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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Department of Mechanical Engineering

San Luis Obispo, CA

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Overview

Department of Mechanical Engineering / Department of Mechanical Engineering is located in San Luis Obispo, CA, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Mechanical engineering

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 48

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

82
Applied
68
Accepted
40
Enrolled
83%

Applying

55
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 4th January 4th No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 80

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 2
Types of financial support available Scholarship and/or loans
Career or field-related internships
Federal Work-Study
Financial support for part-time students

Student Body

89
Total Graduate Students
1%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.24%
Black or African American 1.12%
White or Caucasian 66%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 15.73%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.37%
Unknown 1.12%

Gender

Male (79%)
Female (20%)

Faculty

14
Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 2
Male (13)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Mechatronics, robotics, thermosciences, mechanics and stress analysis, composite materials
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 1 Grand Avenue
San Luis Obispo, CA  93407
United States
Contact Dr. Jim Widmann
Department Chair
Email: jwidmann@calpoly.edu
Phone: 805-756-2551

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