Prospective Engineering Undergraduates

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Admissions

Undergraduate admissions for all engineering majors at the Jacobs School of Engineering is handled by the UC San Diego admissions office.

*FOR QUESTIONS: CALL 858-534-4831*

Freshman Admissions
Transfer Admissions
International Students Admissions


Tours for Prospective Students

Take a virtual tour of campus.

The UC San Diego admissions office provides campus tours that include the Jacobs School of Engineering. (The Jacobs School does not offer separate tours.)


Engineering Majors Information

View the Jacobs School of Engineering information here.

Undergraduate Student Advising at the Jacobs School

Academic Advising at UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering is done by individual departments. (There is no central Jacobs School advising group.)

View the UC San Diego campus-wide list of advisors by academic department.


Advising Information and Contacts for Engineering Majors

Bioengineering

Computer Science and Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

NanoEngineering

Structural Engineering


Experience Engineering Initiative

The Jacobs School of Engineering's Experience Engineering Initiative aims to give every engineering and computer science undergraduate student at UC San Diego a hands-on or experiential engineering course or lab each and every year — starting freshman year.

Learn more.


Capped Majors

Admission to UC San Diego as a freshman or transfer student does not guarantee admission to engineering majors at the Jacobs School of Engineering. Due to high demand, all engineering majors at UC San Diego are “capped,” which means additional screening procedures are in place.

UC San Diego admissions office capped majors page.

FAQ for High School Students with Capped Majors at the Jacobs School (PDF)

FAQ for Transfer Students with Capped Majors at the Jacobs School (PDF)


Engineering Courses

View the Jacobs School of Engineering Course Catalog here.


Six-College System at UC San Diego

Undergraduate general education requirements are determined by which of the six colleges a student attends, upper division requirements by their engineering major.

How the UC San Diego six-college system works.

Engineering students can attend all six colleges. Advisors by college are listed here.



Jacobs School of Engineering Undergraduate News


UC San Diego Engineers and Doctors Team Up to Retrofit and Build Ventilators with 3D-Printing

March 26, 2020

UC San Diego Engineers and Doctors Team Up to Retrofit and Build Ventilators with 3D-Printing

Even as university campuses close across the nation in an effort to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, a team of engineers and physicians at the University of California San Diego is rapidly developing simple, ready-to-use ventilators to be deployed if the need arises.The project kick-started several weeks ago when news started to trickle in that communities in Northern Italy with widespread COVID-19 were in dire straits.“One of the biggest things we heard was that there weren’t enough ventilators to treat all of the patients coming into the hospitals,” said James Friend, a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Department of Surgery at UC San Diego. “It’s clear that if we’re not careful, we might end up in the same situation.” Full Story




Undergraduate students bring Intranet to rural Ghanaian school

March 16, 2020

Undergraduate students bring Intranet to rural Ghanaian school

A team of undergraduates, who are part of the Global Ties program at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering, developed a self-sustaining and scalable computer server and intranet system. The system will allow teachers at the Semanhyiya American School (SAS) in the rural village of Senase, Ghana, to download Internet pages and educational materials that students can access anytime at school—even when there is no Internet.  Full Story




Scientists Design Way to Use Harmless Bacteria to Detect Heavy Metals in Drinking Water

February 27, 2020

Scientists Design Way to Use Harmless Bacteria to Detect Heavy Metals in Drinking Water

A team from UC San Diego and the San Diego startup Quantitative BioSciences has a new approach to continuous monitoring of heavy metal contamination in drinking water using bacteria as sensors of contamination. The team recently published their advances in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS). Full Story



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