Mechanical Engineering

Ranked No. 21 among the nation's undergraduate engineering programs by U.S. News and World Report (2023), LMU's Mechanical Engineering program is based in physical science and mathematics

Small class sizes and faculty mentorship mean our students understand the lifecycle of a machine's creation, starting with research and design through testing, and they can be found working on everything from prototyping and manufacturing to space shuttles. Mechanical Engineering students participate in national design competitions such the ASME Student Design Competition and SAE AeroDesign Competition.

Graduates go on to top graduate schools around the nation and find work in companies like Boeing, SpaceX, Tesla, and NASA. Many students also benefit from the university's Southern California location and close proximity to the nation's top aerospace companies.

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Amanuel Matias, '21, thrives on solving problems that have a direct impact on people’s lives. See how that passion transformed into an engineering design project.
A strong advocate of the hands-on experience, Dr. Mahsa Ebrahim is moving the needle on undergraduate research aimed at training creative and design-focused engineers.
A proponent of interdisciplinary education, Dr. Brendan Smith is leading the way in research on rehabilitation for stroke and traumatic brain injury survivors.
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Labs and Research

Engineering Design Center

The Cheryl and Robert Gross Engineering Design Center (EDC) provides space and equipment to support student design projects.

Rapid Prototyping Lab

The Rapid Prototyping Laboratory provides facilities for computer-aided design, manufacturing, rapid prototyping of solid models, and dimensional accuracy and inspection.

Structures Lab

The Structures Laboratory is used to conduct experimental studies on the mechanical properties of materials. 

Material Sciences Lab

The Materials Science Lab is used to prepare samples and conduct experimental studies on the properties of materials.


The purpose of the Rehabilitation, Assistive Tech & Human Control Theory (REACT) Laboratory is to design, develop, and assess mechanical and electromechanical devices that enhance human motor function.   

Dynamic Systems and Controls Lab

The Dynamic Systems and Controls (DSC) Laboratory is dedicated to the fundamental engineering research on the linear and nonlinear behavior of dynamic systems and its applications.

Energy and Thermal Sciences Laboratory

The purpose of the James E. Foxworthy Fluid Hydraulics Laboratory is to conduct experimental studies in the areas of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer.

Thermal Fluids Lab

The Thermal Fluids Laboratory is dedicated to the fundamental engineering research relating to novel methods for active heat transfer and cooling techniques.

Students in a mechanical engineering lab.

MultiPhase Thermal Fluid Science Lab

Our MultiPhase Thermal Fluid Science Lab focuses on experimental and numerical fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and thermodynamic research.

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Loyola Marymount University’s Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering is committed to strong values with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion. We take pride in admitting students who go on to make a big impact in not just the sciences and engineering but the world at large.

Founded in 1911, the mission of LMU is the encouragement of learning, the education of the whole person, the service of faith and the promotion of justice both on campus and in the Los Angeles community.