Cal Poly San Luis Obispo College of Engineering

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The College of Engineering
EngineeringIV.JPG
The Engineering IV Building
MottoLearn By Doing
TypePublic
DeanAmy Fleischer
Academic staff
267 (2017 Fall) [1]
Students6,171 (2018 Fall)[2]
Undergraduates5,921 (2018 Fall)[2]
Postgraduates250 (2018 Fall)[2]
Location, ,
CampusSuburban
Websitewww.ceng.calpoly.edu

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 over 200 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.

General information[edit]

The Engineering West Building

The College of Engineering is the largest of Cal Poly's six colleges, with 6,171 students (5,921 undergraduate and 250 graduate students), or 28.3%, of the 21,812 enrolled at the university in Fall 2018.[2] For engineering freshmen entering Fall 2018, Cal Poly accepted 22.7% of applicants (4,337 accepted/19,071 applied); admitted freshmen had an average GPA of 4.21, average ACT composite of 32, and average SAT composite score of 1481 (out of 1600) for reading and math.[3] According to U.S. News & World Report's 2019 America's Best Colleges report, the College of Engineering is ranked No. 8 for undergraduate engineering schools in the U.S. whose highest degree is a Master's.[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.

Departments[edit]

Aerospace Engineering[edit]

The Aerospace Engineering program was ranked by U.S. News & World Report's 2018 America's Best Colleges report (includes both private and public universities) as #2 (of the 2 programs at engineering schools whose highest degree is a Master's).[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]

Civil Engineering offers curses 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 2019 America's Best Colleges report as #3 overall (of 9 [programs in engineering schools whose highest degree is a Master's).[7]

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.[8]

The Computer Engineering program was ranked by U.S. News & World Report's 2019 America's Best Colleges report as tied for #1 overall (of the 8 programs in engineering schools whose highest degree is a Master's).[9]

Computer Science and Software Engineering[edit]

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.[10]

Specializations:

The Electrical Engineering program was ranked by U.S. News & World Report's 2019 America's Best Colleges report (includes both private and public universities) as #2 overall (of those eight program in engineering schools whose highest degree is a Master's).[11]

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.el.

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. U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges 2019 listed the university's Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department as the only program in non-PhD offering undergraduate engineering schools.

Degrees offered:

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

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.[12]

Mechanical Engineering[edit]

The Mechanical Engineering program was ranked by U.S. News & World Report's 2018 America's Best Colleges report (as #3 overall (of the 12 programs in engineering schools whose highest degree is a Master's).[13]

The program is affiliated with ASME.[14]

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 2019-06-04.
  2. ^ a b c d {{cite web "Poly View Fall 2018" (PDF). Institutional Research, California Polytechnic State University. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  3. ^ "Preliminary New Freshman Profile Fall 2018". Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  4. ^ "Best Undergraduate Engineering Program Rankings (No doctorate)". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 2019-06-04.
  5. ^ "Best Colleges Specialty Rankings: Undergraduate Engineering Specialties: Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronautical". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 2012-10-12.
  6. ^ "Mission and Objectives". Cal Poly Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. Retrieved 28 August 2011.
  7. ^ "Best Colleges Specialty Rankings: Undergraduate Engineering Specialties: Civil". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 2012-10-12.
  8. ^ "About Computer Engineering". Cal Poly Computer Engineering Department. Retrieved 28 August 2011.
  9. ^ "Best Colleges Specialty Rankings: Undergraduate Engineering Specialties: Computer". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 2012-10-12.
  10. ^ "About Electrical Engineering". Cal Poly Electrical Engineering Department. Retrieved 12 October 2012.
  11. ^ "Best Colleges Specialty Rankings: Undergraduate Engineering Specialties: Electrical / Electronic / Communications Rank". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 2019-05-07.
  12. ^ https://mate.calpoly.edu/about-us
  13. ^ "Best Colleges Specialty Rankings: Undergraduate Engineering Specialties: Mechanical". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 2012-10-12.
  14. ^ "Cal Poly American Society of Mechanical Engineers". ASME. Archived from the original on 2012-12-13. Retrieved December 21, 2012.

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