Mechanical Engineering

Social Distancing for Students and Employees

Beginning March 23rd, campus moved to virtual instruction for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. 
In an attempt to stem the spread of COVID-19, the ME Department will also physically be closed.  Staff will work remotely during this time period, and will be available (via virtual modes) during normal business hours. 
Any questions, concerns, or general day-to-day business may be directed to staff via phone (818-677-2187) or via email at  

Lab Spaces

Effective Friday, March 20th, students will not have access to research or computer labs within the ME Department.  Initially it was advised that groups of no more than 4 would be allowed to work in lab spaces, however this has changed and we have been instructed to keep lab spaces closed.  This includes students working on research as well as senior design projects.

Campus staff will be patrolling lab spaces, and have been instructed to ask any students in the spaces to vacate.  If students do not comply, staff has been advised to call Campus Police. 

Virtual Instruction

Beginning Monday, March 23rd, campus will be transitioning all courses (including labs) to "virtual instruction" for the remainder of Spring 2020.  Faculty have been instructed to reach out to their classes and advise how they plan to proceed for the remainder of the Spring semester. 

Advising & Office Hours

For the remainder of the Spring semester, advising and office hours will also transition into methods that are not in person.  Faculty and advisors may utilize Zoom, email, phone or a combination to assist you with questions or to clear your advising holds for the upcoming Fall semester.  If you have contacted your advisor and have not heard a response after a few days, you may contact the department office and staff can assist you with setting up a meeting.

Alternatively, if you have a plan for courses you wish to take in Fall and have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, you may also utilize the Staff Advisement Request form to have your plan reviewed.