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UCLA Technology Leadership Summer Institute
If you want to lead today’s digital tech world, enroll in the program that will put you at the center of L.A.’s tech scene.

June 24, 2019 – August 2, 2019

Program Overview

The Technology Leadership Summer Institute’s six-week program prepares undergraduates and recently graduated students with the leadership and practical skills necessary to thrive in any technology-driven industry.

Databases and Listings of Fellowships
UCLA GRAPES database

Do Your Own Search — Use the search services listed below to perform your own search.

  • COS – Community of Science
    The COS database of funding opportunities contains information from federal and regional governments, foundations, professional societies, associations, and corporations. The COS database is updated daily.
  • GrantForward
    GrantForward uses specialized data-crawling technology to constantly update our extensive database of sponsors and funding opportunities, allowing thousands of grant opportunities to be gathered from over 9,000 US Sponsors. Every grant opportunity is thoroughly analyzed and then verified by our team of specialists to ensure accuracy.
  • SPIN – Sponsored Programs Information Network
    SPIN includes both Federal and Non-Federal funding opportunities, as well as selected RFPs from the Commerce Business Daily and InfoEd’s Federal Register Weekly Reference Guide. SPIN is updated daily.


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Career Fair





Representing one of the leading mechanical and aerospace engineering departments in Southern California, and with over 600 undergraduate and 350 graduate students, the MAE Career Fair will introduce your company to a select pool of talent specializing in mechanical and aerospace engineering. This event is a great opportunity for your company to recruit highly motivated individuals for full-time positions, co-ops, and internships.

Date: Friday, October 12th, 2018

Time: 11am-3pm

Venue: Ackerman Grand Ballroom

Registration Deadline: Friday, September 21, 2018

Late Registration Fee: $80

Cancellation Deadline for a Full Refund: Friday, October 5, 2018


For more information, feel free to email the MAE Student Council at .

Note: This fair is open specifically to mechanical and aerospace engineers and is different from the general Engineering & Technical Fair.


The MAE Student Council celebrate a successful 3rd year to the MAE Career Fair. L to R: Sean Oh, Alex Gu, Ellen Kim, Aman Kaur, Kevin Chang, David Lu

Student Groups

The MAE Department supports many student groups that provide opportunities for MAE students to enhance the material that they learn in their classes with practical hands-on projects, and opportunities to gain valuable leadership, team building, and communication skills. Many of these groups also host industry infosessions, resume review sessions, and other opportunities to interact with industry professionals and alumni in an informal setting. Additional information on the activities of these groups can be found on their websites, which are listed below.

3D4E at UCLA



Bruin Home Solutions

Bruin Spacecraft Group

Building Engineers and Mentors at UCLA (BEAM)

MAE Graduate Council

Renewable Energy Association




Email will NO longer be used to answer questions from Students or Prospective students. Instead, please use Message Center:

Those lacking UCLA logon ID:


Student Affairs Officers
, (310) 825-7780
, (310) 825-7793

MAE Student Services:
46-127J or K Engineering IV


The Mechanical and Aerospace Graduate Student Affairs Office at UCLA Samueli School of Engineering offers a complete range of services for new and continuing M.S. and PhD students. To our approximately 350 graduate students, we provide academic counseling, admissions process assistance, and degree conferral requirements. We also administer the process of all fellowship funding.

Our mission is to educate the nation’s future leaders in science and art of mechanical and aerospace engineering. Further, we seek to expand the frontiers of engineering sciences and to encourage technological innovations while fostering academic excellence and scholarly learning in collegial environment.

Welcome MAE Graduate Students!
This is a list of things to help you get settled as a graduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles. On behalf of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering faculty and staff, we wish you a successful Academic Year.


Academic Calendar & Deadlines

Directions to Campus

UCLA Housing

UCLA Parking

Office of International Students and Scholars (International Students)
106 Bradley Hall, 310-825-1681
(bring your I-20 and admission letter from Graduate Division)

Review the MS or PhD Program Requirements
Contact Your Graduate Advisor
Register for classes, Update address/phone number/e-mail information on URSA
(or 310-208-0425)

Obtain your Bruin Card

Bruin card office: 121 Kerckoff Hall
(bring your admission letter from Graduate Division and photo ID)

Setup your SEASnet and/or Bruin on-line account
SEASnet Office: Boelter Hall 2684
Bruin On-line Office: Kerckhoff Hall, Suite 124

Administrative Support

Personnel and Payroll Services
Graduate Student Researcher Recipients, Processing support to Staff, Students, and Postdoctoral Fellows.

Equipment/Facilities Management
Space allocation
Parking services
Equipment management and rental
Room access keys
Telecommunications request
Facilities service requests


Information for newly admitted graduate students
Resources for International Scholars
Positions for Graduate Students
Instructional Laboratories
Campus Maps
Campus Libraries

UCLA Orientation Handbook – A Guide for Entering UCLA Graduate Students


If you are planning on being on Leave of Absence, Withdraw, In Absentia or filing for your MS degree this fall 2018 quarter the deadline for submitting these required forms is October 26th, 2018.

