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Seven Reasons to Apply

Reason 3

The curriculum focuses on engineering fundamentals-and employers thank us for it.

Our engineering curriculum is hard core. Trust us, you'll thank us later. Employers tell us UC San Diego engineering alumni are equipped to innovate because they know what questions to ask and how to creatively think through problems. You'll start in your freshman year with engineering courses and hands-on design labs; by your sophomore year, you'll be deep into math, physics, and engineering theory; as a junior, you'll segue into more specialized engineering courses; and by your senior year, you'll apply it all in research projects and industry-commissioned product designs. If that's not enough to challenge you, bring it on! You can pursue a second major or a combined B.S./Master's degree, explore advanced studies in a plethora of topics, or develop your business savvy through our entrepreneurism classes.

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