San Diego State University - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: San Diego State University
Mailing Address: 5500 Campanile Drive
Engineering Dean's Office
City: San Diego
State: CA
Postal Code: 921821326
Country: United States
Phone 619-594-6061
Fax: 619-594-6005
Website: http://www.engineering.sdsu.edu

Head of Institution

Elliot Hirshman
President
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1323
Phone: 619-594-5201
presidents.office@sdsu.edu

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Theresa Garcia
Assistant Dean of Engineering for Student Affairs
College of Engineering
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
Phone: 619-594-5807
tgarcia@mail.sdsu.edu

Arlene Gibson
Administrative Assistant
Office of the Dean
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
Phone: 619-594-6061
Fax: 619-594-6005
agibson@engineering.sdsu.edu

Donovan Geiger
Student Services Coordinator
College of Engineering
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
Phone: 619-594-6079
dgeiger@mail.sdsu.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

Eugene Olevsky
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research and Distinguished Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1323
Phone: 619-594-6329
eolevsky@mail.sdsu.edu

Donovan Geiger
Student Services Coordinator
College of Engineering
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
Phone: 619-594-6079
dgeiger@mail.sdsu.edu

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PUBLIC
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus URBAN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: Yes
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: San Diego
This city's population (approx.): 1,366,865
Distance from Main Campus: 0

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 29,853
Total Graduate enrollment: 4,385
Total Professional and other enrollment: 34,688

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Business, Communications, Education, Fine arts, Liberal arts, Natural sciences, Nursing, Professional Studies and Fine Arts, Sciences, Arts & Letters, Health and Human Services

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

Application fee - $55.00. Admission of freshmen are based on the "Eligibility Index" of applicants:
EI = 800 x GPA + SAT (Critical Reading + Math Score) or 200 x GPA + 10 x ACT

For fall 2016, the average high school grade point average was 3.85. The average SAT Reasoning Test total score was 1,174; the average ACT composite score was 27.

First-time freshman applicants must complete with letter grades of C- or higher, the 15-unit comprehensive pattern of college preparatory courses.
A) Social Science - 2 years required - Must include one year of U.S. History and Government
B) English - 4 years required - Acceptable courses must include substantial reading of classic/modern literature and writing of structured papers. Elective courses do not fulfill the English requirement
C) Mathematics - 3 years required; 4 recommended - Courses acceptable include Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and other advanced courses that require Algebra and Geometry as prerequisites. Computer programming courses do not fulfill the math requirement.
D) Laboratory Science - 2 years required; 3 recommended - Must include one year of biological science and one year of physical science. Both must have a laboratory component.
E) Foreign Language - 2 years required - Must be the same language (Subject to waiver for applicants demonstrating equivalent competence).
F) Visual and Performing Arts - 1 year required - Must be a year-long visual and performing arts course selected from visual art, dance, drama/theatre, or music. May complete two semester-long courses from the same discipline.
G) Electives - 1 year required - College preparatory courses selected from the areas listed above or other approved college preparatory a-g courses.

Recommendations

none provided

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Morteza Mehrabadi
Dean of Engineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182
Phone: 619-594-6062
mehrabadi@sdsu.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.
Master's:M.S. with thesis, M.S. without thesis, but with project or report, M.Eng.
Doctoral:Ph.D.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Aerospace Engineering Both Ping Lu Aerospace Engineering
Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Engineering Both Janusz Supernak Civil/Environmental Engineering
Note: This Department offers a B.S. Degree in Construction Engineering as well
Electrical and Computer Engineering Both Chunting (Chris) Mi Electrical/Computer Engineering
Engineering (College-wide) Graduate Eugene Olevsky Engineering (General)
Mechanical Engineering Both John Abraham Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
Center for Innovations in Transportation Infrastructure, Efficiency and Sustainability (CITIES) Civil Engineering INCOLL Sahar Ghanipoor-Machiani
Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering Engineering (General) INCOLL
Communications Systems and Signal Processing Institute Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL Madhu Gupta
Concrete Research Institute Civil Engineering INCOLL Ziad Bayasi
Energy Engineering Institute Mechanical Engineering INCOLL Asfaw Beyene

