California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Introduction

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Founded in 1901, California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) is one of five comprehensive polytechnic universities in the U.S., with about 18,000 undergraduate and 900 graduate students.

Cal Poly maintains a guiding philosophy of “Learn By Doing” that is reflected in the school’s comprehensive curriculum combining technical and professional training with the arts and humanities. This prepares students to become resourceful professionals and innovative leaders from the moment they step foot on campus.

As one of the most selective universities in the California State University (CSU) system, Cal Poly consistently ranks “Best in the West” by U.S. News and World Report and is considered one of “The Best Colleges for Your Money” by Money Magazine.

Accreditation

Cal Poly is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) every ten years. During the accreditation process, Cal Poly completes a self-study process, where we demonstrate our ongoing commitment to the continuous improvement of our programs—both curricular and co-curricular. The vehicle for doing this is the self-study, which asks us to define an inquiry that can measurably improve student learning, an exercise in collaboration and in thinking that is both critical and creative, to cite our own University Learning Objectives.

Awards

  • #1 Public-Master's University in the West by U.S. News. 22 consecutive years
  • #70 out of 1,500 colleges for "best overall value"
  • #13 among public schools for graduates' median salaries
  • #7 among public universities for return on investment
  • #4 in the nation for Aerospace & Computer Engineering
  • #5 in the nation for ROI, Orfalea College of Business
  • #1 in the nation for Industrial/Manufacturing Engineering
  • #3 in the nation for Civil Engineering
  • #1 in the nation for Architecture and Design
  • #4 Aerospace Engineering program in the nation for universities that do not offer a doctorate
  • Top 10 colleges for highest paid graduates in the field of Education

San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo is a pleasant, progressive city of about 46,000 on California's Central Coast, midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The city and university share a neighborly, small-campus, small-town feeling and one of the finest natural environments anywhere. Sparkling-clear air and a climate that's temperate year-round blend with majestic peaks, quiet valleys, and the nearby ocean to create an exhilarating environment that is ideal for learning and growing.

Another key feature contributing to the city's great quality of life is the delightful downtown. The heart of downtown is Mission Plaza with its wonderful creek side setting and beautifully restored mission. This historic plaza is complemented by a bustling downtown offering great shopping, outdoor and indoor dining, night life, and its famous Thursday Night Farmers' Market. San Luis Obispo won Sunset magazines's "Best Downtown" in the West designation.

We are a friendly place and encourage you to visit with us in person. Come to the campus and see the true richness of the educational possibilities at Cal Poly and the simply wonderful natural environment of San Luis Obispo and California's Central Coast.

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Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology

Campus Full time September 2017 USA San Luis Obispo

The Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology program trains students with scientific, engineering, food, and agricultural backgrounds for leadership and management roles in the dairy foods manufacturing industry. This innovative, one-year master's degree includes coursework in dairy chemistry, dairy microbiology, plant management, project management, leadership, sustainability, and other areas critical to effective dairy plant management. Through the use of experiential and project-based learning, students will develop the essential knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the international dairy foods industry. [+]

About the Program The Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology program trains students with scientific, engineering, food, and agricultural backgrounds for leadership and management roles in the dairy foods manufacturing industry. This innovative, one-year master's degree includes coursework in dairy chemistry, dairy microbiology, plant management, project management, leadership, sustainability, and other areas critical to effective dairy plant management. Through the use of experiential and project-based learning, students will develop the essential knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the international dairy foods industry. Program of Study Graduate students in the MPS in Dairy Products Technology program are required to complete a prescribed course of study designed to give them an understanding of dairy science and manufacturing, industry structure, unit operations, sanitation, quality control, and regulatory requirements. In addition, students will develop the leadership skills and experience needed to manage and guide teams in a dairy processing environment. Three quarters of on-campus course work are followed by a one-quarter internship related to dairy foods manufacturing. To graduate with the MPS in Dairy Products Technology, students must then pass a comprehensive examination. The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Dairy Products Technology program is designed to prepare students with analytical and critical thinking skills for careers in supervision or management at large-scale dairy processing operations. The MPS is not a research program. Many of our students have minimal exposure to dairy science but have exhibited an interest in dairy and have demonstrated management potential. The MPS is a one-year graduate degree program. Our objective is to train managers rather than career scientists. We provide our students with nine months of intensive coursework in dairy science, on campus in San Luis Obispo, and then match students with our industry partners for a three-month paid internship. The MPS is a non-thesis masters degree program. Students must pass an oral examination to graduate. Graduates of the MPS program might begin their careers on the processing floor or within departments such as Research and Development, Sensory Evaluation, or Quality Assurance, but their ultimate roles will likely be supervisory. Employers might rotate our graduates through a variety of departments and business units to help them gain an understanding of the organization as a whole. For graduates of our program, technical skills and knowledge will be important early in their careers, but over time, "people skills" and leadership abilities will play an increasingly important role. If your goal is to develop a career as a scientist focused on research and development, food safety, sensory evaluation, or quality assurance, you might instead consider Cal Poly's excellent MS in Agriculture program with specialization in Dairy Products Technology. The MS is a more traditional research-focused program that culminates with a thesis project. Admission Requirements A Bachelor's degree obtained in a field with substantial analytical and critical thinking, such as an engineering discipline, chemistry, physics, biology, or other scientific or agricultural discipline is preferred. At a minimum, applicants must have completed at least one year each of college-level chemistry and biology. Questions about academic requirements should be directed to Program Manager Tom Johnson at 970-215-3459 or tjohns47@calpoly.edu. Those who do not possess a Bachelor's degree from a postsecondary institution where English is the principal language of instruction must take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing system (IELTS) exam. The TOEFL must have been taken within the last two years with a minimum score of 550 (paper version), 213 (computerized version), or 80 (internet-based). The minimum score for the IELTS is 6.0. Completed applications must include the following: A formal application made through CSUMentor (online or using a downloaded application form). See the CSUMentor Application Instructions for a detailed guide on how to apply. In addition to your CSUMentor application, you must establish an Interfolio account following this Interfolio Link 30539. Interfolio is the online provider that we use for prospective students to create an ePortfolio. Through Interfolio, upload your unofficial transcripts and self-reported GRE scores. Official transcripts from ALL colleges previously attended (except Cal Poly), should be sent directly from your university to Cal Poly's Admissions Office. Your official GRE scores should be sent to Cal Poly's Admissions office. Scores may also be sent directly to Cal Poly using institution code 4038. A minimum of two letters of recommendation (three are recommended) from faculty members or professional references on institutional/company letterhead, addressed to: Thomas W. Johnson, Program Manager, Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0358. Interfolio will provide instructions to help your references upload their letters of recommendation directly to Interfolio. See the ePortfolio Guidelines document for a detailed walkthrough of the Interfolio application process. International applicants, including anyone who would attend Cal Poly while in the U.S. under a non-immigrant visa, must also submit results of the TOEFL test taken within the past two years. The TOEFL results must be directed to institution code 4038. Go to Cal Poly's TOEFL website for additional TOEFL instructions. Curriculum The MPS in Dairy Products Technology program prepares students for managerial and supervisory roles in the dairy foods manufacturing industry. This one-year program includes training in applications of dairy ingredients, plant operations, manufacturing processes, dairy chemistry, dairy microbiology, sensory evaluation, and other areas critical to the dairy processing sector. In addition, the program emphasizes leadership training through special study and group/team collaboration. Program Learning Objectives Students who successfully complete the twelve-month curriculum and graduate with the degree of Master of Professional Studies in Dairy Products Technology: Have obtained mastery of the technical foundation knowledge necessary to enter a management role in large-scale global dairy foods manufacturing organizations, including: Chemistry, biochemistry and the chemical changes that occur in dairy foods induced by processing Analytical chemistry and instrumentation Microbiology and its roles in both food processing and food safety Dairy foods ingredient functionality Food safety, quality assurance and control Sanitary design and cleaning Raw materials receiving and control Food laws and regulations Food sensory evaluation and process quality Unit operations in dairy food processing Can employ leadership principles and recognize leadership's role in management. Are able to use critical thinking and analytical skills to solve problems, evaluate alternatives and predict outcomes in a large dairy food production environment. Have developed a strong awareness of the dairy foods industry's place in society and can apply that awareness to formulate plans that benefit their company and society. [-]

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Master of Science in Architectural Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA San Luis Obispo

The Architectural Engineering Specialization was developed for those individuals interested in strengthening their understanding of structural behavior, becoming more familiar with the relationship between structures, architecture, and construction, plus becoming familiar with current design and analysis trends in the structural engineering profession. The program is ideal for continuing engineering students and for individuals who have graduated and wish to re-enter academia after gaining valuable work experience. [+]

