Our MissioN

To provide an excellent Learn by Doing education and graduate in-demand, day-one ready professionals.

The Cal Poly College of Engineering is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive community that prepares our students for the future. CENG was recognized by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) as a national leader in inclusive excellence. Visit our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion webpage to learn more about our efforts.

College Facts & Accreditation

college of engineering facts

Cal Poly’s College of Engineering is known as a leader in engineering education because of its Learn by Doing, hands-on approach. Starting from their first day of class their freshman year, students learn through a project- and design-centered curriculum that stresses teamwork and multidisciplinary Collaboration. With 5,000 engineering and computer science students, 13 undergraduate and nine graduate degree programs, the college is one of the West’s largest engineering colleges.

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IME student working on project

U.S. News & World Report

The Cal Poly College of Engineering places an emphasis on preparing today’s students to solve tomorrow’s global challenges. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked one of the college’s departments as the top specialty program in the nation.

Nationally Ranked

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.

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Degree Programs Offered

14 Bachelor’s 11 Master’s
Total enrollment 6,185 (Fall 2020) 80+ state-of-the-art laboratories




Meet the Dean

Amy S. Fleischer, Ph.D.

Dean, Cal Poly College of Engineering

Personal pronouns: she/her/hers

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“Despite a global pandemic that forced us to change the way we do things, there are so many amazing things happening in the Cal Poly College of Engineering. Our programs are providing Learn by Doing experiences with some important adjustments, leading to student projects that are changing the world even in the face of crises. Our faculty are attracting major research grants which will lead to significant breakthroughs in both applied research and in engineering education. On any given day we are making a difference. There is just no limit to what Cal Poly Engineers can accomplish.”

Engineering Advantage Magazine

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