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California Polytechnic University, Pomona
Mechanical Engineering B.S.

The Mechanical Engineering department offers students a nationally renowned program based on Cal Poly, Pomona`s `learn by doing` approach to education. The faculty bring into the classroom their own industrial experience which provides students with a realistic perspective and understanding of the engineering world. Laboratories are also taught by faculty and geared towards experience in the types of analysis used in real engineering applications. Illustration of the concepts learned in the classroom and familiarization with actual mechanical hardware are also emphasized.

Mechanical engineering has traditionally been one of the most general branches of engineering. A mechanical engineer requires a broad knowledge in many fields: mechanics, thermal/fluid sciences, design, machinery and instrumentation, energy, control system theory and more. The breadth and flexibility of a mechanical engineer`s education provides a wide choice of careers and allows movement into a variety of engineering areas to better meet the challenges of a changing world. The mechanical engineering curriculum permits students to explore different fields,specializing in one or more of them as they find their true interests. Unique to the Mechanical Engineering department is the ME Project Development Laboratory. This lab provides students a facility in which to actively develop, design, fabricate, and test academic related projects. Some of the more challenging design projects have included solar vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, human powered submarines, as well as the SAE Formula and Mini-Baja vehicles. The facility consists of basic machine shop equipment including vertical and horizontal milling machines, engine lathes, grinders, welding equipment and hand tools.

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