Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UC Santa Cruz aims to achieve engineering discoveries that benefit humankind through a combination of curiosity, open-mindedness, and inclusiveness. We aim to provide undergraduate and graduate students with inspiration and quality education, believing that rigor, creativity, and excitement should be part of the Electrical and Computer Engineering curriculum. Our Electrical Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http:www.abet.org.

Faculty Openings


Applied Optics and Optofluidics

Bioelectronic and Bioprotonic

Cyber-Physical Systems

Robotics and Control

Uncertainty Aware
Robot Control


The Topcon team with a small-scale bulldozer prototype used in their project. Left to right: Kiefer Selmon, James Trombadore, David Kooi, and Donald Avansino. (Photo by Tyler Bartholome)

Corporate-sponsored projects give engineering students valuable experience

The Baskin School of Engineering’s Corporate Sponsored Senior Project Program (CSSPP) provides students with a unique opportunity to experience working on real-world engineering projects as part of their undergraduate education. Participants in this year's program presented their finished... Read More

Dean Alexander Wolf with the 2017-18 Dean's and Chancellor's Award Winners

Baskin Engineering announces Dean's and Chancellor's Award winners

Each academic year, the Deans and the Chancellor honor the achievements of students who go above and beyond in scholarship and creativity in their undergraduate studies. Students selected for the Dean’s and Chancellor’s Awards are those whose work exemplifies the mission of UC Santa Cruz to... Read More

Westlake Fifth Grade Group 1

Baskin Engineering welcomes fifth graders to campus

More than 100 fifth-grade students from Westlake Elementary School toured science and engineering labs at UC Santa Cruz last month. Organized by Holger Schmidt, Narinder Kapany Chair of Optoelectronics and professor of electrical engineering in the Baskin School of Engineering... Read More