Departments

We offer seven undergraduate degrees all of which are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commision of ABET. These programs are offered through our College of Engineering Departments in Aerospace, Civil, Construction and Environmental, Electrical and Computer, and Mechanical Engineering.

 
Aerospace EngineeringAerospace Engineering

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Aerospace Engineering at San Diego State University excels in teaching and research in traditional and modern Aerospace Engineering including a renewed emphasis on space.  The program provides a rigorous curriculum that establishes a strong fundamental background and practical skills that successfully prepares our students for entry into the workforce or continuation of their studies. The Department has state-of-the-art experimental and computational facilities including low speed and supersonic wind tunnels and a water tunnel. Principal areas of study and research activity include aerodynamics, jet and rocket propulsion, aeroelasticity, structural design and optimization, and guidance and control, and space flight mechanics. Many opportunities exist for students to participate in research and co-curricular activities such as the AIAA, Design Build Fly and Rocket Project. The Department enjoys a close relationship with the local aerospace industry which is the major employer of our graduates.

 

The Golden Gate BridgeCivil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

The mission of the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) Department is to provide a high quality undergraduate and graduate education as well as advising and other support needed to ensure our students’ academic success and preparation for a productive engineering career. Our three majors directly affect the well-being, health, and safety of all citizens as students learn to design and supervise the construction of buildings, dams, transportation systems, and water and waste water facilities. Our programs are based on strong, practice-oriented instruction, and student involvement where the Department values and cherishes our diversity in cutting-edge, externally sponsored research projects. Our students have won many awards in regional and national competitions.  In addition, CCEE has excellent relations with the local industry which sponsor several professorial endowments and offer multiple internships and scholarships. 

 


Electrical EngineeringElectrical and Computer Engineering

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at San Diego State University teaches our students the latest technologies in communications, digital signal processing, optoelectronics, fiber optics, power electronics, power systems, bioelectronics, digital circuits, VSLI design, controls, multimedia, and computer networks. The Department has 22 tenure/tenure-track faculty and 8 lecturers, including 4 IEEE fellows and 1 NSF CAREER recipient. The Department benefits from the explosion of the local San Diego telecommunication and biotechnology industries, offering our students unique opportunities through internships and industrial sponsored projects on campus. The Department maintains close relations with many top firms including QUALCOMM, Nokia, Ericson, Motorola, IBM, Intel, Conexant, Northrop Grumman, Cubic, General Atomics, and many more.

 

 

Mechanical EngineeringMechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering at San Diego State University provides an education that seamlessly combines engineering theory, analysis, and practice. The curriculum is design-oriented and emphasizes the development of problem-solving skills through hands-on experience in various laboratories, and machine and fabrication shops. Our students are strongly encouraged to get involved in research projects. Participation in student organizations including ASME, Formula SAE, Baja SAE, and Mechatronics, and in national competitions that feature Formula One teams, solar-powered vehicles, and autonomous vehicles contributes to a vibrant educational experience. Graduates from the Department are well prepared to address contemporary challenges in automation and control, bioengineering, energy and sustainability, novel materials, powder technology, mechanics of materials, robotics, and design and manufacturing. Our graduates are employed by aerospace, automotive, biomedical, construction, energy, and manufacturing industries among others, and our alumni hold leading positions in both industry and government.

 

We offer:

Bachelor of Science Degrees, in:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Construction Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering 
  • Mechanical Engineering

Master’s Degrees, in:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Master of Engineering

Joint Ph.D. Programs in collaboration with the University of California, San Diego, in:

  • Engineering Science: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Engineering Sciences: Bioengineering
  • Engineering Sciences: Structural Engineering
  • Engineering Sciences: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Bachelor of Science Degrees with Emphasis, in:

  • Mechanical Engineering with Emphasis in Bioengineering