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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.

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CONTACT ADVISING

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

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
  • 1,450 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.

Accreditation

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 2012 Fall 2013 Fall 2014 Fall 2015 Fall 2016
Chemical Engineering 238 246 230 244 241
Computer Engineering 222 214 244 252 237
Computer Science 342 320 354 369 379
Electrical Engineering 242 261 253 284 267
Mechanical Engineering 317 319 314 306 310

 

Degrees Awarded History

Program 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Chemical Engineering 47 63 47 51 54
Computer Engineering 19 42 38 40 49
Computer Science 73 71 75 107 85
Electrical Engineering 52 41 57 49 64
Mechanical Engineering 77 78 71 83 77