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Engineering Sciences

Engineering Sciences, Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Harold Frank Hall, Room 1006;
Telephone (805) 893-2809
Web site:
Chair & Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies: Glenn E. Beltz


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.


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

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

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