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Engineering students working with SLM machine to 3D-print in steelEngineering students, from left, Moira Foster, Dominque Porcincula, Benjamin Murray, and Davi Otsu work with the Selective Laser Melting (SML) machine to 3-D print in stainless steel. Photo by Dennis Steers.

 

CENG Basic Facts

The college is part of California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), a nationally-ranked, comprehensive public university. The emphasis of the university is Learn by Doing for its more than 19,000 students.

Dean: Amy S. Fleischer, Ph.D. 

Undergraduate Enrollment (Fall 2017): 5,921 74.2% male, 25.8% female.

Average Freshmen High School GPA 4.08

Average Freshmen SATs: 629 Reading • 681 Math • ACT 30.4

Freshman Applications: 19,073 Selected: 4,340 (22.8% of applied), Enrolled: 1,100 (25.3%)

U.S. News Ranking: 

#8 Best Undergraduate Engineering Program
#1 in Computer Engineering

#1 Industrial/manufacturing Engineering
#2 Aerospace Engineering
#2 Electrical Engineering

#2 Mechanical Engineering
#3 Civil Engineering
#1 Most Innovative Schools (Regional Universities West)
#1 Top Public Schools (Regional Universities West)
#8 Best Undergraduate Teaching (Regional Universities West

Engineering Faculty (Fall 2017): 267

Facilities: More than 80 state-of-the-art laboratories occupying 160,000 square feet.

Degree Programs Offered: 14 bachelor’s and 11 master’s

    Accreditation

    • Aerospace Engineering program - accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
    • Biomedical Engineering program - accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
    • Civil Engineering program - accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
    • Computer Engineering program - accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
    • Computer Science program - accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.
    • Electrical Engineering program - accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
    • Environmental Engineering program - accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
    • Industrial Engineering program - accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
    • Manufacturing Engineering program - accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
    • Materials Engineering program - accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
    • Mechanical Engineering program - accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
    • Software Engineering program - accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

    Graduate Placement

    Based on 2016-2017 graduates:

    Graduates employed or attending graduate school within a year after graduation: 92%

    Median Starting Salary: $72,000 (undergraduate & graduate degree)

      Top Employers

      Top Employers of Engineering Graduates (2016-2017):

      • Apple
      • Amazon
      • Northrop Grumman
      • Lockheed Martin
      • Google
      • Keysight Technologies
      • Microsoft
      • Intuit
      • Tesla
      • Hewlett Packard
      • Texas Instruments
      • Intel
      • Cisco Systems

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