechanical engineering program.

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Eligibility Criteria

The general requirement for admission for a U.S. student is a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, comparable in standard and content to a bachelor’s degree from the University of California. A scholastic average of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better is required or its equivalent if the letter grade system is not used—for the last 60 semester units or last 90 quarter units of undergraduate study and in any post-baccalaureate study.


Degrees which are not considered comparable include those granted on the basis of work completed at institutions which are not fully accredited and those granted on the basis of nonacademic prior learning, test scores, or other than organized supervised coursework in academic subjects.


An international student whose post-secondary education is completed outside of the U.S. is expected to hold a degree representing completion of at least four years of study with above average scholarship from a university or university-level institution.

English Language Requirements (for International Students):

  • Minimum scores in TOEFL(on the paper and pencil test must be at least 560 or at least 87 on the internet-based test.) and IELTS(7.0)
  • If UCLA's English Language Requirements are not met, the student should take the UCLA English as a Second Language Placement Examination (ESLPE)
  • For admitted applicants whose first language is not English, depends upon passing, upon arrival at UCLA, the Test of Oral Proficiency (TOP) must be taken.

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Course Modules

The candidate will be offered the following graduate courses

231A. Convective Heat Transfer Theory

231B. Radiation Heat Transfer

231C. Phase Change Heat Transfer and Two-Phase Flow

231G. Microscopic Energy Transport

C232A. Mass Transfer

235A. Nuclear Reactor Theory

C237. Design and Analysis of Smart Grids

M237B. Fusion Plasma Physics and Analysis

237D. Fusion Engineering and Design

239B. Seminar: Current Topics in Transport Phenomena

239F. Special Topics in Transport Phenomena

239G. Special Topics in Nuclear Engineering

239H. Special Topics in Fusion Physics, Engineering, and Technology

CM240. Introduction to Biomechanics

CM241. Mechanics of Cells

242. Introduction to Multiferroic Materials

250A. Foundations of Fluid Dynamics

250B. Viscous and Turbulent Flows

250C. Compressible Flows

250D. Computational Aerodynamics

250E. Spectral Methods in Fluid Dynamics

250F. Hypersonic and High-Temperature Gas Dynamics

C250G. Fluid Dynamics of Biological Systems

250H. Numerical Methods for Incompressible Flows

250M. Introduction to Microfluids/Nanofluids

C250P. Aircraft Propulsion Systems

C250R. Rocket Propulsion Systems

252A. Stability of Fluid Motion

252B. Turbulence

252C. Fluid Mechanics of Combustion Systems

252D. Combustion Rate Processes

252P. Plasma and Ionized Gases

254A. Special Topics in Aerodynamics

255A. Advanced Dynamics

255B. Mathematical Methods in Dynamics

M256A. Linear Elasticity

M256B. Nonlinear Elasticity

M256C. Plasticity

256F. Analytical Fracture Mechanics

M257A. Elastodynamics

258A. Nanomechanics and Micromechanics

259A. Seminar: Advanced Topics in Fluid Mechanics

259B. Seminar: Advanced Topics in Solid Mechanics

260. Current Topics in Mechanical Engineering

261A. Energy and Computational Methods in Structural Mechanics

261B. Computational Mechanics of Solids and Structures

262. Mechanics of Intelligent Material Systems

263A. Kinematics of Robotic Systems

263B. Dynamics of Robotic Systems

263C. Control of Robotic Systems

263D. Advanced Topics in Robotics and Control

M269A. Dynamics of Structures

269B. Advanced Dynamics of Structures

269D. Aeroelastic Effects in Structures

M270A. Linear Dynamic Systems

270B. Linear Optimal Control

M270C. Optimal Control

C271A. Probability and Stochastic Processes in Dynamical Systems

271B. Stochastic Estimation

271C. Stochastic Optimal Control

271D. Seminar: Special Topics in Dynamic Systems Control

M272A. Nonlinear Dynamic Systems

273A. Robust Control System Analysis and Design

275A. System Identification

M276. Dynamic Programming

277. Advanced Digital Control for Mechatronic Systems

279. Dynamics and Control of Biological Oscillations

M280B. Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) Fabrication

281. Microsciences

M282. Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) Device Physics and Design

284. Sensors, Actuators, and Signal Processing

285. Interfacial Phenomena

C286. Applied Optics

M287. Nanoscience and Technology

C287L. Nanoscale Fabrication, Characterization, and Biodetection Laboratory

288. Laser Microfabrication

294A. Compliant Mechanism Design

295A. Radio Frequency Identification Systems: Analysis, Design, and Applications

C296A. Material Failure in Mechanical Design I: Power Transmission

296B. Material Failure in Mechanical Design II: High-Temperature Components

C297A. Rapid Prototpying and Manufacturing

M297B. Material Processing in Manufacturing

M297C. Composites Manufacturing

298. Seminar: Engineering

M299A. Seminar: Systems, Dynamics, and Control Topics

375. Teaching Apprentice Practicum

495. Teaching Assistant Training Seminar

596. Directed Individual or Tutorial Studies

597A. Preparation for M.S. Comprehensive Examination

597B. Preparation for Ph.D. Preliminary Examinations

597C. Preparation for Ph.D. Oral Qualifying Examination

598. Research for and Preparation of M.S. Thesis

599. Research for and Preparation of Ph.D. Dissertation

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How to Apply

  • Choose a program that is right for you.Once you have decided to apply, check the academic requirements and proceed online.
  • If you are applying to UCLA as a graduate student for the first time, or if you have applied before but were not admitted, complete all parts of the application. For the graduate program, the application is considered only if it is applied throught the link provided.
  • The decisions will be announced starting in February and continuing through out summer. Then decide and accept the program.

Materials to Be Uploaded or Sent to the Department:

  • Transcripts- One official copy of your transcripts should be sent directly from the registrars of the academic institutions you have attended
  • Fellowship Application for Entering Graduate Students
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation- 3
  • The Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

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