University of California, Santa Barbara - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: University of California, Santa Barbara
Mailing Address: University of California, Santa Barbara
City: Santa Barbara
State: CA
Postal Code: 93106
Country: United States
Phone 805-893-8000
Fax:
Website: http://www.ucsb.edu

Head of Institution

Henry Yang
Chancellor
Office of the Chancellor
University of California, Santa Barbara
Office of the Chancellor
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 931062030

Undergraduate Admission Inquiries

Glenn Beltz
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies
College of Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara
Harold Frank Hall, Room 1004
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 931065130
Phone: 805-893-3354
Fax: 805-893-8124
beltz@engineering.ucsb.edu

Graduate Admission Inquiries

Carol Genetti
Dean
Graduate Division
University of California, Santa Barbara
Graduate Division
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 931062070
Phone: 805-893-2277

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PUBLIC
Academic Year: TRIMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus SMALL TOWN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: Yes
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: Santa Barbara/Goleta
This city's population (approx.): 118,298
Distance from Main Campus: 10

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 21,574
Total Graduate enrollment: 2,772
Total Professional and other enrollment:

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Education, Letters and Science, Creative Studies, Environ. Sci & Mang.

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

High school courses-A) 2 years of History/Social Science, must include 1 year World History/Cultures/Geography and 1 year U.S. History- B) 4 years of college-preparatory English composition or literature- C) 3 years of Mathematics (4 years recommended),must include Elementary Algebra, Geometry, Advanced Algebra or higher- D) 2 years of laboratory science (3 years recommended), must include two of the following three areas: biology, chemistry and physics- E) 2 years of a language other than English (3 years recommended)- F) 1 year of Visual and Performing Arts, chosen from the following: dance, drama/theatre, music, or visual arts (year-long course must be in a single discipline)- G) 1 year of a college-preparatory elective, the elective course may be drawn from UC-approved courses taken beyond the minimum requirements in the areas "a-f" listed above. SAT Reasoning Test or ACT Assessment plus Writing. College recommends Math 2 SAT subject test. Minimum scores vary with major desired. Check www.assist.org for articulation agreements and requirements for community college transfers.

Recommendations

Advanced mathematics (calculus), College Board Advanced Placement examinations.

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Rod Alferness
Dean
College of Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara
College of Engineering
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 931065130
Phone: 805-893-3141
Fax: 805-893-8124
alferness@engineering.ucsb.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.
Master's:M.S. with thesis, M.S. without thesis, but with project or report, MTM
Doctoral:Ph.D.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Chemical Engineering Both Rachel Segalman Chemical Engineering
College of Engineering Both Rod Alferness Other Engineering Disciplines
Computer Science Both Ambuj Singh Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Both Joao Hespanha Electrical/Computer Engineering
Materials Engineering Graduate Tresa Pollock Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Both Francesco Bullo Mechanical Engineering
Technology Management Graduate Robert York Engineering Management

Engineering Information

Research Centers

  • INCOLL - Research center WITHIN the college of engineering
  • INDEPT - Research center WITHIN an engineering department
  • INUNIV - Research center WITHIN university system
  • OUTUNIV - Research center OUTSIDE the university
Center/Lab Discipline Research Class Head Chair
California NanoSystems Institute Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Craig Hawker
Center for Bio-Image Informatics Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL B.S. Manjunath
Center for BioEngineering Biomedical Engineering INUNIV Samir Mitragotri
Center for Control Dynamical Systems and Computation Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL Andy Teel
Center for Energy Efficient Materials Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL John Bowers
Center for Information Technology and Society Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Cynthia Stohl
Center for Multifunctional Materials & Structures Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INCOLL Tresa Pollock
Center for Nanotechnology in Society Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Barbara Herr Harthorn
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids Chemical Engineering INCOLL Guillermo Bazan
Center for the Chemical Design of Materials Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INCOLL Tresa Pollock
Center for Wide Band Gap Semiconductors Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INCOLL James Speck
Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies Other Engineering Disciplines INUNIV Brad Chmelka Scott Grafton
Institute for Energy Efficiency Other Engineering Disciplines INCOLL John Bowers
Institute for Multiscale Materials Studies-LANL Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INCOLL Gary Leal
International Center for Materials Research Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INUNIV Tresa Pollock
Materials Research Laboratory Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INCOLL Ram Seshadri
Mitsubishi Chemical Center for Advanced Materials Chemical Engineering INCOLL Glenn Fredrickson
National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network Electrical/Computer Engineering INUNIV Mark Rodwell
Optoelectronics Technology Center Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL Larry Coldren
Solid State Lighting and Energy Center Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering INCOLL Shuji Nakamura Steven DenBaars
UCSB Nanofabrication Facility Electrical/Computer Engineering INCOLL Mark Rodwell

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (B.S.) Chemical Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Computer Engineering (B.S.) Computer Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering

Master's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Master's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (M.S.) Chemical Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (M.S.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Materials Engineering Materials Engineering (M.S.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Technology Management Technology Management (M.T.M.) Engineering Management

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Doctoral Degree Program(s) Discipline
Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) Chemical Engineering
Computer Science Computer Science (Ph.D.) Computer Science (inside engineering)
Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) Electrical/Computer Engineering
Materials Engineering Materials Engineering (Ph.D.) Metallurgical and Matrls. Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Chemical Engineering
  1. Process Systems Engineering
  2. Catalysis, Reaction Engineering, & Energy
  3. Fluid mechanics & transport phenomena
  4. Biomaterials and Bioengineering
  5. Electronic and Optical Materials
  6. Polymers and complex fluids
  7. Molecular thermodynamics and simulation
  8. Surfaces and interfacial phenomena
College of Engineering
  1. Entrepreneurial engineering
  2. Technology management
  3. Biomolecular Science and Engineering
  4. Media Arts and Technology
  5. Nanotechnology
  6. Computational Science and Engineering
Computer Science
  1. Algorithms and Theory
  2. Computer Architecture
  3. Database and Information Systems
  4. Machine Learning and Data Mining
  5. Networking
  6. Security and Cryptography
  7. Computational Science and Engineering
  8. Operating Systems and Distributed Systems
  9. Programming Languages and Software Engineering
  10. Social Computing
  11. Visual Computing and Interaction
Electrical and Computer Engineering
  1. Wireless & sensor networks
  2. High speed electronic devices
  3. Nanoscale issues in electronic circuits
  4. VLSI & computer system design
  5. Signal and image processing
  6. Optoelectronics and photonics
Materials Engineering
  1. Electronic materials
  2. Macromolecular/Biomolecular materials
  3. Structural materials
  4. Inorganic materials
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Micro- and Nanoscale engineering
  2. Computational science and engineering
  3. Dynamical systems and controls
  4. Fluid mechanics and Thermal sciences
  5. Solid mechanics
  6. Materials and structures
  7. Bioengineering and Systems Biology

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Tau Beta Pi

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • Am. Indian Science and Eng. Soc.
  • Am. Inst. of Chemical Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Assoc. for Computing Machinery
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Soc. of Women Engineers
  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Women in Science and Engineering

Local Groups

  • Coders SB
  • Data Science Club
  • Engineering Student Council
  • Engineers Without Borders
  • Entrepreneurs Association
  • Los Ingenieros (Mex.-Amer. Engr. Society)
  • Machine Shop Club @ UCSB
  • Phi Sigma Rho
  • Robotics Club @ UCSB
  • Society for Advancement of Chicano and Native Americans in Science
  • Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
  • Women in Science
  • Women in Software and Hardware
  • little/Big Engineers
  • out in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • Los Ingenieros (Mex.-Amer. Engr. Society)
  • Society for Advancement of Chicano and Native Americans in Science

Other Student Support Programs

Summer Orientation programs for all freshmen and transfer students; summer research internships; Campus Learning Assistance Services; career services; counseling center; tutorial services; services to disabled students; personal counseling; peer counseling; veterans' services; international students & scholars office; Education Abroad Program; and College Honors Program.

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Design projects are required of all mechanical engineering seniors. Projects are designed and built during the senior year; past design projects have included lunar rover vehicles, electric cars, human-powered submarines, supermileage vehicles, medical devices, and a Hyperloop vehicle.

Capstone projects are required for computer engineering majors and optional for computer science majors. Electrical Engineering majors are required to complete a two-course design sequence.

Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The College of Engineering ranks among the top engineering schools in the country, and emphasizes a balance between theoretical and applied engineering. Undergraduates have unique accessibility to faculty and the opportunity to conduct research with faculty. Essentially all engineering classes are taught by professorial faculty, including UCSB's Chancellor. Among our 122 tenured faculty members we are proud to have 36 members of the National Academy of Engineering and three Nobel laureates.

We offer graduate degrees in five areas, and the college's graduate program has been ranked among the top in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Students can take advantage of our BS/MS programs; both degrees can be completed in five years. The college also offers: a Technology Entrepreneurship Certificate which prepares students for entrepreneurial business careers; an interdisciplinary graduate program in Biomolecular Science and Engineering; and an interdepartmental graduate program in Media Arts and Technology.