Please review the MAE MS degree program requirements and complete the following required forms listed below for your MS degree: (It is the student’s responsibility to file advancement to candidacy forms for masters’s degree in the major department no later than the second week of the quarter in which the student expects the award of the degree.)

Filing Fee Deadline Fall 2018:
If you planning on using the Filing Fee during fir Fall 2018 the deadline is October 02, 2018.

Failure to file for your Master’s Degree by the deadline will prevent the student from receiving the degree until the quarter in which the forms are filled and the student is advanced to candidacy. In addition, possible re-enrollment and having to pay registrations fees.

  1. Program Requirements
  2. Program of Study (Requires your advisor’s approval)
    List your nine courses (or Seven for the Thesis Plan) taken with a GPA average of 3.0.
  3. Advancement to Candidacy
    List your nine courses (or Seven for the Thesis Plan) taken with a GPA average of 3.0.
  4. MS Comprehensive Form (If Applicable)
    List the three extra examinations courses.
  5. Filing Fee (If you are not registered in the quarter you plan to obtain your MS degree)
  6. Nomination of MS Committee (Required for the Thesis plan)
    Submit items 2 and 3, (Also 5 if applicable). Nomination must be submitted two weeks prior to filing your Thesis.)
  7. Thesis Guidelines
  8. Complete MAE Exit Survey


If you are planning on being on Leave of Absence, Withdraw or In Absentia this fall 2018 quarter the deadline for submitting these required forms is October 12th 2018.

Filing Fee Deadline Fall 2018:
If you planning on using the Filing Fee during fir Fall 2018 the deadline is October 02, 2018.

Please review the MAE PhD degree program requirements and complete the following required forms for your PhD degree:

  1. Program Requirements
  2. Program of Study (Requires the Chairman’s approval for each of your major and Minor fields)
    List your 12 courses taken with a GPA of 3.25.
  3. Nomination of Doctoral Committee (Nomination must be submitted and approved by the Graduate Division two weeks prior to taking your Oral Qualifying examination.)
  4. Preliminary Examination Scheduling Notification.
    (Nomination of Doctoral Committee must be submitted and approved by the Graduate Division two weeks prior to taking your Oral Qualifying examination.)
  5. Final Oral Examination Scheduling Notification.
  6. Dissertation Guidelines
  7. Complete MAE Exit Survey.

PhD requirements for taking the Oral Qualifying and Final Oral Examination.
The Following forms must be submitted and approved by both the Graduate Division and the MAE Department two weeks prior to taking your Oral Qualifying or Final Oral Examination.

  1. Program of Study
  2. Oral Qualifying Nomination of Doctoral Committee
  3. Preliminary Examination Scheduling Notification
  4. Final Oral Examination Scheduling Notification


Masters & Ph.D. Program Requirements

Undergraduate Program

UCLA’s General Graduate Program – Frequently Asked Questions

Major Field Committees

Forms & Procedures

Degree Summary

MS Degree Summary:

At least nine courses (36 units) are required, of which at least five must be graduate courses and are required to take at least one of the courses from the ME or AE list.

In the thesis plan, seven of the nine must be formal courses, including at least four from the 200 series. The two remaining may be 598 courses.

For the comprehensive plan, the student may select one of the following options:

  1. Take and pass the first part of the PhD written qualifying exam.
  2. Conduct a research or design project and submit a final report.
  3. Take and pass three extra examination questions offered separately from each of the finals of three graduate courses.
  4. Take and pass an oral examination administered by the MS committee.

PhD Degree Summary:

The basic program of study for PhD degree is built around the major and minor field. The body of knowledge should include

  1. Six major field courses at least four of which must be graduate courses.
  2. One minor field.
  3. Any three additional courses, at least two of which must be graduate courses, that enhance the study of the major or minor field.

Forms for Current Masters & Ph.D. Students
Masters and Ph.D. Programs Forms and Procedures


Program Study Plan

Advancement to Candidacy

Masters Comprehensive Form

Masters Committee Nomination

Reconstitution of Master Committee Nomination

Masters Filing Fee

Dissertation/Thesis Policies and Procedures

Masters Thesis Approval Form

Change of Advisor


Bruin Direct Deposit

Masters Degree Objective

Enrollment Petition Form

Leave of Absence Form

Leave of Absence Extension


Program Study Plan

Ph.D. Committee Nomination

Ph.D. Preliminary Exam / Oral Qualifying Exam

Reconstitution of Ph.D. Committee Nomination

Ph.D. Final Exam

Ph.D. Filing Fee

Dissertation/Thesis Policies and Procedures

Doctoral Dissertation Approval Form

Change of Advisor

Bruin Direct Deposit


Program Profile Report

Enrollment Petition Form

Leave of Absence Form

Leave of Absence Extension

Positions for Students

UCLA Internships, Scholarships and Fellowships Page

Scholarships for MAE Juniors

MAE Student Recruitment Web

TOP Exam: Test of Oral Proficiency

 UCLA Samueli Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering