Objectives & Outcomes

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On this page, you will find Cal State LA Department of Mechanical Engineering's mission and vision statements, the undergraduate and graduate program's educational objectives, student learning outcomes, and our student enrollment and graduation demographics data provided by The Office of Institutional Effectiveness.


The educational objectives of the Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Program (BSME) at California State University, Los Angeles, are to produce graduates who, within three to five years of graduation, are able to:

  • Be employed in Mechanical Engineering or related fields
  • Pursue advanced education in engineering or other professional fields
  • Conduct themselves in a responsible, professional, and ethical manner
  • Be on a path to assume positions of leadership in their fields of expertise and in activities that support service and economic development locally, nationally, or internationally.

The educational objectives of the Mechanical Engineering Master’s Program (MSME) at California State University, Los Angeles, are to produce graduates who are able to:

  • Advance the Mechanical Engineering profession
  • Pursue a doctoral degree
  • Conduct themselves in an ethical, responsible, and professional manner
  • Assume leadership roles in their fields of expertise in service of society and the public good


The Department of Mechanical Engineering has adopted the ABET Outcomes as its Program Outcomes. These are what our graduates acquire upon completing the Cal State LA Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Programs.

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

  1. Ability to acquire and apply new knowledge
  2. Ability to perform in-depth analysis, experimentation, and design to solve contemporary mechanical engineering problems
  3. Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in written form, to a broad range of audiences in an ethically and professionally responsible manner

Enrollment & Graduation Data

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness (IE) provides high-quality data, analytical tools, strategic analysis, and partnership-based education and collaboration to foster a University culture of data-informed decision-making. Student enrollment and graduation demographics data are available on the Cal State LA Institutional Effectiveness website. To view the information, please select Engr, CS, & Technology under "College" and Mechanical Engineering under "Department."

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ABET Accreditation

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

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Our Mission & Vision

The vision and mission statements are two important steps toward creating clarity and direction for a successful program. We invite you to read the Department of Mechanical Engineering's statements and discover how our students' success reflects our program's success.

Department Vision Statement

To be recognized internationally as a benchmark for excellence, innovation, integrity, and distinctiveness in bachelor's (BSME) and master's (MSME) level education taught from a global perspective.

Department Mission Statement

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.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mayra Alonzo, Coordinator
[email protected] | E&T, A-205 | Tel (323) 343-4490 | Fax (323) 343-5004
5151 State University Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90032