The College of Engineering also has an Honors Program for top students in our majors.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Chemical Engineering 10 3 3 16
College of Engineering 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 24 3 3 30
Electrical and Computer Engineering 31 6 5 42
Materials Engineering 28 2 2 32
Mechanical Engineering 18 4 3 25
Technology Management 7 1 1 9
Totals: 118 19 17 154

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
College of Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Science 1 1 2 1.50
Electrical and Computer Engineering 1 0 1 1.00
Materials Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 1 0 1 1.00
Technology Management 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 3 1 4 3.50

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
College of Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Computer Science 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Materials Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Technology Management 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 0 0 0 0.00

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical Engineering 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 7 3
College of Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 12 3 0 0 20 4
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 19 2 0 0 29 2
Materials Engineering 0 2 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 19 2 0 0 24 4
Mechanical Engineering 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 12 2 0 0 15 3
Technology Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 0 6 1
Totals: 0 4 3 0 0 0 24 2 0 0 0 0 74 11 0 0 101 17

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
College of Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 5 1
Materials Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 3
Technology Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 13 2 0 0 15 4

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1
College of Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Electrical and Computer Engineering 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 1
Materials Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Mechanical Engineering 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Technology Management 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Totals: 3 1 2 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 13 4

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

Admission to the College of Engineering is at the time of admission to the institution. Applications for engineering and computer science majors are accepted for fall quarter only, for both freshmen and junior transfers. Students must apply during November for admission for the following year's fall quarter.

There is established change of major criteria for students identifying a desire to pursue engineering majors after marticulation.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Criteria used for screening freshman applicants for engineering and computer science majors include: grade point average earned in college preparatory courses, standardized test scores (SAT), and supplemental criteria, such as outstanding accomplishments in activities which enhance academic growth and/or a demonstrated record of having overcome hardship(s).

Criteria used for screening transfer applicants include: percentage of preparation-for-the-major courses completed, grades earned in those courses, and overall transferable grade point average.

Residency Requirements

The residency requirement applies to both freshmen and transfer students. Students must complete at least 3 regular quarters in residence, and at least 35 of the final 45 units must be take in the college in which the degree is to be awarded. Students in the College of Engineering must complete at least 27 upper division units, of which 20 units must be in the upper division major, while in residence in the College.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Completion of pre-major requirements including at least two courses in English composition; one course in mathematics, beyond intermediate algebra, such as college algebra, pre-calculus or statistics; and four courses from at least two of the following areas: Arts and Humanities, Behavioral and Social Science, or Biological and Physical Sciences; minimum 2.4 for CA residents and 2.8 for non-residents GPA overall for UC transfer eligibility, and a minimum of 3.40 GPA in pre-major courses. A maximum of 105 lower division quarter units can be transferred from other 2 year colleges provided they are approved UC transferable. Contact College for list of required pre-major courses or check www.assist.org for more information.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 30
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 0

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Undergraduate Group 1 Undergraduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $14,073 $40,755
Room & Board: $13,605 $13,605
Books & Supplies: $1,431 $1,431
Other Expenses: $6,180 $6,180
Estimated avg. course load per term: 15 17
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 17,919
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 2,785
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 346
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: n/a
Note: Range not available, averages are listed.

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Reading Range:
Writing Range:
Combined Range:
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range:
Composite Range:

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 28 51 57 99 235 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 50 55 52 79 236 0
Computer Science (B.S.) 45 85 95 153 378 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 53 70 45 92 260 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 46 73 77 106 302 0
Totals: 222 334 326 529 1411 0

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 19 0
Women 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 13 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 39 0
Women 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 10 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 12 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 33 0
Women 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 17 0 1 0 14 0 0 0 7 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 46 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 9 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 37 0
Women 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 9 0
Totals: 58 0 4 0 30 0 1 0 79 0 3 0 0 0 47 0 0 0 222 0

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 35 0
Women 2 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 16 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 42 0
Women 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 13 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 4 0 1 0 17 0 0 0 29 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 71 0
Women 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 14 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 1 0 9 0 0 0 28 0 2 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 58 0
Women 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 12 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 2 0 1 0 15 0 0 0 18 0 1 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 58 0
Women 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 15 0
Totals: 26 0 7 0 71 0 1 0 133 0 4 0 0 0 92 0 0 0 334 0

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 4 0 6 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 39 0
Women 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 18 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 6 0 1 0 9 0 1 0 17 0 1 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 47 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 15 0 2 0 13 0 0 0 36 0 1 0 0 0 20 0 0 0 87 0
Women 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 10 0 2 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 39 0
Women 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 4 0 5 0 1 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 32 0 0 0 66 0
Women 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 11 0
Totals: 44 0 16 0 45 0 3 0 105 0 5 0 0 0 108 0 0 0 326 0

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Chemical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 1 0 15 0 2 0 22 0 1 0 0 0 29 0 0 0 73 0
Women 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 26 0
Computer Engineering (B.S.)
Men 5 0 2 0 9 0 1 0 31 0 3 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 73 0
Women 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
Computer Science (B.S.)
Men 9 0 5 0 12 0 0 0 58 0 0 0 0 0 41 0 0 0 125 0
Women 1 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 10 0 0 0 28 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 7 0 2 0 18 0 0 0 33 0 1 0 0 0 16 0 0 0 77 0
Women 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 15 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 3 0 4 0 19 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 1 0 42 0 0 0 91 0
Women 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 15 0
Totals: 35 0 20 0 86 0 3 0 193 0 6 0 2 0 184 0 0 0 529 0

