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The diverse and talented San Diego State Engineering faculty hail from all over the world, with expertise in many varied fields of engineering. 

SDSU’s commitment to the teacher-scholar faculty model means we hire professors who excel both in the classroom and in the research lab. The reason is simple: If you want to deliver the most current, leading-edge information to students, you must be working on the leading edge yourself, making exciting discoveries and developing new technologies.

Our faculty’s robust research agenda attracts significant grants and contracts—over $4 million for 2009-2010—plus numerous national and international awards. Look for SDSU faculty members in more than 80 recent peer-reviewed journal articles and 70 conference proceedings, as authors of book chapters and as presenters at key academic and industry gatherings.

Because research is a fundamental pursuit in the College of Engineering, there’s plenty of opportunity for students to participate in ground-breaking investigational studies, often for credit and sometimes as paid assistants. At any given time at least half of our students are actively involved in research projects.

  • Between 600-800 engineering students participate in the annual Student Research Symposium offered at the university.
  • All 400 engineering graduate students work with faculty to advance their research objectives.
  • All undergraduate students must complete a design project as a requirement for graduation.
  • Student engineering organizations sponsor research and design competitions, such as the annual concrete canoe design contest.

To meet our faculty individually and learn more about their research activities, we invite you to explore the links on this website and visit our four instructional departments:

Design Day 2014

Design Day 2014

Thanks for joining us at our annual College of Engineering Design Day! View photos of the event.

Project Lead the Way 2014

Cracking Eggs and Sorting Marbles

San Diego State hosted 120 teachers for Project Lead the Way - it's largest class yet.

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