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Aerospace Engineering Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) Aerospace Engineering
Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil Engineering
Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Engineering Construction Engineering (B.S) Other Engineering Disciplines
Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Engineering Environmental Engineering (B.S.) Environmental Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (B.S.) Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering with Bioengineering Emphasis (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Aerospace Engineering Aerospace Engineering (M.S.) Aerospace Engineering
Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Engineering Environmental Engineering Civil/Environmental Engineering
Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Engineering Civil Engineering (M.S.) Civil Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (M.S.) Electrical Engineering
Engineering (College-wide) Master of Engineering with Business (M.Engr.) Engineering (General)
Mechanical Engineering Bioengineering (M.S.) Biomedical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Aerospace Engineering Engineering Science: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.) Aerospace Engineering
Note: Offered Jointly with the University of California, San Diego
Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Engineering Engineering Science: Structural Mechanics (Ph.D.) Civil/Environmental Engineering
Note: Offered Jointly with the University of California, San Diego
Electrical and Computer Engineering Engineering Science: Electrical and Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Note: Offered Jointly with the University of California, San Diego
Engineering (College-wide) Engineering Science: Bioengineering (Ph.D.) Engineering (General)
Note: Offered Jointly with the University of California, San Diego
Mechanical Engineering Engineering Science: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering
Note: Offered Jointly with the University of California, San Diego

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Aerospace Engineering
  1. Fracture Mechanics
  2. Structure Dynamics
  3. Acoustics
  4. Aerospace Structures
  5. Composite Structures
  6. Fluid Mechanics & Fluid-Structure Interactions
Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Engineering
  1. Hydraulics and Hydrology
  2. Soil Mechanics
  3. Geotechnical
  4. Environmental Engineering
  5. Transportation
  6. Structures
Electrical and Computer Engineering
  1. Software Engineering and Computer Networks
  2. VLSI Circuits
  3. Communications and Signal Processing
  4. Computers and Digital Systems
  5. Electrical Devices and Instrumentation
  6. Optoelectronics and Physical Electronics
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Combustion Controls
  2. Bioengineering
  3. Experimental Mechanics
  4. Heat Transfer and Thermal Systems
  5. Advanced Materials and Powder Processing
  6. Energy Conversion and Solar Energy
  7. Control and Automation

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Alpha Beta Kappa
  • Alpha Beta Kappa
  • Chi Epsilon
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Golden Key
  • Mortar Board
  • Phi Eta Sigma
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society
  • Sigma Gamma Tau
  • Tau Beta Pi

Local Groups

  • University Honors Program

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • Am. Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Associated General Contractors of America
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Chi Epsilon
  • Engineering Student Council
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers
  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Soc. for the Adv. of Material and Process Eng.
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Tau Beta Pi

Local Groups

  • 3D 4 Everyone
  • Alpha Omega Epsilon
  • American Water Works Association
  • Construction Management Association of America
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Mechatronics
  • Sigma Phi Delta
  • Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • MEP and MESA Programs
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • Pacific Asian Society of Engineers

Other Student Support Programs

Engineering Learning Communities - Integrated curriculum for freshman students

Engineering Study Abroad - Engineering specific study abroad programs.

International Student Services - Wide range of support for international students.

PACES - Peer Advising Center for Engineering Students

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Applications of engineering principles and design techniques to the designing, building, and testing of an engineering system. A single project is completed in this two-course sequence and is judged completed upon presentation of an oral and a written report. In addition, issues related to ethics and engineering practice are discussed. Examples: Printed prosthetics, Concrete Canoe, Steel Bridge, Baja Vehicle(off-road vehicle), Electric Car, Formula Car, Human Powered Vehicle, Rail Gun, Rocket Project, UAV Project, Design Build Fly (DBF)

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The College of Engineering was established in 1961, although the first engineering courses were offered in 1922. The Bachelor of Science degree is offered in seven major fields of engineering. All programs are ABET accredited. At the graduate level, the Master of Science degree is offered in five fields including bioengineering as well as a Master of Engineering degree in manufacturing and design. A joint doctoral degree in engineering science (Bioengineering; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering; and Structural Engineering) with the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) is also offered. The College of Engineering offers undergraduate degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering in Tbilisi, Georgia in partnership with Tbilisi State University, Ilia State University, and Georgian Technological University. In addition, the College provides other study abroad programs, international internships, and faculty-led programs in Germany, Poland and Italy. Also offered is the Engineering Internship Program which seeks to place students in internships with local industry partners where they will have the opportunity to gain hands on experience while they study. In addidtion there are many active student organizations with proven records of winning many national and international student design contests.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Aerospace Engineering 7 1 1 9
Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Engineering 7 3 4 14
Electrical and Computer Engineering 10 7 5 22
Engineering (College-wide) 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 10 1 6 17
Totals: 34 12 16 62

