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Job Postings and Fellowships for MAE Graduate and Undergraduate Students

Faculty and post-doctoral positions (Ph.D. only)

Non-academic positions (Ph.D., M.S. primarily)

Industry/government/other positions (B.S., M.S. primarily)


Graduate Student Financial Support Handbook

Undergraduate Research Experience

Job Resource Center (external site)

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.


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MAE Graduate Student Services:
Abel Lebon, Graduate Student Affairs Officer
Annie Lee, Graduate Student Affairs Officer



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




Masters & Ph.D. Program Requirements

Undergraduate Program

UCLA’s General Graduate Program – Frequently Asked Questions

Major Field Committees

Forms & Procedures

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

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