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California State University, Long Beach
2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Department Information

Department Chair: Hamid Hefazi

Department Office: ECS - 635

Telephone: (562) 985‑1563


Faculty: Behnam Bahr, Eric Besnard, Christiane Beyer, Hsun-Hu Chen, Hsin‑Piao Chen, Mihir Das (Emeritus), Ramin Esfandiari, Joshua Hamel, Hamid Hefazi, Min‑Ten Jahn (Emeritus), Bei Lu, Panadda Marayong, Hamid Rahai, Praveen Shankar, Reza Toossi, Jalal Torabzadeh, Parviz Yavari, Hsien‑Yang Yeh (Emeritus)

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

General Education Advising: Academic Advising - Horn Center

Graduate Advisors: Joshua Hamel (ME), Hsin-Piao Chen (AE)

Administrative Support Coordinator: 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 • Production Engineer • Manufacturing Engineer • Standards Engineer • Industrial Engineer • Factory Plant Layout Engineer • Material Schedule • Tool Planner • Safety Engineer • Product Safety Engineer • Production Planner • Statistician • Staff Assistant Specification Writer • Tooling Quality Assurance Worker • Quality Planning Analyst • Process Engineering • Estimator • Manufacturing Engineering • Quality Engineer • Supervisor Vendor Quality • Production Engineer • Material Schedule • Quality Control Technician • Configuration Analyst • Quality Manager • Production Manager • Industrial Engineering • Production Safety Engineer • Safety Engineer • Metrologist • Liaison Worker • Methods and Time-Study Engineer • Traffic Control Engineer • Technical Sales Representative • Process Engineer • Estimator • Associate Engineer • Field Engineer (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see


The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Advisory Council

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is supported by a professional Advisory and Development Council (ADC) 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.

Programs at a Glance


  • 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;
  • *Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Engineering Technology.


  • 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;
  • Ph.D. in Engineering and Industrial Applied Mathematics (offered jointly with Claremont Graduate University).

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs

  • *Certificate in Aerospace Manufacturing
  • *Certificate in Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC)
  • *Certificate in Industrial Plastics Processing and Design
  • *Certificate in Energy Conversion and Power Systems Engineering

* Not accepting new students as of Fall 2012.

Student Organizations

Students have the benefit of joining the student chapters of professional societies:

  • AIAA (American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics)
  • ASME (American Society for Mechanical Engineers)
  • SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers)
  • SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers)
  • ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers)
  • SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers)
  • ASQ (American Society of Quality)
  • SWE (Society of Women Engineers)
  • Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma

As student members of professional societies, students can attend local, regional, national, and international meetings and conferences, participate in student contests, become eligible for sponsored scholarships, interact with professionals from industry, and many other benefits.

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs