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Mechanical Engineering Program Information

The undergraduate program in mechanical engineering offered at the Long Beach campus accepts both freshmen and transfer students. Students are admitted to the program following the university admission guidelines for freshmen and major specific admission criteria for transfer students.

Extension Program

The undergraduate program in mechanical engineering is also offered as an extension program at Lancaster University Center, Lancaster, CA as part of the Antelope Valley Engineering Programs. This special program offered through the College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) only accepts upper division transfer students with specific admission requirements. The extension program is a cohort-based model, allowing students to proceed as a group through the program placing greater emphasis on teamwork.

BSME 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:

  • Create innovative solutions responsive to customer needs and meeting societal challenges;
  • Apply their knowledge to communicating and translating ideas and plans into working engineering systems;
  • 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":

  • A. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  • B. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  • C. 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.
  • D. An ability to function on a multidisciplinary team.
  • E. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  • F. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
  • G. An ability to communicate effectively.
  • H. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
  • I. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning.
  • J. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  • K. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

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