California Aerospace Technologies Institute of Excellence (CATIE) collaborates with the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), other government agencies and laboratories, universities, and industry to promote leading-edge research and technology development in space exploration, aeronautics, and science.

CATIE collaborates with broad, multi-educational institutions in research programs and award-winning outreach.

Antelope Valley College

Math, Science, and Engineering
The Math, Science, and Engineering division provides students with a broad selection of courses in the sciences and mathematics to serve as a foundation for transfer to four-year universities and increasing one’s own understanding. Disciplines include Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Life and Natural Sciences 

Airframe Manufacturing Technology
AVC’s Airframe Manufacturing Technology program is designed to meet the need in the aerospace industry for multi-skilled individuals who understand, perform, and serve as first-line leads in the major processes of manufacturing the structural components of an aircraft for civilian and military specifications.

California State University Long Beach

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
CSULB’s Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department programs deliver the solid theoretical foundation and practical basics to prepare you for a successful engineering career, whether you’re interested in robotics and advanced manufacturing or designing the next generation of aircraft or space vehicles.

CSULB offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. Close collaborations with local companies and government agencies deliver internship, scholarship, and employment opportunities and keep the curriculum cutting-edge.

Electrical Engineering
CSULB’s Electrical Engineering programs prepare you to shape future technology, whether in communications, controls, digital signal processing, electronics, or power systems.

Computer Engineering & Computer Science
CSULB’s Electrical Engineering programs prepare you to shape future technology, whether in communications, controls, digital signal processing, electronics, or power systems.

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Aerospace Engineering Program
The mission of the Aerospace Engineering Program is to provide an education by hands-on application of theory to produce graduates for a diverse society who can contribute immediately, effectively and ethically to the development of aerospace products and possess the educational foundations for their career growth in industry and academia, with innovation and leadership. 

Mechanical Engineering Program
The Mechanical Engineering program provides a quality, well-rounded education that is based on imparting fundamental knowledge and skills in mathematics and pure science as well as engineering science and design.

ME graduates are uniquely suited to jobs in all traditional areas of mechanical engineering including mechanics, machine design, energy systems, fluid flow, heat transfer and thermodynamics. To ensure this, all students take the same fundamental courses, but then choose a series of technical electives geared towards their own interests or career objectives. Additional experience is gained through student design projects and voluntary participation in student clubs, honor societies, and design competitions. 


University of Southern California

Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Aerospace and mechanical engineers design and build unique, complex mechanical-optical-electronic (mechoptronic) systems, ranging in scale from the International Space Station to microscale electric generators and pumping systems. A broad range of engineering science research is critical to developing novel, complex mechoptronic systems. Consequently, aerospace and mechanical engineers conduct extensive basic and applied research within and crossing their usual disciplinary boundaries, they also synthesize research from many other disciplines. For more information:

Astronautical Engineering

Astronautical Engineering encompasses the dynamic and cutting-edge fields of advanced science and space technology. Space engineers design, build and operate rockets and missiles, space launchers, communications and direct broadcasting satellites, space navigational systems, remote sensing and reconnaissance satellites, space vehicles for human spaceflight, and planetary probes. There is no better academic major than Astronautical Engineering in which to obtain the education and to acquire the skills needed for space engineers. For more information:

Aviation Safety & Security

For over half a century the USC program has served as the gold standard of aviation safety management education, developing a reputation for excellence that is recognized nationally and internationally in the aviation community. Our program was established at USC in 1952 as the first Aviation Safety program at a major research university.  We offer 20 courses to nearly 1000 students each year in a personal and hands-on format.  Our instructors are skilled educators with extensive industry experience, and courses are taught in small classes to facilitate classroom interaction.  Students gain the knowledge to establish safety programs, investigate aircraft accidents, become expert witnesses, and deal with human factor issues. For more information:

Electrical and Computer Engineering

No other discipline is as broad or influences as wide a range of technologies as Electrical and Computer Engineering. More than just circuit and chip design, our researchers lead the way in fields such as Machine Learning, AI, Internet of Things, Brain Imaging, Quantum Technology, and Speech and Language Processing. For more information:


California State University Bakersfield

Computer & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

As technology becomes an increasingly important part of our everyday lives, the disciplines of computer and electrical engineer and computer science are constantly changing. Our department at CSUB has also expanded and evolved, so we can continue to provide our students with the quality education they need to succeed in today’s challenging high-tech world.

Our degree programs follow the standards set by the professional organizations ACM, IEEE, and ABET. Students in Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at CSU Bakersfield enjoy unique opportunities to utilize our world-class Robotics Laboratory and AI/Visualization Laboratory as well as other high-tech lab facilities.

Computer Science is the systematic study of algorithms that represent, transform, and transmit information. The field of computer science covers the full range of software and hardware applications that deal with operations on information. CSUB offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Computer Science with three tracks: Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, and Hardware. A Computer Science minor with several areas of specialization is also offered.

