Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering

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San Jose State is the only college I applied to. I wasn’t interested in other schools. Everything is limitless here. You’re right next to industry, and it’s beautiful.

- Ruben Delgadillo, '10 Mechanical Engineering

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We are the top provider of engineers to Silicon Valley, and everything we do is aimed at developing in our students a solid understanding of engineering fundamentals, analytic concepts and methods, and providing them with tools to develop innovative solutions to significant societal and technological problems.

We continue to build a stellar reputation on the extraordinary achievements of our students and unique, cutting-edge programs, such as:

  • Our college rose from fourth to third place among public comprehensive engineering programs, excluding service academies, as ranked by US News and World Report’s Best Colleges 2017.
  • The Concrete Canoe team took second place at the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Mid-Pacific Student Conference. Students participated in hackathons at Intuit and Avaya, and raced in both Formula SAE Michigan and FSAE Lincoln.
  • Two centers of excellence were established: Center for Service Systems Engineering and Innovation and Center for Smart Technology, Computing, and Complex Systems.

I am grateful to those who, through their generosity, have helped us achieve these and other successes.

Our mission is to produce, in ever greater numbers, outstanding engineers who are technically excellent, globally informed and socially responsible. I invite you to help us achieve goals such as:

  • Leveraging our vast alumni network to develop industry and community partnerships by increasing industry-funded applied research and development.
  • Expanding our scholarship research goals, resources and capabilities.
  • Increasing graduation rates and dissolving course bottlenecks in pursuit of student success

The best is yet to come. Let’s make it happen.

Thank you,

Ping Hsu, Interim Dean
Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering

Find out more

Sela Gaglia
Director of Development, Davidson College of Engineering
408-924-7033