Department of Mechanical Engineering

For ME undergraduate and graduate advising before January 24th, please email the department chair, Dr. Warter-Perez (, to get help via email or to set up a zoom advising appointment.  Our department coordinator, Mayra Alonzo (, can help with questions related to enrollment, prerequisite clearances (permits), and other general questions. 

MSE graduate students should contact the interim MSE director, Dr. Hu (, for advising and enrollment questions.


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 including mechanics, thermal science, design, machinery, instrumentation, automation, and robotics.  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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