School of Engineering

Welcome Messages

Dear Prospective Engineering Student:

On behalf of the faculty and staff of the School of Engineering, I would like to welcome you and to encourage you to become part of the School of Engineering at San Francisco State University. We think you will find our programs to be stimulating, enjoyable, and useful.

The School of Engineering offers undergraduate degrees in four disciplines – Civil, Computer, Electrical and Mechanical. The School of Engineering at SFSU has approximately 1000 undergraduate students majoring in Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, and about 80 graduate students working toward the Master of Science in Engineering in three concentrations, Electrical/ Computer Engineering and in Structural/Earthquake Engineering, Energy systems, respectively.

As articulated in its mission statement, the School’s purpose is: “to educate students from a diverse and multicultural population to become productive members of the engineering profession and society at large.”  The School of Engineering combines excellence in teaching theoretical principles and engineering design concepts with practical hands-on experience within a curriculum designed to foster both technical proficiency and communications skills. The faculty of the School of Engineering is highly regarded for its strong practical engineering experience and excellent academic qualifications.  The orientation and specializations of the faculty are eclectic and wide-ranging, offering expertise both in design and in basic and applied research.  All faculty are committed to excellence in teaching, as evidenced by the careers they have chosen on the faculty of a comprehensive urban public university.  In addition, the School is active in research and has been awarded grants and contracts from sources including the US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, Air Force Research Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Pacific Gas & Electric, Agilent Technologies, AT&T, NEC, Linear Technology, and Sun Microsystems.  The School also maintains strong ties with local industry, and the region’s many innovative engineering and technology companies provide an abundant pool of desirable internship and employment opportunities for our students.

If you have any questions regarding orientation, transfer evaluation, general education, major advising, or other issues, please feel free to call the School of Engineering Office at (415) 338-1228 or send us an email at engrasst@sfsu.edu. Please visit engineering.sfsu.edu for more information. If you would like to talk to someone in person, I encourage you to come to the School Office which is located in the Science Building, Room 163.

Wenshen Pong, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor and Director
School of Engineering
San Francisco State University





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