About the Programn The Architectural Engineering (ARCE) specialization was developed for those individuals interested in strengthening their understanding of structural behavior, becoming more familiar with the relationship between structures, architecture, and construction, plus becoming familiar with current design and analysis trends in the structural engineering profession. The program is ideal for continuing engineering students and for individuals who have graduated and wish to re-enter academia after gaining valuable work experience. For those students still enrolled at Cal Poly-SLO there is an option to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering and a Master of Science with an Architectural Engineering Specialization simultaneously. Today the ARCE department has 13 full time faculty members. Throughout the evolution of the department they have been committed to a “Learn by Doing” philosophy, and has seen that commitment repaid time and again by the performance of its graduates. Vision To create a uniquely balanced education of practice and theory which better prepares graduates for the building industry Offer courses that link analysis, design, and constructability Offer courses that promote interdisciplinary teamwork Offer courses that are relevant to structural engineering practice Offer courses that strengthen analytical abilities and reinforce engineering basics (practical theory) Mission To provide the best preparation for structural engineering practice in California Educate students about advanced engineering concepts and current trends within the structural engineering profession Train students to incorporate architectural and construction issues when developing structural design solutions Improve students’ ability to understand structural behavior Improve verbal and written writing skills Alumni & Friends Alumni and friends play a very special role in the continued success of the ARCE department. Certainly the close connection with professionals inspires the students of today. Strong partnerships exist between alumni and friends and the ARCE department which allows the department to continue to offer the best possible education to the next generation of structural engineering professionals. [-]

Master of Science in Biological Sciences

Campus Full time September 2017 USA San Luis Obispo

This degree program is designed to prepare students for many types of biological work that require advanced training beyond the bachelor's degree, including careers in industry and/or civil service, teaching biological sciences at the elementary, secondary, and community college levels, independent research in the field of specialization, or continued graduate work at other institutions. A research thesis is required. [+]

About the Program The Master of Science in Biological Sciences program is designed to prepare students for many types of biological work that require advanced training beyond the bachelor's degree, including careers in industry and/or civil service, teaching biological sciences at the elementary, secondary, and community college levels, independent research in the field of specialization, or continued graduate work at other institutions. A research thesis is required. The Biological Sciences Department at Cal Poly takes Learn by Doing seriously. Over three-fourths of our courses include a lab section. That means our students spend most of their time out in the field collecting data or in the lab running experiments on modern equipment – not sitting at desks. We’re located on California’s Central Coast, the hub of pristine ocean, coastal marine, estuary, riparian, mountain and grassland environments. These unparalleled “living laboratories” are ideal for study and research on plant, aquatic and animal species in a variety of thriving ecosystems. We offer the latest high-tech equipment allowing our students to study life on a molecular level. Those students headed to a medical career can take specialized anatomy classes and labs usually offered to first-year med school students. Curriculum The program of study for all Master’s Degrees must include 45 units of committee approved graduate work, at least 30 units of which must be at the 500 level. At least 18 units of the formal program of study must be completed after the student has been advanced to candidacy. A grade point average of 3.0 or higher is required in all courses included in the Plan of Study. BIO501 Molecular and Cellular Biology (4) BIO502 Biology of Organisms (4) BIO503 Population Biology (4) BIO561 Proposal Writing for Biology Research (3) BIO590 Seminar in Biology (1)(1)(1) BIO591 Trends in Biology (1)(1) Select one of the following*: (4) BIO419 Analytical Methods inEcology BIO542 Multivariate Biometry STAT513 Applied Experimental Design and Regression Models STAT523 Design and Analysis of Experiments STAT524 Applied Regression Analysis BIO599 Thesis, with oral defense (9) Approved electives 400 or 500 level (12) Total: 45 *If a STAT course is chosen, Electives must include 3 units taken within the Biological Sciences Department at Cal Poly in order to meet the program requirement of 32 units. Application and Admission Application deadline is the 1st of February anually. This deadline is a departmental policy and differs from the university deadline listed in the current catalog. Admission is for Fall quarter only. Admission Requirements In addition to Cal Poly university-wide admission requirements, admission into the graduate program in the Biological Sciences Department requires the following: A minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter units (60 semester units) taken as an undergraduate. Candidates with lower GPAs are considered only with extenuating circumstances. Satisfactory scores on the General Graduate Record Examination Aptitude Test. Scores should be at least 150 in each of the verbal and quantitative sections for the “new” GRE, and 1000 for the “old” GRE. (Note that the Biology GRE Subject Test is not required for admission.) Candidates with lower GRE scores are considered only with extenuating circumstances. Prerequisite courses: one year of majors' introductory course work in biology and one course in each of the following areas: general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, calculus, genetics, evolution. NOTE: If you have not taken one or more prerequisite courses, you may still be admitted with conditional status, and will be required to take the course at Cal Poly. At least two letters of reference from persons familiar with recent academic or work performance of the applicant. Note that the Graduate Education website indicates that 3 letters are required; however, we only require 2 letters in Biological Sciences. Letters should be submitted via Interfolio (see below). A one page, typed Statement of Purpose describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study in the Biological Sciences at Cal Poly, your specific areas of interest (including the name(s) of your prospective faculty research advisor(s) if applicable), and any other information you consider pertinent. The statement should be submitted via Interfolio (see below). Curriculum vitae (optional but encouraged). The CV should be submitted via Interfolio (see below). Applicants to the regular MS program are strongly encouraged to contact prospective advisors. Admission to the regular MS program requires that an advisor agree to supervise an applicant. Faculty research interests can be found by browsing faculty profiles. Application Checklist Application to Cal Poly’s graduate program in Biological Sciences requires completion of the following steps at two different websites: Apply to Cal Poly via CSUMentor. This is the mechanism by which you officially apply to Cal Poly. The site closes after February 1, and extensions are not possible. When applying, please arrange to send official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended and an official GRE General Exam score report to Cal Poly Admissions (code 4038). Submit materials below via Interfolio (Click here, then scroll down to the Biological Sciences Interfolio link.) Note that Interfolio is provided by Cal Poly to applicants free of charge. If you have any trouble with Interfolio, please contact Graduate Education at grad@calpoly.edu. Materials must be submitted by March 1, but you should submit materials as early as possible (before February 1 if possible). Please submit: Unofficial transcripts (be sure to submit official transcripts to Admissions as described above) Unofficial GRE General Exam score report (be sure to submit official score report to Admissions as described above) Statement of Purpose At least two letters of reference Curriculum vita (optional but encouraged) Admission Steps and Timeline Application completed via CSUMentor by 1 February; Eligibility determined by Admissions Office by March; Supporting materials uploaded via Interfolio by 1 March; Recommendation of acceptance communicated by Graduate Coordinator of Biological Sciences Department by April via email; Departmental financial aid (if applicable) offered by mid-May. [-]

Master of Science in Business Analytics

Campus Full time 10  September 2017 USA San Luis Obispo

The M.S. in Business Analytics is a comprehensive, 10-month interdisciplinary business degree program that encompasses economics, finance, accounting, marketing, and information systems. The program offers a holistic approach to data analytics, combining qualitative reasoning with quantitative tools to identify key business problems and translate data analytics into decisions that improve business performance. Students will acquire broad training in all aspects of business analytics with particular emphasis on industry projects, statistical modeling and communication. [+]

