College of Professional & International Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Antelope Valley

*The application period for Fall 2020 is now open!

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Antelope Valley program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Earn your Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering within two and a half years through the College of Engineering at CSULB in partnership with CPIE. The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Antelope Valley program is designed for students who are interested in completing their B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. Classes are held at the Lancaster University Center (LUC) in the Antelope Valley area, providing unprecedented access to the industry, including internships with local companies and organizations. Participants must have completed their first two years of coursework at a community college or other university.

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering - Antelope Valley program is offered as an undergraduate extension program in the College of Engineering. For details about the program, including faculty selected from industry positions and our own College of Engineering, go to the College of Engineering's Antelope Valley Engineering Program site.

This program is a shared commitment between CSULB, industry and government partners, and community colleges in the greater Antelope Valley to ensure that this region has access to high-quality, affordable education in engineering.

Students are admitted and matriculated through CSULB. The program is a cohort-based model, allowing students to proceed as a group through the program in a prescribed lock-step sequence. The cohort model emphasizes teamwork and collaboration among students and offers a strong support system as you progress through the program. Students complete 68 units of junior and senior level engineering, capstone general education, and math coursework. The program takes approximately two and a half years to complete, including a Summer term.


Admissions will be performed on a rolling basis, beginning shortly after the priority transcript deadline. We strongly encourage you to submit your transcripts to the Office of Enrollment Services at CSULB immediately upon submission of your application, in order to expedite your admission decision.


This degree program is designed to provide a strong foundation in mechanical engineering fundamentals in order to gain competence in any specialized field. The mechanical engineering curriculum includes foundation courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, and design graphics obtained at a community college or at another university. These are followed, in the degree completion program, by courses in energy conversion, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, mechanics of deformable bodies, kinetics, matlab analysis, finite element analysis, and systems engineering. Capstone design classes are required. Labs for these classes are furnished with state-of-the-art equipment.