Services & Programs

Advising ServicesBook Loan Program •TutoringResume DatabaseFirst Year & Transfer StudentScholarships & Scholarship ProgrammingIndustry ConnectionsStudy LoungeComputer Lab

Advising Services

As a participant in MEP, students have an advisor to assist with academic, career, and personal questions. MEP advisors are trained and work right alongside the Engineering Advising Center. Meeting with your advisor is a great way to make sure you are making academic progress and to clear up any questions or concerns you might have throughout your journey at Cal Poly. Both appointments and drop-in advising are available. 

Appointments are available Monday - Friday. Schedule an appointment with any MEP advisor by stopping by Engineering Student Services (40-111), calling 805-756-1461, or emailing with your weekly availability. Below are our MEP Drop-In Hours for Fall '17:

Book Loan Program

In efforts to enhance resources for its students, the Multicultural Engineering Program provides a Book Loan Program, in which MEP purchases books for select students to use throughout the year with the promise that the students will return these books for others to use within the Engineering Tutoring Lab. To learn more and apply to participate, please visit:


Visit the Engineering Tutoring Lab: Engineering Student Services and MEP collaborate to support the Engineering Tutoring Lab which offers assistance in engineering, math, and science courses. To learn more about the lab, including quarterly drop-in hours, please visit: 

Resume Database

Many members of our Industry Advisory Board want to hire YOU! MEP's resume database is exclusively available for MEP students to submit resumes, and our industry supporters to access. Upload your resume here.
note: submitting your resume indicates that you are aware and give permission for industry to access to your personal information, such as your address and phone. Learn more about your FERPA rights here.

First-Year and Transfer Student Support

Food for Thought Series

The Food for Thought Series (a Chevron sponsored event) is led by MEP Leads and Advisors and will give new MEP students the opportunity to meet other students and discuss their new adventure here at Cal Poly. See below for more information including session topics and dates:

MEP Leads

Our MEP Leads are current MEP students who are here to welcome new students to Cal Poly, point out helpful MEP and campus resources, and help build community and make connections during their first year! Check out the image below for their MEP Study Room office hours!


Engineering (ENGR) 101

ENGR 101 is a NSF funded course designed to support first-year students in the Multicultural Engineering Program who may feel a little unsure of their major choice and are interested in learing more about all 13 majors in the College of Engineering. By participating in ENGR 101, students will:

  • Understand and utilize Cal Poly resources that aid in your major exploration

  • Discover different engineering careers and opportunities

  • Practice professional skills such as teamwork, written and oral communication

  • Start building a network of professionals and peers who will support you in your academic journey

  • Develop a "next steps" plan for after fall quarter

This is a 1 unit, credit/no credit course, is not degree applicable, and is only offered in fall quarters.

Engineering (ENGR) 301

ENGR 301 is a course designed to support juniors and seniors in their search for internships, jobs, graduate school and other opportunities after graduation. In this course, you will develop your professional identity and have the opportunity to explore ways to get involved in your community as an engineer. The goals of ENGR 301 are:

  • To prepare students for success in their search for internships, jobs, graduate school, and other opportunities after graduation.
  • To broaden students perspective of what can be done with their engineering degree
  • To empower students to make an impact as an engineer by engaging them in social issues across local and global communities

Transfer students, CP Scholars, PEEPS, MEP, and first-generation students are especially encouraged to enroll. It is a 1 unit, credit/no credit activity and is not degree applicable offered in Fall quarters.

Transfer Prep Workshops & Support

In collaboration with the College of Science and Math Advising Center and the Mustang Success Center, MEP provides workshops focused on preparing new, local transfer students for the rigor of Cal Poly STEM disciplines. Through engaging students in discussions about time management, conflict resolution, and resource identification, students who attend this workshop leave feeling more prepared for the academic year than before.

Working side-by-side with the Engineering Student Services, we target programming to support new transfers to thrive academically, professionally, and socially. Read more about transfer support here.

Scholarships & Scholarship Programming

MEP students have multiple scholarship opportunities available to them. Corporations as well as MEP itself provide students within a variety of engineering majors both merit and need-based scholarships. Students are typically contacted via email when a scholarship opportunity arises.

Depending on the scholarship opportunity, student eligibility will differ. However, the criteria for students interested in the MEP Scholarship includes the following:

  • Must be a MEP student
  • Must be an engineering or computer science major
  • Must show a commitment to MEP and actively participate in events such as student panels, outreach events, etc.

MEP Chevron Scholarship Recipients 2011 

MEP also provides specialized advising and programming for students affiliated with Cal Poly Scholars and PEEPS scholarship programs.

Industry Connections

MEP has various opportunities for students to connect with Industry professionals and build their network. Please visit our Corporate Connections page for a professional directory of alumni and industry who care about your success. For a list of companies that support the students of MEP, read about our Industry Advisory Board. Learn more about these opportunities by joining our mailing list and by checking out our list of annual events. 

MEP Study Lounge

A 24-hour study room is available to MEP students in Building 40, Room 110. Students use this room as a home base for individual as well as group study. This is also a great place for new students to meet peers with similar interests.

MEP Study Room

MEP Computer Lab

A computer lab is available to MEP students in Building 40, Room 114. There are eight workstations available as well as access to a printer (please bring your own paper!). Computer lab hours may vary. 

MEP Computer Lab