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California State University, Long Beach

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE)

BS in Mechanical Engineering


The mission of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) is to fulfill the needs of students, of industry and government, and of the local, national and global communities in the area of mechanical and aerospace systems education and research.

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 mechanical engineering is to produce well-rounded engineers prepared for careers in mechanical 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 ME program Student Outcomes used to meet the Program Educational Objectives are the same as the ABET (a) through (k):

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  4. An ability to function on a multi-disciplinary team.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
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