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 4 4 3 1 23 1 0 18 0 54 42 12
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 11 0 19 0 0 17 0 49 44 5
Computer Science (B.S.) 7 1 7 0 32 2 0 36 0 85 66 19
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 6 4 12 0 25 1 0 16 0 64 55 9
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 4 1 13 0 17 3 0 39 0 77 67 10
Totals: 23 10 46 1 116 7 0 126 0 329 274 55

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) 1 3 3 1 2 1 1 0 18 5 1 0 0 0 16 2 0 0 54
Computer Engineering (B.S.) 2 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 17 2 0 0 0 0 14 3 0 0 49
Computer Science (B.S.) 5 2 1 0 4 3 0 0 26 6 2 0 0 0 28 8 0 0 85
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 5 1 3 1 10 2 0 0 22 3 1 0 0 0 14 2 0 0 64
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 4 0 1 0 11 2 0 0 15 2 3 0 0 0 33 6 0 0 77
Totals: 17 6 8 2 38 8 1 0 98 18 7 0 0 0 105 21 0 0 329

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Agreements are only with other colleges at UCSB. Students must meet requirements for both majors.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Chemical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None
Computer Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 3.90 Day None
Computer Science (B.S.) yes 4.00 3.96 Day None
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.01 Day None
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 3.95 Day None

Graduate

Admissions Information

Graduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): In-State / Out-of-State

Graduate Group 1 Graduate Group 2
Tuition & Fees: $13,248 $28,350
Room & Board: $12,525 $12,525
Books & Supplies: $1,431 $1,431
Other Expenses: $6,561 $6,561
Estimated avg. course load per term: 13 14
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Graduate

New Applicants

New Graduate Applicants

A. Number of graduate applicants to the engineering college: 4,050
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 581
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 180

Graduate

Enrollments by Class

Master's

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Chemical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Science (M.S.)
Men 15 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 32 0
Women 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 14 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S.)
Men 38 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 53 0
Women 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 16 0
Materials Engineering (M.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.)
Men 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Technology Management (M.T.M.)
Men 7 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 16 0
Women 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 0
Totals: 94 0 4 0 12 0 0 0 12 0 2 0 0 0 29 0 0 0 153 0

Doctoral

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 16 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 41 0 0 0 65 0
Women 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 20 0
Computer Science (Ph.D.)
Men 65 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 0 0 93 0
Women 14 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 21 0
Electrical and Computer Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 96 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 34 0 0 0 144 0
Women 20 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 34 0
Materials Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 18 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 53 0 0 0 92 0
Women 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 28 0 0 0 40 0
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.)
Men 22 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 0 0 49 0
Women 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 10 0
Totals: 263 0 13 0 15 0 3 0 50 0 1 0 0 0 223 0 0 0 568 0

Graduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 2 1
Computer Science (M.S.) 18 2 0 0 0 1 0 11 0 32 26 6
Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S.) 48 0 1 0 6 0 0 13 0 68 52 16
Materials Engineering (M.S.) 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 7 0 12 12 0
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 6 6 0
Technology Management (M.T.M.) 2 0 2 0 4 2 0 11 0 21 17 4
Totals: 71 2 3 0 13 4 0 49 0 142 115 27

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Master's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3
Computer Science (M.S.) 15 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 3 0 0 32
Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S.) 37 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 10 3 0 0 68
Materials Engineering (M.S.) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 12
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6
Technology Management (M.T.M.) 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 8 3 0 0 21
Totals: 57 14 2 0 2 1 0 0 11 2 4 0 0 0 39 10 0 0 142

Master's Degree Programs

Master's Degree Program Degree Type
Master's w/ Thesis Master's w/o Thesis or with Proj./Report Program Totals
Chemical Engineering (M.S.) 3 0 3
Computer Science (M.S.) 0 32 32
Electrical and Computer Engineering (M.S.) 1 64 65
Materials Engineering (M.S.) 1 10 11
Mechanical Engineering (M.S.) 2 4 6
Technology Management (M.T.M.) 0 21 21
Totals: 7 131 138

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 6 0 11 8 3
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 11 9 2
Electrical and Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 19 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 25 16 9
Materials Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 5 0 0 3 1 0 13 0 26 21 5
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 11 10 1
Totals: 37 10 1 0 8 1 0 27 0 84 64 20

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Doctoral Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Chemical Engineering (Ph.D.) 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 11
Computer Science (Ph.D.) 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
Electrical and Computer Engineering (Ph.D.) 12 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 25
Materials Engineering (Ph.D.) 4 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 11 2 0 0 26
Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D.) 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 11
Totals: 27 10 7 3 0 1 0 0 5 3 1 0 0 0 24 3 0 0 84

