UCSB College of Engineering
|University of California, Santa Barbara|
|Location||Santa Barbara, California, USA|
The College of Engineering is one of the three undergraduate colleges at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
As of 2011, there were 145 faculty, 1345 undergraduate students, and 753 graduate students. According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the college is ranked 7th in the world in the Engineering field.
Departments and Programs
The College of Engineering comprises the following departments:
- Chemical Engineering (established in 1965)
- Computer Science (established in 1979)
- Electrical and Computer Engineering (established in 1962)
- Materials (established in 1987)
- Mechanical Engineering (established in 1964)
The college is connected to the UCSB campus through innovative multi-disciplinary/outreach academic programs:
- Biomolecular Science and Engineering Program (BMSE)
- Center for Information Technology & Society (CITS)
- Computational Science and Engineering (CSE) Program and IGERT
- Computer Engineering Program (CE Program)
- Media Arts and Technology Program (MATP)
- Technology Management Program (TMP)
- California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP)
- MESA Engineering Program (MEP) and MESA Schools Program (MSP)
One of the strengths of the College of Engineering is its ability to cross traditional academic boundaries in collaborative research. Much of this work is conducted through interdisciplinary research centers and institutes, which include:
- California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)
- Center for Bio-Image Informatics
- Center for the Chemical Design of Materials
- Center for Control, Dynamical-Systems, and Computation (CCDC)
- Center for Information Technology and Society
- Center for Multifunctional Materials and Structures
- Center for Nanotechnology and Society
- Center for Nanotechnology for Treatment, Understanding and Monitoring of Cancer (NanoTUMOR)
- Center for Polymers and Organic Solids
- Center for Risk Studies and Safety
- Complex Fluid Design Consortium
- Information Sensing, Processing, and Networking Research Group (ISPAN)
- Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies (ICB)
- Institute for Multiscale Materials Studies
- Institute for Energy Efficiency
- Interdisciplinary Center for Wide Band-Gap Semiconductors
- International Centers for Materials Research
- Materials Research Laboratory
- Mitsubishi Chemical Center for Advanced Materials
- National Nanofabrication Infrastructure Network
- Optoelectronics Technology Center
- Solid State Lighting and Energy Center
- SRC Nonclassical CMOS Research Center
- UCSB Air Products Alliance
- UCSB Nanofabrication Research Center
The college offers the B.S. degree in chemical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering. The B.S. programs in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). The computer science B.S. program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.
The curriculum for the undergraduate programs is designed to be completed in four years.
The college offers the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, materials and mechanical engineering.
The college also offers graduate programs in Biomolecular Science and Engineering and Media Arts and Technology.
The college has 145 faculty members, most of whom are involved in interdisciplinary research and academic programs. Twenty-seven faculty members are in the National Academy of Engineering and nine are elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Two faculty member have won the Nobel Prize. Alan J. Heeger, Professor of Physics and of Materials, won the 2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for the discovery and development of conductive polymers" and Herbert Kroemer, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and of Materials, won the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics "for developing semiconductor heterostructures used in high-speed and opto-electronics". In 2006 Shuji Nakamura, a professor of Materials and Computer Engineering, won the Millennium Technology Prize for developing blue, green, and white LEDs and the blue laser diode as well as receiving a Nobel Prize in physics in 2014 for his contribution to the invention of blue light-emitting diodes.
Convergence is the magazine of Engineering and the Sciences at UC Santa Barbara. Sponsored by the College of Engineering, the Division of Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences in the College of Letters and Science, and the California NanoSystems Institute, Convergence was begun in early 2005 as a three-times-a-year print publication, with the goal of bringing stories of interest from engineering and the sciences to the desks and coffee tables of a wide range of alumni, friends, partners, funding agencies, corporations, donors and potential supporters. This publication is available online and in print.
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- UCSB College of Engineering
- Department of Chemical Engineering
- Department of Computer Science
- Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
- Department of Materials
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
- Computer Engineering Program