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Aerospace Engineering 0 7 7 1.20
Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Engineering 2 18 20 8.93
Electrical and Computer Engineering 1 11 12 4.80
Engineering (College-wide) 0 1 1 0.13
Mechanical Engineering 2 10 12 4.93
Totals: 5 47 52 19.99

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Aerospace Engineering 5 0 5 1.00
Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Engineering 3 1 4 1.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 5 1 6 0.25
Engineering (College-wide) 18 1 19 0.25
Mechanical Engineering 14 1 15 0.25
Totals: 45 4 49 2.75

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 7 0
Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Engineering 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 7 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 10 0
Engineering (College-wide) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 9 1
Totals: 0 0 2 0 0 0 13 0 3 0 0 0 15 1 0 0 33 1

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Engineering 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 1
Engineering (College-wide) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 10 2

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0
Engineering (College-wide) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 5 1
Totals: 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 0 12 4

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Same as University requirements. Please consult the current San Diego State University General Catalog for up-to-date information.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Same as University requirements. Please consult the current San Diego State University General Catalog for up-to-date information.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Please consult the current San Diego State University General Catalog and the International Student Center (ISC) for up-to-date information.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Please consult the current San Diego State University General Catalog for up-to-date information.

Residency Requirements

Transfers are admitted for both California resident and non-California residents. Please consult the current San Diego State University General Catalog for up-to-date information.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Please consult the current San Diego State University General Catalog for up-to-date information.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 166
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 1

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $7,084
Room & Board: $14,812
Books & Supplies: $1,818
Other Expenses: $1,416
Estimated avg. course load per term: 14
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Federal Tax Return Forms (IRS), Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Institution's Own Application Form, Financial Aid Transcript

Additional Financial Aid Information

Please consult the current San Diego State University General Catalog for up-to-date information.

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 6,339
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 3,015
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 773
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 34%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 650 550
Reading Range: 600 490
Writing Range: 590 480
Combined Range: 1250 1050
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 29 25
Composite Range: 28 23

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) 103 67 93 113 376 24
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 157 114 143 221 635 44
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 139 77 66 99 381 33
Construction Engineering (B.S) 10 11 20 29 70 18
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 97 71 135 200 503 65
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) 57 40 49 63 209 23
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 271 207 222 412 1112 100
Mechanical Engineering with Bioengineering Emphasis (B.S.) 41 30 19 27 117 7
Totals: 875 617 747 1164 3403 314

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 3 0 24 0 1 0 14 0 1 0 1 0 37 1 8 0 90 1
Women 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 13 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 34 8 6 0 28 0 0 0 10 0 4 0 0 0 31 0 4 0 117 8
Women 6 3 1 0 13 0 0 0 10 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 40 3
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 17 0 5 0 32 0 0 0 27 0 2 1 0 0 29 0 7 0 119 1
Women 3 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 20 1
Construction Engineering (B.S)
Men 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 7 2
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 24 1 2 0 14 1 0 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 7 0 79 2
Women 5 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 18 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 11 0 4 0 6 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 32 1
Women 2 1 0 0 8 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 2 0 25 2
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 48 3 7 0 66 1 0 0 20 1 7 0 0 0 75 2 12 0 235 7
Women 4 0 2 0 10 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 12 0 2 0 36 0
Mechanical Engineering with Bioengineering Emphasis (B.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 2 0 26 0
Women 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 15 1
Totals: 161 16 32 0 231 6 1 0 124 2 24 1 1 0 252 3 49 1 875 29

