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UC San Diego Aerospace Engineering Program

During the 2002 calendar year, the aerospace engineering program has taken great strides into becoming a world-class engineering degree program (fully ABET approved). The aerospace engineering degree is offered through an interdepartmental program that draws form the strengths of both the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) and Structural Engineering (SE) combined with the integration of engineering disciplines. Students entering this new interdepartmental program, select either MAE or SE as their home department based upon their particular field of interest.

The student enrollment in the aerospace program has grown steadily since its inception in 1992. In the fall of 2000, 48 new freshman and transfer students selected Aerospace Engineering as their major, while the sophomore class had grown to 26 students. By the spring of 2001, many of those freshmen and sophomores, have obtained enough credits to be classified as sophomores and juniors, respectively. For the fall term (Fall, 2001), there are a total of 78 new (freshman and transfer) aerospace engineering students and (Fall, 2002) there are a total of 90 new (freshman and transfer) aerospace engineering students Thus the Aerospace program currently has over 250 students.


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