Ranked No. 22 among the nation's undergraduate engineering programs by U.S. News and World Report (2022), LMU's mechanical engineering program is based in physical science and mathematics. With hands-on experience in eight cutting-edge labs and facilities, LMU students work to address the need to design devices that advance humanity. 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, among others. Collaborative undergraduate research opportunities, guided by faculty who are experts in their fields, produce young professionals with a range and depth of skills from design and marketability to environmental impact and safety.
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.
4+1 Degree Program in Systems or Mechanical Engineering
Earn a combined B.S. and M.S.E. degree in just five years with LMU's accelerated degree program in mechanical engineering. Students admitted into this program immediately enroll in a 1-year master's program on a full-time basis after senior year.