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Mechanical Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

The graduate is prepared to analyze and design complex mechanical systems involving all three areas. The degree is a general one with an elective allowing for a modest degree of specialization.

Program Mission

The Mechanical Engineering program at California State University Chico  has the primary mission of providing a high-quality undergraduate engineering education with:

  • A curriculum that is firmly grounded in engineering fundamentals
  • A faculty that provides superior teaching and mentoring both in and out of the classroom
  • A faculty whose focus is undergraduate education
  • Class sizes that encourage student participation
  • Project experiences that build on fundamentals and develop team skills
  • Facilities and equipment that are readily accessible
  • An environment that is conducive to learning and encourages students from different genders and backgrounds

What do engineers do?

You may think of engineers as the designers of cars, computers, airplanes, and bridges, but do you associate them with bubble gum, baseball bats, movie special effects, roller coasters, and synthetic human tissue replacements. Engineers are involved in designing nearly everything you see, touch, and hear. Engineering innovations fuel economic growth, improve health care, and safeguard the environment and engineers have a part in all these and more. 

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    127 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Statics
  • General Chemistry
  • Linear Circuits 
  • Analytic Geometry and Calculus
  • Elementary Differential Equations
  • Graphics
  • Graphics  Laboratory
  • Introduction to Technical Computing

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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  • Minimum required score:

    47

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General Requirements

Generally, applicants will qualify for consideration for first-time freshman admission if they meet the following requirements:

  • Have graduated from high school, have earned a Certificate of General Education Development (GED) or have passed the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE);
  • Have completed with grades of C or better each of the courses in the comprehensive pattern of college preparatory subject requirements also known as the “a-g” pattern (see “Subject Requirements”).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17368 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17368 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    17368 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17368 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7864 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7864 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chico

  • 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.

Funding

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