Computer and Electrical Engineering involves the design and prototyping of computing devices and systems and encompasses analog and digital circuit design, signals and systems, and other topics in computing where hardware plays an important role. CSUB offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Computer Engineering and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering.  For more information, visit:


University of California Riverside

All undergraduate students receive personal attention from staff advisors or faculty mentors throughout their academic careers. Most junior and senior undergraduates participate in cutting-edge research activities in faculty labs, at one of the College’s interdisciplinary research centers, or during internships with industry or agencies. In addition, our students have access to numerous resources through the College of Engineering including academic assistance, study and time management workshops, career guidance, professional development training, membership in professional societies and social activities.

Mechanical Engineering

The ME department is an ABET-accredited program that prepares students for careers in academia, industry or as entrepreneurs. Here you will find information about courses offered, research opportunities, and various resources and tools to help you complete your undergraduate education. The foundation of the specific objectives of the undergraduate Mechanical Engineering program has been guided by the strong belief that the program should provide an equivalent of liberal arts education for the 21st century. 

The curriculum is structured so that most of the required courses in mathematics and the basic sciences (physics and chemistry) are completed during the first two years. In addition, two four-unit courses, an Introduction to Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Graphics & Design are offered in the first year. These classes focus on basic engineering concepts and computational engineering tools required for mechanical engineers. Engineering topics are covered primarily in courses offered during the second, third and fourth years. Additional science topics (Biology) are covered in the third year. Students may also take elective courses in specialized topics such as Applied Finite Element Methods, Transport Phenomena in Living Systems, Vibrations, Environmental Impacts of Energy Production, Mechatronics, Combustion and Energy Systems, Optics and Lasers in Engineering, etc., in the senior year. For more information, please visit

Electrical Engineering

The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) program prepares students with an education in three areas - foundational sciences, primary focus areas, and technical electives. Students in the program receive a well-balanced perspective of the world’s challenges and industry’s role in contributing to advancements while gaining experience in their preferred area of technical focus. The Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (EE) Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET. We have a continuous improvement process in place within the Department to ensure compliance with ABET requirements. Graduates of UCR’s Bachelor of Science degree program in Electrical Engineering will meet high professional, ethical, and societal goals. For more information, please visit


California State University Northridge

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The College of Engineering and Computer Science seeks to be a recognized center for excellence for baccalaureate and masters education in computer science and in engineering. The College provides a quality education for its students. It is also a partner in the professional communities of computer science and engineering and provides an essential link between students' education and professional practice. The programs in Electrical Engineering offer students an opportunity to specialize in one of seven areas: Biomedical Engineering, Communication Systems Engineering, Control Systems, Digital System Design, Electronics and Solid State Engineering, Microwave and Antenna Engineering, and Electrical Power Systems.

The programs have state of the art laboratories that enhances learning and hands on experience. The IEEE student chapter plays a key role in providing an extensive network of information and social interaction for our students, ample facilities for project development building and testing with several computer laboratories and full versions of software packages that are used in industry. Students acquire an invaluable education and knowledge in Electrical and Computer Engineering.  For more information, visit

Mechanical Engineering

There are six areas of focus within the undergraduate program, which are identified through senior elective coursework.  These areas are: Aerospace Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Energy Systems & Power, Mechanical System Design, Mechatronics & Robotics, Thermal-Fluid Systems.  Similarly, there are four emphasis areas in the graduate program consisting of: Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical System Design, System Dynamics & Controls, and Thermal-Fluid Systems.

There are over 20,000 square feet of laboratory space dedicated to teaching and research activities, including several state of the art facilities. A portion of the laboratory space is dedicated to our senior design projects which are modeled on the industry workgroups that graduates will encounter on the job. Like professional engineers, our students design and develop a project, from conception through manufacture. In the process they gain valuable experience in working as a team, overcoming technical and management challenges and developing communication skills. For more information, visit


University of California Los Angeles

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department is one of seven academic departments in the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science (HSSEAS). The Department is administratively divided into three research areas: Circuits & Embedded Systems, Physical & Wave Electronics, and Signals & Systems; although much of our research is multi-disciplinary and features collaborations in various fields including medicine, physics, mathematics, and theater & film. Computer Engineering majors will take courses in both the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science departments, which will jointly administer the degree. As part of a capstone project to be completed over two consecutive academic quarters, students will work in teams to build a connected system of their own design, with all required elements including fabricated hardware, task-specific software, sensors, and controls. More information can be found at

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

The MAE department encompasses many disciplines, including dynamics, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, manufacturing and design, nanoelectromechanical and microelectromechanical systems, structural and solid mechanics, and systems and control. UCLA MAE students are among the very best in the world and raise the bar seemingly every year in terms of the credentials that they bring to our campus. Our preeminent faculty continually invent and stretch the boundaries of knowledge, stewarding a vibrant intellectual community that constantly seeks new solutions to emerging and persistent global challenges. The applications of mechanical and aerospace engineering are quite diverse, including aircraft, spacecraft, automobiles, energy and propulsion systems, robotics, machinery, manufacturing and materials processing, microelectronics, biological systems, and more. More information can be found at



Last updated: June 23, 2020