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

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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*

First-Year Student Admissions
Transfer Student Admissions
International Students Admissions

UC San Diego Admissions additional resources


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 undergraduate majors 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.


Selective 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 “selective,” which means additional screening procedures are in place.

Beginning with the Summer 2025 continuing student application cycle, students will be able to apply to engineering and computer science majors once per year (between Summer and Fall quarters).  Note that space will be limited and acceptance to these majors is not guaranteed.  

For more information about the admission process and criteria please see the UC San Diego Selective Majors Page


Engineering Courses

View the Jacobs School of Engineering Course Catalog here.

The Jacobs School of Engineering created a course guide for undergraduates in all Jacobs School majors who are interested in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).


College System at UC San Diego

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

How the UC San Diego college system works.

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


Study Abroad at UC San Diego

Engineering students today must prepare to enter a globalized workforce, and many Jacobs School students do this with a Study Abroad experience.  Study Abroad at UC San Diego includes both engineering and non-technical classes, research projects and internships. Connect with the Study Abroad office to learn more.


 

Jacobs School of Engineering Undergraduate News

Undergraduate News Archive


Mentorship Programs are Key to Student Involvement, Success in STEM

Mentorship Programs are Key to Student Involvement, Success in STEM

May 7, 2024

Engineering and computer science undergraduate students who take part in mentorship programs are more involved in campus communities than those who don’t, according to a study at the IDEA Engineering Student Center at the Jacobs School of Engineering.  Full Story


Hands-on Electrical Engineering Curriculum at UC San Diego Earns Innovative Program Award

Hands-on Electrical Engineering Curriculum at UC San Diego Earns Innovative Program Award

May 2, 2024

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UC San Diego was recognized for its pioneering hands-on lab curriculum by the leading association for electrical and computer engineering educators in North America. Full Story


Acting Student and Bioengineering Alumna Awarded Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Acting Student and Bioengineering Alumna Awarded Soros Fellowship for New Americans

April 17, 2024

Riyam Al Msari, an undergraduate bioengineering alumna from Iraq, is one of 30 recipients of the 2024 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. The merit-based program for immigrants and children of immigrants awards up to $90,000 to support each fellow’s graduate studies.  Full Story


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