Here to Help You Learn by Doing

Welcome to the College of Engineering's Mustang '60 and Aero Hangar Machine Shops!


Cal Poly College of Engineering Machine Shops is a collaborative and safety-conscious learning environment where students complete the cycle of design, from concept to finished product. The machine shops’ primary interest has been to expand the creative potential of Cal Poly students. By demonstrating the intricacies involved in designing for manufacturing we guide students to design parts using efficient, innovative and cost-effective manufacturing techniques. The shop has broken down barriers; where some once saw tools and machines as intimidating or disconnected from their own experience, they are now empowered. A common reaction to the shop experience is “I can do that!” It is our duty to ensure students safely and confidently bring their ideas to life.

Mustang ’60 Shop: Eric Pulse and Allian Roman work on new Haas VF3 milling machine.
Mechanical engineering student Bodhi Edwards works on the frame of the Cal Poly Baja Car


We are open 6 days a week!

Mustang ’60 – MWF 10am-6pm

Aero Hangar – TR 10am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm


Red Tag Tours

The Red Tag grants initial access to the shops and covers almost everything aside from lathes, mills and welders

Second Level Trainings

These are the trainings beyond the initial Red Tag level. Includes Welding , Mill and Lathe 101 trainings.

Apply to Be a Shop Tech

Applications window is April 24-May 8th. Info Sessions: April 21st & 30th in Bonderson 197-203. Contact Melina at for questions