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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

College of Engineering

Department Chair: Hamid Hefazi

Department Office: Engineering & Computer Sciences Building (ECS) - 635
Telephone: (562) 985-1563
Website: http://www.csulb.edu/colleges/coe/mae

Faculty: Eric G. Besnard, Hsun Hu Chen, Hsin-Piao Chen, Mihir K. Das, Ramin Esfandiari, Karl-Heinrich Grote, Hamid Hefazi, Min-Ten Jahn, Bei Lu, Ernest R. Mijares (Emeritus), Ortwin Ohtmer, Leonardo Pérez y Pérez, Hamid R. Rahai, Thomas Robinson (Emeritus), Reza Toossi, Jalal Torabzadeh, Hung V. Vu, Parviz Yavari, Hsien-Yang Yeh

Undergraduate Advisors: Jalal Torabzadeh (ME Program Coordinator), Hsun Hu Chen (AE), Parviz Yavari (ET)

General Education Advising: Academic Advising Center AS-124

Graduate Advisors: Hamid Rahai (ME), Hsin-Piao Chen (AE)

Administrative Support Coordinators: Leanne Hayes

Students desiring detailed information should contact the department for referral to one of the faculty advisors.

Career Possibilities

Mechanical Engineer • Aerospace Engineer • Facilities Engineer • Manufacturing Engineer • Design Engineer • Sales Engineer • Plant Engineer • Safety Engineer • Tool Engineer • Project Engineer • Utilization/Test Engineer • Automotive Engineer (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see www.careers.csulb.edu.)


The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202 – telephone (410) 347-7700; website: http://www.abet.org.

The Culture of Continuous Improvement

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering continuously seeks input from its students, alumni, employers, community, and industry leaders in order to improve its programs and ensure that students receive the best possible education and training. It is supported by a professional Advisory and Development Council (ADC). The council is comprised of outstanding engineers and executives from industry and government in Southern California. The role of the ADC is to form a liaison between the University and industry and to help the administration and faculty remain informed of modern engineering practices.

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at CSULB

The Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at California State University, Long Beach offers a variety of programs to meet societal needs. At the undergraduate level the following programs are offered: Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering (BSAE); Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME); Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) with options in Materials Engineering or Industrial Management Engineering, and the Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology.

At the graduate level the following degree programs are offered: Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering (MSAE); Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME); Master of Science in Engineering (MSE) with an emphasis in Management Engineering; and the Ph.D. in Engineering and Industrial Applied Mathematics (offered jointly with Claremont Graduate University). Additionally, the following post-baccalaureate certificate programs are offered: Certificate in Aerospace Manufacturing; Certificate in Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC); Certificate in Industrial Plastics Processing and Design; and Certificate in Energy Conversion and Power Systems Engineering.

Students have the benefit of joining the student chapters of professional societies such as: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA); Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE); Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE); American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE); Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME); American Society of Quality (ASQ); and the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE); as well as honor societies such as Pi Tau Sigma and Tau Beta Pi, etc., which is housed in the MAE Department. As student members of these professional societies, students can attend local, regional, national and international meetings and conferences, participate in student paper contests, become eligible for society sponsored scholarships, interact with professionals from industry, and many other benefits.