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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:

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2016 Design Day

Please join us for the SDSU College of Engineering's 2016 Design Day, taking place on Wed. May 4th 2016, from 1:30PM-3:30PM in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union Center, Montezuma Hall. Our Senior Design students will be participating in over 50+ projects on interactive display! [Booklet]


Welcome New Faculty

The College of Engineering welcomes our five new outstanding faculty starting in Fall 2016.

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Engineering & Interdisciplinary Sciences Complex

The EIS Complex is a key piece in the drive to become a top-50 public research university. Not only will it enhance SDSU’s teaching and research capacities, it will also help attract the best and brightest research faculty and students. 

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SDSU Mechatronics Takes 1st

The SDSU Mechatronics Club took first place in the 18th annual Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) RoboSub Competition.

K-12 STEM Education at SDSU, the Project Lead the Way Program

San Diego State will be hosting over 240 teachers for Project Lead the Way, beginning June 14-July 25, 2015 - it's the largest class yet.

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Zahn Innovation Center

Apply to the $50K Zahn Challenge for SDSU students, faculty and staff with an idea for a commercial enterprise, social enterprise or project resulting in a social impact.

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