The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering is offered by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Built on a broad and basic undergraduate instruction, the graduate level courses and the graduate degree, the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, develop competence in the fields of design and manufacturing, dynamics and controls, materials and composites, mechanics and Finite Element Methods, and thermal systems. The modern laboratories in CAD, fluid power and mechanics, heat power, control systems, manufacturing, plastics, design, thermodynamics, heat flow, metallurgy, and mechanical properties of materials are maintained for undergraduate and graduate instruction, and graduate research. Design rooms, laboratories within the other engineering departments, computer facilities, and machine shops supplement the mechanical engineering facilities. Several areas of specialization are available for an optimum contribution to the student’s career goals: Dynamics, Vibrations and Controls; Fluid and Thermal Sciences; Materials; Mechanics; Design and Manufacturing.
Further information may be obtained from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering’s website: http://www.csulb.edu/colleges/coe/mae/.
To be considered for admission, the graduate applicant must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, have been in good standing at the last institution attended, and have a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.7 for the last 60 (semester) or 90 (quarter) upper-division major units attempted. The general Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required.
Note: Before being admitted, a qualified student without a mechanical engineering degree must provide a written statement to the MSME graduate advisor that he/she understands that all deficiencies must be removed before attempting graduate-level courses.
Completion of a minimum of 30 units beyond the bachelor’s degree in upper-division and graduate courses approved by the student’s Department Graduate Study Committee, including:
Completion of a minimum of 36 units beyond the bachelor’s degree in upper-division and graduate courses approved by the student’s Department Graduate Study Committee, including:
Students applying for advancement to candidacy must:
To make MAE advising appointments:
Please refer to the MAE Advising Resources page.
*Note: although every effort is made to keep this Web site up to date, you should also consult the printed catalog for official information and program requirements, which may vary depending on the year you enter(ed) the program.