Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

A storied tradition of innovation.

Mechanical engineers apply principles of mechanics, dynamics and energy transfer to the design, analysis, testing and manufacture of consumer and industrial products. We create machines used in manufacturing, mechanical components of electronics, engines and power-generating equipment, vehicles and their components, artificial components for the human body, and many other products.

Aerospace engineers are more specialized, designing and building all aspects of machines that fly. Based around two sub-specialties, aeronautical and astronautical engineering, these engineers design practically everything that takes flight – from gliders and helicopters, to airliners, fighter jets, rockets, missiles, spacecraft and more.

To learn more about the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering department, visit our dedicated site.

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UCLA Samueli Engineers Step Up in COVID-19 Relief Efforts

UCLA Samueli Engineers Step Up in COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Bioengineering professor and director of the Makerspace demonstrates laser-cutting face shields and 3D-printing headbands, while electric engineering doctoral student Glen Meyerowitz showcases a ventilator prototype he designed using everyday household materials.

UCLA Engineers Step Up to Help Health Care Workers

UCLA Engineers Step Up to Help Health Care Workers

With a deluge of patients suffering from COVID-19 expected to flood hospitals in the very near future, UCLA engineers are part of a quickly growing team working to build up supplies of personal protective equipment for health care workers.

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