Discover Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering majors are part of a dynamic field of study that engages students in a diverse range of activities including machine design and analysis, product development, environmental control, robotics and manufacturing. Pacific students are provided the broad technical knowledge and practical experience necessary to thrive in their careers and postgraduate studies.

In their profession, mechanical engineers understand form and function and know materials like the back of their hand. Their skills and vision transform concepts into tangible products that follow the principles of functional design. From jet engines to medical devices, mechanical engineers build products that support society.

The School of Engineering and Computer Science (SOECS) also offers a master’s degree in engineering science with a concentration in mechanical engineering. Through our blended program, students can begin graduate course work during their senior year at Pacific and complete their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in five years.

Turning Theory Into Practice

With over 30 laboratories on campus, students gain hands-on experience with a variety of equipment, such as:

  • Data acquisition systems
  • Furnaces
  • HVAC test equipment
  • A machine shop with CNC equipment
  • Materials testing machines
  • Optical and electron microscopes
  • Robots and mechatronic systems
  • Solar collectors
  • Vibration and noise instruments
  • A wind tunnel

A Master's Degree In Half The Time

Students enrolled in the electrical engineering program may also concurrently pursue a Master of Science in Engineering Science (MSES) degree. This blended program allows students to complete their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in as little as five years.

Earn While You Learn

As part of the mechanical engineering program, students complete a two academic term, paid CO-OP working in industry and earn an average of $3,700 a month. These professional experiences are crucial in giving students a competitive edge in the engineering job market after graduatio

Mechanical Engineering Student Objectives
Through their careers in Mechanical Engineering or a related profession, Pacific BSME graduates are expected to demonstrate one or more of the following within a few years of earning their BSME:

  • Competence and/or leadership via promotion to positions of increasing responsibility, publications, and/or conference presentations;
  • Adaptability to new developments in science and technology by successfully completing or pursuing graduate education in engineering and related fields, or participating in professional development and/or industrial training courses;
  • Creativity and innovation in engineering and technology through participation in activities such as research, design, intellectual property development, and/or entrepreneurial endeavors;

Pacific BSME graduates are also expected to demonstrate an awareness of humanistic, societal, and environmental issues through involvement in local, national, and/or global activities.

Mechanical Engineering Student Outcomes
Student outcomes required to achieve Mechanical Engineering Program Educational Objectives:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. 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.
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Enrollment and Degrees Awarded

Academic Year Enrollment Awarded Degrees
Fall 2018 106 --
2017-2018 136 28
2016-2017 141 35
2015-2016 162 42
2014-2015 176 31
2013-2014 187 34

Coming Soon

The 2020-21 SOECS-Specific Scholarship Application Period opens January 31, 2021 and closes April 1, 2021.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Visit https://pacific.academicworks.com
  • Sign in using your Pacific Net ID and Password
  • Complete the General Application
  • Complete the Conditional SOECS Application
  • Choose "Apply" for any recommended scholarship opportunities based on your responses and academic profile.  Please read the scholarship criteria carefully to confirm that you are qualified BEFORE you apply.
  • You will need to upload an unoffical transcript.

ANY ENGINEERING OR COMPUTER SCIENCE MAJOR

Name of Scholarship Qualification Criteria
Maryam H. Dashti Endowed Scholarship                                                                                                                                                                 Merit Based; first preference for student from Kuwait; second preference for student from Gulf States Region; third preference for international student
B.G. Glenn A Goddard Veteran's Endowed Scholarship Merit Based, currently serving in a military reserve program, honorably discharged veteran, or participant in ROTC program.
Robert L. Heyborne Endowed Scholarship Merit Based, full-time undergraduate student, minimum 3.0 GPA, Junior/Senior standing preferred
George and Sue Schroeder Endowed Scholarship Undergraduate School of Engineering & Computer Science student, Minimum 3.2 GPA
Paul M. Sensibaugh Engineering Endowed Scholarship Merit Based, preference for students who have graduated or transferred from San Joaquin County Schools
Louise Stark Endowed Scholarship for Women Engineers Need Based, Undergraduate Female, Good Academic Standing, minimum 2.5 GPA

 

ANY ENGINEERING MAJOR
 

Name of Scholarship Qualification Criteria
Hamma Fund Scholar (administered by Dean's Office)                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Merit Based, last two semesters of Undergrad Program with goal of enrolling in Master's Program at Pacific, Member of Tau Beta Pi (Award covers 1 fiscal year of graduate school, including books)
Minority Engineering Endowed Scholarship Need Based, Preference for African American or other underrepresented ethnicity
Edward E. Whitacre, Jr. Endowed Scholarship Need Based, full-time Engineering major, minimum 3.0 GPA

 

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING MAJORS ONLY
 

Name of Scholarship Qualification Criteria
Aisin Electronic Endowed Scholarship                                                                                                                                               Need Based, Minimum 3.0 GPA, Full-time Student, preference for interest in manufacturing                                                                

 

Marielle Cortez on campus.
Class of 2018
Marielle Cortez

I really appreciate all the support I have received during my years as an undergrad at Pacific, and I am so proud to have achieved my dream as a design engineer in the automotive industry.

We Are Mechanical Engineers

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School of Engineering and Computer Science
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3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211