Graduate

Research Expenditures

Expenditures by Research Department

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Engineering Department External Funding Source
Chemical Engineering
Total#: Foreign: $218,245 Indiv: $146,865
Fed/Nat: $7,086,241 Industry: $1,279,182 Priv/Non: $425,313
State: $682,918 Local: $405,735 Total Expn.: $10,244,499
Engineering Department External Funding Source
College of Engineering
Total#: Foreign: $0 Indiv: $137,052
Fed/Nat: Industry: $105,056 Priv/Non: $0
State: $745,805 Local: $152,615 Total Expn.: $1,140,528
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Computer Science
Total#: Foreign: $67,384 Indiv: $733,038
Fed/Nat: $10,231,400 Industry: $326,275 Priv/Non: $66,116
State: $267,010 Local: $93,857 Total Expn.: $11,785,080
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Total#: Foreign: $169,194 Indiv: $428,376
Fed/Nat: $13,778,474 Industry: $1,299,978 Priv/Non: $422,281
State: $1,932,504 Local: $3,651,796 Total Expn.: $21,682,603
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Materials Engineering
Total#: Foreign: $2,510,097 Indiv: $94,200
Fed/Nat: $9,656,169 Industry: $1,164,699 Priv/Non: $505,979
State: $569,431 Local: $1,866,921 Total Expn.: $16,367,496
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Mechanical Engineering
Total#: Foreign: $-751 Indiv: $70,835
Fed/Nat: $3,355,549 Industry: $101,074 Priv/Non: $66,747
State: $1,214,326 Local: $34,609 Total Expn.: $4,842,389
Engineering Department External Funding Source
Technology Management
Total#: Foreign: Indiv: $84,079
Fed/Nat: $320,880 Industry: $33,208 Priv/Non: $1,690
State: $190,388 Local: $0 Total Expn.: $630,245
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $2,964,169 Indiv: $1,694,445
Fed/Nat: $44,428,713 Industry: $4,309,472 Priv/Non: $1,488,126
State: $5,602,382 Local: $6,205,533 Total Expn.: $66,692,840

Expenditures by Research Center

Total: Total number of contracts & grants Fed/Nat: Federal & National Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. State: State Government contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes. Foreign: Foreign Goverment grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.
Industry: Business and Industrial grants, contracts, and gifts used for research. Priv/Non: Grants, contracts, and gifts from private non-profit organizations (e.g. foundations) used for research. Indiv: Grants, contracts, and gifts from individuals used for research. Local: Local government grants and contracts specifically budgeted for engineering research purposes.

Dollar Amounts by External Funding Source

Center/Lab External Funding Source
California NanoSystems Institute
Total#: Foreign: Indiv: $2,359
Fed/Nat: $2,144,753 Industry: $444,746 Priv/Non:
State: Local: $0 Total Expn.: $2,591,858
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Bio-Image Informatics
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for BioEngineering
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Control Dynamical Systems and Computation
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Energy Efficient Materials
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Information Technology and Society
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Multifunctional Materials & Structures
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Nanotechnology in Society
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Polymers and Organic Solids
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for the Chemical Design of Materials
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Center for Wide Band Gap Semiconductors
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies
Total#: Foreign: $2,156 Indiv:
Fed/Nat: $13,910,527 Industry: $209,515 Priv/Non: $32,945
State: Local: $0 Total Expn.: $14,155,143
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Institute for Energy Efficiency
Total#: Foreign: Indiv: $13,946
Fed/Nat: $4,935,313 Industry: $482,788 Priv/Non: $46,151
State: $132,935 Local: $1,757 Total Expn.: $5,612,890
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Institute for Multiscale Materials Studies-LANL
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
International Center for Materials Research
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Materials Research Laboratory
Total#: Foreign: $28,973 Indiv: $140,864
Fed/Nat: $7,328,557 Industry: $2,582,774 Priv/Non: $43,489
State: $923,673 Local: $1,061,510 Total Expn.: $12,109,840
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Mitsubishi Chemical Center for Advanced Materials
Total#: Foreign: $1,229,458 Indiv: $409,903
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $1,639,361
Center/Lab External Funding Source
National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Optoelectronics Technology Center
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Center/Lab External Funding Source
Solid State Lighting and Energy Center
Total#: Foreign: $1,706,194 Indiv: $68,435
Fed/Nat: Industry: $918,967 Priv/Non:
State: $348,341 Local: $707,316 Total Expn.: $3,749,253
Center/Lab External Funding Source
UCSB Nanofabrication Facility
Total#: Foreign: Indiv:
Fed/Nat: Industry: Priv/Non:
State: Local: Total Expn.: $0
Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $2,966,781 Indiv: $635,507
Fed/Nat: $28,319,150 Industry: $4,638,790 Priv/Non: $122,585
State: $1,404,949 Local: $1,770,583 Total Expn.: $39,858,345


