Why Choose USD's Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering?

Inspire. Imagine. Innovate.

Become a Changemaking Engineer at USD's Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering.

Here are the five top reasons to choose the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering:

1. All of Our Graduates Receive a Dual BS/BA Degree in Engineering

A dual degree helps students become well-rounded professionals with both technical skills and the broad perspective that is needed to apply them effectively. Students complete a core liberal arts curriculum that stresses human relations, values and ethics as well as a solid technical foundation in calculus, physics, chemistry and engineering principles.

2. Highly Ranked and Accredited

Among nondoctoral-granting engineering programs, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering is ranked #12 in engineering undergraduate programs in the nation. Our electrical, industrial and systems and mechanical engineering programs are also accredited by ABET.

3. Small Class Size, Individual Attention and Close Interactions with Faculty and Students

Experience a personalized, challenging education among a diverse group of women, men and people of all cultures and backgrounds who are dedicated to improving the world around them.

4. Many Opportunities to Design, Make and Experience Engineering "Hands On"

Practice engineering on open-ended problems on your own and within teams in our garages, studios and labs. Authentic engineering practice and teamwork helps create graduates who are able to participate on engineering teams the first day on the job.

5. Extensive Networking Opportunities

Internships, industry partnerships, community involvement and events bring engineering students and organizations together. Students are able to meet prospective employers and find new opportunities while giving back to their community.

For more reasons to choose USD's Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, explore our programs.

A Day in the Life of a USD Engineer

Come take a two minute tour of what it's like to be an engineering student at USD's Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering. Small classes, passionate faculty, hands-on engineering and a breathtaking campus. All this in spectacular San Diego - where the healthy lifestyle, beaches and culture round out the ultimate educational experience.