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May 19, 1997

Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz

The Jack Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz represents a significant expansion of the campus's existing engineering programs. New degree offerings will focus on fields expected to be in great demand, both regionally and nationally, in the next decade. Engineering students will benefit from UCSC's traditionally strong educational approach and will participate in cutting-edge research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

UCSC is the closest UC campus to the burgeoning high-technology industries of Silicon Valley and the Monterey Bay region, affording many possibilities for students and faculty to collaborate with industrial partners. A wealth of internship and career options will await entrepreneurial students and graduates.

Original programs

Computer Engineering: B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Strengths: Computer-aided design and testing; computer networks and systems
Faculty members: 12

Computer Science: B.A./B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Strengths: Computer graphics; machine learning; theoretical computer science; bioinformatics
Faculty members: 12

1996-97 enrollments: 160 graduate students, 320 undergraduates

New programs

Electrical Engineering: B.S. (starting fall 1997), M.S. and Ph.D. (by 2001)
Foci: Circuits, devices, and materials; communications; instrumentation and control systems
Initial faculty hires: 10 by 1999

Applied and Engineering Mathematics: M.S. and Ph.D. (by 2000)
Foci: Statistics and random processes; dynamics and mechanics
Initial faculty hires: 6 by 1999

2000-01 enrollments (projected): At least 750 graduate and undergraduate students

Future graduate programs

Software Engineering: Software development and design; system specifications; testing and reliability; human interfaces

Engineering Management: Project management; psychology of management; communication skills; business economics and finance

Molecular Biotechnology Engineering: Interface between molecular biology and computer science and engineering; applications in medical diagnostics, drug design, environmental toxicology, genome analysis

Ultimate size of school (projected): 90 faculty, 500 graduate students, 1,200 undergraduates

For more information:

Jack Baskin School of Engineering
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

(408) 459-2320
Send email to: engineering@cse.ucsc.edu
Engineering Web site at: http://www.cse.ucsc.edu/engineering

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