Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program Educational Objectives:

Within a few years after graduation, students who complete the undergraduate program in Mechanical Engineering from CSULA will make a positive impact on society by being successful in:

  • careers as Mechanical Engineers or related fields
  • graduate studies
  • pursuing professional careers of their choice outside of mechanical engineering or related fields such as medicine, law, or teaching


Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Student Learning 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 multidisciplinary 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.