Grand Totals:
Total#: 0 Foreign: $5,930,950 Indiv: $2,329,952
Fed/Nat: $72,747,863 Industry: $8,948,262 Priv/Non: $1,610,711
State: $7,007,331 Local: $7,976,116 Total Expn.: $106,551,185

The following text was offered to each school as a guideline for the calculation of externally-funded research expenditures:

Include all expenditures associated with grants and contracts specifically budgeted for externally sponsored research and associated programs and expenditures associated with all gifts auditably used for research. Include expended funds provided by the following external sources:

  1. Federal Government
  2. State Government
  3. Foreign Governments
  4. Industry
  5. Non-Profit Organizations (e.g. foundations)
  6. Individuals
  7. Local Government

The expenditures reported should be only those funds provided by organizations, agencies, and individuals external to the institution. Cost sharing/matching funds should be included only if provided from sources external to the institution.

Only State government funds that were obtained competitively or as matching funds associated with other externally funded programs should be included. State funds that are part of the normal operating budget should not be included regardless of purpose.

For all joint or contracted projects or sub-projects, only the portion of the center research performed by faculty, staff, and students of the affiliated engineering school should be credited to that school. Expenditures for capital costs of research laboratory building construction should not be included.

Expenditures for research laboratory renovations should not be included unless the renovation funds expended came from grants and contracts expressly intended for the direct support of engineering research.

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Time frame for expenditures: Report expenditures for your current fiscal year.

Research centers listed as "WITHIN an engineering department" on the Research Centers page (screen 7) of the College of Engineering Profile, will not have their expenditures added to the school's total research expenditures. Such expenditures can be included in the department total, while still being listed for the appropriate center. This allows users to list the expenditures in two areas without double-counting.

Graduate

Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Chemical Engineering

Research areas include: Bioengineering, biomaterials, fluid mechanics, transport phenomena, thermodynamics, reaction engineering, kinetics, catalysis, separation processes, process control, polymers, complex fluids, thin films, membranes, and microstructural fluids, molecular materials engineering, comput ational materials science, electronic materials and plasma processing; engineering systems reliability and risk assessment.

Computer Science

Research areas include: bioinformatics; database systems; wireless network security; reliable software; formal methods and programming languages; theory of computation and algorithms; distributed systems; parallel computation and networking; computer vision; multiscale simulation; algorithms for e-commerce.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research areas include: computer engineering (computation time, system complexity, service quality); communications, control and signal processing (including data compression for speech, audio, images, and video; scientific and engineering computation and algorithms; nonlinear, adaptive, and robust control; digital and analog signal processing; digital communications; communication networks; image and video processing; computer vision; identification and modeling; filtering and estimation; and information theory, pattern recognition, and neural networks.); electronics and photonics(microelectronics, compound semiconductors for high-speed, high-performance electronic and optoelectronic devices, microfabrication and processing, structures for millimeter-wave and optical integrated circuits and components; electronic and optoelectronic devices, structures, and circuits for millimeter-wave analog systems, very high-speed digital systems, and picosecond measurement systems.).

Materials Engineering

Research areas include: alloys, biomaterials, biosurfaces, catalysts, creamics, complex fluids, composites, devices, ferroelectrics, magnetics, MEMS, multifunctional ensembles, photonics, polymers, porous materials, semiconductors, supramolecular assemblies, surfaces and coatings.

Mechanical Engineering

Research areas include: dynamic systems, control and robotics; thermal sciences and fluid mechanics; micro/nano technology; environmental engineering; solid mechanics, materials and structures; ocean engineering; risk studies and safety.

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

California NanoSystems Institute

UCSB and UCLA have joined to build the California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI), which will facilitate a multidisciplinary approach to develop the information, biomedical, and manufacturing technologies that will dominate science and the economy in the 21st century. The vision of the CNSI is to establish a coherent and distinctive organization that serves California and national purposes; it is a world-class intellectual and physical environment that supports collaboration among California's university, industry and national laboratory scientists.

Center for Bio-Image Informatics

The Center for Bio-Image Informatics is an interdisciplinary research effort between Biology, Computer Science, Statistics, Multimedia and Engineering. The overarching goal of the center is the advancement of human knowledge of the complex biological processes which occur at both cellular and sub-cellular levels. To achieve this core objective, the center employs and develops cutting edge techniques in the fields of imaging, pattern recognition and data mining. Our research also focuses on development of new information processing techniques which can afford us a better understanding of biological processes depicted in microscopy images of cells and tissues, specifically on the distributions of biological molecules within these samples. This is achieved by borrowing methods for information processing at the sensor level to enable high speed and super-resolution imaging. By applying pattern recognition and data mining methods to bio-molecular images, we can fully automate both the extraction of information and the construction of statistically-sound models of the processes depicted in those images. At the heart of the center's reseach is the BISQUE system, an online repository for multidimensional bio-images, and testbed for new research techniques and methods.

