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The College of Engineering

Dean's Office
1042 Kemper Hall
530-752-7642; http://engineering.ucdavis.edu

The College of Engineering at UC Davis is among the top engineering colleges in the nation.

With a strong record of academic excellence, a rich tradition of interdisciplinary research and a diverse and distinguished faculty, the College's undergraduate program has earned a place among our nation's top twenty public undergraduate colleges of engineering and among the top twenty public university graduate engineering programs.

With an enrollment of 4,445 undergraduates and 1,005 graduate students, the College is one of the largest undergraduate engineering colleges in the University of California system.

We have 206 engineering faculty, with 21 current and emeriti members named to the National Academies of Engineering, Science and Medicine .

The Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org) accredits the following ten programs:

  • Aerospace Science and Engineering
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Biological Systems Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

The Engineering Accreditation Commission and the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET accredit the following program:

  • Computer Science and Engineering

The College maintains a long-standing commitment to undergraduate students, preparing them to contribute to the engineering professions as well as ongoing engineering research. To that end, our academic programs balance the fundamentals of engineering theory with practice, visionary research with practical application—preparing students for entry into engineering practice and graduate-level research.

Undergraduate research experiences and mentoring services smooth the transition from undergraduate to graduate study at UC Davis. Undergraduates are able to interact with faculty and graduate students from nine graduate engineering programs as well as researchers from a broad spectrum of disciplines university-wide. Award-winning faculty researchers strive to develop more effective, real world solutions to society's most complex problems in the uniquely friendly, open society of collaborative, cross-disciplinary and rigorous scholarship for which UC Davis is widely known. Undergraduates have opportunities to be contributing members of this rich learning environment.

In the proud tradition of America's great land-grant research universities, the UC Davis College of Engineering integrates teaching, research and service to society. While advancing the leading edge of engineering knowledge, the College trains the next generation of engineers who will make a difference in our world.

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering combines study in engineering with instruction in the biological sciences to solve challenging environmental and technical problems.

The Department of Biomedical Engineering educates students in a highly interdisciplinary combination of the biological sciences and engineering as this combination applies to medicine.

The Department of Chemical Engineering offers curricula integrating knowledge of chemistry, biological sciences and engineering that enable students to solve problems in current and future chemical, biochemical and manufacturing technologies.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering educates students to plan and design safe and sustainable infrastructure systems that have a direct impact on the quality of human life and on health and human productivity.

The Department of Computer Science offers programs in all aspects of the design and use of computer hardware and software systems. The department also plays a significant service role for programs throughout the campus.

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering offers programs in research and education crucial for the continued success of high technology industries in California and the nation, preparing students to design, analyze and use electronic and computer systems effectively.

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering offers curricula integrating knowledge of physics, chemistry, mathematics, micro-level structure, thermodynamics, and kinetics that enables students to select engineering materials and solve design problems in both current and future technologies or to analyze the nanostructure-properties relationships and behavior of materials.

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering educates students in the design and manufacture of complex engineering systems for transport, industry or energy and in the design, manufacture and operation of aircraft and aerospace structures.

Every effort has been made to provide engineering students with the maximum flexibility consistent with rigorous professional education standards. The key to flexibility is academic advising. As an incoming student, you will be given the name and office hours of your departmental staff adviser; you should arrange to meet with your adviser before you register for courses for the first time.

Undergraduate education in engineering at UC Davis serves as a sound basis for beginning professional practice in engineering design and development, as a preparation for careers in corporate or governmental operations and as a foundation for graduate study. To these ends, the college emphasizes fundamental sciences to give students the maximum postgraduate flexibility. In order to remain relevant in a quickly changing technical world, engineering education must be based on fundamentals or rapidly become obsolete.

Engineers will continue to face new challenges in the race to improve the quality of life for everyone and keep our state and nation competitive in the global marketplace.

As part of one of the nation's 76 land-grant institutions, UC Davis Engineering's mission is to help maintain the United States' technical leadership and advance technology for the benefit of everyone.

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Updated: November 21, 2017 12:17 PM