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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Certificate in Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Engineering

Not accepting new students as of Fall 2012.

This 21-unit certificate is designed to prepare engineering and science students to design various HVAC systems. Students may also earn this certificate in conjunction with a bachelor's degree. Contact the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering for more information.


  • 1. Consultation with the Program Director and preparation of a Program Planner;
  • 2. Satisfactory completion of the required courses, as listed below;
  • 3. Approval of a special project and its satisfactory completion (MAE 491);
  • 4. Completion of a Bachelor of Science degree in an approved major. The Certificate may be awarded concurrently with or subsequent to the baccalaureate degree.

Required Courses

The HVAC Certificate Program requires a minimum of 21 semester units, as indicated below:

Take all of the following:

  • MAE 300 Engineering Instrumentation and Measurement (2)
    Prerequisites: MATH 224, PHYS 151, 152 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MAE 330 Engineering Thermodynamics I (3)
    Prerequisites: MATH 224, PHYS 151 or equivalent, and CHEM 111A all with a grade of "C" or better or consent of instructor.
  • MAE 431 Heat Transfer Systems Design (3)
    Prerequisites: MAE 305, 330; CE 335 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MAE 438 Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (3)
    Prerequisites: MAE 330, CE 335.
  • MAE 490E Special Topics: HVAC Systems Design and Equipment (3)
    Prerequisites: MAE 330, CE 335 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MAE 491 Special Problems (3)
    Prerequisite: Senior standing.
  • CE 336 Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (1)
    Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or equivalent all with a grade of "C" or better.
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: C E 335.

Take one of the following:

  • MAE 333, CE 335
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