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IME Ranked #1 By US News & World Report Second Year in a Row

IME Ranked #1 Second Year In A Row

Sep 11, 2019

The Cal Poly College of Engineering’s emphasis on preparing today’s students to solve tomorrow’s global challenges continues to garner attention, most recently when U.S. News & World Report ranked one of the college’s departments as the top specialty program in the nation.

The annual America’s Best Colleges guidebook, intended to help students and parents craft a list of potential colleges, named Cal Poly’s Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Program No. 1.

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IME students working on a senior project

Sponsor a Senior Project!

Aug 28, 2019

The Cal Poly IME department is soliciting senior project and graduate project topics from IME alumni and other industry associates. Lst year we stepped up the senior projects requirements, structure, and funding, and the results were fantastic! The process design and improvement projects our students perform make a big difference for the organizations that sponsor them. Contact Tali Freed at for more information or to start the sponsorship process! 

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Rockwell Automation Hiring & Attending Winter Career Fair!

Jan 24, 2019

Rockwell Automation/Allen Bradley, is recruiting for both Technical Sales and Product Sales Support positions. We are currently recruiting for Full-Time positions.


For Technical Sales, we are looking for “high energy engineering students” who want to use their technical and commercial skills to help manufacturing companies solve their business problems. Does a career that combines engineering, sales, and business consulting interest you? Join our world class sales training program today!


For Product Sales Support Positions, we are looking for engineering majors who want to join the dynamic engineering world of Industrial Automation. These positions are part sales and part product experts. They support our sales team and our customers with pre-sales support application expertise. If you are looking to use your engineering skills to consult technically with customers on the factory of the future, come see us!  Our training program will get you ready to make an impact!


Look us up at to learn about our culture, industry, and opportunities.


Come see us at the Career Fair on Thursday, January 24.





IME students in China

Engineering Abroad

Dec 11, 2018

Engineering Abroad

           With help from polytechnic peers, a group of Cal Poly students had the opportunity to simulate an international engineering team while establishing memorable bonds during a one-of-a-kind study abroad program in China.
            Jianbiao John Pan, an Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering professor and faculty leader, led the group of 15 students on a trip to Hangzhou this summer as part of the Engineering in China program, which is designed specifically for engineering students.

           “We have many study abroad programs at Cal Poly, however, there are very few for our engineers,” Pan said. “A majority are for general education, language or related programs. I feel that our engineering students need to be exposed to international culture as well as have an international team experience in a multicultural environment.”

Full article available at CENG News

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Student Brian Hillenbrand working with Haas Machine

An Automated Upgrade

Dec 11, 2018

Brian Hillenbrand working with Haas CNC Machine

Brian Hillenbrand, a manufacturing engineering student, demonstrates how the new Haas CNC machines work.

A fleet of newly purchased Haas CNC machines will help teach engineering students how mechanical parts are designed, manufactured, and inspected -- better preparing them for their future careers -- said Trian Georgeou, a lecturer in the Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering department. Meanwhile, a new $40,000 working scholarship will fund student lab technicians, complimenting Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing approach with an Earn by Doing incentive.   

The additions, Georgeou said, mark the completion of the first phase in a three-phase upgrade to the IME Material Removal labs. 

Full article available at CENG News

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Cal Poly graduate Jon Monett

Up to the Challenge

Dec 11, 2018

Jon Monett

Cal Poly graduate, established the QL+ program at his alma mater in 2009.

In an empty classroom on the third floor of Building 192, Jon Monett sits in front of a camera, artificial light illuminating his face, as he clutches his script. After a final take – Monett improvising much of it -- a filming crew wraps up and prepares for the next assignment.

“They’re making a 2-minute promo of the challengers of the class of 2019,” Monett explains.

That class will consist of 25 new individuals, including wounded veterans, who all have physical challenges they will ask students to address. Cal Poly will tackle the most challenges – up to eight – while the rest will go to other schools that have a Quality of Life Plus lab.

Full article available at CENG News

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