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Goals

Program Educational Objectives

Aerospace Engineering Program:

Within a few years after graduation, our students will be successful in

  • careers in aerospace or other engineering fields; and/or
  • graduate studies in aerospace or other engineering fields; and/or
  • further studies in other fields such as medicine, business, and law.

Mechanical Engineering Program:

Within a few years after graduation, our students will be successful in

  • careers in mechanical or other engineering fields; and/or
  • graduate studies in mechanical or other engineering fields; and/or
  • further studies in other fields such as medicine, business, and law.

Outcomes for Aerospace Engineering Program

a. Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
b. Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
c. Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
d. Ability to function as a productive member of a team, which considers multiple aspects of an engineering problem.
e. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
f. Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
g. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
h. Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
i. Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
j. Knowledge of contemporary and emerging issues.
k. Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice and research.
l. Knowledge of aerodynamics, aerospace materials, structures, propulsion, flight mechanics, and stability and control.
m. Knowledge of some topics from orbital mechanics, space environment, attitude determination and control, telecommunications, space structures, and rocket propulsion.
n. Design competence, which includes integration of aeronautical or astronautical topics.

Outcomes for Mechanical Engineering Program

a. Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
b. Ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
c. Ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
d. Ability to function as a productive member of a team, which considers multiple aspects of an engineering problem.
e. Ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
f. Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
g. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
h. Broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
i. Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
j. Knowledge of contemporary and emerging issues.
k. Ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice and research.
m. Ability to apply advanced mathematics through multivariate calculus and differential equations to mechanical engineering problems.
o. Ability to work professionally in both thermal and mechanical systems areas including the design and realization of such systems.

Annual student enrollment and graduation data is available in the annual UCEE reports available at http://www.seasoasa.ucla.edu/admissions/enrollment-degree-statistics-new.