College of Engineering

Our Mission

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


Cal Poly is located in tiłhini, the Place of the Full Moon. We gratefully acknowledge, respect, and thank yak tityu tityu yak tiłhini, Northern Chumash Tribe of San Luis Obispo County and Region in whose homelands we are guests.

Diversity & Inclusion

Mission Statement on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The Cal Poly College of Engineering fosters an environment based in love, empathy and respect where all are supported, energized and empowered. Opportunities to contribute exist for all and a broad range of voices and experiences are necessary as we co-create our future. We are developing an inclusive community where everyone can be their own unique selves.

This resource is open to all Faculty, Staff, and Students of CENG who want to make a difference. These mini-grants are intended for small projects ranging from $200.00 to $1,000.00.

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College Facts & Accreditation

IME student working on project

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.

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college Numbers

80+ state-of-the-art laboratories occupying  160,000 square feet.

Degree Programs Offered

14 Bachelor’s 11 Master’s

Meet the Dean

Amy S. Fleischer, Ph.D.

Dean, Cal Poly College of Engineering

Personal pronouns: she/her/hers

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“There are so many amazing things happening in the Cal Poly College of Engineering. Our programs are providing Learn by Doing experiences, leading to student projects that are changing the world. 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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