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")
Established 1957
Type Public College
Space Grant[1]
Dean Dr. Mahyar Amouzegar[2]
Academic staff
146 (2001)[3]
Undergraduates 4,844 (fall 2012)[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. With over 5,000 undergraduate students (as of fall 2012), it is 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.[4][7][8] In 2013 U.S. News & World Report ranks Cal Poly Pomona's undergraduate program 14th in the nation (for Master's-granting universities), and mentions that Cal Poly Pomona "has one of the top ranked engineering programs, and graduates roughly 1 of every 14 engineers in the state of California."[9]

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 most of its departments are currently declared impacted (hold stringent standards for admissions). For fall 2013, the college admitted 45.3 percent of its total freshmen applicants who held an average unweighted GPA of 3.61 (out of 4.00) and SATs of 1152 (out of 1600), making the college admissions process statistically comparable to the University of California campuses at Davis, Irvine, and Santa Barbara.

History[edit]

The College of Engineering is 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.[10] 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.[10] 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.[11]

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 (12)[edit]

Major Year ABET
accredited[10]
ABET commission Impacted[12]
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)
No
Electrical Engineering, BS
1970
Engineering (EAC)
Yes
Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology, BS
1976
Technology (TAC)
No
Engineering Technology, BS
1976
Technology (TAC)
No
Geospatial Engineering option in Civil Engineering, BS
1992
Engineering (EAC)
Yes
Industrial Engineering, BS
1976
Engineering (EAC)
No
Manufacturing Engineering, BS
1988
Engineering (EAC)
No
Mechanical Engineering, BS
1970
Engineering (EAC)
Yes

Graduate programs (5)[edit]

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

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.[13]

Undergraduate and graduate application count[14][15]
2013 2012 2011 2010 2008 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Applied
7,069
7,927
6,801
6,958
5,364
5,203
4,840
4,471
4,137
3,765
Accepted
3,199
3,463
3,036
3,092
3,590
3,324
3,731
3,549
3,127
2,037
Admission rate
45.3%
43.7%
44.6%
44.4%
57.6%
63.9%
77.1%
79.4%
75.6%
54.1%

Freshmen admissions[edit]

First-Time Freshmen Profile[16][17]
2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Unweighted average GPA
(out of 4.0)
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)
1152
1168
1159
1150
1121
1092
1052
1035
1061
1073

Rankings[edit]

  • 6th in the nation for top Civil Engineering undergraduate programs, according to U.S. News & World Report's "Best Colleges 2013" list in the Master’s category. Cal Poly Pomona is the 4th best public university for Civil Engineering in the United States, in the Master’s category.[19]
  • Top ten for top undergraduate engineering colleges where colleges whose highest degree is a bachelor's or master's.[20]

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. ^ a b "Student Enrollment in Degree Programs Report - Fall 2012". California State University. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 
  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. ^ Amouzegar, Mahyar. "Welcome From the Dean". Cal Poly Pomona College of Engineering. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Cal Poly Pomona College of Engineering -The largest College of Engineering in Southern California". Retrieved 25 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "California State Polytechnic University--Pomona". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c "Find Accredited Programs: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona". ABET. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  11. ^ "Choosing a College/University for Chemical Engineering". American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Retrieved January 6, 2013. 
  12. ^ http://www.csumentor.edu/Filing_Status/notice_filing_status.asp?status=f&application_id=13&term_id=17702&application_type=u&application_name=Cal_Poly_Pomona
  13. ^ "CSUMentor - Explore Campuses - Campus Facts - Cal Poly Pomona". California State University. Retrieved 2010-09-03. 
  14. ^ "Just the Facts". California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Retrieved 2011-01-11. 
  15. ^ "Application Counts by College and Major - Fall 2004 through Fall 2010". California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Retrieved 2010-12-11. 
  16. ^ "Just the Facts". California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Retrieved 2010-05-09. 
  17. ^ "Application Counts by College and Major - Fall 2004 through Fall 2009". California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Retrieved 2010-08-11. 
  18. ^ "Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 2010-09-03. 
  19. ^ "Undergraduate Engineering Specialties: Civil". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 2010-09-03. 
  20. ^ Grove, Allen. "Top Undergraduate Engineering Colleges". About.com. Retrieved 16 May 2013. 

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