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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 2015): 6,064, 77.4% male, 22.6% female.

Average Freshmen High School GPA:  4.08

Average Freshmen SATs: 633 Reading • 686 Math • ACT 30.0

Freshman Applications:16,116 Selected: 3,387 (22.9% of applied) 

U.S. News Ranking (2016): Nation’s top state-funded undergraduate engineering program.  

National Rankings (2014): Sixteenth for undergraduate engineering enrollment; 15th in engineering B.S. degrees awarded; 12th in engineering degrees awarded to Hispanics; 14th in engineering degrees award to Asian-Americans: 20th in engineering degrees awarded to women.

Engineering Faculty (Fall 2015): 230

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 2013-2014 graduates:

Graduates employed or attending graduate school within a year after graduation: 85.6%

Median Starting Salary: $67,000 (undergraduate & graduate degree)

    Top Employers

    Top Employers of Engineering Graduates (2013-14):

    • Amazon
    • Apple
    • Applied Medical
    • Boeing
    • Cisco Systems
    • Chritchfield Mechanical
    • Eaton Corporation
    • General Atomics
    • Keysight Technologies
    • Microsoft
    • MINDBODY
    • Northrop Grumman
    • Raytheon
    • Space Systems/Loral
    • SpaceX
    • St. Jude Medical
    • Tapestry Solutions
    • Tesla Motors

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