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


I'm gonna contribute to the revolution of the pharmaceutical world

May 20, 2020

I'm gonna contribute to the revolution of the pharmaceutical world

When Qiangzhe “Oliver” Zhang was still a high school student in China applying to colleges in the United States, UC San Diego’s chemical engineering program at Jacobs School of Engineering was at the top of his list. “I knew they had this very new, very innovative nanoengineering program,” he said. “It’s one of a kind, and that got me really excited.” Now, almost eight years later, Zhang is working at the leading edge of biomedical research under Liangfang Zhang in the Nanomaterials and Nanomedicine Laboratory, developing new technologies that could completely change how scientists combat viruses like HIV and SARS-CoV-2 Full Story




Undergraduate engineers design neonatal ECMO simulation

May 11, 2020

Undergraduate engineers design neonatal ECMO simulation

In collaboration with physicians and surgeons at Rady Children’s Hospital, a team of undergraduate mechanical engineering students developed a neonatal simulation system for a critical and rare surgical procedure called ECMO. They developed this realistic simulation system- believed to be the first for neonatal patients—for their senior design project.  Full Story




Students harness their knowledge for ventilator challenge

April 28, 2020

Students harness their knowledge for ventilator challenge

Two groups of engineering students at UC San Diego spent their spring break harnessing their knowledge to contribute to the ventilator shortage the world is facing with the COVID-19 pandemic.  Full Story



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