Why a Master of Science degree in Business Analytics? In the increasingly competitive marketplace, organizations need business leaders who can make decisions informed by disparate sources of data. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the data analyst’s job category is expected to be one of the fastest-growing career fields and demand will continue to outpace available talent. McKinsey Global Institute estimates that by 2018 in the US alone, there will be a shortage of 140,000-190,000 people with analytical expertise, and a shortage of 1.5 million managers and analysts with the expertise to make decisions based on the analysis of big data. The Master of Science in Business Analytics program at the Orfalea College of Business offers its students an incredible opportunity to gain the knowledge, tools, and decision making skills to solve businesses’ most pressing problems while advancing their professional careers in the exciting and fast growing field of data analytics. Watch our Webinar Learn more about our program and how industry informed its development in a webinar featuring a conversation with Rich Clayton, VP Business Analytics, Oracle; Joshua Knox, Engineering Program Manager, Google; Scott Dawson, Dean, Orfalea College of Business and Sanjiv Jaggia, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, Orfalea College of Business. About the Program The M.S. in Business Analytics is a comprehensive, 10-month interdisciplinary business degree program that encompasses economics, finance, accounting, marketing, and information systems. The program offers a holistic approach to data analytics, combining qualitative reasoning with quantitative tools to identify key business problems and translate data analytics into decisions that improve business performance. Students will acquire broad training in all aspects of business analytics with particular emphasis on industry projects, statistical modeling and communication. Working on collaborative industry projects, students will engage with real world problems while gaining valuable experience working for a client in a team. Equipped with the ability to harness the power of data in a business setting, graduates will be tapped for exciting leadership opportunities at the forefront of business. Graduates will also be able to serve as a critical link among senior management, data scientists, and clients. Curriculum Take all of the following: Course Number Course Title Units GSB 510 Data Visualization and Communication in Business 4 GSE 518 Essential Statistics for Econometrics 4 GSE 520 Advanced Econometrics I 4 GSE 524 Computational Methods in Economics 4 GSB 520 Data Management for Business Analytics 4 GSB 530 Data Analytics and Mining for Business 4 GSB 503 Collaborative Industry Projects 8 - Core Subtotal 32 Approved Electives Select 13 units from the following: Course Number Course Title Units GSE 522 Advanced Econometrics II (prereq: GSE 520) 4 GSB 516 Strategic Marketing Analytics (prereq: GSE 518) 4 GSB 573 Marketing Research (prereq: GSE 518) 4 GSE 544 Evidence-Based Decision Analysis (prereq: GSE 520) 4 GSB 550 Bayesian Econometrics (prereq: GSE 520) 4 GSB 501 Individual Research (Approval from Associate Dean) 1-4 GSB 570 Selected Advanced Topics (Approval from Associate Dean) 1-4 - Electives Subtotal 13 Admission Requirements Completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university Official transcripts of all undergraduate course work GPA of at least 2.5 in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units Competitive GMAT or GRE score (valid for five years) Statement of purpose Two letters of recommendation Completion of at least two college level courses in statistics Completion of at least one college level course in calculus Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is required for international applicants. The requirement is waived if the applicant received a degree in the United States. For English language proficiency requirements, please go to Cal Poly Admissions. In addition to the above prerequisites, students are expected to have a working knowledge of linear algebra. For students who don’t meet this requirement, we will require the successful completion of our short workshop in linear algebra prior to the start of the program. Please note students admitted to the program will have qualifications better than the minimum outlined above. [-]

Master of Science in City and Regional Planning (MCRP)

Campus Full time September 2017 USA San Luis Obispo

The MCRP Program cultivates talent, leadership, innovation and action-oriented research in the place making education of civic minded and diverse students. We provide an applied, comrehensive, professional planning education with, community, regional, and global awareness. We prepare planners to develop communities and regions that are socially, ecologically and economically sustainable. [+]

About the Program The Master of Science in City and Regional Planning (MCRP) program cultivates talent, leadership, innovation and action-oriented research in the place making education of civic minded and diverse students. We provide an applied, comrehensive, professional planning education with, community, regional, and global awareness. We prepare planners to develop communities and regions that are socially, ecologically and economically sustainable. General Characteristics The Master of City & Regional Planning degree (MCRP) is an applied, comprehensive, and professionally-based program. It is open to students with high standards of academic achievement who wish to pursue careers in city and regional planning. It is structured to prepare graduates to function in a general context of city planning, as well as in an area of special emphasis. The core courses cover planning theory, methods, law, and formulation and implementation of plans and policies. Students may choose to pursue specialized studies in four areas: Urban Design Environment and Sustainability Transportation Housing, Economic, and Community Development In addition, skill building in all aspects of planning communications (visual, verbal, written) is stressed. The City & Regional Planning Department jointly offers the MCRP degree with the Master of Science in Engineering with a specialization in transportation planning. The MCRP program is structured to meet the needs of those who have earned baccalaureate degrees in a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, environmental studies, economics, business, geography, architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, political science, environmental or urban studies, natural resources management, and ecology. The program is six quarters (two years) in duration and consists of 72 approved units (not including courses necessary to compensate for deficiencies). Because of the sequencing of courses, students admitted to the program are generally expected to begin their studies in the fall quarter. Students with prerequisite coursework deficiencies and those with backgrounds allowing waivers of first-year core courses may be admitted in other quarters. The degree culminates in a thesis (CRP 599), professional project (CRP 596), or a community planning studio (CRP 556). Students have an opportunity to develop a close working relationship with the planning faculty. Self-directed study, tailored to the student's interests and needs, is also encouraged. Prerequisites Students entering the MCRP program are required to have a background in computers and computer applications equivalent to the Cal Poly course, CSC 110 Computers and Computer Applications: Windows. This includes knowledge of Microsoft Windows, word processing and spreadsheets. Applicants for admission to the Master of City & Regional Planning program are expected to: Have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college, Have attained a grade point average of 3.0 in last 90 quarter units of undergraduate work, Provide the CRP Department with the results of the Graduate Record Examination Aptitude Test in cases of borderline grade point average, Give indications of motivation, maturity, and high standards of academic involvement through work and references (three letters required) and submission of a project or paper demonstrating writing ability, Provide a statement (maximum of 500 words) demonstrating an understanding of, and areas of interest in, city and regional planning, career and educational objectives. Applicants lacking prerequisites or other background requirements for classified standing requirements may be admitted on a conditionally classified basis, depending on the results of an individual analysis of their applications. For additional information and clarification, see Janet in the CRP office (05-313) for administrative issues and Prof. Nuworosoo (21-117A), the MCRP Program Coordinator, for advising and program issues. [-]

Master of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA San Luis Obispo

The mission of the Civil Engineering Program is to prepare its students for successful careers in civil engineering by providing a high quality, practice-oriented education that emphasizes design project experiences, "hands-on" laboratory activities, and teamwork. [+]

