Lyles College of Engineering is the oldest publicly supported engineering college in the San Joaquin Valley. The mission of the college is to provide high-quality academic programs in engineering that support the infrastructure and growth of the Central California region while serving all students equally and providing opportunity to individuals who historically have not participated in a university education.
The college offers high-quality, nationally accredited undergraduate degree programs in civil engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, and construction management. The geomatics engineering degree program is the only one of its kind in California. Lyles College also offers graduate degrees in civil engineering and civil engineering with options in water resources engineering and environmental engineering as well as engineering with options in electrical, computer and mechanical engineering.
Because the 21st century demands exceptional engineers, Lyles College consistently strives toward providing programs that are equipped with experienced faculty, advanced laboratories and research projects. Faculty members work closely with students and develop partnerships with industries in our region and beyond. This allows for students to participate in internships, research, projects and service learning. The two-dozen laboratories foster hands-on, design-based learning.
There are numerous opportunities for students to get involved in student chapters and organizations. Pathways: Student Services provides supplemental instruction, tutoring, industry tours and professional opportunities. The Lyles College Advising Center is committed to ensuring students are well-informed and prepared to achieve their full academic potential.
Graduates from our college include astronauts, Fortune 500 executives, entrepreneurs, innovators, business owners and designers as well as leaders in all levels of public service.
Dr. William M. Lyles, President and CEO of Lyles Diversified, Inc. is the namesake of Lyles College of Engineering. He led the charge to ensure engineering in the Central Valley would prosper as the local economy grew. Lyles, joined by family members and their sister companies, gifted $10 million to the engineering college with the agreement the University raise an additional $10 million in funding – totaling $20 million. As a third generation engineer, local business owner and active community member, it was only fitting the college be named in honor of he and his family.
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