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Mechanical Engineering, Department of

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Department Chair

Sang June Oh

Department Office/Website

Engineering 100


Andy Bazar, Sagil James, Hossein Moini, Chean Chin Ngo, Sang June Oh, Peter Othmer, Nina Robson, Haowei Wang, Hope Weiss


The mechanical engineering program at CSUF provides a foundation for professional engineering careers in private industry and government. Mechanical engineers are employed in a wide range of industries, such as manufacturing, transportation, energy, food, biomedical and others. In general, mechanical engineers are involved with the design, research, development, manufacture, testing, distribution, support, maintenance and recycling of devices and products. Automobiles, airplanes, home appliances, robots, rockets, space capsules, printers and computer hardware are some of the various products that have been customarily designed and developed by mechanical engineers. Mechanical engineers possess a firm understanding of science, mathematics and engineering needed to carry out these complex tasks which are so important to a modern technological society.

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

The graduate curriculum is designed to provide a specialized education for career advancement or further work towards a doctoral degree.

Learning Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

The following learning goals and outcomes have been established for students pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering:

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Technical Growth - Graduates will be successful in modern engineering practice, integrate into the local and global workforce, and contribute to the economy of California and the nation
  2. Professional Skills - Graduates will continue to demonstrate the professional skills necessary to be competent employees, assume leadership roles, and enjoy career success and satisfaction
  3. Professional Attitude and Citizenship - Graduates will become productive citizens with high ethical and professional standards, make sound engineering or managerial decisions, and have enthusiasm for the profession and professional growth

Student Outcomes

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. 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
  4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. An ability to communicate effectively
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context
  9. A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

2 + 2 Articulated Programs with Community Colleges

The Mechanical Engineering Department has developed 2+2 articulation agreements with community colleges to provide students seamless transfer to CSUF’s Mechanical Engineering program. This allows the full-time students taking the courses specified by the department adviser to graduate in two years following transfer to CSUF.

Programs and Courses Offered


    Bachelor of ScienceMaster of Science


      Mechanical Engineering

      Courses are designated as EGME in the class schedule.

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