UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Engineering Sciences

Engineering Sciences, Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Harold Frank Hall, Room 1006;
Telephone (805) 893-2809
Web site:  http://engrsci.ucsb.edu/
Chair & Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies: Glenn E. Beltz
Director of Technology Management Program: Robert A. York


The Engineering Sciences program at UCSB serves as a focal point for the cross-disciplinary educational environment that prevails in each of our five degree-granting undergraduate programs (chemical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering).  The courses offered in this “department” are designed to cultivate well-educated, innovative engineers and scientists with excellent management and entrepreneurial skills and attitudes oriented to new technologies.

One of the missions of the Engineering Sciences program is to provide coursework commonly needed across other educational programs in the College of Engineering.  For example, courses in computer programming, computation, ethics, engineering writing, engineering economics, science communication to the public, and even an aeronautics-inspired art course are offered.

The Graduate Program in Management Practice is offered through Engineering Sciences, and is a certificate program for highly motivated graduate students at UCSB, seeking a sound introduction to the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and business management. The primary goal of the program is to educate science and engineering scholars for success in management or entrepreneurial careers within technology-based companies. The courses are designed to complement traditional research-based training, and to better elucidate the constraints that markets and businesses enforce on technical innovations.

Requirements for the GPMP certificate include completing 16 units of specified course work and a management practicum, consisting of either a 160-hour internship with a local company or competing in the Technology Management Program’s New Venture Competition.


Glenn E. Beltz, Ph.D., Harvard, Professor

John E. Bowers, Ph.D., Stanford University, Professor

Gary S. Hansen, Ph.D., University of Michigan, Associate Professor

Jeffrey M. Moehlis, Ph.D., University of California,Berkeley, Associate Professor

Linda R. Petzold, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Professor

David Seibold, Ph.D., Michigan State University, Professor

Robert A. York, Ph.D., Cornell University, Professor