M.Sc. On Campus

Mechanical Engineering

California State University Fullerton

12 months
15457 USD/year
10764 USD/year
10764 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at California State University Fullerton  is designed to provide a foundation for professional engineering careers in private industry and government, such as manufacturing, transportation, energy, food, biomedical and others.


The Mechanical Engineering program provides opportunities for students to be involved with the design, research, development, manufacture, testing, distribution, support, maintenance and recycling of devices and products. Automobiles, airplanes, home appliances, robots, rockets, space capsules, printers and computer hardware are some of the various products that have been customarily designed and developed by mechanical engineers. 

The program’s curriculum provides preparation for students to possess a firm understanding of science, mathematics and engineering needed to carry out these complex tasks which are so important to a modern technological society. The graduate curriculum is designed to provide a specialized education for career advancement or further work towards a doctoral degree.


Learning is preeminent at California State University Fullerton. We aspire to combine the best qualities of teaching and research universities where actively engaged students, faculty and staff work in close collaboration to expand knowledge.

We are a comprehensive, regional university with a global outlook, located in Orange County, a technologically rich and culturally vibrant area of metropolitan Los Angeles. Our expertise and diversity serve as a distinctive resource and catalyst for partnerships with public and private organizations. We strive to be a center of activity essential to the intellectual, cultural and economic development of our region.


  • To ensure the preeminence of learning
  • To provide high-quality programs that meet the evolving needs of our students, community and region
  • To enhance scholarly and creative activity
  • To make collaboration integral to our activities
  • To create an environment where all students have the opportunity to succeed
  • To increase external support for university programs and priorities
  • To expand connections and partnerships with our region
  • To strengthen institutional effectiveness, collegial governance and our sense of community

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Advanced Mechanical Vibrations 
  • Advanced Mechanical Design and Management 
  • Advanced Radiation Heat Transfer 
  • Advanced Viscous Fluid Flow 
  • Advanced Convective Heat Transfer 
  • Advanced Strength of Materials 
  • Random Vibrations of Mechanical Systems 
  • Advanced Conduction Heat Transfer 
  • Advanced Engineering Analysis 
  • Computer Applications In Engineering Design
  • Finite Element Method for Mechanical Engineers 
  • Applied Optimal Mechanical Design 
  • Advanced Dynamics & Control of Mechanical Systems 
  • Project 
  • Thesis 
  • Independent Graduate Research 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

To qualify for admission to a conditionally classified standing, students must meet the CSU requirements for admission to a master’s degree program. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15457 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15457 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10764 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10764 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10764 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10764 USD per year during 12 months.

Non-Resident Tuition Fee: An additional $396 per unit of enrollment

Living costs for Fullerton

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Fresh content

Updated in the last year

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

Mechanical Engineering
California State University Fullerton


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!