Cal Poly Graduate Education About the Program The mission of the Master of Science in Civil Engineering program is to prepare its students for successful careers in civil engineering by providing a high quality, practice-oriented education that emphasizes design project experiences, "hands-on" laboratory activities, and teamwork. The Civil Engineering Program's faculty, in consultation with engineering practitioners and alumni, have developed five educational objectives to support the program mission. The educational objectives represent the goals that we have for our graduates after they leave Cal Poly. The educational objectives of the Civil Engineering Program are as follows: Successfully perform essential engineering functions in Civil Engineering practice; Communicate effectively with industry professionals and community members; Work in an ethical and professional manner to positively impact the environment and society; Pursue life-long learning through continuing education opportunities, graduate degrees and/or other certification; and Progress toward professional licensure. The Environmental Engineering Program The mission of the Master of Science in Environmental Engineering program is to provide its students with the highest quality technical and professional education in environmental engineering, with particular emphasis in the areas of air pollution control, water and wastewater quality, solid and hazardous waste management, and noise control. The Environmental Engineering Program's faculty, in consultation with engineering practitioners and alumni, have developed three educational objectives to support the program mission. The educational objectives represent the goals that we have for our graduates after they leave Cal Poly. The educational objectives of the Environmental Engineering Program are as follows: Practice as professional engineers by gaining a thorough foundation in the following areas: water and wastewater; air pollution; and solid and hazardous wastes; Pursue higher studies, research and life-long learning, and develop an appreciation of liberal arts and social sciences; and Have global awareness of environmental issues and use appropriate technologies to solve them. MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering The Master of Science program in Civil and Environmental Engineering has the following objectives: Job-entry education for the more complex areas of engineering, such as research and development, innovative design, systems analysis and design, and managerial engineering; Updating opportunities for practicing engineers; Graduate preparation for further study in engineering, leading to the Doctor of Engineering or Ph.D. degree. Prerequisites For admission as a classified graduate student, an applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a closely related physical science with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter units (60 semester) attempted. Applicants are required to submit satisfactory scores for the General (Aptitude) Test of the Graduate Record Examination. An applicant who meets these standards but lacks prerequisite coursework may be admitted as a conditionally classified student and must make-up any deficiencies before advancement to classified graduate standing. Information pertaining to specific requirements for admission to graduate standing (classified or conditionally classified) may be obtained from the Graduate Program Coordinator of the MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering program. Program of Study Graduate students must file a formal study plan with their advisor, department, college and university graduate studies office by no later than the end of the quarter in which the 12th unit of approved courses is completed. The formal program of study must include a minimum of 45 units (at least 23 of which must be at the 500 level). With the graduate advisor’s approval, students select their elective units in one of the following areas of study: geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, transportation and planning, or water resources and environmental engineering. The broad curriculum requirements for the MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering are: a minimum of 45 total units; 2 units of Graduate Seminar (CE 591 and CE 592) a minimum of 20 units of advisor approved electives within the major; a minimum of 8 units of advisor-approved electives outside the primary area of focus; at least 23 units of the 45 unit program at the 500 level; a comprehensive examination (non-thesis option) or a written thesis with oral defense (thesis option). Two program options are available: Thesis option 36 units of advisor-approved coursework and 9 units of research/design resulting in a written thesis and oral defense examination administered by a panel of at least three faculty. Non-thesis option 45 units of advisor-approved coursework which includes 1-unit comprehensive examination consisting of written and oral components administered by a panel of three faculty (maximum of two opportunities to pass this examination). Not an option for the blended BS+MS program. Program Learning Objectives Apply and synthesize technical knowledge to solve solutions to advanced Civil and Environmental Engineering problems in a chosen subject area of mastery (Environmental, Geotechnical, Structural, Water Resources, or Transportation Engineering). Demonstrate the ability for lifelong learning necessary for the constantly evolving nature of engineering design and practice. Effectively communicate technical information orally and in writing. Demonstrate independent thinking and decision making skills. Integrate ethical and professional components into the solutions of complex engineering problems. Evaluate engineering systems for sustainable performance and create solutions to encompass a project's full lifecycle. Curriculum Required Courses CE 591 Graduate Seminar I 1 CE 592 Graduate Seminar II 1 Select one of the following options: - 9 CE/ENVE 599 Design Project (Thesis) - Or 9 units of advisor approved analysis and design electives within the major (nonthesis option) - - Advisor approved analysis and design electives within a specific area of focus Select from the following*: 20-26 units CE 400 - Special Problems** CE 401 - Advanced Mechanics of Materials CE 405 - Concrete Materials CE 407 - Structural Dynamics CE 421 - Traffic Engineering CE 422 - Highway Geometrics and Design CE 423 - Intelligent Transportation Systems CE 424 - Public Transportation CE 431 - Coastal Hydraulics I CE 432 - Coastal Hydraulics II CE 433 - Open Channel Hydraulics CE 434 - Groundwater Hydraulics and Hydrology CE 440 - Hydraulic Systems Engineering CE 454 - Structural Design CE 455 - Design of Timber Structures CE 456 - Seismic Principles for Civil and Environmental Engineering CE 457 - Bridge Engineering CE 458 - Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Design CE 459 - FRP Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Structures CE 474 - Environmental Compliance and Permitting CE 475 - Civil Infrastructure and Building Systems CE 481 - Analysis and Design of Shallow Foundations CE 486 - Introduction to Geological Engineering CE 487 - Design of Foundations and Slopes in Rock CE 488 - Engineering Risk Analysis CE 500 - Individual Study** CE 501 - Advanced Matrix Analysis of Structures I CE 504 - Finite Element Analysis CE 521 - Highway Pavement Designs CE 523 - Transportation Systems Planning CE 525 - Airport Planning and Design CE 527 - Sustainable Mobility CE 528 - Transportation Economics and Analysis CE 529 - Modeling and Simulation in Transportation CE 533 - Advanced Water Resources Engineering CE 535 - Water Resources Systems Planning and Analysis CE 537 - Groundwater Contamination CE 539 - Environmental Hydraulics CE 552 - Analysis and Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete CE 553 - Ductile Design of Steel Structures CE 555 - Advanced Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory CE 557 - Seismic Analysis and Design for Civil Engineers CE 559 - Prestressed Concrete Design CE 571 - Selected Advanced Laboratory CE 581 - Advanced Geotechnical Engineering CE 583 - Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering CE 584 - Lateral Support Systems CE 585 - Slope Stability Analysis CE 586 - Analysis and Design of Deep Foundations CE 588 - Ground Improvement CE 589 - Geosynthetics Engineering ENVE 400 - Special Problems 2** ENVE 411 - Air Pollution Control ENVE 421 - Mass Transfer Operations ENVE 434 - Water Chemistry and Water Quality Measurements ENVE 436 - Introduction to Solid and Hazardous Waste Management ENVE 438 - Water and Wastewater Treatment Design ENVE 439 - Solid Waste Management ENVE 443 - Bioremediation Engineering ENVE 450 - Industrial Pollution Prevention ENVE 455 - Environmental Health and Safety ENVE 466 - Senior Project Design Laboratory I ENVE 467 - Senior Project Design Laboratory II ENVE 500- Individual Study** ENVE 535 - Physico-Chemical Water and Wastewater Treatment ENVE 536 - Biological Wastewater Treatment Processes Engineering ENVE 542 - Sustainable Environmental Engineering Advisor approved electives outside the primary area of focus Approved electives outside the primary area of focus*: 8-14 units Total units: 45 *To be selected after consultation with your academic advisor and the CE/ENVE graduate coordinator **No more than 4 total units of technical elective credit from CE 400, CE 500 and ENVE 400, ENVE 500 combined. 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Master of Science in Fire Protection Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA San Luis Obispo

As noted at the website of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers: Fire protection engineers use science and technology to protect people, property and businesses from destructive fires. They analyze how buildings are used, how fires start, how fires grow, and how fire and smoke affects people, buildings and property. [+]

What is a Fire Protection Engineer? As noted at the website of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers: Fire protection engineers use science and technology to protect people, property and businesses from destructive fires. They analyze how buildings are used, how fires start, how fires grow, and how fire and smoke affects people, buildings and property. Fire protection engineers use the latest technologies to: Design systems that control fires, alert people to danger and provide means for escape; Evaluate buildings to pinpoint the risks of fires and the means to prevent them; Conduct fire safety research on consumer products and construction materials; Investigate fires to discover how fire spreads, why protective measures failed, and how those measures could have been designed more effectively. Fire Protection Engineers work with architects and other engineers, state and local building officials and local fire departments to build and maintain fire safe communities. They make recommendations for cost effective fire protection solutions to ensure that the structure is adequately protected, along with the property and occupants contained within. How do I become a Fire Protection Engineer? Fire Protection Engineering is an important learned profession. Many FPEs start their careers in other technical disciplines and then their job responsibilities bring them into the profession, where they learn about the profession through on-the-job training and experience. Today, more and more FPEs are educated within the discipline at one of the universities that offer degree programs in FPE. With distance education programs in FPE now available, working professionals, particularly those educated in other disciplines, can return to school to enhance their skills and qualifications within the field of FPE while continuing with their professional careers. Because FPEs are always dealing with issues related to public safety and welfare, it is important for FPEs to become licensed as Professional Engineers in the jurisdictions where they practice. To become a registered Professional Engineer, it is necessary to gain experience under the supervision of another Professional Engineer after completing the educational requirements for registration. It is also necessary to pass a Fundamentals of Engineering exam and a Principles and Practice of Engineering exam to demonstrate that you are qualified to practice as a Professional Engineer in your chosen discipline. One of the primary goals of the FPE program at Cal Poly is to prepare students to become Professional Engineers in the FPE discipline. Admission Requirements The FPE program at Cal Poly is a rigorous graduate engineering degree program requiring a high level of competence in applied math and the engineering sceinces for successful completion. The admission standards for the FPE program are similar to those for other MS degree programs within the College of Engineering at Cal Poly. The general requirements for admission to the FPE MS degree program are: An earned bachelor's degree appropriate for the FPE MS degree; degrees in engineering or the applied sciences are most suitable. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in the last 90 quarter units (60 semester units) of coursework. Note that this is higher than the campus minimum GPA of 2.5, but is the same as other engineering programs at Cal Poly. On occasion, where other credentials are exceptionally strong, a GPA in the 2.5-3.0 range may be accepted. The Graduate Coordinator for the FPE MS program is Professor Christopher Pascual. Please contact Professor Pascual with any additional questions about applying to this degree program. Application Process Completed applications must include the following: A formal application made through CSUMentor (online or using a downloaded application form), see below for more instructions A required supplemental application must be made through Interfolio. Interfolio is the online provider that we use for prospective students to create an ePortfolio. See the ePortfolio Guidelines document for more instructions. Based on the admission quarter you must access one of the three following links: Winter 2017(Interfolio Link 35573) Spring 2017 - LINK COMING SOON Fall 2017 LINK COMING SOON Official transcripts from ALL colleges previously attended (except Cal Poly), mailed to: Cal Poly, Admissions Office, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 A minimum of two letters of recommendation (three are recommended) from faculty members or professional references on institutional/company letterhead, emailed to Dr. Christopher Pascual at cpascual@calpoly.edu OR submitted with your Inferfolio application. The program does not use a standard recommendation form. The program does not require the GRE test. However, if you wish, you may include GRE scores in your file by mailing to: Dr. Christopher Pascual, Graduate Coordinator, Fire Protection Engineering Program, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0358. Scores may also be sent directly to Cal Poly using institution code 4038. International applicants, including anyone who would attend Cal Poly while in the U.S. under a non-immigrant visa, must also submit results of the TOEFL test taken within the past two years. The TOEFL results must be directed to institution code 4038. Go to Cal Poly's TOEFL website for additional TOEFL instructions. Curriculum The Fire Protection Engineering curriculum is designed to build on the skills, knowledge, and broad engineering principles students acquire in an undergraduate engineering program or in a closely related technical field. The required and elective courses composing the Master of Science degree in Fire Protection Engineering address the specific body of knowledge required by the fire protection engineering profession. Students completing the program will possess the technical knowledge, skills and tools required to practice fire protection engineering in a variety of local, national and international settings. Upon completion of this program, students will possess the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue professional certification and licensure in the fire protection engineering discipline. The FPE MS degree program requires the successful completion of 45 credits, including ten 4-credit courses and one 5-credit culminating project experience. Students must also present and defend their culminating projects to a review committee. Fundamental Courses The MS degree program requires completion of the following four fundamentals courses: Course Title Course Number Prerequisites Course Offering Fundamental Thermal Sciences FPE S501 Consent of Instructor Fall Quarter Fire Dynamics FPE S502 FPE S501 Consent of Instructor Winter Quarter Flammability Assessment Methods FPE S503 FPE S502 Spring Quarter Fire Modeling FPE S504 FPE S502, FPE S503 Summer Quarter Applied Courses The MS degree program also requires completion of the following four applied courses: Course Title Course Number Prerequisites Course Offering Egress Analysis and Design FPE S521 Consent of Instructor Fall Quarter Fire Detection, Alarm and Communication Systems FPE S522 Consent of Instructor Spring Quarter Water-based Fire Suppression Systems FPE S523 FPE S501 or Consent of Instructor Winter Quarter Structural Fire Protection FPE S524 Consent of Instructor Summer Quarter Elective Courses Students must also complete two elective courses, from a list of approved electives. Within FPE, the following courses are currently offered: Course Title Course Number Prerequisites Course Offering Fire Safety Regulation and Management FPE S551 Consent of Instructor Fall Quarter Smoke Management and Special Hazards FPE S552 FPE S502, FPE S504 Winter Quarter Forensic Fire Analysis FPE S554 Consent of Instructor Spring Quarter Fire Protection Management in the Wildland-Urban Interface FPE S555 Consent of Instructor Winter Quarter Culminating Experience in Fire Protection Engineering (FPE S596) is also required for all students As a part of this 5-credit course, students must complete an FPE project as their culminating experience. The culminating project experience will typically be for students to perform a comprehensive fire and life safety evaluation of a selected building, prepare a comprehensive report documenting the results of this evaluation and present their analysis and findings to a review committee. Other culminating projects of similar scope and complexity may be submitted for approval. If you reside outside of California and are considering taking online courses, please read State Authorization for Distance Education. [-]

