Cal Poly Pomona College of Engineering

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This article is about the College of Engineering in Pomona, California. For the College of Engineering at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, see Cal Poly San Luis Obispo College of Engineering.
Cal Poly Pomona
College of Engineering
Bronco Engineering
Cal Poly Pomona university seal.png
Motto Instrumentum Disciplinae (Latin: "Application of Knowledge")
Type Public College
Space Grant[1]
Established 1957
Dean Dr. Mahyar Amouzegar[2]
Academic staff
146 (2001)[3]
Undergraduates 5,628 (Fall 2015)[4]
(percent of total university enrollment: 24%)
Location Pomona (pop. 152,631),[5]
California California,
United States United States
Campus • College of Engineering - Building 9,
• Engineering Laboratories - Building 17,
• Engineering Annex - Building 13 - [1]
Colors Green and Gold          [6]
Mascot Billy Bronco
Affiliations ABET
Cal Poly Pomona
California State University
Website Cal Poly Pomona - Engineering
Cal Poly College of Engineering seal.png

The Cal Poly Pomona College of Engineering is the engineering college at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) located in Pomona, California, United States. Well known for its "learn by doing" philosophy, it is one of the top engineering college among public schools in California. Besides, with over 5,600 undergraduate students (as of fall 2015), it is also the largest engineering college in Southern California, the second largest college of engineering in the California State University system, and the seventeenth largest engineering college in the United States.[7][8][9] In 2016 U.S. News & World Report the College of Engineering is ranked the 5th best undergraduate program among public universities in the nation (for Master's-granting universities), and "has one of the top ranked engineering programs, and graduates roughly 1 of every 14 engineers in the state of California."[10]

Because of the hands-on approach to academics and undergraduate focus, the college of engineering at Cal Poly Pomona is among the most selective engineering colleges in the nation and all of its departments are currently declared impacted (hold stringent standards for admissions). For fall 2015, the college admitted 45.3 percent of its total freshmen applicants who held an average unweighted GPA of 3.72 (out of 4.00) and SATs of 1178 (out of 1600), making the college admissions process statistically comparable to the University of California campuses at Davis, Irvine, and Santa Barbara.[11]

History[edit]

The College of Engineering at Cal Poly Pomona was founded in 1957.[12] It's accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. (formerly the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) for its baccalaureate programs in aerospace engineering, civil engineering, chemical and materials engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering, and mechanical engineering.[13] It is also accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET for its baccalaureate programs in construction engineering, electronics engineering, computer engineering technology, and engineering technology.[13] The baccalaureate program in agricultural engineering is also accredited by ABET[citation needed], yet this program is housed by the College of Agriculture. The Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering was formed in 1972 and is accredited by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) in addition to ABET.[14]

College Magazine[edit]

In 2012, the College of Engineering launched the first issue of its magazine, Xpressions of Xcellence

Campus[edit]

Building 9 (College of Engineering)[edit]

Building 13 (Engineering Annex)[edit]

Building 17 (Engineering Laboratories)[edit]

Academics[edit]

Undergraduate programs (11)[edit]

Major Year ABET
accredited[13]
ABET commission Impacted[15]
Aerospace Engineering, BS
1970
Engineering (EAC)
Yes
Chemical Engineering, BS
1972
Engineering (EAC)
Yes
Civil Engineering, BS
1970
Engineering (EAC)
Yes
Computer Engineering, BS
2002
Engineering (EAC)
Yes
Construction Engineering Technology, BS
1976
Technology (TAC)
Yes
Electrical Engineering, BS
1970
Engineering (EAC)
Yes
Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology, BS
1976
Technology (TAC)
Yes
Engineering Technology, BS
1976
Technology (TAC)
Yes
Industrial Engineering, BS
1976
Engineering (EAC)
Yes
Manufacturing Engineering, BS
1988
Engineering (EAC)
Yes
Mechanical Engineering, BS
1970
Engineering (EAC)
Yes

Graduate programs (5)[edit]

Major
Civil Engineering, MS
Electrical Engineering, MS
Engineering Management, MS
Engineering, MS with Emphasis in Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical Engineering, MS

Admissions[edit]

Admissions to the Cal Poly Pomona College of Engineering are on a rolling basis along with all other colleges at the university. According to the California State University system students in engineering, technology and computer science represent the largest sector of enrollment with 23% of the student body in those areas. Also, the largest three majors by enrollment at the university are Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Electrical Engineering.[16]

Freshmen admissions[edit]