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 2 0 6 0 0 0 14 0 2 0 0 0 22 0 5 0 55 0
Women 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 12 0
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 17 0 3 0 13 1 0 0 17 0 6 0 0 0 18 0 6 0 80 1
Women 7 1 1 0 10 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 9 1 2 0 34 2
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 1 3 0 15 1 0 0 14 0 5 0 0 0 19 1 7 1 68 4
Women 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 9 0
Construction Engineering (B.S)
Men 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 9 0
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 15 0 1 0 16 0 0 0 9 1 5 0 1 0 16 2 3 1 66 4
Women 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 17 0
Women 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 11 0 1 0 23 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 39 1 5 2 32 1 0 0 26 0 3 1 1 0 59 0 12 2 177 7
Women 3 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 30 1
Mechanical Engineering with Bioengineering Emphasis (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 19 0
Women 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 11 0
Totals: 98 3 18 2 139 4 0 0 104 1 27 1 2 0 187 4 42 4 617 19

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)
Men 4 0 1 1 24 2 0 0 9 0 5 0 0 0 31 1 8 0 82 4
Women 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 11 1
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 16 0 3 1 34 1 1 0 15 2 2 0 0 0 22 2 7 0 100 6
Women 5 0 2 0 11 1 0 0 6 0 1 0 1 0 15 0 2 0 43 1
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 1 1 0 15 1 0 0 18 4 2 0 0 0 14 1 5 0 58 7
Women 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 1
Construction Engineering (B.S)
Men 4 0 2 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 16 2
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 19 1 3 2 33 1 0 0 18 4 7 1 0 0 35 1 8 0 123 10
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 12 0
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 1 0 0 0 10 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 3 0 21 1
Women 1 0 2 0 12 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 2 0 28 2
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 34 1 6 1 51 3 0 0 13 0 4 0 1 0 78 1 15 0 202 6
Women 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 2 0 20 0
Mechanical Engineering with Bioengineering Emphasis (B.S.)
Men 0 0 3 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 3 1 17 2
Women 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 2
Totals: 94 3 23 5 214 15 1 0 95 10 23 1 2 0 238 8 57 3 747 45

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 1 5 0 35 1 0 0 13 3 3 0 0 0 28 10 7 2 97 17
Women 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 16 1
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 22 5 6 1 51 10 1 0 12 0 1 0 1 0 54 3 9 0 157 19
Women 6 0 2 0 18 2 0 0 10 2 3 0 0 0 23 0 2 0 64 4
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 1 1 0 21 1 0 0 39 8 3 1 0 0 11 4 4 1 86 16
Women 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 13 3
Construction Engineering (B.S)
Men 4 0 3 0 9 4 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 6 6 0 1 25 12
Women 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 4 2
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 15 2 10 3 51 11 0 1 33 8 5 3 1 0 59 13 11 4 185 45
Women 2 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 5 3 0 0 15 4
Environmental Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 14 5 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 22 1 1 1 41 8
Women 1 1 1 1 6 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 3 2 0 22 9
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 43 4 15 5 99 12 0 0 37 13 3 0 0 0 151 29 22 6 370 69
Women 0 1 1 1 17 3 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 13 4 5 0 42 10
Mechanical Engineering with Bioengineering Emphasis (B.S.)
Men 1 0 2 0 6 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 18 2
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 9 0
Totals: 108 15 49 11 346 58 1 2 172 36 20 6 2 0 401 78 65 15 1164 221

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 12 0 6 0 0 21 4 45 41 4
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 4 10 38 0 13 4 0 45 6 120 100 20
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 3 3 7 0 9 1 1 10 0 34 25 9
Construction Engineering (B.S) 1 1 8 0 0 0 0 14 1 25 21 4
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 3 6 14 0 19 4 1 24 4 75 67 8
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) 0 2 5 0 3 0 0 13 3 26 19 7
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 13 10 37 0 16 2 1 74 8 161 143 18
Mechanical Engineering with Bioengineering Emphasis (B.S.) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 5 0 7 7 0
Totals: 26 32 122 0 67 11 3 206 26 493 423 70