Center for BioEngineering

The Center for BioEngineering (CBE) is a hub for research and teaching at the interface of biology, engineering and physical sciences. It builds on UC Santa Barbara’s strengths in biophysics, biomaterials, biomolecular discovery, and computational and experimental systems biology, enabling fundamental scientific discoveries to be transitioned to applications in medicine and biotechnology.

Center for Control Dynamical Systems and Computation

The Center for Control Engineering and Computation facilitates interdepartmental cooperation in control engineering and computation at UCSB. Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Mechanical and Environmental Engineering, the Center serves to initiate and coordinate research projects rich in opportunities for cross-disciplinary investigations and applications to industrial, environmental, transportation, and defense systems. The Center attracts gifted graduate students to cross-disciplinary teamwork, in which theoretical concepts, computational methods, and engineering design are organically merged. With its post-doctoral and visiting faculty positions, the Center actively stimulates inter-institutional and international cooperation.

Center for Energy Efficient Materials

CEEM is one of 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers funded by the Department of Energy to address the energy challenge through technological advancements. The Center was launched in August 2009 and focuses on fundamental research in the three key areas of photovoltaics, thermoelectric, and solid-state lighting. These technologies are strongly inter-related, not only through the materials they employ and physical principles upon which they operate, but also in the synergies resulting from operating these techniques in combination. The assembled team is uniquely positioned to pursue the proposed work based on proven expertise in these areas. While the world's growing energy needs cannot be fully addressed by any one center, the successful outcome of the proposed research will provide a critically important part to the full solution.

Center for Information Technology and Society

UCSB's Center for Information Technology and Society (CITS) was founded in 1999 as a response to the information revolution. The mission of CITS is to promote and support multi-disciplinary research dealing with the human and societal dimensions of information technology. Toward that end, it funds research, sponsors meetings and workshops, supports human-technology laboratory facilities, and facilitates partnerships with businesses. Its activities fall under four headings: organizations; learning; society and democracy; and culture.

Center for Multifunctional Materials & Structures

The Center for Multifunctional Materials and Structures is the newest center under the Materials Department and is directed by Anthony Evans.

Center for Polymers and Organic Solids

CPOS is an interdisciplinary effort that merges efforts in physics, chemistry, polymer science and biology. It draws upon expertise from these fields to conduct fundamental research on a new class of materials: small molecules, conjugated organic polymers with delocalized electronic states showing electrical conductivity, anisotropic linear and nonlinear optical properties, and novel electrochemical properties.

Center for the Chemical Design of Materials

The Center for the Chemical Design of Materials (CDM) is a National Science Foundation-funded interdisciplinary forum for integrated research, education, and public engagement in the chemistry of multifunctional materials.

The goals of the Center are:
1) to use principles of chemical bonding to obtain a scientific understanding of smart phenomena in solids
2) to design and prepare materials that combine multiple contraindicated functionalities
3) to enhance the public's appreciation of chemistry as the fundamental science driving modern innovation.

Center for Wide Band Gap Semiconductors

The Wide Band-Gap center at the University of California, Santa Barbara provides a focal point for the broad variety of research in nitride and related semiconductors. The center is based on the broad experience and expertise at UCSB in wide band-gap materials growth, characterization, and device design, processing and development. The center was formed in 1998 to foster interaction between the different research groups and promote a collaborative research atmosphere. The center also provides a means of disseminating and gathering information on wide band-gaps to researchers at UCSB, other universities, national laboratories, and industry.

Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies

UCSB, in partnership MIT, Caltech, and partners from industry, established this institute behalf of the U.S. Army.

Combining the strength's of a team of the nation's pioneering leaders in interdisciplinary research at the interface of biotechnology, nan otechnology, materials science and systems engineering,, the mission of the ICB is to dramatically improve the combat effectiveness of the Army through (1) Development of biotechnologal and bio-inspired routes to advanced sensors; electronic, magnetic an d optical materials and information processing; (2) Further development of the enabling technologies that integrate discovery, synthesis, hierarchical assembly, advanced characterization, multi-scale modeling and simulation to accelerate these and other deliverables from biotechnolgy; (3) Unique interdisciplinary training in a consortium of the three institutions that have led the nation in establishing a new paradigm for true interdisiplinarity at the interface between biotechnology and engineering; and (4) Close integration with and outreach to the Army's research and development efforts, and those of some of the nation's leading industrial manufacturers, to accelerate the transition of developments from this program to products and processes of practic al use by the Army.

