Department of Aerospace Engineering
Department of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering
Environmental Engineering is the application of science and engineering principles to improve the environment (air, water, and/or land resources), to provide healthy water, air, and land for human habitation and for other organisms, and to remediate polluted sites. Environmental engineering involves water and air pollution control, recycling, waste disposal, and public health issues as well as a knowledge of environmental engineering law. It also includes studies on the environmental impact of proposed construction projects.
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
B.S. in Computer Engineering
Computer engineers are involved in the design, development, manufacture, installation, and operation of general purpose and embedded computers of all sorts. They are concerned with both hardware (i.e., the electronic circuits and devices that actually store and process information) and software (i.e., the programs that control the operation of the hardware).
B.S. in Electrical Engineering
Electrical engineers solve problems through the skillful application of mathematics and science. They design useful products such as cellular telephones, high definition TVs that show lifelike pictures, and imaging systems that allow physicians to look inside the human body without performing surgery. Electrical engineers also design systems for the generation and distribution of power that lights our homes, operates our factories, and runs our household appliances. Working in teams, electrical engineers fabricate complex, tiny components that are used in computers, sensors, stereo systems, weather satellites, automobiles, modern appliances, and automated factories.
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering covers the design and analysis of all kinds of systems and
technologies with mechanical components, with applications in energy production, robotics,
environmental systems, materials, composites, transportation, manufacturing, machine
design, and many more areas. The SDSU Department of Mechanical Engineering provides
a broad based education that has been developed to prepare the student for a wide
range of careers and new technologies. One important fact, that surprises many people,
is that students get engineering degrees not only to practice careers in engineering,
but also as preliminary training for many other fields or graduate work in engineering,
law, medicine, and business. ME graduates can work in all of these areas.
The Engineering Minor is designed for students studying in degrees outside the College
of Engineering. The program consists of 15 units in engineering from any mixture of
departments and fields of study. For more information, please review the Engineering
Minor section of the current SDSU General Catalog. For more information, contact Assistant Dean Theresa Garcia at [email protected].