Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Antelope Valley

Degree Program

Engineering Accreditation Comission

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Antelope Valley program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Earn your Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering in two and a half years through the College of Engineering at CSULB in partnership with CPIE. The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Antelope Valley program is designed for students who are interested in completing their B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. Classes are held at the Lancaster University Center in the Antelope Valley area, providing unprecedented access to the aerospace industry, including internships with local companies and organizations. Participants must have completed their first two years of coursework at a community college or other university.

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Antelope Valley program is offered as an undergraduate extension program in the College of Engineering. For details about the program, including faculty selected from industry positions and our own College of Engineering, go to the College of Engineering's Antelope Valley Engineering Program site.

This program is a shared commitment between CSULB, industry and government partners, and community colleges in the greater Antelope Valley to ensure that this region has access to high-quality, affordable engineering education.

Students are admitted and matriculated through CSULB. The program is cohort-based, allowing students to proceed as a group through the program in a prescribed lock-step sequence. The cohort model emphasizes teamwork and collaboration among students and offers a strong support system as you progress through the program. Students complete 68 units of junior and senior level engineering, capstone general education, and math coursework. The program takes approximately two and a half years to complete, including a Summer term.

Admissions are processed on a rolling basis, beginning shortly after the priority transcript deadline. We strongly encourage you to submit your transcripts to the Office of Enrollment Services at CSULB immediately upon submission of your application in order to expedite your admission decision.

This degree program is designed to provide a strong foundation in mechanical engineering fundamentals in order to gain competence in any specialized field. The mechanical engineering curriculum includes foundation courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and design graphics obtained at a community college or at another university. These are followed, in this degree completion program, by courses in energy conversion, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, mechanics of deformable bodies, kinetics, Matlab analysis, finite element analysis, and systems engineering. Capstone design classes are required. Labs for these classes are furnished with state-of-the-art equipment.

  • Community college transfer students who are looking for a highly valued degree in engineering
  • Working professionals who wish to complete their degree in engineering
  • Sophomore-level students in engineering programs who want to transfer into a unique upper-division experience
  • Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
  • Students are admitted and matriculated through CSULB
  • Cohort model emphasizes teamwork and collaboration among students and offers a strong support system
  • Degree earned in two and a half years
  • Program structure guarantees class availability
  • Class size limited to 25
  • How to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  • How to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  • How to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs
  • How to function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • How to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  • The fundamentals of professional and ethical responsibilities
  • How to communicate effectively
  • The impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context
  • The importance of life-long learning
  • Contemporary issues and how to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for mechanical engineering practice

Below is a partial list of companies or organizations where students in the BS in Mechanical Engineering - Antelope Valley program have found paid internships:

  • Northrop Grumman
  • BAE Systems
  • Pacific Seismic Products
  • Air Force Research Laboratory (Edwards AFB)
  • Air Force Test Center (Edwards AFB)
  • NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (Edwards AFB)
  • Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (China Lake)
  • TYBRIN (Jacobs) Corporation
  • The Spaceship Company
  • Crissair
  • INQU, LLC (Edwards, AFB)
  • Tesla Motors
  • AVID Tutors – Palmdale Aerospace Academy

Students who are admitted into CSULB and are full-time students participating in this program are qualified to apply for financial aid through main campus.

CPIE undergraduate programs are eligible for:

  1. Pell Grant
  2. Cal Grant A or B
  3. Direct Subsidized Loan
  4. Direct Unsubsidized Loan

Note: Students are NOT eligible for the State University Grant, but ARE eligible for the Cal Grant A or B.

Veterans may also receive their GI Bill benefits.

For more information regarding financial aid, click here.

Please direct all specific financial aid questions to Joanne Han: joanne.han@csulb.edu or (562) 985-2324.