A Message from the Director

Welcome to SFSU Engineering! The School of Engineering at San Francisco State University has been serving the San Francisco Bay Area industry since 1959. Today, the school remains the only four-year, ABET-accredited engineering school in the city of San Francisco and one that has been growing rapidly in the past decade. We pride ourselves in offering four ABET-accredited undergraduate engineering programs: civil engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering, and three master’s programs that include: structural and earthquake engineering, embedded electrical and computer systems, and energy systems. Together, these programs serve a highly diverse student body of 1,600 undergraduates and 100 graduate students, of which 35% is underrepresented minority and 18% female students. The majority of our graduates enter the work force right after graduation and form a critical component of the local workforce. In short, our programs have been a talent reservoir that serves a myriad of industries in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout California.

The School has 21 tenured/tenure-track faculty and over 40 adjunct faculty in all four disciplines—and continues to grow! Three more tenure-track faculty will be joining the School in Fall 2020. Our diverse faculty represents some of the best and brightest engineers, researchers and educators, who are extraordinary role models dedicated to inspiring young minds and bringing equity to engineering education. Among them are recipients of distinguished teaching awards, National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award and NSF grants, Department of Energy grants, Air Force Research Laboratory grants, California State University (CSU) Faculty Innovation and Leadership Award, American Chemical Society grant; as well as Google Faculty-in-Residence, technology entrepreneurs, senior technical and management staff at local high-tech companies, and senior members of local government agencies. As we embrace both the teacher-scholar and teacher-practitioner models, our outstanding faculty infuse their classrooms with cutting-edge knowledge gained from their research and modern engineering practices from the industries.

As we look forward to a bright future in Engineering, I am excited to announce that the final phase of the planning of a new $150M, state-of-the-art building is currently underway. This new building will be the new home of the School of Engineering beginning as early as Fall 2023. I am committed to sharing more details on this site as the project progresses forward, please stay tuned.

Thank you for visiting with San Francisco State University’s School of Engineering. I encourage you to continue to explore this site and join me in shaping the future of Engineering and STEM education! Thank you and Go Gators!


Kwok Siong Teh, Ph.D.

Professor and Director
School of Engineering
San Francisco State University




Kwok Siong Teh