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 0 0 10 2 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 19 2 4 0 45
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 3 1 10 0 33 5 0 0 9 4 1 3 0 0 38 7 6 0 120
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 1 2 2 1 6 1 0 0 6 3 1 0 1 0 8 2 0 0 34
Construction Engineering (B.S) 1 0 1 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 2 0 1 25
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 2 1 5 1 12 2 0 0 16 3 4 0 1 0 23 1 4 0 75
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) 0 0 2 0 4 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 9 4 2 1 26
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 12 1 10 0 31 6 0 0 14 2 2 0 1 0 67 7 6 2 161
Mechanical Engineering with Bioengineering Emphasis (B.S.) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 7
Totals: 21 5 30 2 104 18 0 0 54 13 8 3 3 0 181 25 22 4 493

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

No dual degree program in Engineering. Double major is available.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

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Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Aerospace Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Computer Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Construction Engineering (B.S) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Environmental Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 5.00 Both Optional
Mechanical Engineering with Bioengineering Emphasis (B.S.) no 4.00 5.00 Both Optional

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Admissions Information

Graduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Please consult the current San Diego State University Graduate Bulletin for up-to-date information.

Graduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Please consult the current San Diego State University Graduate Bulletin for up-to-date information.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Please consult the current San Diego State University Graduate Bulletin and the International Student Center (ISC) for up-to-date information.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

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Residency Requirements

Transfers are admitted for both California residents and non-resident students. Please consult the current San Diego State University Graduate Bulletin for up-to-date information.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Please consult the current San Diego State University Graduate Bulletin for up-to-date information.

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Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Graduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $8,350
Room & Board: $14,812
Books & Supplies: $1,818
Other Expenses: $1,416
Estimated avg. course load per term: 9
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Institution's Own Application Form

Additional Financial Aid Information

Please consult the current San Diego State University Graduate Bulletin for up-to-date information.

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New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 897
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 421
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 139

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Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Aerospace Engineering (M.S.)
Men 2 1 3 4 1 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 0 9 15
Women 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 10
Bioengineering (M.S.)
Men 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 5 9
Women 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 6
Civil Engineering (M.S.)
Men 12 2 0 3 4 3 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 5 6 1 2 24 20
Women 6 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 10 7
Electrical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 78 34 1 6 2 2 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 0 4 11 0 0 87 58
Women 43 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 43 20
Environmental Engineering
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Master of Engineering with Business (M.Engr.)
Men 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 3 7
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 13 8 3 2 2 5 0 0 3 4 0 1 0 0 10 7 0 1 31 28
Women 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 9 4
Totals: 162 76 8 17 13 19 0 0 13 24 0 3 0 0 27 43 5 4 228 186

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Engineering Science: Bioengineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Science: Electrical and Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Science: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 17 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 28 0
Women 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 0
Engineering Science: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Science: Structural Mechanics (Ph.D.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 22 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 38 0

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Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Aerospace Engineering (M.S.) 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 5 3 2
Bioengineering (M.S.) 2 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 1 9 6 3
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 6 3 4 0 4 0 0 8 0 25 18 7
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 43 0 2 0 3 0 0 3 0 51 31 20
Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Master of Engineering with Business (M.Engr.) 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 5 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 0 1 4 0 5 0 0 12 0 22 19 3
Totals: 52 9 11 0 16 1 0 27 1 117 82 35

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Aerospace Engineering (M.S.) 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5
Bioengineering (M.S.) 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 9
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 4 2 2 1 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 25
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 24 19 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 51
Environmental Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Master of Engineering with Business (M.Engr.) 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 11 1 0 0 22
Totals: 29 23 8 1 9 2 0 0 12 4 0 1 0 0 23 4 1 0 117

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Aerospace Engineering (M.S.) 4 1 5
Bioengineering (M.S.) 9 0 9
Civil Engineering (M.S.) 13 12 25
Electrical Engineering (M.S.) 51 0 51
Environmental Engineering 9 0 9
Master of Engineering with Business (M.Engr.) 0 5 5
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 22 0 22
Totals: 108 18 126

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Engineering Science: Bioengineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Science: Electrical and Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Science: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0
Engineering Science: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Science: Structural Mechanics (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Engineering Science: Bioengineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Science: Electrical and Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Science: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.) 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Engineering Science: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Science: Structural Mechanics (Ph.D.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5

