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University of California, Santa Barbara - 2016

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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.