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA San Luis Obispo

The Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MS IE) program is designed to prepare students for a successful career in industry as well as a further study in a Ph.D. program, building on its strength in learn-by-doing and project-based engineering education and focusing on applied research. Through the MS IE program, students will sharpen both technical skills and non-technical skills required for success in their careers. [+]

Cal Poly Graduate Education About the Program The Master of Science in Industrial Engineering (MSIE) program is designed to prepare students for a successful career in industry as well as a further study in a Ph.D. program, building on its strength in learn-by-doing and project-based engineering education and focusing on applied research. Through the MS IE program, students will sharpen both technical skills and non-technical skills required for success in their careers. The graduate programs in the IME department are designed to prepare students for a successful carreer in industry as well as a further study in a Ph.D. program, building on its strength in learn-by-foing and project-based engineering education and focusing on applied research. Key learning outcomes for the MS IE program are that students can Design and improve manufacturing and business operations; Design experiments, analyze data, and solve real-world problems independently; Communicate effectively and practice strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. Students typically work closely with industry to solve real-world problems. The IME graduate programs help students sharpen both technical skills and non-technical skills required for success in their careers. A large fraction of our recent graduates have landed positions in high-tech, manufacturing, services, and consulting companies to design and improve business operations. Curriculum The MS IE program has flexible curriculum allowing the student a wide choice in course selection. The program requires a minimum 45 quarter credits of course work in the 400 or 500 level. Of the 45 units, 22 are technical electives. Student can choose technical elective courses from the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) department as well as outside the IME department. Flexibility is emphasized so that the student and his/her advisor can structure a degree plan tailored to the individual needs of the student. Only those letter-graded courses count toward satisfying the total unit requirement for the degree. Courses on a credit/no credit basis are not allowed in the formal study plan. No audit credits are permitted. The MS IE program requires a thesis; the student’s thesis topic must be approved by his/her graduate committee, consisting of three committee members. Both an oral defense and a written thesis are required. The thesis will be reviewed by the Graduate Education Office and published at the Digital Commons. Required Courses IME 503 Applied Statistical Methods in Engineering* 4 IME 507 Graduate Seminar 2 IME 556 Technological Project Management** 4 IME 580 Manufacturing Systems*** 4 IME 599 Design Project (Thesis) 9 Approved Electives Select from the following**** 22 IME 417 Supply Chain and Logistics Management IME 418 Product-Process Design IME 420 Simulation IME 427 Design of Experiments IME 430 Quality Engineering IME/MATE 458/CPE 488 Microelectronics and Electronics Packaging IME 470 Selected Advanced Topics IME 500 Individual Study (up to a maximum of 6 units) IME/AERO 510 Systems Engineering I IME/AERO 511 Systems Engineering II IME 541 Advanced Operations Research IME 542 Applied Reliability Engineering IME 543 Applied Human Factors IME 544 Advanced Topics in Engineering Economy IME 545 Advanced Topics in Simulation IME 570 Selected Advanced Topics IME 577 Engineering Entrepreneurship STAT 416 Statistical Analysis of Time Series STAT 418 Analysis of Cross-Classified Data STAT 419 Applied Multivariate Statistics STAT 530 Statistical Computing with SAS STAT 531 Statistical Computing with R Total units 45 *Students with a B+ or better grade in IME 326 or IME 327 may substitute IME 503 with another statistics related course such as IME 427, STAT 416, STAT 418, or STAT 419 upon approval of the graduate coordinator. **Students with a B+ or better grade in IME 303 may substitute IME 556 with another approved technical elective course. ***Course cannot be taken by students who have already received credit for IME 410. Another course may substitute, with the approval of the graduate coordinator. ****Students may take other 400 or 500 level courses after consultation with and approved by advisor and the graduate coordinator. Notes The MS IE program requires a minimum 45 quarter credits of course work in 400 or 500 level courses, including nine quarter units of thesis/project. The MS IE program requires a thesis and your thesis topic must be approved by your graduate committee consisting of three committee members. Both an oral defense and a written thesis are required. The thesis will be reviewed by the Graduate Education Office and published at the Digital Commons. Students considering eventual admission to a PhD program are strongly advised to select the MS IE program. Eligibility Applicants should have completed a four-year college course of study and hold a bachelor's degree in any engineering or related discipline, the mathematical, physical, or computer science disciplines from an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association. Students must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (based on 4.00 scale). Exceptions will be considered if the applicant is in the top 25% of his/her graduating class. The GRE (Graduate Record Examination). The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required for all applicants whose native language is not English. If the applicant received a degree in the United States, this test is waived. TOEFL test scores are valid for two years from the date the test was taken. Please refer to Cal Poly admission website for English language proficiency requirements at http://admissions.calpoly.edu/applicants/international/checklist.html. Application Procedure Please refer to the Cal Poly graduate application process at http://admissions.calpoly.edu/applicants/graduate/process.html Two key steps are: 1. Students interested in pursuing graduate studies in the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering department must file a complete graduate application online at www.csumentor.edu. The procedure for graduate applicants can be found on the Admissions website athttp://admissions.calpoly.edu/applicants/graduate/. Contact the Cal Poly Admissions Office if you have questions about the application process. 2. The following materials must be submitted through the Interfolio links: http://apply.interfolio.com/30484. Cover letter. If you are interested in being considered for a Teaching Associate or Graduate Assistant position, please indicate in the cover letter as well. Other financial support including non-resident tuition waiver is available as well. Details please refers to Cal Poly Graduate Education website at http://www.grad.calpoly.edu/ Three letters of recommendation Resume: list in reverse chronological order education, employment, extracurricular/community activities, publications if any, and membership. Statement of purpose: provide a summary of your career objectives and work experience with reference to the chosen field of graduate study in one page. Deadlines for application and file completion deadline for domestic applicants are available at Cal Poly's admission website at http://admissions.calpoly.edu/applicants/graduate/deadlines.html. Deadlines for international applicants are available at http://admissions.calpoly.edu/applicants/international/deadlines.html. International applicants can apply for fall quarter only. [-]

Master of Science in Polymers and Coatings

Campus Full time September 2017 USA San Luis Obispo

The M.S. in Polymers and Coatings Science offers a unique program closely tied to industry. Students gain academic preparation in polymers and coatings science through lecture and laboratory courses, then conduct a rigorous industrial internship or industry sponsored research. While on the internship, students specialize and develop advanced skills through directed study in areas related to their internship work. The program is designed to efficiently prepare students for challenging careers in the polymers and coatings industry. [+]

