Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Current MAE Graduate Students

MAE Graduate Student Handbook

The MAE Graduate Student Handbook (PDF) is a useful document that gives specific information about departmental policies such as employment, use of facilities, safety information, computer resources, and reimbursement for out-of-pocket purchases and travel. It also contains information about University-wide policies such as admission, registration, grading policies, withdrawals, leaves, and readmission.


Suggested Core Courses, by Disciplinary Area

Sample Plans of Study, by Research Area


UC Davis Graduate Student Guide

In this (PDF) guide you will find a summary of the regulations and guidelines governing graduate study at UC Davis as well as descriptions of the many non-academic resources available to UC Davis graduate students and their families. Each phone number, e-mail address, link, and name in the guide represents a knowledgeable person or office with the information that can help you on your journey toward your degree.


Selected Forms 
(a complete set can be found on the Office of Graduate Studies site)

All Graduate Students

Doctoral Specific

Master’s Specific


Other Reference Documents and Sites

College of Engineering Graduate Survival Guide

Graduate Mentoring Guidelines

Financial Support

UC Davis Internship & Career Center