15 Reasons to Choose UC Santa Barbara’s College of
1 - Get to Know Your Professors Engineering
student-to-faculty ratio is just 10:1.
2 - Finish on Track All BS
degrees are designed to be completed in 4 years. We offer BS/MS
engineering degrees to be completed in just 5 years.
3 - We Really Mean It Commitment to our students’
success is deeply rooted in UCSB Engineering. We work diligently to
get our engineering students through their BS degree in those 4
4 - Undergraduate Research Our
interdisciplinary environment allows for amazing student research
opportunities, mentored by professors and grad students who are
changing the world. The College of Engineering helped UCSB earn the
ranking of #2 in the world for science and technology research
*Leiden University Rankings 2013
5 - Learn Directly from Faculty Over 90% of engineering
courses are taught by faculty or experts in their field. Graduate
students assist in labs and discussion sessions.
6 - “Small College” Feeling Be an individual, not a just a number, at one of the
top-ranked engineering schools in the world.
7 - Study Abroad Enrich your degree by studying abroad
and still graduate in 4 years.
8 - Join the Pros Join the student chapter of your
professional organization: American Institute of Chemical Engineers,
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Association of
Computing Machinery, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
9 - Job Ready Our BS degrees prepare students for
industrial and corporate career positions and for prestigious
graduate school programs.
10 - Balanced Curriculum Rigorous academics that
synthesize theoretical and practical skills.
11 - Business Savvy UCSB’s Technology Management
Program provides an innovative approach to business education.
12 - Get Active in Orgs Students can get involved with campus
organizations like Engineering Student Council, Tau Beta Pi,
Engineers Without Borders, Los Ingenieros, National Society of Black
Engineers, Women in Software and Hardware, Society of Women
Engineers, and Out in STEM.
13 - Resources, Right Here Resources and assistance, from
career advising to scholarship applications, are available from
offices dedicated to engineering students.
14 - Show Off Your Skills Undergraduates complete lower
division project courses, senior design projects, and capstone
projects connecting theory to practice.
15 - Be Inspired Our students find inspiration to achieve
and innovate all around them at UCSB, from groundbreaking research
opportunities with faculty, to studying at one of the most beautiful
campuses in the world.
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"Day of Engineering" Events: March 30 through April 16, 2015
Spring Insight Open House: Saturday, April 11, 2015