Undergraduate Studies

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.

Increased flexibiilty for P/NP in Spring 2020

Click the link above to read the email from the College of Engineering regarding P/NP grading in spring 2020. Questions? Contact an advisor.


The advising office is closed due to COVID-19. Please email us for advising at coe-info@engineering.ucsb.edu or set up a virtual meeting (see advisor information).

Harold Frank Hall, Rm. 1006
Office hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-12:00 & 1:00-4:00
Email: coe-info@engineering.ucsb.edu 
Phone: (805) 893-2809
Fax: (805) 893-8124

Current Student Quick Links

Congratulations to all students recently admitted to UC Santa Barbara!

Please visit our Virtual Open House page! College of Engineering academic advisors are happy to answer your questions about the campus and the College. Please email us at coe-info@engineering.ucsb.edu.


UCSB Engineering At a Glance:

  • 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.

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.

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.

Enrollment and Degrees History

Five-Year Enrollment History

Program Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016 Fall 2017 Fall 2018
Chemical Engineering 230 244 241 231 217
Computer Engineering 244 252 237 249 261
Computer Science 354 369 379 424 466
Electrical Engineering 253 284 267 282 293
Mechanical Engineering 314 306 310 301 330


Degrees Awarded History

Program 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Chemical Engineering 47 51 54 57 46
Computer Engineering 38 40 49 42 58
Computer Science 75 107 85 91 122
Electrical Engineering 57 49 64 51 52
Mechanical Engineering 71 83 77 72 66