About the Program The Masters of Science in Polymers and Coatings Science offers a unique program closely tied to industry. Students gain academic preparation in polymers and coatings science through lecture and laboratory courses, then conduct a rigorous industrial internship or industry sponsored research. While on the internship, students specialize and develop advanced skills through directed study in areas related to their internship work. The program is designed to efficiently prepare students for challenging careers in the polymers and coatings industry. The program also provides an excellent background for doctoral studies in areas related to polymer and coatings science. This program is unique in California and relies on the close relationship between the department and the polymers and coatings industry for its success. Prerequisites Students entering the program must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in the last 90 quarter units attempted. Applicants with majors in chemistry, biochemistry, materials engineering, chemical engineering or related fields generally meet the prerequisites for courses in the program. Applicants with degrees in other areas may need to take supplemental courses in organic and physical chemistry and can be admitted conditionally. For information concerning additional departmental requirements, the student should contact the Graduate Advisor in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department. Advancement to candidacy requires completion of 12 units of an approved study plan with a minimum grade point average of 3.0. Curriculum Required Courses - - CHEM 544 Polymer Physical Chemistry and Analysis 3 CHEM 545 Polymer Synthesis and Mechanisms 3 CHEM 547 Polymer Characterization and Analysis Laboratory 2 CHEM 548 Polymer Synthesis Laboratory 2 CHEM 550 Coatings Formulation Principles 3 CHEM 551 Coatings Formulation Laboratory 2 CHEM 590 Graduate Seminar in Polymers and Coatings (1, 1, 1) 3 Select from the following: - 9 CHEM 598 Graduate Project (3, 3, 3) - CHEM 599 Graduate Thesis (3, 3, 3) - Approved Electives - - 18 units of advisor-approved electives (at least 3 units must be from 500 level). See department for list. - 18 Total units - 45 A complete project report or thesis must be submitted to the graduate committee. Guidelines on how to prepare report or thesis are available from the graduate coordinator. [-]

Master of Science in Printed Electronics and Functional Imaging

Online & Campus Combined Full time September 2017 USA San Luis Obispo

This master's degree offers graduate students the opportunity to engage in designing, developing and producing printed electronics and other functional printing applications. Students learn and work on projects using Cal Poly's proven Learn by Doing approach, working with some of the finest manufacturing equipment in education. [+]

About the Program The Master of Science in Printed Electronics and Functional Imaging program offers graduate students the opportunity to engage in designing, developing and producing printed electronics and other functional printing applications. Students learn and work on projects using Cal Poly's proven Learn by Doing approach, working with some of the finest manufacturing equipment in education. Five of the master's courses are delivered online* while the remaining courses are completed in residence. This affords flexibility for students, either completing foundation courses prior to coming to Cal Poly or in conjuction with enrolling in lab-based courses. What can I expect to be prepared to do with the Master of Science degree in Printed Electronics and Functional Imaging? The Master of Science degree in Printed Electronics and Functional Imaging will educate students in commercialization strategies in functional printing businesses. Graduates will be educated in funding models, business strategies, printing and coating technologies, imaging systems, material development, electronic fundamentals, novel applications, design integration, and product development. Graduates of the Master of Science degree will possess a unique skill and knowledge portfolio. Each student will actively design and produce a variety of printed electronics, active packaging, or security items, working in Cal Poly's well-equipped laboratories. Graduates will develop understanding of environmental conditions needed, process control requirements, and the techniques used to produce functional printing devices. Students will gain experience in researching, specifying, developing, and procuring technology to commercialize products. Graduates may secure positions in management levels focused on equipment acquisition, product design, product development, scaling and commercialization, technology deployment, material specification development, and operations management in private and public companies, research labs, and government agencies. General Characteristics The MS in Printed Electronics and Functional Imaging is a 45 quarter-unit academic course of study preparing graduates for professions involving electronic or functional applications incorporating the use of various printing and coating technologies. The program focuses on solution-based printing and coating for novel electronics, active and intelligent packaging, and security printing. Graduates conduct research related to design, market and technology development, integration, and applications for mass-scale printing and coating technologies used in functional and novel electronics, anti-counterfeiting, and packaging. List of Courses Course Description Units GrC 500 Special Problems in Graphic Communication for Graduate Students 2 GrC 501 Survey of Functional Printing 2 GrC 502 Orientation to Functional Printing 2 GrC 510 Materials for Functional Printing 4 GrC 512 Printing and Coating Technologies 4 GrC 514 Optical and Electrical Patterning 4 GrC 520 Functional Printing Product and Business Development 4 GrC 530 Functional Printing Workflows 4 GrC 551 Current Trends in Printed Electronics 4 GrC 552 Current Trends in Active Packaging 4 GrC 553 Current Trends in Security and Anti-Counterfeiting 4 GrC 560 Research Methods for Printed Electronics and Functional Imaging 2 GrC 595 Cooperative Education Experience 8-12 GrC 596 Research Project in Printed Electronics and Functional Imaging 3 IME 427 Design of Experiments 4 IME 457 Advanced Electronic Manufacturing 4 IME 458 Microelectronics and Electronics Packaging 4 Admission/Acceptance Requirements Acceptance to the program is based upon: Submission of an application for graduate admission via CSUMentor. Achievement on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Two letters of recommendation. A Bachelor degree or diploma in a related field to graphic communication, science, or engineering from a regionally accredited institution, college or university. An undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 is required in the last 60 semester or 90 quarter units of the undergraduate degree. On occasion, where other credentials are exceptionally strong, a GPA of 2.5-2.99 or alternate Bachelor degree with relevant work experience may be considered for admission. Completion of an undergraduate or graduate statistics course with a “C” or better. Prerequisite experiences – completed coursework or equivalent experience to GrC courses (Contact the graduate advisor for additional information on equivalency for these courses): GrC 201 – Digital Publishing Systems GrC 316 – Flexographic Printing Technology GrC 329 – Web Offset and Gravure Printing Technologies GrC 357 – Specialty Printing Technologies All graduate applicants, regardless of citizenship, whose native language is not English and whose preparatory education was principally in a language other than English must demonstrate competence in English. Those who do not possess a bachelor’s degree from a postsecondary institution where English is the principal language of instruction must take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing system (IELTS) exam. Students may be conditionally admitted based on the successful completion of the appropriate prerequisite coursework. Graduates Are Prepared To Analyze the theoretical foundations underpinning conductive materials, optical patterning, basic electronic components and circuits, and material behavior. Understand applications, trends, and market drivers for active packaging, security printing, and printed electronics. Integrate graphic design, functional design, and creative applications into expressive technologies and compelling products. Evaluate and determine the suitability for printing as a production method for specific functional and novel products. Develop specifications and tolerances for deposition technologies for various functional products. Demonstrate skills related to microscale patterning and deposition including accurately measuring patterning and deposition characteristics using a variety of instruments. Analyze multiple equipment technologies against required specifications and tolerances and determine appropriateness or equipment modifications required. Understand fundamental business concepts related to starting and managing an entrepreneurial operation. Conduct scholarly research in one or more disciplines in functional printing. [-]

Master of Science in Psychology

Campus or Online Full time 2 - 3  September 2017 USA San Luis Obispo

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a 90-quarter unit professional degree program that fulfills the educational requirements for the state of California's Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) license. The program's mission is to provide the state of California with highly competent master-level clinicians trained to counsel individuals, couples, families, and groups in a multicultural society. Graduates are often employed by County Mental Health, Social Services, and other inpatient and outpatient community mental health centers. Many graduates also build successful private practices. Fifteen percent of our graduates pursue doctoral studies in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. [+]

