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California State University, Long Beach

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE)

BS in Aerospace Engineering

University Extension Program Mission Statement for Mechanical Engineering

The mission of the Undergraduate Extension Program is to extend the mission and program educational objectives of the CSU Long Beach BSME Program to a region of California that has a large engineering workforce and that has been formerly undeserved by higher education.

The mission is implemented through the following goals:

  1. Provide undergraduate students with a comprehensive education for successful careers in mechanical or aerospace engineering.
  2. Provide undergraduate students with a comprehensive education for successful careers in mechanical or aerospace engineering.
  3. Provide an environment for students and faculty to engage in creative thinking and research in the areas of mechanical and aerospace engineering.
  4. Promote mechanical and aerospace sciences and engineering at the University level and the broader community.

Program Educational Objectives

The goal of the undergraduate program in aerospace engineering is to produce well-rounded engineers prepared for careers in aerospace engineering or related disciplines, utilizing an excellent education in the fundamentals of engineering mathematics, sciences and design in order to:

  1. Create innovative solutions responsive to customer needs and meeting societal challenges;
  2. Apply their knowledge to communicating and translating ideas and plans into working engineering systems;
  3. Effectively function as a team member and/or leader in global, multi-disciplinary technical environments.

Student Learning Outcomes

The AE program Student Outcomes used to meet the Program Educational Objectives are listed below:

  1. The students graduating in aerospace engineering will possess the skills in mathematics, physics and chemistry required to solve real world problems.
  2. The students will have a firm understanding of engineering science fundamentals that enables them to analyze real world problems and propose an appropriate solution to these problems.
  3. The students will have an ability to apply their knowledge in aerospace fundamental disciplines to the analysis and design of components. These aerospace fundamental disciplines include aerodynamics; aerospace materials and structures; propulsion; space environment and space systems; communications and avionics systems; orbital and flight mechanics; and stability & control.
  4. The students will have the ability to work in teams and (1) carry out simplified design problems from the conceptual level to the realization of a manufacturing plan, or (2) design complex systems, such as aircraft or spacecraft, from a preliminary design point of view. Projects address economic and business aspects such as commercial viability.
  5. The students will have the ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  6. The students will have an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. The students will have the ability to build on their knowledge and will be trained to be lifelong learners, pursuing and interested in independent study, research and development.
  8. The students will have good oral, written and graphical communication skills.
  9. The students will be trained in the role of the engineer in society, and have an awareness of environmental concerns in the engineering profession.
  10. The students will have knowledge of contemporary issues and current projects in aerospace engineering and of technical, design, and business challenges faced by the aerospace industry.
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