First-Time Freshmen Profile[17][18]
2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Unweighted average GPA
(out of 4.0)
3.72 3.53 3.61 3.60 3.51 3.54 3.44 3.37 3.28 3.30 3.28 3.34
Average SAT
(out of 1600)
1178 1167 1152 1168 1159 1150 1121 1092 1052 1035 1061 Adm

Freshman admission rate by majors

Fall Semester 2015 2014 2013 2012
Total Applicants Admits %Admits Total Applicants Admits %Admits Total Applicants Admits %Admits Total Applicants Admits %Admits
Aerospace Engineering 1,194 435 36% 1,077 498 46% 1,101 399 36% 843 338 40%
Chemical Engineering 878 366 42% 872 499 57% 783 424 54% 572 323 56%
Civil Engineering 1,355 661 40% 1,582 736 47% 1,553 682 44% 1,372 585 43%
Computer Engineering 1,377 706 29% 1,420 479 34% 1,208 367 30% 976 293 30%
Construction Engineering Tech 203 142 70% 163 136 83% 142 112 79% 129 94 73%
Electrical Engineering 1,320 434 33% 1,232 489 40% 1,179 375 32% 966 324 34%
Electron & Comp Engineering Tech 329 167 51% 304 232 76% 284 197 69% 293 212 72%
Engineering Technology 330 152 46% 285 228 80% 335 211 63% 280 176 63%
Industrial Engineering 214 104 49% 220 183 83% 236 184 78% 199 158 79%
Manufacturing Engineering 97 58 60% 72 59 82% 83 60 72% 82 64 78%
Mechanical Engineering 2,973 705 24% 2,662 1,114 42% 2,462 900 37% 1,919 747 39%
Total 10,924 3804 35% 10,242 4839 47% 9,704 4,100 42% 7,927 3463 44%

Rankings[edit]

  • 1st IN CALIFORNIA: Degrees awarded to Hispanic engineers, Engineering Workforce Commission
  • 1st NATIONALLY: Largest civil engineering undergraduate program, American Society for Engineering Education
  • 5th NATIONALLY: Undergraduate engineering program, among public universities, U.S. News & World Report*
  • 5th NATIONALLY: Largest Hispanic engineering college, American Society for Engineering Education
  • 6th NATIONALLY: Bachelor's degrees awarded to minorities, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
  • 9th NATIONALLY: Largest Asian-American engineering college, American Society for Engineering Education
  • 10th NATIONALLY: Largest electrical engineering undergraduate program, U.S. News & World Report*
  • 20th NATIONALLY: Largest percentage of women tenure/tenure-track faculty, American Society for Engineering Education
  • 22nd NATIONALLY: Largest engineering college, American Society for Engineering Education
  • 46th NATIONALLY: Bachelor's degrees awarded to women, American Society for Engineering Education

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "California Space Grant Consortium Affiliates". California Space Grant Consortium. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  2. ^ http://www.csupomona.edu/~engineering/faculty/deans.htm
  3. ^ CSUMentor - Cal Poly Pomona
  4. ^ "Headcount and FTES, Fall 2015". Cal Poly Pomona. Retrieved 11 Dec 2015. 
  5. ^ "Pomona, California". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-09-11. 
  6. ^ "University Typefaces and Colors". California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Office of Public Affairs. Retrieved 2010-05-13. 
  7. ^ "Headcount and FTES, Fall 2015". Cal Poly Pomona. Retrieved 11 Dec 2015. 
  8. ^ Amouzegar, Mahyar. "Welcome From the Dean". Cal Poly Pomona College of Engineering. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "Cal Poly Pomona College of Engineering -The largest College of Engineering in Southern California" (PDF). Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "California State Polytechnic University--Pomona". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "First-time Freshmen, Fall 2015". Cal Poly Pomona. Retrieved 2015-12-12. 
  12. ^ "History of the College of Engineering" (PDF). Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  13. ^ a b c "Find Accredited Programs: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona". ABET. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  14. ^ "Choosing a College/University for Chemical Engineering". American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Impacted Majors". California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Retrieved 2016-04-16. 
  16. ^ "CSUMentor - Explore Campuses - Campus Facts - Cal Poly Pomona". California State University. Retrieved 2010-09-03. 
  17. ^ "Just the Facts". California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Retrieved 2010-05-09. 
  18. ^ "Application Counts by College and Major - Fall 2004 through Fall 2009" (PDF). California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°03′34″N 117°49′21″W / 34.05944°N 117.82250°W / 34.05944; -117.82250