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The College of Engineering at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a highly esteemed academic program whose dedicated faculty and staff produce graduates of the highest caliber known for their mastery of engineering fundamentals and technical skills. 

Approximately 22.8% of students who apply to the program are admitted with an average high school GPA of 4.08, and the college sees 92% of graduates employed at top firms like Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Tesla (or attending graduate school) upon completion of their undergraduate work.  

Departments & Degrees | Laboratories & Facilities | Contact Information


Departments & Degrees

The College of Engineering at Cal Poly consists of eleven departments that award Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees, and minors in a variety of fields. 

Below are the various departments and degree programs available through the college: 

Aerospace Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering
  • Blended Bachelor of Science and Master of Science, Aerospace Engineering 
  • Master of Science, Aerospace Engineering

Biomedical Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Engineering
  • Blended Bachelor of Science and Master of Science, Biomedical Engineering
  • Master of Science, Biomedical Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science, Environmental Engineering
  • Blended Bachelor of Science and Master of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Master of Science, Engineering with Specialization in Water Engineering
  • Master of Civic Resource Planning / Master of Science in Transportation Planning

Computer Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering

Computer Science and Software Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science, Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering
  • Blended Bachelor of Science, Computer Science / Computer Engineering / Software Engineering and Master of Science, Computer Science
  • Minor, Computer Science
  • Minor, Computing for Interactive Arts
  • Minor, Data Science

Electrical Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering
  • Master of Science, Electrical Engineering
  • Blended Bachelor of Science and Master of Science, Electrical Engineering

General Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science, General Engineering

Industrial and Mechanical Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science, Manufacturing Engineering
  • Blended Bachelor of Science and Master of Science, Industrial Engineering
  • Master of Science, Industrial Engineering
  • Master of Science, Engineering Management

Materials Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science, Materials Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
  • Blended Bachelor of Science and Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering 
  • Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Fire Protection Engineering

  • Master of Science, Fire Protection Engineering


Laboratories and Facilities

Students of the College of Engineering have access to world class, dedicated facilities that align directly with Cal Poly’s “learn by doing” philosophy, and provide ample opportunities for cross-disciplinary project activities, collaboration, and direct application of theory learned in the classroom.

There are six Advanced Technology Laboratories (ATLs) on campus that offer students the “tools of modern research”, which include:

  • NSF Advanced Transportation Laboratory for technology based highway design and traffic control
  • Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems Laboratory for research in aircraft control systems
  • Parsons Earthquake and Geotechnical Engineering Laboratory to study earthquakes and their impacts to the environment and structures
  • St. Jude Bio-Engineering Laboratory were students focus on medical instruments for clinical and commercial application
  • Litton Mechatronics Laboratory where students study products with mechanical and electronic components.  
  • W.M. Keck Engineering Education Research and Development Center where students explore how to use technology to enhance their education.  

In addition to the six ATLs, students of the college have access to:

  • Bonderson Projects Center, a 19,000 square-foot facility for individual and team based projects
  • R&D Hanger complete with state of the art manufacturing equipment 
  • And Engineering IV, a 104,000 square-foot facility that houses the educational classrooms and additional workshop space for students of the college. 

Contact Information

College of Engineering 
Building 192, Room 301
(805) 756-2131

Aerospace Engineering
Building 41A, Room 134
(805) 756-7172

Biomedical Engineering
Building 192, Room 231 
(805) 756-6400

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Building 13, Room 266
(805) 756-2947

Computer Engineering 
Building 20A, Room 215
(805) 756-1229

Computer Science and Software Engineering
Building 14, room 254
(805) 756-2824

Electrical Engineering
Building 20, Room 200
(805) 756-2781

Fire Protection Engineering
Building 192, Room 301
(805) 756-1306

General Engineering
Building 13, Room 263
(805) 756-6424

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Building 192, Room 223
(805) 756-2341

Materials Engineering
Building 41A, Room 229
(805) 756-2568

Mechanical Engineering
Building 13, Room 254
(805) 756-1334

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