Through its own research and its strategic collaborations and alliances, the ICB will provide the Army with a single conduit for developing, assessing and adapting new products and new biotechnologies in direct support of the Army�s mission. Leveraging the latest developments in biotechnology supported by the NIH, DOE and other agencies, and leveraging the investment in research infrastructure and instrumentation supported by the NSF and the participating universities and industries, the ICB will collaborate with its industrial partners and with the Army to quickly incorporate new research results into products for defense and civilian applications.

Institute for Energy Efficiency

The Institute for Energy Efficiency was established on the foundation of world-leading research in technologies that impact energy efficiency. These activities will change the way people around the world think about, produce and use energy, while educating and training a new generation of energy technologists for the emerging energy economy.

Materials Research Laboratory

The Materials Research Laboratory at the University of California, Santa Barbara, was established in September 1992 with funding from the National Science Foundation. Its primary role is to support interdisciplinary research, training and education through the study of materials with chemical and structural complexity in which self-assembly and multiple length-scales play an important role. The scientific and engineering activities of the UCSB-MRL focus on the following four major interdisciplinary research groups: 1)Biomaterial Microstructures; 2) Solution Synthesis of Inorganics at Molecular and Atomic Interfaces; 3) Macromolecular Structures; 4) Strongly Nonequilibrium Phenomena in Complex Materials. The excellence of our interdisciplinary materials research has been recognized in a variety of ways, including our #1 ranking in several ISI Citation Impact surveys and the recent award of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Alan Heeger for his work on conducting polymers.

Mitsubishi Chemical Center for Advanced Materials

The Mitsubishi Chemical Center for Advanced Materials (MC-CAM) at the University of California Santa Barbara
was established to enable a research partnership between the Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC) and the
UCSB materials science community. MC-CAM research will target the areas of organic and hybrid
organic-inorganic materials for electronic and optical device applications.

National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network

The UCSB Nanofabrication facility offers expertise in compound semiconductor-based device fabrication providing a full range of processes to the scientific and research communities. Nanotech provides particular expertise in compound semiconductor-based device fabrication, encompassing the full range of processes including lithography, thin film deposition, and etching. Benefiting from strong internal programs in optoelectronics, high-speed electronic devices and nanostructures, Nanotech builds upon that infrastructure and expertise to provide external users with state-of-the art processes and fabrication techniques in these areas.

Optoelectronics Technology Center

The Optoelectronics Technology Center (OTC) concentrates on the formation of advanced vertical-cavity laser and photodetector arrays as well as their combination with integrated circuits using new heterogeneous integration technologies. This technology should provide new device and materials capabilities for the next generation of parallel computer interconnects and data communications. OTC is composed of members from the Electronics and Photonics group in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and Materials departments at UCSB. OTC is a member of a multi-campus university research consortium�The Center for Chips with Heterogeneously Integrated Photonics (CHIPS)�which was established in 2000 after a national competition by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). CHIPS is composed of investigators from UCSD, Caltech, UCSB,UCLA, UCI, USC and UT-Austin who are teamed to provide advanced capabilities for real-time information access systems. A main aspect of the Center's charter is to encourage collaboration between university and industry leaders in the area of optical interconnects and memory.

Solid State Lighting and Energy Center

The UCSB Center for Solid State Lighting and Displays is directed by Materials Professor Shuji Nakamura, the inventor of blue, green, and white Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and the blue laser. One of the research goals of the center is the use of short-wavelength blue light to excite phosphors to emit white light.

UCSB Nanofabrication Facility

The UCSB Nanofabrication facility is part of the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN).

Graduate

Subject Areas of Research

Subject Areas

Graduate

Dual Degrees

Graduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

There is no dual degree program at the graduate level.

Graduate

Student Appointments

Appointments by Department

Appointments - Number of Appointments
Stipend - Average Monthly Stipend

Department Fellowships TA RA Other Total Appts.
Chemical Engineering
Appointments: 30 16 37 0 83
Stipends: $2,926 $2,875 $2,708 $0
College of Engineering
Appointments: 0 13 0 2 15
Stipends: $0 $2,227 $0 $2,946
Computer Science
Appointments: 15 44 70 7 136
Stipends: $2,667 $5,205 $5,741 $1,225
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Appointments: 98 53 113 6 270
Stipends: $3,787 $3,838 $4,934 $1,794
Materials Engineering
Appointments: 31 8 125 27 191
Stipends: $3,169 $2,227 $2,720 $2,626
Mechanical Engineering
Appointments: 4 27 33 4 68
Stipends: $2,667 $2,227 $2,612 $0
Technology Management
Appointments: 24 18 0 4 46
Stipends: $2,201 $0 $0 $0
All Total Appointments 202 179 378 50 809