Department of Mechanical Engineering

COVID-19 Information:

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

Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 courses will be offered online.  Advising will also be online.  Please see below for information on how to reach an advisor.

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. 

Our department coordinator, Mayra Alonzo, can help with permits, enrollment-related help, general information, and making appointments with the Department Chair for advising (Mayra can be reached at [email protected]).


Advisor Name and Contact Information

Zoom Advising Hours*

Zoom Meeting Information

Help With

Dr. Nancy Warter-Perez, ME Department Chair

[email protected]


Please email Dr. Warter-Perez ([email protected]) to set up an appointment.

By Appointments Only.  Please email to set up an appointment.

Monday 2 – 4 pm (except on 2/1, 2/22, 3/15, 4/5, and 4/26)

Thursday 12 – 1 pm

Friday 1 – 2 pm

Meeting ID: 917 2923 4403
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You can also email Dr. Warter-Perez with your ME undergraduate and graduate advising questions.

Please let us know if you need to schedule an appointment at a different time.

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

Dr. Jeffrey Santner, Principal ME Undergraduate Advisor

[email protected]

Mon and Thurs 9:30am -12:30pm

You can also email Dr. Santner with your ME undergraduate advising questions.

ME BS Program Info, Course Planning, Academic Concerns

Dr. Travis Hu, Principal ME Graduate Advisor

[email protected]

Email to schedule an appointment.

Email Dr. Hu with your ME graduate advising questions and to schedule an appointment.

ME MS Program Info, Course Planning, Academic Concerns

Dr. Mohsen Eshraghi, MSE Director

[email protected]

Tues and Thurs 12:10pm - 12:40pm (by appointment)

Email Dr. Eshraghi with your MSE advising questions or to make an appointment.

MSE MS Program Info, Course Planning, Academic Concerns

Dr. J. Chris Bachman, Undergraduate Advisor

[email protected]

Mon 12pm - 1pm

ME BS Program Info, Course Planning, Academic Concerns

Dr. Mathias Brieu, Undergraduate Advisor

[email protected]

Mon 2pm - 3pm 
Thurs 10:30am-12pm

ME BS Program Info, Course Planning, Academic Concerns

Dr. Jim Kuo, Undergraduate Advisor

[email protected]

Fri 9am - 10am          

ME BS Program Info, Course Planning, Academic Concerns

Dr. Arturo Pacheco-Vega, Graduate Advisor

[email protected]

ME Advising by email and appointment


ME MS Program Info, Course Planning, Academic Concerns

Dr. David Raymond, Undergraduate Advisor

[email protected]

Tues 1am - 12:pm
Thurs 2pm - 3pm

ME BS Program Info, Course Planning, Academic Concerns

Dr. He Shen, Graduate Advisor

[email protected]

Mon 4:20pm - 5:20pm 
Wed 4:20pm - 5:20pm

ME MS Program Info, Course Planning, Academic Concerns


*If you are unable to reach an advisor via Zoom, send them an email or contact the Department Coordinator, Mayra Alonzo at [email protected]


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 including mechanics, thermal science, design, machinery, instrumentation, automation, and robotics.  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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