Watch the 2019 Student Highlight Video

Watch the 2018 Student Highlight Video


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


Computer Science and Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


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.

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).

Eight-College System at UC San Diego

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

How the UC San Diego eight-college system works.

Engineering students can attend all eight 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