About the Program The Master of Science in Psychology at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a 90-quarter unit professional degree program that fulfills the educational requirements for the state of California's Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) license. The program's mission is to provide the state of California with highly competent master-level clinicians trained to counsel individuals, couples, families, and groups in a multicultural society. Graduates are often employed by County Mental Health, Social Services, and other inpatient and outpatient community mental health centers. Many graduates also build successful private practices. Fifteen percent of our graduates pursue doctoral studies in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. Psychology and Child Development Department faculty members coordinate the M.S. Program and regularly teach graduate classes. Some courses are taught by mental health professionals from the community. The M.S. faculty is diverse in terms of professional degrees, clinical training, cultural background, and gender. Graduate classes are small and students receive much individual attention in our on-campus practicum training clinic and community traineeship sites. There are approximately 40 fully matriculated students in Cal Poly's M.S. Psychology Program. Graduate courses are scheduled so that full-time students carrying 12-16 quarter units can secure their degree in two years. Many students take 2 ½-3 years to finish, however, because of the program's extensive clinical training. Student work, family, and other schedules may also make a longer timeline more feasible. Courses are held in the day and evening and are offered only once a year. Prerequisites The MS in Psychology accepts applicants from all disciplines (e.g., English, Biology, Philosophy). Accepted applicants must complete five (5) program prerequisites (3 semester/4 quarter units each) by July 31 prior to entering the program: Research Methods in Psychology, Introductory Statistics, Personality Theory, Abnormal Psychology, and Developmental Psychology. These courses may be taken at Cal Poly as a matriculated undergraduate, through Cal Poly’s Open University or at another fully accredited institution, including on-line. In order to determine if a course you have taken satisfies one of our prerequisites, but has a different title than Cal Poly's, compare the content with the Expanded Prerequisite Course Outlines. Applicants who fail to complete these courses before their first quarter of enrollment will be dropped from the program. Required Courses In order for the University to verify the student has fulfilled California's requirements for MFT licensure, the student must successfully complete 90-quarter units of required courses. Please see The Cal Poly catalog for a description of these courses. [-]

Master of Science in Public Policy (MPP)

Campus Full time September 2017 USA San Luis Obispo

The Master of Public Policy degree program (MPP) is open to students who wish to pursue analytic careers in government, non-profit agencies or in businesses subject to government regulations. The MPP program is structured to prepare graduates to work as analysts and as program managers. [+]

About the Program The Master of Public Policy degree program (MPP) is open to students who wish to pursue analytic careers in government, non-profit agencies or in businesses subject to government regulations. The MPP program is structured to prepare graduates to work as analysts and as program managers. Core courses in the MPP program cover public policy, policy analysis, quantitative methods, and economic policy. This is a two-year program for students taking 8 or more units per term. The program consists of 60 approved units (not including courses necessary to compensate for deficiencies). The degree culminates with a two-term seminar focused on analytical projects where students will develop, present, and discuss individual research. Students develop a unique concentration of electives related to their interests, and may pursue joint graduate degree programs. Curriculum Core courses in the Masters in Public Policy program cover public policy, policy analysis, quantitative methods, and economic policy. This is a two-year program for students taking 8 or more units per term. The program consists of 60 approved units (not including courses necessary to compensate for deficiencies). The degree culminates with a two-term seminar focused on analytical projects where students will develop, present, and discuss individual research. Students develop a unique concentration of electives related to their interests, and may pursue joint graduate degree programs. MPP Courses The MPP offers coursework relevant to problem solving and analysis of public policies. Each student files a formal study plan after completing 12 units of coursework (generally toward the end of Winter quarter in the first year). The formal program of study includes 60 units; 44 are found in the core and 16 are electives. Core MPP courses must be taken for a letter grade. Full course descriptions can be found in the Cal Poly catalog online and in print. The student has seven years to complete all coursework and requirements for the degree, including the comprehensive examination. Continuous Enrollment As of Fall 2009, graduate students must maintain continuous enrollment in the University in three of four academic quarters annually. To maintain enrollment, students must be enrolled as a regular student, enrolled in a special place-holder course (GS 597), or be on planned educational or medical leave. For more information on the Continuous Enrollment Policy, please visit the Cal Poly Graduate Education website. Policy Expertise Throughout the program, students are to develop an area of policy expertise. In order to do so, students are to direct their 16-20 elective units toward a specific area of policy specialization. Students can choose courses from a wide array of disciplines throughout the university to develop a specific area of policy expertise. View policy electives. MPP Culminating Exam The culminating experience is a two-day take-home exam, designed to assess the student's ability to integrate knowledge and demonstrate mastery in policy analysis applications. The exam will be administered by faculty associated with the program during fall and spring quarters each year. Required Courses CLASSES UNITS POLS 510 Research Design 4 POLS 515 Public Policy 4 POLS 518 Public Policy Analysis 5 POLS 540 Leadership & Management 4 POLS 550 Regulatory and Economic Policy 4 POLS 560 Quantitative Methods 5 POLS 586 Policy Internship 4-8 POLS 590 Graduate Seminar 8 POLS 595 Directed Supervised Reading for MPP Comprehensive Exam 2 Electives 16-20 Total Units 60 NOTE: Core courses scheduling may change on faculty availability Important Elective courses to be selected with graduate adviser's approval. At least 8 units must be at the 500 level. With permission of the Director, MPP students may apply up to 4 units of POLS 500 (Independent Study) and up to 4 units of POLS 400 (Independent Study) as elective credits toward their MPP degree. Admissions Minimum Requirements for Admission Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. A grade point average of not less than 3.0 in all undergraduate course work. Academic preparation or work experience demonstrating analytical and writing skills. For applicants whose preparatory education is principally in a language other than English, a TOEFL score of 550 or higher is required (or 213 on the new conversation scale for the computer-based TOEFL exam). A score of 4.5 or higher on the essay portion of the TOEFL is also required. How to Apply Students can apply directly online via CSU Mentor. Applicants must submit official transcripts to Cal Poly Graduate Admissions (see address below). Students should submit the following electronically via Interfolio. Three letters of recommendation. The required letters of recommendation must include at least one academic reference and at least one professional reference. The third letter of recommendation can be either an academic or a professional reference. These recommendations must be written in English and ought to address relevant academic coursework, work experience and other preparation that make the applicant a strong candidate for the MPP program. Personal statement detailing the applicant’s understanding of, interest in and use for a public policy degree from the perspective of the applicant’s career and educational goals. Resume/CV detailing relevant academic and professional information. A scanned copy of your transcripts. GRE scores are recommended but not required for admission. GRE scores should be sent electronically from the testing agency directly to Cal Poly Admissions. Addresses for Graduate Admissions and MPP Director: Graduate Admissions (transcripts) Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 For Interfolio Electronic submissions (letters, statement, resume), Interfolio Questions about Interfolio: Graduate Education Building 116, Room 212 Phone: (805)756-2328 Email: grad@calpoly.edu [-]

Master of Science in Taxation (MS Tax)

Campus Full time September 2017 USA San Luis Obispo

The Master Science in Taxation (MS Tax) at Cal Poly is a rigorous one-year program that prepares graduates for careers in public accounting, industry and government. Classes are full-time and held on campus. Having a master’s degree is an absolute must for anyone seriously considering a successful career in the highly technical area of taxation. [+]

About the Program The Master Science in Taxation (MS Tax) at Cal Poly is a rigorous one-year program that prepares graduates for careers in public accounting, industry and government. Classes are full-time and held on campus. Having a master’s degree is an absolute must for anyone seriously considering a successful career in the highly technical area of taxation. Cal Poly serves as a primary recruiting school for the Big Four public accounting firms, as well as midsize and boutique firms — all of whom eagerly hire our graduates. The placement rate for our program is outstanding. Students graduating from the program also have historically excelled on the CPA examination and in their careers. The program’s curriculum covers a broad spectrum of taxation from tax research, corporate, partnership, international, state and local to estate and gift. Students enrolled in the program also apply their knowledge in a winter internship where they receive academic credit and put their tax skills to work. They can also participate in the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic to build confidence and career readiness. The MS Tax students enjoy small class sizes led by nationally recognized accounting scholars committed to the success of the entire cohort. This high-touch environment fosters close connections and a deep understanding of taxation. To help students build real-world experience and make connections, we developed the Graduate Tax Guest Speaker Series. The Speaker Series brings dozens of accounting and industry professionals into the classroom from top companies such as Google, EY, KPMG, PwC, Deloitte, and more. Topics discussed include advanced areas in taxation, ranging from venture capital, private equity and hedge fund partnership allocations and distributions, to the intricacies and complexities of tax provision work. Upon conclusion of the program, graduates have a comprehensive understanding of the Internal Revenue Code, the Treasury regulations and other authorities that they can later apply to various sophisticated transactions. Graduates also have excellent tax research and communication skills, a characteristic that sets Cal Poly’s program apart from others in the field. The MS Tax students leave prepared for today’s dynamic, innovative and changing business environment. Curriculum Cal Poly’s MS Tax program is a 45-49 quarter unit program typically completed in one year. The program includes: 3-week special session beginning August 29th before the fall quarter, and 9-quarter unit tax internship during the winter quarter. Required Courses Course Number Course Title Units GSA 546 Tax Research and Administrative Procedures 4 GSB 529 Effective Communication Skills for Managers 4 GSA 537 State and Local Taxation 4 GSA 538 Current Developments in Taxation 4 GSA 548 Adv. Individual Taxation and Tax Planning 4 GSA 540* Taxation of Corporations & Partnerships* 4 GSA 570** Selected Advanced Topics -- Federal Tax Clinic** 4 GSA 539 Clinical Tax Education Internship 9 GSA 536 Taxation of Trusts, Estates & Transfer Taxes 4 GSA 549 Adv. Taxation of Flow-through Entities 4 GSA 550 Adv. Corporate Taxation 4 GSA 551 International Taxation 4 * Required for those who have NOT previously completed BUS 417 (or BUS 414 and 415) at Cal Poly ** (Elective Class) Available for those who are NOT required to take GSA 540 because they have previously completed BUS 417 at Cal Poly Admissions Requirements The Orfalea College of Business’ MS Tax program is designed so that students holding an undergraduate degree in any discipline may qualify for admission consideration into the program. Successful completion of an undergraduate program/degree, from an accredited institution, is required prior to the start of classes. Many students in the program have a degree or concentration accounting, while others can have degrees in related fields like economics, mathematics or statistics. Admission is limited and very competitive, so if you are ready to embark on an exciting career in taxation (with unlimited possibilities), you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Due to the unique structure of this cohort program, Cal Poly accepts applications for fall quarter admission only. The application deadline is April 1. Due to rolling admissions, however we encourage early applications. All students begin their program with a short intensive session, which generally runs mid-August through early September. Required Elements: Acceptable Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited institution in accounting or any other discipline Acceptable GMAT or GRE score 4 quarter units in Federal Taxation 8 quarter units in any accounting subject (in addition to the federal taxation course) OR 2 years of full-time work experience in accounting Optional Materials: proof of accounting related work experience submitted via Interfolio, including: A statement explaining the details of how and why the items in your resume equate to two years of full-time work experience in accounting A letter from your employer confirming the foregoing Note: The MS Tax program does not accept applications from international students. [-]

Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time September 2017 USA San Luis Obispo

The mission of the Electrical Engineering Department is to educate students to achieve excellence in the discipline of electrical engineering and to teach them to apply their education to solve practical problems in a socially responsible way. Students are prepared for careers of service, leadership, and distinction in a wide range of engineering and other related fields using a participatory, learn-by-doing, and “hands-on” laboratory, project, and design centered approach. Students are encouraged to participate in lifelong learning as essential in the presence of the ever-increasing pace of technological change. [+]

Cal Poly Graduate Education About the Program The mission of the Electrical Engineering Department is to educate students to achieve excellence in the discipline of electrical engineering and to teach them to apply their education to solve practical problems in a socially responsible way. Students are prepared for careers of service, leadership, and distinction in a wide range of engineering and other related fields using a participatory, learn-by-doing, and “hands-on” laboratory, project, and design centered approach. Students are encouraged to participate in lifelong learning as essential in the presence of the ever-increasing pace of technological change. Diversity in the students, faculty and staff is embraced and enhances the quality and creativity of the campus experience and environment. The primary educational objectives of the Electrical Engineering program are to prepare graduates to: Excel in the electrical engineering profession; Embrace life-long learning as a necessary component to remain current in their profession; and Pursue graduate degrees for enhanced skills and opportunities. The Electrical Engineering degree programs prepare graduates for distinguished practice in professional engineering; equipping students for pursuing engineering solutions to urgent problems while being responsibly aware of all implications. To that end, the curriculum provides a sound theoretical background along with current, practical engineering knowledge. Cal Poly's "learn by doing" philosophy is emphasized by integrating design throughout the curriculum in numerous design-centered laboratories that provide students with hands-on experiences in design synthesis, analysis, characterization, and verification. Students are encouraged to participate in professional organizations and clubs such as: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), IEEE Computer Society (IEEE-CS), IEEE Consumer Electronics Society (IEEE-CES), IEEE Power and Energy Society (IEEE-PES), Audio Engineering Society (AES), Cal Poly Robotics, Electric Vehicle Club, Renewable Energy Club, Society of Women Engineers (SWE), Women involved in Software & Hardware (WISH), Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), Student Electrical Engineering Council (SEEC), and the Amateur Radio Cub. The Electric Power Institute, sponsored by the university and underwritten by major utility companies and electrical equipment manufacturers, offers advanced seminars and lectures in the electrical power field and facilitates student and faculty interaction with industry. Program Learning Objectives Our goal is to create a graduate degree program and a learning environment that result in graduates who possess the following: Technical competency in their chosen disciplines; Effective communication skills; Awareness of the impacts of technology on society and the environment; Understanding of ethics and responsible professional conduct; Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills; Appreciation of the need for life-long learning; Leadership/planning/decision-making skills; Critical thinking/complex problem-solving skills. Curriculum Required Courses EE 525 or EE 513 Stochastic Processes Control Systems Theory 4 EE 563 Graduate Seminar (1, 1, 1) 3 EE 599 Design Project (Thesis) (or 9 units of approved Technical Electives and a comprehensive written examination) 9 Additional Electrical Engineering Graduate Courses Select from the following*: 12 units EE 502 - Microwave Engineering EE 509 - Computational Intelligence EE 511 - Electric Machines Theory EE 513 - Control Systems Theory EE 514 - Advanced Topics in Automatic Control EE 515 - Discrete Time Filters EE 518 - Power System Protection EE 519 - Advanced Analysis of Power Systems EE 520 - Solar-Photovoltaic Systems Design EE 521 - Computer Systems EE 522 - Advanced Real-Time Operating Systems Design EE 523 - Digital Systems Design EE 524 - Solid State Electronics EE 526 - Advanced Digital Communications EE 527 - Advanced Topics in Power Electronics EE 528 - Digital Image Processing EE 529 - Microwave Device Electronics EE 530 - Fourier Optics EE 533 - Antennas EE 541 - Advanced Microwave Laboratory EE 544 - Solid-state Electronics and VLSI Laboratory Approved Technical Electives (400-500 level) May be selected from the course list above and other advisor approved technical electives. 17 units Total units: 45 *Not all courses listed are offered each academic year. Consult the EE Department for current information on course offerings. [-]

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Master of Arts in Education

Campus Full time September 2017 USA San Luis Obispo

Cal Poly’s School of Education (SOE) offers programs leading to the Master of Arts in Education with specializations in Education Leadership and Administration, Counseling and Guidance in Higher Education, Curriculum & Instruction and Special Education. [+]

About the Program The School of Education is committed both to meeting traditional program needs and developing innovative and integrated approaches to long-standing and emerging issues in education. The faculty embodies the School's commitment to understanding and improving educational practice and research in a diverse society. To that end, all SOE graduate programs are taught by professors recognized in their fields for teaching skills, research interests, and professional activities. These faculty members work diligently to maintain the highest standards of academic excellence, combined with problem-based instructional practices, and are respected for their teaching, scholarship, and service by professional practitioners at regional, state, and national levels. Cal Poly’s School of Education (SOE) offers programs leading to the Master of Arts in Education with specializations in the following areas: Education Leadership and Administration Counseling and Guidance in Higher Education Curriculum and Instruction Special Education Education Leadership and Administration While designed primarily for K-12 leaders, the master's degree in Education with a specialization in Educational Leadership and Administration is beneficial for leaders from other fields, including sports administration, teacher leadership, higher education, and nonprofit leadership. The program emphasizes applied theories of educational leadership, mastery of practical skills required for effective leadership and administration, and competence in research methods necessary for understanding and assessing learning organizations. Qualified candidates who meet standards established by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing can earn the California Preliminary Administrative Services Credential with the master's degree. Counseling and Guidance in Higher Education The Counseling & Guidance M.A degree in Education is designed to prepare students for careers working as counselors and student affairs professionals in a variety of higher education and non-profit settings. The program meets the American College Personnel Association (ACPA, 2003) Professional Preparation Commission standards and the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS, 2012). Our program is listed in the ACPA Directory of Graduate Programs and the NASPA Graduate Program Directory. Completion of the degree also meets the educational requirements for those seeking positions as counselors in the California community college system. Curriculum & Instruction This specialization is a branch of the Master of Arts in Education offered through the School of Education. It is particularly designed for practicing classroom teachers, but is also suitable for other educators interested in classroom practice. Its focus on teaching practice is with respect to the ambitious curricula and complex instructional approaches required to foster students’ deep understanding and development of multiple literacies in the era of the Common Core State Standards and the NGSS, and for the demands of the 21st century. Special Education The MA/EDSP at Cal Poly prepares candidates to earn a Preliminary Education Specialist Credential in mild/moderate disabilities while concurrently allowing them to probe more deeply regarding one mild/moderate disability such as autism. The majority of candidates enter the MA/EDSP as post-baccalaureate students with a wide variety of majors ranging from Art and Business to Child Development and Psychology. Some candidates enter the program already having earned an elementary or secondary California teaching credential. These students have met many of the State mandated requirements (e.g., CSET) for entering or completing credential programs. [-]

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