Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Loyola Marymount University offers a unique, multidisciplinary approach to Mechanical Engineering in the innovative tech-hub of Silicon Beach and the aerospace/defense industry in Southern California. The program offers industry-focused professional development that is interdisciplinary in focus while being flexible enough for recent grads or working professionals to achieve their goals of earning an M.S.E.


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The master's in Mechanical Engineering at Loyola Marymount University is designed for both full-time students and industry professionals currently working in the field. Our rigorous program puts new engineers on the path to success and changes career trajectories for engineering professionals on the topics of:

  • Rapid prototyping
  • 3D printing
  • Design of assistive technology devices
  • Robotics for neurorehabilitation and human factors engineering
  • Design, develop, and assess mechanical and electromechanical devices that enhance human motor function



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.

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Hones Expertise in Rapid Prototyping

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Hones Expertise in Rapid Prototyping

As a pioneering leader in Rapid Prototyping, professor Rafiq Noorani has published two textbooks on the subject, as well as being awarded six National Science Foundation grants and several industrial grants to establish a state-of-the-art rapid prototyping lab for LMU.

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Why LMU?

  • Courses taught by full-time LMU faculty or part-time faculty actively working in the industry

  • Strategic location in close proximity to the aerospace/defense industry and Silicon Beach

  • Small class sizes offer valuable faculty mentorships for professional growth and career advancement

  • Special-study courses tailored to student needs and interests

  • Laboratory components for both hardware and software development included in coursework

  • Covers a broad range of areas in the field ideal for full-time students looking to advance their education and industry professionals ready to move into leadership and administration positions

  • A people-first curriculum designed with the help of national experts

  • Follows LMU's mission to encourage learning, educate the whole person, the service of faith and the promotion of justice

  • Total students: 10,165 — Graduate students: 1,734

  • Seaver College graduate students: 185

  • Average graduate class size: 13

  • Full-time vs part-time graduate enrollment: 24% vs 75%

  • Male to female ratio in graduate programs: 61% to 39%

Alumni Testimonial

Joel Miyamoto returned to LMU after earning his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, to continue exploring his passion in the field. Taking evening courses while continuing to work full time, Miyamoto said he appreciates that the program has a healthy balance of research-focused, full-time students and working professionals like himself as it creates a rich diversity of experience and perspectives in each classroom. “The classes are super small so it’s easy to ask questions, to feel comfortable as you’re learning,” said Miyamoto.

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How To Apply

Admission Requirements

  • A completed Online Application and $50 Nonrefundable Application Fee
  • Official Transcripts (one copy) of all colleges and universities attended
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which attests to the applicant's previous academic performance and ability to succeed in the program. The other letter can be a professional reference. Both references may attest to the applicant's professional performance and ability to succeed in the graduate program
  • A personal statement (1-2 pages) that explains how the Mechanical Engineering Master’s Program fits into your career development
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Fast Track Options

Eager To Enter The Workforce? Check out LMU’s fast-track degree options, where you can earn your graduate degree quickly and start making strides in your field.