UCSB College of Engineering


UCSB College of Engineering

The UCSB College of Engineering is the engineering college of the University of California, Santa Barbara. [cite web |url=http://www.engr.ucsb.edu/about/ |title=About the college |accessdate=2008-07-27 |publisher=University of California, Santa Barbara]

Enrollment, faculty, and departments

The College of Engineering has an enrollment of about 1,300 undergraduate students and 600 graduate students.cite web |url=http://www.engr.ucsb.edu/about/facts/ |title=Facts |accessdate=2008-07-27 |publisher=University of California, Santa Barbara] It has more than 140 faculty members.cite web |url=http://www.engr.ucsb.edu/faculty/ |title=Faculty |accessdate=2008-07-31 |publisher=University of California, Santa Barbara]

The college has the following departments: [cite web |url=http://www.engr.ucsb.edu/departments/ |title=Departments |accessdate=2008-07-27 |publisher=University of California, Santa Barbara] [cite web |url=http://www.engr.ucsb.edu/pdf/facts_august2007_final.pdf |title=Facts Brochure |accessdate=2008-07-31 |format=pdf |publisher=University of California, Santa Barbara]
* Department of Chemical Engineering (established in 1965)
* Department of Computer Science (established in 1979)
* Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (established in 1962)
* Department of Materials (established in 1987)
* Department of Mechanical Engineering (established in 1964)

Academics

Degrees

The college offers the Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

Undergraduate programs

The college offers the B.S. degree in chemical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.The programs in chemical engineering, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and the undergraduate programs in computer science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Jointly with the Department of Computer Science, the college offers undergraduate degree in computer engineering. [cite web |url=http://www.ce.ucsb.edu/ |title=Computer Engineering Program Overview |accessdate=2008-07-29 |publisher=University of California, Santa Barbara]

The curriculum for the undergraduate programs is designed to be completed in four years.

Graduate programs

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 [cite web |url=http://www.bmse.ucsb.edu/about/about.php |title=About BMSE |accessdate=2008-07-29 |publisher=University of California, Santa Barbara] and Media Arts and Technology. [cite web |url=http://www.mat.ucsb.edu/ |title=Media Arts and Technology at UCSB |accessdate=2008-07-29 |publisher=University of California, Santa Barbara]

Faculty

The college has more than 140 faculty members and most of them are involved in interdisciplinary research and teaching. Twenty-seven faculty members are in the National Academy of Engineering and eight 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". [cite web |url=http://www.ucsb.edu/nobel/index.shtml |title=UCSB Nobel Laureates |accessdate=2008-07-31 |publisher=University of California, Santa Barbara] In 2006 Shuji Nakamura, a professor at Materials Department, won the Millennium Technology Prize. [cite web |url=http://www.engr.ucsb.edu/faculty/profile/82 |title=Shuji Nakamura |accessdate=2008-07-31 |publisher=University of California, Santa Barbara] [cite news |title=Top prize for 'light' inventor |url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/5328446.stm |work= |publisher=BBC News |date=September 8 2006 |accessdate=2008-07-31 ]

References

External links

* [http://www.engr.ucsb.edu/ UCSB College of Engineering]
* [http://www.chemengr.ucsb.edu/ Department of Chemical Engineering]
* [http://www.cs.ucsb.edu/ Department of Computer Science]
* [http://www.ece.ucsb.edu/ Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering]
* [http://www.materials.ucsb.edu/ Department of Materials]
* [http://www.me.ucsb.edu/ Department of Mechanical Engineering]


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