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Mechanical Engineering

Clubs & Organizations
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In Mechanical Engineering, we believe that professional clubs and organizations allow students to learn to work in a goal-oriented collaborative environment where relationships with other engineers and industrial sponsors are developed. Some of the clubs and organizations also serve as portals for job opportunities.



American Society of Mechanical Engineers 

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) is a national organization that advances the mechanical engineering discipline by organizing student competitions and providing professional development courses, among other things.

San Diego State University's ASME student chapter’s goal is to expose SDSU students to engineering by organizing student competitions, setting up industry tours, and bringing speakers to SDSU.

ASME is designed to help Mechanical Engineering students here at SDSU gain the connections and experience they need to be successful in school and after graduation. More information about ASME. If you have any questions or would like to be added to the ASME emailing list, please send an email at

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Biomedical Engineering Society


The Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Chapter at San Diego State University (SDSU) welcomes all ndividuals who share the purpose of the BMES in promoting development, and education in biomedical ngineering and all allied scientific fields.

The biomedical engineering field seeks to bridge the gap between engineering and medicine by ombining engineering principles and design skills with medical and biological sciences with a sole urpose of advancing healthcare.

We aim to promote the education of our members by supporting academic and professional excellence, and innovative research, in an effort to enhance undergraduate experience. More information about BMES.

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Society of Automotive Engineers




Aztec Racing (Fomula SAE)

Aztec Racing (Formula SAE) is a student organization that builds race cars and participates in a national competition organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International. The race cars are built over a period of about a year and the team effort provides real-world experience to students preparing to enter the engineering workforce. All aspect of engineering practice, including design, manufacturing, testing, marketing, management and finances are integrated into the competition. The organization is built around a concept of a fictional manufacturing company.

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SAE Baja Team

Baja SAE is an engineering competition where they design and build a single seat off road buggy that ultimately goes to 3 events nation-wide each year where 100 global universities are evaluated in static and dynamic events. SDSU's Baja program is a growing and successful club, competing and finishing in the top 10 in multiple competitions in the 2015 season as well as winning the Dedication to Academic Achievement award at the Dean of Students Awards Ceremony in April of 2016. The club provides hands on experience outside of the classroom for students, where students are challenged to design, test, build and ultimately compete with their car. Their 2016 events are in Gorman, California on May 19th - 22nd and Rochester, New York on June 9th - 12th. Come out to Gorman and support our Baja SAE team!




SAE Baja Team 2014-15


Auburn, Alabama:

  • 9th Place Overall Dynamic
  • 10th Place Endurance
  • 12th Place Overall

Portland, Oregon:
  • Top 25 in all Dynamic Events
  • 6th Place Endurance Race 

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Tau Beta Pi 

The Engineering Honor Society


The Engineering Honor society, Tau Beta Pi, prides itself in being the only Honor society to comprise of the entire engineering profession.
Founded in 1885 to recognize students of distinguished scholarship and exemplary character, today, Tau Beta Pi is known to be the nation's second oldest honor society. As a chapter of this prestigious society we at California Xi, strive to foster synergistic relationships between the diverse disciplines of engineering while enhancing the collegiate experience through power/skill building programs such as the Engineering Futures sessions.

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Pi Tau Sigma

The International Mechanical Engineering Honor Society


A movement was initiated early in 1966 by Professor Charles Morgan with the intention of establishing an honor society which would recognize academic excellence in mechanical engineering. 
Correspondence by Dr. Robert J. Murphy, a Pi Tau Sigma member from Carnegie Iota, with the National Council led to the establishement of the Sigma Theta Chapter at the School Of Engineering of San Diego State. The installation was formerly held by a delegation of the National Officers, headed by National President E. Kent Springer, on May 14, 1966. Since its inception the student members of the Sigma Theta Chapter have worked to uphold the goals which the fraternity was established. Through participation in such activities as the Engineering Open House, development of a student study-lounge, and the establishment of a Reference Library, the fraternity strives to be an organization for which other mechanical engineering students may desire membership. 

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Mechatronics Club

SDSU Mechatronics Club


 The Mechatronics Club is a student organization at San Diego State University (SDSU). The goal is to create an environment that not only promotoes STEM education, but does so in a way that provides students with hands-on experience building autonomous experiencing building autonomous robots within
Mechatronics is a portmanteau of "mechanical" and "electronics". The Mechatronics Club is an interdisciplinary organization comprising of world-class Electrical, Mechanical, Software, and Business Teams that work in conglomeration to compete in global competitions and promote STEM education at San Diego State University, the United States of America, and the World.

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Engineers Without Borders


Engineering Without Borders- USA (EWB-USA) is a non-profit 501(c)3 humanitarian organization established in 2002 to partner with developing communities worldwide in order to improve their quality of life. Engineers Without Border- San Diego State University Chapter (EWB-SDSU) was established in 2007 by a group of strong-minded individuals wanting to better humanity by giving their services to less fortunate communities. EWB-SDSU encourages active participation of students in international engineering projects throughout the school year, allowing students to experience a hands-on application of material learned in class. 

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Alpha Omega Epsilon


Alpha Omega Epsilon is a professional sorority for women studying engineering and technical science at San Diego State University. Alpha Omega Epsilon was initiated as a chapter in December 2011 and has grown tremendously over the past couple of years. The ladies of Alpha Omega Epsilon encourage you to check out their website and learn about what they have to offer other women at SDSU. 

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Society of Women Engineers


The Society of Women Engineers is a nonprofit organization at SDSU that works to support women both academically as well as socially in the field of engineering. They strive to prodive their members with various opportunites that will help them advance in the field of engineering, as well as develop good leadership skills. Members are give the chance to meet with various individuals from local companies, earn money through their organization's scholarships, as well as have an impact on future women engineers through their outreach events. Their mission is to provide women with the neccessary resources and support to be successful in their future careers. 



National Society of Black Engineers


NSBE San Diego State University is commited to perpetuating the mission statement... 
NSBE's Mission is, "To increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community."
At SDSU the NSBE goes to great strides to encourage all members to achieve academic excellence. There are also recreational activities such as fundraising, bonfires, gathersing, and alike to help build family and camaraderie between the members. 

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Pacific Asian Society of Engineers


 The Pacific Asian Society of Engineers is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to promote the development and awareness of the Asian and Pacific Islander cultures, provide academic support to members and other underrepresented students, and to help increase preparation in the field of engineering. Events are academic, cultural, and social and/or community service in nature. Events are provided to uplift and increase the wellbeing of students in the College of Engineering at San Diego State University. 

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Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers


The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development.

SHPE SDSU provides active academic support to its members, offers professional, career, and technical development opportunities, is involved with the Hispanic community in the San Diego area and supports recruitment of top-tier Hispanic students. The chapter also provides leadership and networking opportunities to its members and engages in outreach programs to increase interest and participation of Hispanics in the engineering and STEM fields. As a result SHPE members are well-rounded individuals, who learn to balance academia and extra curricular activities, while continuously striving for excellence. Upon graduation SHPE members have joined the ranks of many of the leading corporations in the U.S., and have also continued to find time to be involved with their community.

Check out the full list (PDF) of Professional Societies in the College of Engineering

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Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, E-326

San Diego State University

5500 Campanile Drive

San Diego, CA 92182-1323