California State University Los Angeles - Department of Mechanical Engineering

Accreditation Process and Documents

Department of Mechanical Engineering

California State University Los Angeles



    Curriculum for B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering (194 units)


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  • Lower Division Major Requirements (68 units)
      ENGR 100
      • Introduction to Engineering (1)
          Prerequisites:
        • NONE
        ME 103
        • Introduction to Mechanical Design (3)
            Prerequisites:
          • Drafting or TECH 110
        CE/ME 201
        • Statics (4)
            Prerequisites:
          • PHYS 201
          • MATH 207
        ME 204
        • Statics (4)
            Prerequisites:
          • PHYS 203
    • Upper Division Major Requirements (41 units)
        ENGR 100
        • Introduction to Engineering (1)
            Prerequisites:
          • NONE
          ME 103
          • Introduction to Mechanical Design (3)
              Prerequisites:
            • Drafting or TECH 110
          CE/ME 201
          • Statics (4)
              Prerequisites:
            • PHYS 201
            • MATH 207
          ME 204
          • Statics (4)
              Prerequisites:
            • PHYS 203
      • Senior Design Requiremtns (12 units)
          ENGR 100
          • Introduction to Engineering (1)
              Prerequisites:
            • NONE
            ME 103
            • Introduction to Mechanical Design (3)
                Prerequisites:
              • Drafting or TECH 110
            CE/ME 201
            • Statics (4)
                Prerequisites:
              • PHYS 201
              • MATH 207
            ME 204
            • Statics (4)
                Prerequisites:
              • PHYS 203
        • Upper Division Technical Electives (25 units)
          • Lecture Electives (24 units)
              ENGR 100
              • Introduction to Engineering (1)
                  Prerequisites:
                • NONE
                ME 103
                • Introduction to Mechanical Design (3)
                    Prerequisites:
                  • Drafting or TECH 110
                CE/ME 201
                • Statics (4)
                    Prerequisites:
                  • PHYS 201
                  • MATH 207
                ME 204
                • Statics (4)
                    Prerequisites:
                  • PHYS 203
            • Laboratory Electives (1 units)
                ENGR 100
                • Introduction to Engineering (1)
                    Prerequisites:
                  • NONE
                  ME 103
                  • Introduction to Mechanical Design (3)
                      Prerequisites:
                    • Drafting or TECH 110
                  CE/ME 201
                  • Statics (4)
                      Prerequisites:
                    • PHYS 201
                    • MATH 207
                  ME 204
                  • Statics (4)
                      Prerequisites:
                    • PHYS 203

            Educational Objectives and Program Outcomes

            The following describe the characteristics that the Cal State L.A. Mechanical Engineering Program is seeking to produce in its graduates in the three areas:



            Knowledge

            Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering program will have the knowledge in math, science and engineering fundamentals, as well as societal issues, that allows them to approach real-world Mechanical Engineering problems with an understanding of their impact on society.

            This educational objective will be demonstrated by the following outcomes:

            1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering (abet a)
              In particular.an ability to apply knowledge of:
              1. chemistry and calculus-based physics
              2. advanced mathematics through multivariate calculus and differential equations
              3. statistics and linear algebra
            2. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility (ABET f)
            3. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context (ABET h)
            4. knowledge of current events and societal contemporary issues -- non-engineering related (ABET j)
            5. a knowledge of computer aided design and simulation software
            6. a knowledge of measurement and manufacturing techniques
            7. an ability to apply common sense
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            Skills

            Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering program will be able to function competently as an individual or part of a team. They shall be able to analyze, define, and solve thermal, mechanical, manufacturing problems through application of engineering fundamentals and Mechanical Engineering tools logically and effectively as well as communicating the problems and their solutions clearly. They are expected to acquire professional competence in the aforementioned skills within five years.

            This educational objective will be demonstrated by the following outcomes:

            1. an ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data (ABET b)
            2. 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 (ABET c)
            3. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams (ABET d)
            4. an ability to communicate effectively (ABET g)
            5. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice (ABET k)
            6. an ability to visualize designs from engineering drawings
            7. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems (ABET e)
            8. an ability to think in a logical sequential process
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            Attitudes

            Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering program will have the confidence in their abilities to be successful in either industrial, governmental, or academic positions, and will have a positive and inquisitive outlook on life and continuous learning, necessary to promote their professional and personal development throughout their careers.

            This educational objective will be demonstrated by the following outcomes:

            1. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility (ABET f)
            2. a recognition of the need for an ability to engage in lifelong learning (ABET i)
            3. an understanding of responsibility and accountability
            4. a desire to be a professional that exhibits values, dedication and a need for continual improvement
            5. a desire to have critical thinking and organizational skills
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