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Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Aerospace Engineering
Total#: 14 Foreign: $26,736 Indiv: $57,678
Fed/Nat: $100,981 Industry: $153,279 Priv/Non: $10,189
State: $103,057 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $451,920
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Engineering
Total#: 26 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $292,503
Fed/Nat: $575,197 Industry: $256,964 Priv/Non: $39,660
State: $164,970 Local: $1,027 Total Expn.: $1,330,321
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Total#: 25 Foreign: $63,809 Indiv: $74,652
Fed/Nat: $506,107 Industry: $86,727 Priv/Non: $172,505
State: $116,051 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,019,851
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Engineering (College-wide)
Total#: 29 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $361,725
Fed/Nat: $506,424 Industry: $170 Priv/Non: $0
State: $405,738 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $1,274,057
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: 49 Foreign: $249,821 Indiv: $21,200
Fed/Nat: $897,888 Industry: $196,677 Priv/Non: $717,719
State: $9,454 Local: $64,368 Total Expn.: $2,157,127
Totals:
Total#: 143 Foreign: $340,366 Indiv: $807,758
Fed/Nat: $2,586,597 Industry: $693,817 Priv/Non: $940,073
State: $799,270 Local: $65,395 Total Expn.: $6,233,276

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Innovations in Transportation Infrastructure, Efficiency and Sustainability (CITIES)
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Communications Systems and Signal Processing Institute
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Concrete Research Institute
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Energy Engineering Institute
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $0 Indiv: $0
Fed/Nat: $0 Industry: $0 Priv/Non: $0
State: $0 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $0


Grand Totals:
Total#: 143 Foreign: $340,366 Indiv: $807,758
Fed/Nat: $2,586,597 Industry: $693,817 Priv/Non: $940,073
State: $799,270 Local: $65,395 Total Expn.: $6,233,276

The following text was offered to each school as a guideline for the calculation of externally-funded research expenditures:

Include all expenditures associated with grants and contracts specifically budgeted for externally sponsored research and associated programs and expenditures associated with all gifts auditably used for research. Include expended funds provided by the following external sources:

  1. Federal Government
  2. State Government
  3. Foreign Governments
  4. Industry
  5. Non-Profit Organizations (e.g. foundations)
  6. Individuals
  7. Local Government

The expenditures reported should be only those funds provided by organizations, agencies, and individuals external to the institution. Cost sharing/matching funds should be included only if provided from sources external to the institution.

Only State government funds that were obtained competitively or as matching funds associated with other externally funded programs should be included. State funds that are part of the normal operating budget should not be included regardless of purpose.

For all joint or contracted projects or sub-projects, only the portion of the center research performed by faculty, staff, and students of the affiliated engineering school should be credited to that school. Expenditures for capital costs of research laboratory building construction should not be included.

Expenditures for research laboratory renovations should not be included unless the renovation funds expended came from grants and contracts expressly intended for the direct support of engineering research.

Any portion of academic year and/or summer salary for any researcher that is not derived from external research grants or contracts should not be counted.

Total #: Report total number of individual grants, not the total dollar amount of the expenditures.

Expenditures: Report actual expenditures (as opposed to authorization amounts) in U.S. dollars.

Time frame for expenditures: Report expenditures for your current fiscal year.

Research centers listed as "WITHIN an engineering department" on the Research Centers page (screen 7) of the College of Engineering Profile, will not have their expenditures added to the school's total research expenditures. Such expenditures can be included in the department total, while still being listed for the appropriate center. This allows users to list the expenditures in two areas without double-counting.

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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Aerospace Engineering

Fluid aerodynamics, structures and strength of materials, flight mechanics and control, propulsion and orbital mechanics

Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Engineering

Traffic management systems performance measurement; Hydrologic and environmental impact of parana waterway on the pantanal of Moto Grosso, Brazil; Concrete research, Geotechnical research.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

ASIC/Board Digital Design; software development, communication, signal processing, robotics, and control.

