The mechanical engineering programs prepare students for engineering practice and helps them reach their full engineering potential. The B.S. curriculum covers fundamental mathematics and science, various engineering topics, and general education coursework (the University Core). Engineering lecture and laboratory courses are integrated throughout the curriculum and culminate in a year-long capstone design project. Students complete the University Core courses that support the education of the whole person.
The Mechanical Engineering major provides a solid foundation for work in all of these fields. The flexible and modern curriculum covers contemporary technology as well as the fundamentals for future technologies. It is designed to prepare students for graduate school as well as for employment in industry.
LMU students in senior year of Mechanical Engineering with a GPA of 3.0 or greater are eligible to apply for the 4+1 program, an opportunity to earn a 1-year master's degree while saving a substantial amount of money. This combined B.S./M.S. program is designed for LMU students to continue their graduate studies immediately following their B.S. degree. Click here for information on Seaver's 4+1 Programs.
The mechanical engineering graduate program at Loyola Marymount University serves engineers desiring to advance their careers by providing a modern, professionally rigorous and conveniently administered educational program. The Loyola Marymount University mechanical engineering graduate program degrees include:
- The Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.) degree in Mechanical Engineering
- A combined Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.) degrees in Mechanical Engineering (available only for seniors mechanical engineering undergraduates students at Loyola Marymount University).
Please check the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program page for details.
Engineering design is one of the key tasks of an engineer. It is the process of creatively conceiving a system, component, or process to meet a specified societal need within certain constraints. The mechanical engineering faculty have adopted a methodology of design which guides the student through the design process. The steps of this methodology are studied and practiced in the mechanical engineering curriculum. Engineering design is integrated throughout the curriculum, culminating in a year-long practicum experience. Below are a few examples of recent capstone design projects completed by our senior mechanical engineering students.
LMU Rocket Team
Students from LMU's Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering test-launched their rocket in Lucerne Valley, Calif., prior to their participation in the NASA Student Launch, coming in April 2017.
I Am Standing
Four senior engineering students collaborate to build an assistive standing device for a 10 year old boy learning to walk.