Department of Mechanical Engineering

COVID-19 Information:

Due to the COVID-19 situation, effective March 18th, the ME Department office will be virtually open for business through email M-F 8:00 am - 5 pm.

Face-to-face business hours are suspended until at least the end of the Spring SemesterIf you have questions, please email us! We’ll get back to you within the day and probably sooner!

Depending on how conditions change, the Dean’s Office may be open in person to help you at ET A236

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.  Advisor hours and contact information are provided below. Our department coordinator, Andrea Galvez, can help with permits, enrollment-related help, and general information (Andrea can be reached at

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

Dr. Jeffrey Santner, Principal ME Undergraduate Advisor

T 1:30 - 3 pm

R 10 am - 1 pm

F 4 - 5:30 pm

Meeting ID: 169 015 861

One tap mobile +16699006833,,169015861# US (San Jose)

ME BS Program Info, Course Planning, Academic Concerns

Dr. Travis Hu, Principal ME Graduate Advisor

By Appointment only (Monday through Friday)

Email Dr. Hu for appointment to set up a Zoom appointment

ME MS Program Info, Course Planning, Academic Concerns

Dr. Nancy Warter-Perez, ME Department Chair

T 11 - 12 noon (no appt needed)


W 2 - 4 pm (by appointment)

Meeting ID: 277 602 369

One tap mobile
+16699006833,,277602369# US (San Jose)

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

Dr. Mohsen Eshraghi, MSE Director

T & TH 10:45 - 11:45 am

Meeting ID: 935 407 805

One tap mobile +16699006833,,935407805# US (San Jose)

MSE MS Program Info, Course Planning, Academic Concerns

Dr. David Raymond, ME Undergraduate Advisor and BME Minor Coordinator

W 2 - 3 pm

TR 1:45 - 2:45 pm

Meeting ID: 200 972 865

One tap mobile
+16699006833,,200972865# US (San Jose)

ME BS Course Planning and Academic Concerns, BME Minor

Dr. Jim Kuo, ME Undergraduate Advisor 

T 2 - 3: pm

W 4:30 - 5 pm

Meeting ID: 780 674 342

One tap mobile
+16699006833,,780674342# US (San Jose)

ME BS Course Planning and Academic Concerns

Dr. Chris Bachman, ME Undergraduate Advisor

M 12 - 2 pm

Meeting ID: 956 189 1801

One tap mobile
+16699006833,,9561891801# US (San Jose)

ME BS Course Planning and Academic Concerns

Dr. He Shen, ME Graduate Advisor

M 6 - 7 pm

W 6 - 7:pm

Meeting ID: 701 783 264

One tap mobile
+16699006833,,701783264# US (San Jose)

ME MS Course Planning and Academic Concerns

Dr. Claudia Espinosa,ME Undergraduate Advisor

Zoom: S 11 - 2 pm and by appointment on W and R at 6 pm 

Email: Responses will be faster between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m.


ME BS Course Planning, Academic Concerns, Help with Resumes and General Graduate School Questions

**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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