Mechanical Engineering

Energy Analysis; Development of electrically effective materials for low cost avionics antenna systems; Smart material actuator for a helicopter rotor trim tab; EMI shielding; Microgravity combustion.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Innovations in Transportation Infrastructure, Efficiency and Sustainability (CITIES)

Six universities have formed a UTC Consortium named Center for Innovations in Transportation Infrastructure, Efficiency and Sustainability (CITIES) with the main focus on one of the national transportation issues identified by the FAST Act’s six research priority areas: Reducing Congestion. True to its acronym, CITIES focuses on innovative, effective, efficient, high-tech-savvy, sustainable solutions to combat urban traffic congestion. San Diego State University leads the consortium that also includes: Navajo Technological University, University of Minnesota, University of Texas, Dallas, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and Virginia Tech University. All members of our Consortium have considerable record of publications, leadership, collaboration, education and work force development in this area. CITIES researchers focus on three major focus areas. The first major area will be Congestion (Value) Pricing and Managed Lanes applied research. Assessments studies performed across the country within the Congestion Pricing and Value Pricing Pilot program brought some important lessons that can and should be shared with several metropolitan areas in US that suffer from severe congestion. Our study examines the effectiveness of managed lane projects in San Diego, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and Dallas, and share the results nationwide. The second major focus area of CITIES is border crossing congestion and ways to reduce it. Locations of both SDSU campuses at the southern border of US will make this research natural to perform. Our partners in New Mexico, Texas and Minnesota perform similar studies at border crossings in their states to account for a more complete picture and more generalized conclusions. The third major focus area of our UTC is on operations, controls and devices that are emerging as potentially very effective solutions to combat congestion. Our projects in this general area focuses on state-of-the-art solutions to work zone congestion, integrated control system for urban freeway corridors, and management of major planned events like the annual Navajo Fair.

Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering

In recent years, there has been major progress on implantable biomedical systems that support most of the functionalities of wireless implantable devices. We are working on the design of an implantable wireless communication system for the measurement of neural signals in the brain with a collaborative effort with University of Washington. The multidisciplinary project involves faculty from all ERC/SNE research groups. Our research projects include the design and validation of electrodes for EEG measurement, sensors for measuring joint motion and EMG, and robotic assistive braces for arms and legs. All of these are multidisciplinary projects involving faculty from all signature areas maintained through the ERC/SNE collaboration.

Education and research efforts in Neural Engineering at SDSU focus on the adaptive closed-loop interaction between the human nervous systems and sensorimotor devices. This involves the merging of understanding how biological systems acquire and process information with the design of effective biomedical devices that interact seamlessly with human beings. These efforts concentrate on course development in bio-inspired robotics, neural devices, and BCI (brain-computer interface). As mentioned earlier under Biomechanics, in the long-term we wish to tackle complex problems involving the development of technology for patients with neuromuscular dysfunction including the design and control of prosthetic limbs, and how these may be optimized by using biosignal sensors, wireless systems, and smart feedback.

Communications Systems and Signal Processing Institute

Radio frequency systems and digital signal processing. RF ciruitry, modems, receivers, transmitters, synthesizers, A-D and D-A converters, DSP algorithms and hardware implementations, antennae, and computer networks.

Concrete Research Institute

The Concrete Research Institute supports educational needs in civil engineering curriculum and concrete research performed for sponsors from industry and governments. The institute encompasses a wide range of topics. The main emphasis is currently on concrete materials and structures. Civil and environmental engineering faculty members are involved with finding optimum design solutions in bridges, seismic resistant structures, residential buildings, and retaining walls.

Energy Engineering Institute

The Energy Engineering Institute has supported educational and research activities in energy-related areas since 1985. Undergraduate and graduate students and faculty from the mechanical engineering and electrical and computer engineering departments are involved in obtaining solutions to problems presented by industrial sponsors. Institute research projects cover a wide range of areas from optimizing energy resources to international energy studies.

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Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

  • Aerodynamics
  • Chemical Oxidation
  • Combustion
  • Communications and Signal Processing
  • Composting
  • Energy Conversion
  • Mechatronics
  • Microbiology and Bioremedieation
  • Physical Electronics
  • Powder Technology
  • Product Application Testing
  • Soil Erosion
  • Structures and Materials
  • Virtual Engineering
  • Water Quality

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Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

No Dual Degree Program in Engineering.

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Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Aerospace Engineering
Appointments: 1 3 1 0 5
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering Engineering
Appointments: 0 2 1 0 3
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appointments: 0 4 1 0 5
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Engineering (College-wide)
Appointments: 1 9 8 0 18
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 0 9 5 0 14
Stipends: $0 $0 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 2 27 16 0 45