Welcome to UCSB Computer Engineering

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In times of economic challenge, Computer Engineering continues to be one of the most marketable degrees and with some of the best salaries.

In fact, Computer Engineers are in the best position to help solve some of our societies most pressing problems by designing novel systems with emerging technologies.

The Computer Engineering Program at UCSB starts with a foundation of hardware and software fundamentals and extends that foundation with advanced elective sequences. Students then bring all this knowledge together in a capstone sequence that culminates in a Capstone Presentation Day.

Our website was created with the student in mind. We wanted prospective students to have access to questions such as "Why CE and UCSB?" and a Frosh-to-Senior Year Timeline and our current students to have better access to advising information, and CE's curriculum including the 4-year-plan, senior sequence courses, and Sr. year capstone project.

We’re sure you will find what you need on our website. If you don't, feel free to call us at 805/893-5615 or email us at info@ce.ucsb.edu.

We look forward to the 2013-2014 academic year — Fred Chong, Director, CE Program

Key Areas of Interest

Undergraduate Areas of Interest

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5 Ways CoE Helps Students Launch Their Careers

1) Career Fairs, 2) Top-Tier Recruiters, 3) Undergrad Research, 4) Sr. Projects, 5) Entrepreneur Education

Computer Engineering Salaries

payscale logo PayScale.com's 2013-14 College Salary Report lists CE as a "Best Major that Pays you Back"

nace logo CE grads are the 2nd highest paid in the engineering fields - NACE January 2014 Salary Report

Faculty Mentorship Spotlight - Prof. Forrest Brewer

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  • What's up with the line outside his office door?
  • Did you know he's a very active IEEE student chapter sponsor?
  • Learn about his advise to students