Oct 02, 2023  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2016-2017 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Engineering

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Chairperson: Michael Manoogian

Graduate Program Director: Matthew T. Siniawski

Professors: Omar S. Es-Said, Michael Manoogian, Mel I. Mendelson, Rafiqul I. Noorani, Nader Saniei

Associate Professor: Matthew T. Siniawski

Assistant Professors: Pezhman Hassanpour, Emin Isakhanian

Lecturers: Chris Cobb, Vinay Goyal, Greg V. Meholic, James P. Nokes, Peter B. Pollack, Miroslav Sir, Hooman Rahimi-Zadeh


Mechanical Engineering is very broad in scope and is pertinent to a variety of engineering activities and products, such as transportation vehicles, energy generation, machine mechanisms, manufacturing systems, structures, and processing plants. The Mechanical Engineering program provides a solid foundation for work in all of these fields. The flexible and modern curriculum covers contemporary technology as well as the fundamentals for future technologies. It is designed to prepare students for graduate school as well as for employment in industry. Engineering design is a major emphasis of the curriculum, and students work on various aspects of design projects throughout, culminating in a comprehensive capstone design project. Modern, well-equipped research laboratories support the curriculum. These laboratory facilities include computer-aided design and engineering, manufacturing, the materials science and materials processing, rapid prototyping, renewable energy, robotics, solid mechanics, thermal and fluid systems, and tribology.


The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; telephone: 410.347.7700.


The mission of the Mechanical Engineering Department is to provide a high quality, practice-oriented, design-focused curriculum that prepares students for both leadership roles in industry and advanced graduate studies.

Educational Objectives

The Mechanical Engineering program has established the following program educational objectives that are consistent with the University’s mission and Department’s program outcomes. During the first 3-5 years after graduation, Mechanical Engineering graduates will:

  1. Advance in their professional careers and pursue graduate studies and continuous learning in areas relevant to their long-term goals;
  2. Demonstrate competency and leadership in professional activities such as research, experimental studies, and industrial projects;
  3. Be capable of working effectively in cross-functional teams, communicating effectively, and participating in the practice of mechanical engineering design; and
  4. Contribute to professional societies and demonstrate ethical conduct.

These program educational objectives are accomplished through the major requirements, the core curriculum, design competition experiences, internships, research opportunities, professional society involvement, and extracurricular activities.

Program Outcomes

The Mechanical Engineering program has established the following program 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.



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