Get a jump start on your academic career at UC San Diego's 5-week, residential Summer Engineering Institute (SEI), and earn six credits towards your engineering degree. Receive support in making the transition from high school to the rigors of a university-level engineering curriculum, and build awareness of relevant campus programs and resources. Take part in organized social activities on evenings and weekends, and begin forming a peer network and make lasting friendships.

Six Course Credits

All SEI participants take: ENG10: Fundamentals of Engineering Applications (2 credits) where they develop and apply mathematical skills while working in teams to solve practical engineering problems.

Participants also select one 4-credit course from their Engineering major or precalculus:

  • MAE08: MATLAB Programming for Engineering Analysis
  • Nano/CENG 15: Engineering Computation Using MATLAB
  • SE1: Introduction to Structures and Design
  • ECE5: Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Math 4C: Precalculus for Science and Engineering

SEI Eligibility

Incoming freshmen students admitted to an engineering major at UC San Diego.
(Note: CSE offer its own summer program SPIS: https://sites.google.com/a/eng.ucsd.edu/spis/)

Important Dates

SEI Application Opens: May 1st, 2017

SEI Application Deadline: May 28th, 2017

Program Dates: Sunday, August 6th - Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Apply for Financial Aid: Now! Apply for financial aid to attend the 2017 Summer Engineering Institute by completing the 2016-2017 FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application. (Note: The Summer 2017 FAFSA/Dream Application is different from the one used for the upcoming academic year.) The financial aid deadline is June 30th, 2017, but we strongly recommend you apply as soon as possible. For additional financial aid information, please visit fao.ucsd.edu


Jessica Baldis
Academic Success Coordinator

Note: If you are a student with a disability who may need accommodations to participate in our programs, you are encouraged to contact the Office for Students with Disabilities directly at 858.534.4382. Additional information may be found at http://disabilities.ucsd.edu/about/index.html.