Undergraduate Studies


Harold Frank Hall, Rm. 1006
Summer Office hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am-12pm and 1-3pm
Wednesdays: Office closed, staff working remotely
Please visit our Academic Advising page for more information.
Email: coe-info@engineering.ucsb.edu 
Phone: (805) 893-2809 (Temporarily Unavailable)


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  • 5 undergraduate majors leading to the Bachelor of Science degree
  • Combined 5-year BS/MS programs
  • Academic programs to enhance your degree
  • 1,550 undergraduates
  • 150+ full-time faculty members
  • 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio

Academic Programs

The UCSB College of Engineering currently offers several academic programs and undergraduate majors leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science: Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

Prospective Undergraduates

You want to know you're choosing the right engineering program for your future. UCSB Engineering provides information about career prospects for majors, how to apply, how to transfer, and admissions events to meet our advisors.

Recently Admitted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to one of the best engineering programs in the world! Information for Newly Admitted Students includes next steps, how to submit your Statement of Intent to Register, enrollment, and how to get involved with UCSB and the College of Engineering before you begin classes. Please also visit our Virtual Open House webpage.

Current Undergraduate Students

UCSB Engineering is committed to your success and supporting you through your academic journey and career advancement. We provide full information about academic advising, degree requirements, academic support, and other student resources.

Meet the Office of Undergraduate Studies

The Office of Undergraduate Studies for the College of Engineering provides academic advising and support services for engineering students. 

Glenn Beltz, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Jaymes Johnson, Financial and Operations Officer
Haley Orton, Director of Academic Advising
Shariq Hashmi, Academic Advisor
Sarah Ocampo, Academic Advisor
Frances Thompson, Academic Advisor and Special Programs

Our Educational Mission

The mission of the College of Engineering is to provide its students a firm grounding in scientific and mathematical fundamentals; experience in analysis, synthesis, and design of engineering systems; and exposure to current engineering practice and cutting edge engineering research and technology. A spirit of entrepreneurship in education, scholarly activity and participation in engineering practice infuses UCSB’s College of Engineering.


The UCSB College of Engineering's undergraduate programs in chemical, computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, and the computer science bachelor of science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

The University of California, Santa Barbara is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 985 Atlantic Ave., Suite 100, Alameda, California 94501. Accreditation documents are available for review in the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, Cheadle Hall 5105A at UC Santa Barbara.

UC Santa Barbara is also a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), 62 leading research institutions in the U.S. and Canada known for their academic excellence. AAU was founded in 1900 to advance the international standing of U.S. research universities, and today focuses on issues, such as research funding and undergraduate and graduate education.


Five-Year Enrollment History

Program Fall 2018 Fall 2019 Fall 2020 Fall 2021 Fall 2022
Chemical Engineering 217 197 203 184 163
Computer Engineering 261 259 271 278 247
Computer Science 466 520 506 583 591
Electrical Engineering 293 283 280 278 262
Mechanical Engineering 330 316 294 323 324


Degrees Awarded History

Program 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Chemical Engineering 46 65 54 43 53
Computer Engineering 58 51 55 62 72
Computer Science 122 98 134 160 148
Electrical Engineering 52 62 52 65 68
Mechanical Engineering 66 90 88 73 78
Total 344 366 383 404 419


Engaging and top-ranked undergraduate programs. World renowned faculty. Commitment to student success. Small school atmosphere at a big university. These reasons and more are why the best and brightest choose UCSB Engineering to prepare for their futures.