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 like the ASME Student Design Competition and SAE AeroDesign Competition, and our undergraduate program is also accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
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.
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.
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.
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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