Department of Mechanical Engineering

COVID-19 Information:

Due to the COVID-19 situation the ME Department office will be virtually open for business through email M-F 8:00 am - 5 pm.

Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 courses will be offered online.  Advising will also be online.  Please see below for information on how to reach an advisor.

Mechanical Engineering (ME) and Material Science and Engineering (MSE) Advisors

We realize this is a challenging time for our students.  Please contact an advisor or the department chair, Dr. Warter-Perez, if you need any assistance, academic or otherwise, and we will do our best to help you. 

Our department coordinator, Andrea Galvez, can help with permits, enrollment-related help, general information, and making appointments with the Department Chair for advising (Andrea can be reached at

Advisor Name and Contact Information Zoom Advising Hours* Zoom Meeting Information Help With

Dr. Nancy Warter-Perez, ME Department Chair


For appointments, please email Dr. Warter-Perez ( or Andrea ( to set up an appointment.



Mon 10 - 11 am

Tues 4 - 6 pm

Wed 2 - 4 pm 

Thurs 5 - 6 pm


**Please let us know if you need to schedule an appointment at a different time.

Meeting ID: 917 2923 4403
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You can also email Dr. Warter-Perez with your ME undergraduate and graduate advising questions.

ME BS and MS General Advising, Advising for Reinstatements, Probation, Leaves of Absence, and other Exceptional Circumstances

Dr. Jeffrey Santner, Principal ME Undergraduate Advisor

Email advising help available during the summer.

Email Dr. Santner with your ME undergraduate advising questions.

ME BS Program Info, Course Planning, Academic Concerns

Dr. Travis Hu, Principal ME Graduate Advisor

Email advising help available during the summer.

Email Dr.Hu with your ME graduate advising questions

ME MS Program Info, Course Planning, Academic Concerns

Dr. Mohsen Eshraghi, MSE Director

MSE Advsising by appointment only

Email Dr.Eshraghi with your MSE advising questions or to make an appointment.

MSE MS Program Info, Course Planning, Academic Concerns

*If you are unable to reach an advisor via Zoom, send them an email or contact the Department Coordinator, Andrea Galvez at


Mechanics, thermal science, design, machinery, instrumentation, automation, robotics. Mechanical Engineering is one of the most exciting branches of engineering, requiring professionals to have a broad knowledge of many scientific areas. Because of this, the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Cal State L.A. offers a deep curriculum that covers many specializations. The breadth and flexibility of Cal State L.A.'s Mechanical Engineering program allows graduates access into a variety of engineering careers. 

As a Mechanical Engineering student, you could be putting yourself on the path to an exciting career in such fields as solar power, high speed ground transportation, manufacturing, environmental protection, and mechatronics. Whatever specialization you choose, Cal State L.A.'s Mechanical Engineering program will prepare you for the next step in your career development, whether it's immediate employment upon graduation, entrance into an advanced degree program or employment in a research or teaching capacity.

Department Vision

To be recognized internationally as a benchmark for excellence, innovation, integrity, and distinctiveness in bachelor's and master's level education taught from a global perspective.

Department Mission

To provide our students with innovative learning experiences and service opportunities and to graduate well educated professionals who are prepared to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.


The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

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