Cal Poly San Luis Obispo College of Engineering

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Cal Poly San Luis Obispo College of Engineering
EngineeringIV.JPG
The Engineering IV Building
MottoLearn By Doing
TypePublic
DeanAmy Fleischer
Academic staff
247 (2018 Fall) [1]
Students6,091 (2019 Fall)[2]
Undergraduates5,829 (2019 Fall)[2]
Postgraduates262 (2019 Fall)[2]
Location, ,
United States
CampusSuburban
Websitewww.ceng.calpoly.ed

The Cal Poly San Luis Obispo College of Engineering is the engineering college of the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. It has nearly 250 faculty members and more than 6,000 students enrolled in fourteen bachelor's and in eleven master's degree programs through nine engineering departments.[1] Its facilities house more than 80 classrooms, laboratories and work spaces occupying more than 160,000 square feet. In the 2020 U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges" edition, the College of Engineering is ranked 8th out of 210 public and private undergraduate engineering schools in the U.S. where doctorates are not offered.[3]

General information[edit]

The Engineering West Building

The College of Engineering is the largest of Cal Poly's six colleges, with 6,091 students (5,829 undergraduate and 262 graduate students), or 28.7%, of the 21,242 enrolled at the university in Fall 2019.[2] For engineering freshmen entering Fall 2019, Cal Poly accepted 21.73% of applicants (3,983 accepted/18,333 applied); admitted freshmen had an average GPA of 4.11, with the middle 50% range of ACT composite scores 29-33 and 1370-1520 for the SAT composite score (out of 1600).[4] Cal Poly San Luis Obispo offers 4+1 Master (5-year) programs for some engineering majors. The College of Engineering has almost 80 student clubs which offer project, leadership, service, conference and competition opportunities. According to the college, 90% of graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within a year after graduation.[citation needed]

Departments[edit]

Aerospace Engineering[edit]

The Aerospace Engineering program was not ranked by U.S. News & World Report's 2020 "America's Best Colleges" report, which ranked only two schools.[5]

Civil and Environmental Engineering[edit]

The Bachelor of Science degree program stresses the team design concept and systems approach to problem solving and is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).[6]

The Civil Engineering program was ranked by U.S. News & World Report's 2020 "America's Best Colleges" report as 3rd overall (of the 11 programs ranked in engineering schools whose highest degree is a Master's).[7]

Civil Engineering offers courses specializing in

Environmental Engineering offers courses specializing in:

Prior to 1977, there was no Civil Engineering Department. The Transportation Engineering Department offered civil engineering courses as well as courses in transportation engineering. The Environmental Engineering Department began in 1969, but when Warren Baker was hired as president of the university, in 1979, he combined the Environmental Engineering and Transportation Engineering departments into the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department.

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department also includes the 2008, 2009, 2010 Robert Ridgway Award-winning Society of Civil Engineers (student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers) and the American Society of Civil Engineers 2010, 2011 and 2012 National Concrete Canoe Competition champions. The Society of Environmental Engineers placed 2nd for best chapter in AWMA in 2009. The Chi Epsilon Honors Society chapter won the inaugural Chi Epsilon (Pacific District) Cup, and are now ranked as the #1 chapter in California and Hawaii.

The Civil Engineering program was ranked by U.S. News & World Report's 2020 "America's Best Colleges" report as 3rd overall (of 11 programs in engineering schools whose highest degree is a Master's).[8]

Clubs/Organizations Affiliated with the Department:

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Student Chapter
  • Society of Environmental Engineers (SENVE)
  • Engineers Without Borders (EWB) - Cal Poly
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
  • Cal Poly RainWorks
  • Cal Poly Biodiesel Project

Computer Engineering[edit]

The Computer Engineering major is an interdisciplinary program resting on the foundations of two departments: Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, and it is fully accredited by ABET.[9]

The Computer Engineering program was ranked by U.S. News & World Report's 2020 "America's Best Colleges" report as 2nd overall (of the 9 programs ranked in engineering schools whose highest degree is a Master's).[10]

