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Undergraduate Advising

Welcome to Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Advising


Academic advisors partner with each student to provide assistance on their academic journey. Our goal is to advocate for student success, retention and graduation by establishing purposeful academic relationships. We promote a collaborative model of advising that will equip and challenge students to develop a personalized, practical and appropriate educational plan. A productive advising partnership will enable students to envision, foster and build a foundation to work towards their academic and professional goals. 

For additional information on student milestones and recommendations, please reference our advising syllabus.

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Undergraduate Advising

  • Annual Mandatory Advising (2022-23)
  • To assist students in completing their program in a timely manner and to ensure that students are well supported during their time at UC Davis, annual advising is mandatory for all majors in the College of Engineering. You will be unable to make any changes to your schedule if you fail to release your hold by the deadline. To learn more information, please click here

  • SPRING 2023 Advising Availability*
  • To Access MAE Advising:

    Weeks 0 - 1:

    Drop-ins only via Virtual Front Desk (click here

    Weeks 2 - 5:
    (ES) Academic Hold Scheduled Appointments (click here)
    Drop-ins via Virtual Front Desk (click here)

    Weeks 6 - 10:
    All EMEC/EASE Students may schedule an appointment (click here)
    Drop-ins via Virtual Front Desk (click here)
    All non-major students may drop-in for change of major questions (click here)

    *Schedule is subject to change | No advising on University holidays
Before meeting with an advisor, feel free to check out our MAE Advising Timeline, as many common questions can be answered there. 
Non-Majors interested in changing into Mechanical/Aerospace: 
Please thoroughly review our change of major information prior to contacting us. 
  • Drop-in Advising vs. Scheduled Appointments ?

  • Visit for drop-in advising for...
    Schedule an appointment for...
    • -General Education questions
    • -Academic planning/course balance
    • -Scheduling questions
    • -Referral to campus resources
    • -Navigating OASIS/MyDegree/Schedule Builder
    • -Change of major
    • -Release of annual advising holds 
    • -Study plan help/guidance
    • -Scheduling questions
    • -Academic Probation
  • MAE Advising vs. Engineering Undergraduate Office (EUO) ?

  • Visit department advisors for...
    Visit the EUO for...
    • -Major specific questions
    • -Course evaluation requests
    • -Removal of annual academic hold
    • -Questions about MAE research/involvement opportunities
    • -Change of major/double major with EMEC/EASE
    • -Degree checks and certification.
    • -General education.
    • -P/NP policy questions.
    • -Academic standing (Dismissal appeals, minimum progress)
    • -Petition to Drop (PTD)
    • -Concurrent/simultaneous enrollment.
    • -Withdrawal.

College of Engineering Undergraduate Office (EUO)

The College of Engineering Undergraduate Office offers express advising hours and appointments. Please check their website for days/times.