College of Engineering
To provide an excellent Learn by Doing education and graduate in-demand, day-one ready professionals.
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.
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.
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.
Degree Programs Offered
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Learn more about our ABET accredited programs:
- Aerospace Engineering
- Architectural Engineering
- Biomedical Engineering
- Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Manufacturing Engineering
- Materials Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Software Engineering
Meet the Dean
Amy S. Fleischer, Ph.D.
Dean, Cal Poly College of Engineering
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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.”