Change Your Major to Mechanical and/or Aerospace Engineering

Non-major students may meet with MAE Advising beginning week 7 of each quarter. Please review the information below carefully. 

To change your major to Mechanical and/or Aerospace Engineering from a major in any College (including Engineering):

For students who enrolled as first-years at UC Davis, you must meet the following criteria:
  1. Be a registered student and have completed at least one quarter (minimum of 12 units) at UC Davis.
  2. Be in good academic standing and meet minimum progress requirements.
  3. Have received a letter grade for all courses that satisfy Engineering degree requirements.
GPA and Course Requirements:
GPA required (cumulative and in MAT/PHY/CHE) Must have a (C-) or better in the following (including any additional major specific courses completed):
Aero Spc: 2.0 GPA MAT 021A, 021B, 021C
Mech Eng: 2.8 GPA CHE 002A
  PHY 009A
 
For all students who transferred to UC Davis, you must:
  1. Be a registered student and have completed at least one quarter (minimum of 12 units) at UC Davis
  2. Be in good academic standing and meet minimum progress requirements
  3. Have received a letter grade for all courses that satisfy Engineering degree requirements
  4. Have completed all transfer admission coursework and GPA requirements for the intended major.
    1. For students who have not completed all transfer admission requirements at their previous institution, they must earn a 2.000 GPA or higher in these remaining courses at UC Davis.
GPA and Course Requirements:
GPA requirements (cumulative and core courses) Must have the following courses completed
Technical GPA for both EMEC/EASE: 3.20 MAT 021A, 021B, 021C, 021D, MAT 022A, MAT 022B
Cumulative Aero Spc: 2.0 GPA CHE 002A, 002B
Cumulative Mech Eng: 2.8 GPA PHY 009A, 009B, 009C
  ENG 004, 006 (or equivalent), 017, 035, 045
 
Not sure if you have met the requirements to change majors? Check our degree worksheets in OASIS.
NOTE:

To have your change of major request processed prior to Pass 1 registration for the next quarter, you must submit a change of major petition by the tenth day of instruction.

When you have satisfied all of the change of major requirements, please submit a change of major form and an academic plan for the upcoming three quarters. The Change of Major form and Academic Plan form are available through OASIS.

Please review the degree requirements for your intended major to find out what courses should be included in your plan, when courses are offered, and what prerequisites courses have: Mechanical EngineeringAerospace Science and Engineering.