College of Engineering

Our MissioN

To provide an excellent Learn by Doing Engineering and Computer Science education that empowers all our students to innovate, design and create sustainable solutions to real-world challenges.

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 6,000 engineering and computer science students, 13 undergraduate and nine graduate degree programs, the college is one of the West’s largest engineering colleges.

Exterior view of Building 192 on a sunny day
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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college Numbers

Degree Programs Offered

14 Bachelor’s 11 Master’s

Total enrollment 6,275 (Fall 2023)

80+ state-of-the-art laboratories


of Cal Poly Engineering alumni were employed or in grad school within 12 months

Meet the Dean

Amy S. Fleischer, Ph.D.

Dean, Cal Poly College of Engineering

Personal pronouns: she/her/hers

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