What will I learn?

The opportunity to explore a particular area of interest is provided by additional elective courses in the senior year. Several industry and professional society sponsored scholarships and internships are available to upper division mechanical engineering students. Further information is available in the department office.

The undergraduate program in mechanical engineering offered at the Long Beach campus accepts both freshmen and transfer students. Students are admitted to the program following the university admission guidelines for freshmen and major specific admission criteria for transfer students.

BSME Program Educational Objectives

The goal of the undergraduate program in mechanical engineering is to produce well-rounded engineers prepared for careers in mechanical engineering or related disciplines, utilizing an excellent education in the fundamentals of engineering mathematics, sciences, and design in order to:

Create innovative solutions responsive to customer needs and meeting societal challenges;
Apply their knowledge to communicating and translating ideas and plans into working engineering systems;
Effectively function as a team member and/or leader in global, multi-disciplinary technical environments.

Student Learning Outcomes

The ME program Student Outcomes used to meet the Program Educational Objectives are the same as the ABET “A through K”:

An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
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.
An ability to function on a multidisciplinary team.
An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
An ability to communicate effectively.
The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context.
A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, lifelong learning.
A knowledge of contemporary issues.
An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Career Possibilities

Mechanical Engineer • Aerospace Engineer • Facilities Engineer • Manufacturing Engineer • Design Engineer • Sales Engineer • Plant Engineer • Safety Engineer • Tool Engineer • Project Engineer • Utilization/Test Engineer • Automotive Engineer • Production Engineer • Manufacturing Engineer • Standards Engineer • Industrial Engineer • Factory Plant Layout Engineer • Material Schedule • Tool Planner • Safety Engineer • Product Safety Engineer • Production Planner • Statistician • Staff Assistant Specification Writer • Tooling Quality Assurance Worker • Quality Planning Analyst

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$17,142.00 per year
Costs of Attendance, based on 7+ units per semester enrollment
Application deadline

15 December 2021

Start date

20 January 2022, 22 August 2022


College of Engineering

California State University, Long Beach,

1250 Bellflower Blvd,



90840, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A minimum GPA of 2.75 in all community college courses required for the Associate Degree in Nursing

For international students

Have graduated from high school, have earned a Certificate of General Education Development (GED) or have passed the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE);

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Paper-based 500; Internet-based (iBT) 61

IELTS 5.5 each sub-section

Pearson Test of English 43

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.