College of Engineering 75th Anniversary

We're celebrating the College's 75th Anniversary

Throughout 2021, we will celebrate the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering's history from its humble beginnings in 1946. You can look forward to new web pages in the Spring with a robust historic timeline and photos, and a college-wide student video competition with the theme: “My club/my major/my department is the best because...” Five winners will be announced in February during National Engineers week, and 1st prize is $500! We are also planning a double issue of the alumni magazine, Engineering at San Jose State, with a feature from every department.

Explore a timeline of the college's 75 year history

Charles W. Davidson
Charles W. Davidson

The Passing of the College’s Namesake

We were deeply saddened to learn of Charles W. (Chuck) Davidson’s passing on March 25, 2021, and the college community is mourning his loss. An avid reader and lifelong learner, Chuck was a student of life and an ardent supporter of San José State University.

Remembering Alumnus and Generous Friend, Charles W. Davidson 1930-2021


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COVID-19 and Campus Re-entry Resources

College of Engineering-specific resources for navigating our way back to campus in a safe manner during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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For Future Students

Learn the requirements for admission, whether you are entering as a freshman or as a transfer student. You can also apply for admission here.

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For Current Students 

Find your department and resources to set you up for success. Connect with student clubs, find scholarships, and get started on your career path.

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For Alumni

Reconnect with your college, find out what your fellow alumni are up to, and send us your news.

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For Faculty & Staff

Find resources, forms and policies for getting yourself set up, getting funded, getting current, and getting ahead.

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For Industry Partners

Learn about opportunities for partnerships, endowments, grants, and more. Read the latest College of Engineering Strategic Plan.

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For Counselors

Find out what we offer to your students, how to visit, and how University credit works.

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Instructional Design

Instructional design provides support to our faculty on re-designing courses with technology and applying best practices for teaching and learning.

Turbocharge Your Education

SVLS, DCC and GreenTalks: What's the Difference?

The College of Engineering hosts a variety of events for engineering students throughout the school year. We host movie nights, club fairs, hackathons, National Engineering Week (in February) and three different lecture series, where guest speakers from successful careers give inspiration and insight to our own future leaders.

Getting the Most from your GO program

The GO program is the Engineering Dean’s way to nudge you into attending that lecture you heard about, joining that club, or setting aside that time you know you’ll need to work on your LinkedIn profile. Each of these actions (and so many more) could actually help you on the path to your career.

Myths and Facts About Applying for Internships

There are a lot of opinions swirling around how, when and why to get an internship. For this series of articles, the College of Engineering teamed up with the Career Center to address some important myths or assumptions that might be steering you off course.

NEW Program for Sophomore Success

There are more than twenty events just for sophomores! Meet professors, manage your time, study abroad and more. Check this page frequently and schedule the zoom calls. The mission of the Spartan Sophomore Success Program is to help students transition from their first year to their second year and provide a series of events to help increase their social, personal, professional and academic development.

Upcoming Events

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