Mechanical Engineering, B.S.E.

The Bachelor of Science program in Mechanical Engineering is designed to prepare students for immediate entry into the mechanical engineering profession or graduate study toward advanced degrees. The program provides a breadth of topics covered by integrated lecture and laboratory instruction with a strong emphasis on hands-on learning, culminating in a year-long, team-based capstone design project. Students have the option to pursue the following technical concentrations for more focused exploration and advanced career preparation:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Robotics and Mechatronics
  • Design and Innovation
  • General Mechanical Engineering

Program Educational Objectives

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

  1. Demonstrate competency and leadership in professional engineering activities.
  2. Advance in their professional careers and pursue continuous learning in areas relevant to their long-term goals.
  3. Contribute productively to cross-functional teams, communicate effectively, and demonstrate professional and ethical responsibility.

Graduates are prepared to accomplish these program educational objectives a few years after graduation through the major requirements, the core curriculum, design competition experiences, internships, research opportunities, professional society involvement, and extracurricular activities.


The Mechanical Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the commission’s General Criteria and Program Criteria for Mechanical Engineering and Similarly Named Engineering Programs

Transfer Requirements

Students who are currently enrolled in another major at LMU but are interested in changing their major to MECH must complete CHEM 111 General Chemistry I Lab, CHEM 114 General Chemistry for Engineers; ENGR 2001 Statics; MATH 131 Calculus I, MATH 132 Calculus II; and PHYS 1100 Introduction to Mechanics with a minimum grade of C (2.0) in each course before being considered. Final approval of the transfer request resides with the Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department.