Computer Science and Software Engineering[edit]

The department offers Bachelor of Science and Master of Science programs accredited by the ABET. B.S. degrees are available in Computer Science, Software Engineering and Computer Engineering; an M.S. degree is available in Computer Science. The Software Engineering major began in Fall 2003 as the first undergraduate software engineering major in California.[11]

Electrical Engineering[edit]

The Electrical Engineering Department offers Bachelor of Science and Master of Science programs in electrical engineering, which are accredited by the ABET. The department supports interdisciplinary programs such as Computer Engineering and many graduate as well as undergraduate students are served by the department.[12]

Specializations:

The Electrical Engineering program was ranked by U.S. News & World Report's 2020 "America's Best Colleges" report (includes both private and public universities) as 2nd overall (of the 12 programs in engineering schools whose highest degree is a Master's).[13]

General and Biomedical Engineering[edit]

In the past, Biomedical Engineering was a concentration within the general engineering major. In 2005, the program was implemented with its own stand-alone curriculum.

Specializations:

Clubs/Organizations Affiliated with the Department:

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME)[edit]

The program was established in 1956, the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department trains students to design, install, and improve systems that integrate people, technology, materials, and information.

Degrees offered:

  • B.S. Industrial Engineering
  • B.S. Manufacturing Engineering
  • M.S. Industrial Engineering
  • 5 Year B.S.+M.S. Industrial Engineering Blended Program

The Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering program was ranked by U.S. News & World Report's 2020 "America's Best Colleges" report as 1st overall (of 1 program ranked in engineering schools whose highest degree is a Master's).[14]

Materials Engineering[edit]

Cal Poly Materials Engineering is the only primarily undergraduate materials engineering program of the 53 Materials Science and Engineering departments in the United States.[15]

Mechanical Engineering[edit]

The Mechanical Engineering program was ranked by U.S. News & World Report's 2020 "America's Best Colleges" report as tied for 2nd overall (of the 12 programs ranked in engineering schools whose highest degree is a Master's).[16]

The program is affiliated with ASME.[17]

Centers and Institutes[edit]

  • Center for Sustainability in Engineering
  • Electric Power Institute
  • Global Waste Research Institute
  • National Pool Industry Research Center
  • Poly GAIT (Laboratory for Global Automatic Identification Technologies)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "College of Engineering (CENG) Basic Facts". Cal Poly. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d "Poly View Fall 2019" (PDF). Institutional Research, California Polytechnic State University. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  3. ^ "Best Undergraduate Engineering Program Rankings". U.S. News & World Report. 2020. Retrieved September 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "Preliminary New Freshman Profile Fall 2019". Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  5. ^ "Best Colleges Specialty Rankings: Undergraduate Engineering Specialties: Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronautical". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  6. ^ "Mission and Objectives". Cal Poly Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Retrieved 28 August 2011.
  7. ^ "Best Colleges Specialty Rankings: Undergraduate Engineering Specialties: Computer". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  8. ^ "Best Colleges Specialty Rankings: Undergraduate Engineering Specialties: Civil". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
  9. ^ "About Computer Engineering". Cal Poly Computer Engineering Department. Retrieved 28 August 2011.
  10. ^ "Best Colleges Specialty Rankings: Undergraduate Engineering Specialties: Computer". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  11. ^ "Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering". California Polytechnic State University. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  12. ^ "About Electrical Engineering". Cal Poly Electrical Engineering Department. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  13. ^ "Best Colleges Specialty Rankings: Undergraduate Engineering Specialties: Electrical / Electronic / Communications Rank". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  14. ^ "Best Undergraduate Industrial / Manufacturing Programs". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  15. ^ https://mate.calpoly.edu/about-us
  16. ^ "Best Colleges Specialty Rankings: Undergraduate Engineering Specialties: Mechanical". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  17. ^ "Cal Poly American Society of Mechanical Engineers". ASME. Archived from the original on 2012-12-13. Retrieved December 21, 2012.

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