Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
Mass production wouldn’t be possible without mechanical engineers. They design and improve every kind of machinery, from the largest systems like airplanes and oil drills to the smallest like hearing aids and batteries.
As one of the most diverse engineering disciplines, mechanical engineering is used in such varied industries as aerospace, automotive and alternative energy. In CBU’s mechanical engineering bachelor's program, students study foundational principles of engineering, computer programming and physics. They learn how to work throughout a product’s life cycle to optimize its design, development, installation, testing and maintenance.
Why Study Mechanical Engineering at CBU?
Work in the industry and gain real-world experience
One of the most important parts of students’ college training will be learning in a real engineering job. Students have a special course to prepare them for this first engineering job. Their official internship will be the summer of junior year, although other opportunities may occur for them to work in the industry. Students have interned with such companies as Inceptus Design, NSWC, UTC Aerospace Systems, HP, and more.
Learn how to manage projects
Industrial representatives continue to emphasize that they wish new engineers had more project management experience. Engineering students in their junior year work with and co-mentor business students. Our goal is that eventually all students in our program will develop one of their own creative ideas and go through the process to receive a provisional patent.
Take part in extracurricular activities
Students give back to the community through service projects, and also have the opportunity to do research with faculty members. Our SAE Car Club competes annually in competitions, where students gain experience with SAE car design, a prerequisite for employment with SpaceX, and other engineering companies.
Have a cross-cultural experience
All engineering students are required to have a cross-cultural experience. This can be achieved several ways including participating in an International or Engineering Service Project (ISP or ESP), choosing a senior capstone project with cross-cultural emphasis, taking an approved intercultural studies course, or going on an approved study abroad.
Complete in 3 years
Learn more about the engineering accelerated program that will allow you to earn your Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in as little as 3 years.
What You'll Learn
CBU mechanical engineering graduates are expected to acquire:
- An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
- An ability to articulate a Christian worldview on personal, professional, technical, and societal issues.
- An ability to develop attributes of leadership in an innovation-driven environment.
EGR 344: Materials and Manufacturing Process
Properties of the principal families of materials used in mechanical engineering design with an introduction to the manufacturing processes.
EGR 346: Machine Design
The fundamentals of machine elements in mechanical design.
EGR 431: Control Systems
Introduction to state variable methods and digital control. Includes lab projects on real-time control systems.
CBU's bachelor degree program in mechanical engineering (BSME) has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Mechanical and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Office Phone: 951-552-8781
Office Location: College of Engineering Building, TEGR 342
Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Office Phone: 951-552-8479
Office Location: College of Engineering Building, TEGR 341
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Office Phone: 951-343-4681
Office Location: College of Engineering Building, TEGR 340
I became interested in engineering when, as a kid, I took apart a workout machine and turned it into a go-kart with my dad. At CBU, I like how involved the professors are. They’ve helped me understand how to creatively analyze and solve problems.
The professors have really challenged my beliefs. They go above and beyond and are always available outside of class.
Josaiah Trejo '20
Student Opportunities: SAE Club
Students in CBU's SAE Car Club compete annually in competitions, gaining experience with SAE car design, a prerequisite for employment with SpaceX, and other engineering companies. In June 2021, at the Las Vegas competition, the Lancers placed fourth overall, ahead of all other California schools.
Learn in a State-of-the-Art Engineering Building
The Dennis and Carol Troesh Engineering Building at California Baptist University features numerous collaborative workspaces for students in addition to state-of-the-art classrooms and labs.
Mechanical engineering majors can apply their field of study to a variety of careers in the engineering industry. Some careers listed below may require further education.
- Aerospace Engineer
- Automotive Engineer
- Alternative Energy Engineer
- Maintenance Specialist
- Thermodynamic Engineer
- Quality Control Specialist
- Production Planning Specialist
- Product Manufacturer
- Medical Device Engineer
- CAD/CAM Design Engineer
- Petrol-Chemical Engineer
- Power Generation Specialist
- Medical Device Engineer
- Micro Technology Engineer