California State  
University, Fresno
 Lyles College of      

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 Upcoming Events

Spring 2014 Semester

  • First day of Spring Semester -Monday, 13 January 2014
  • LCOE College Convocation-Tuesday, 14 January 2014
  • Classes start - Thursday, 26 January 2014
  • National Engineers Week, 17-23 February 2014
  • ME Banquet, Tuesday, 08 April 2014
  • LCOE Projects Day, Tuesday, 06 May 2014
  • LCOE Spring Commencement, Friday, 16 May 2014
  • Faculty Search (August 2013-April 2014)

    ME Faculty SearchAssist/Assoc Prof Position Description

Summer 2014 Courses

  • ME145 Heat Transfer - Prof Ajith Weerasinghe - 10 June to 09 Aug 2014
  • ME154 Design of Machine Elements - Prof Michael Jenkins - 10 June to 30 July 2014

Contact Information

Dept of Mech. Engineering
Lyles College of Engineering
2320 E. San Ramon Ave.
M/S EE94
Fresno, CA 93740-8030

Tel (559) 278-2368
Fax (559) 278-6521

Gemunu Happawana
Department Chair
(559) 278-6832

Michael Jenkins
Accreditation Coordinator
(559) 278-8743

Walter Loscutoff
Graduate Coordinator
(559) 278-5593

Charlene C. Love
Admin Support Coordinator
(559) 278-2368


Department of Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering LabWelcome to the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Lyles College of Engineering at California State University, Fresno. 

With nearly 500 majors in Fall 2013, the Department is the second largest program in the College, offering an undergraduate program culminating in a BSME degree and a graduate program culminating in a MSE-Mechanical Engineering option degree.  

The Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, The program has been continuously accredited since 1965.  Students in BSME program are encouraged to participate as interns in the Valley Industry Partnership (VIP) for Cooperative Education.  In addition, as part of their capstone design experience, students can choose a team project either sponsored by industry or from a variety of national competitions such as Formula SAE, SAE Mini Baja, and ASME Human Powered Vehicle, or from a service activity such as Engineers without Borders.  "Small class sizes, direct access to faculty as experienced practitioners and experiential, hands-on learning in a variety of laboratory exercises using state-of-the-art equipment/facilities are hallmarks of the program."

The MSE with Mechanical Engineering option attracts three types of students: i) Seniors in the BSME program who participate in the accelerated (150 unit blended) Masters program; ii) BSME-holders working in industry pursuing a Masters part time; iii) International students who are entering a graduate program in the US for the first time.  The MSE-ME option provides students with a graduate degree grounded in advanced engineering topics with an emphasis on professional practice.  

The Department's full-time faculty have academic credentials which cover the major areas of the mechanical engineering discipline. In addition, all the faculty are active practitioners with academic, industrial and government experience and are able to assist students develop professional skills as well as advise/mentor students in career matters.

Department Mission

The mission of the Department of Mechanical Engineering is to: 

"provide a broad-based, practice-oriented Mechanical Engineering education that enables graduates to become technically proficient, professional leaders through engagement in the community and lifelong learning."