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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).

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.

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

Making Space Travel Inclusive for All

Making Space Travel Inclusive for All

October 28, 2021

In a weightless, microgravity environment like space, what do ability and disability look like? How can someone with partial sight or impaired mobility navigate in a confined space like the space station? UC San Diego researchers were part of a team that aimed to answer these questions by launching a group of 12 disabled scientists, veterans, students, athletes and artists into a zero-gravity environment as part of Mission AstroAccess. Full Story

Cars, Start Your Engines!

Cars, Start Your Engines!

October 21, 2021

Engineering and data science students from UC San Diego will participate in the inaugural Indy Autonomous Challenge on Oct. 23. The competition, which offers a $1.5 million prize pool, is designed to inspire the next generation of STEM talent and challenges university students from around the world to develop autonomous vehicle software. Full Story

Students make it to finals of first autonomous EV GrandPrix race

Students make it to finals of first autonomous EV GrandPrix race

September 30, 2021

A group of UC San Diego engineering and data science students was one of three teams to make it to the final round of the inaugural autonomous EV GrandPrix go-kart race hosted by Purdue University in Indianapolis on Sept. 17. Full Story

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