UCSB Engineering

15 Reasons to Choose UC Santa Barbara’s College of Engineering

  1. 1 - Get to Know Your Professors

    Engineering student-to-faculty ratio is just 10:1.
  2. 2 - Finish on Track

    Man celebrating graduation in cap and gown 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. 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 years.
  4. 4 - Undergraduate Research

    Man at computer research desk 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 impact.
    *Leiden University Rankings 2013
  5. 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. 6 - “Small College” Feeling

    Four students holding a fifth up on his side Be an individual, not a just a number, at one of the top-ranked engineering schools in the world.
  7. 7 - Study Abroad

    Enrich your degree by studying abroad and still graduate in 4 years.
  8. 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. 9 - Job Ready

    Our BS degrees prepare students for industrial and corporate career positions and for prestigious graduate school programs.
  10. 10 - Balanced Curriculum

    Rigorous academics that synthesize theoretical and practical skills.
    2013 Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering Senior Capstone Team
  11. 11 - Business Savvy

    UCSB’s Technology Management Program provides an innovative approach to business education.
  12. 12 - Get Active in Orgs

    Three students with matching Society of Women Engineers t-shirts 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. 13 - Resources, Right Here

    Resources and assistance, from career advising to scholarship applications, are available from offices dedicated to engineering students.
  14. 14 - Show Off Your Skills

    Undergraduates complete lower division project courses, senior design projects, and capstone projects connecting theory to practice.
  15. 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.
    I've made my decision: #UCSB18

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"Day of Engineering" Events: March 30 through April 16, 2015

Spring Insight Open House: Saturday, April 11, 2015

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