Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Curriculum

Cal Poly offers a program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.ABET.org, leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. The program includes a broad spectrum of courses in general engineering, stressing application as well as theory, to prepare the graduate for a career in the professional engineering world.

The curriculum is also a foundation for graduate study in engineering and other professions. A graduate program is offered at Cal Poly, leading to a Master of Science degree in mechanical engineering. The department also offers a blended BS and MS Program.

Fields of Study

  • Mechatronics
  • Controls Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Design and Synthesis
  • HVAC and Solar Systems
  • Petroleum Refining and Development
  • Energy Conversion
  • Thermal/Fluids Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering

Career Opportunities

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive Industries
  • Bioengineering
  • Construction and Installation Companies
  • Petroleum, Energy, and Chemical Industries
  • Power Systems Manufacturing
  • Public Utilities
  • Manufacturing Industries
  • Engineering Management and Sales
  • Heating, Ventilation and Refrigeration Engineering

Activities

Student Organizations offer all students opportunities to participate in varied engineering activities. Organizations such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Automotive Engineers, American Society of Heating, Regridgerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, and Tau Beta Pi, and engineering honor society provide each student with an opportunity to associate with fellow engineers through regional and national conferences.