Mission Statements

The University of California

The University's fundamental missions are teaching, research and public service.  

"The distinctive mission of the University is to serve society as a center of higher learning, providing long-term societal benefits through transmitting advanced knowledge, discovering new knowledge, and functioning as an active working repository of organized knowledge. That obligation, more specifically, includes undergraduate education, graduate and professional education, research, and other kinds of public service, which are shaped and bounded by the central pervasive mission of discovering and advancing knowledge."

— from the University of California Academic Plan, 1974-1978


University of California, Irvine

The University of California, Irvine’s mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge through research, teaching and creative expression in acclaimed academic programs. Our system of governance shared between the Board of Regents, the administration, and the faculty Senate guides the development of our campus and the realization of these goals.


The Henry Samueli School of Engineering

We are a research institution of higher learning. Our mission is to educate students to be the best engineers and leaders in the nation and world by engaging them in a stimulating community dedicated to the discovery of knowledge, excellence in scholarship, and service to society; and to develop tomorrow’s technologies that will make a global impact on the betterment of society.

Each engineering program has published educational objectives and student outcomes that are consistent with the missions and goals of the University of California, UC Irvine and The Henry Samueli School of Engineering.

The following undergraduate majors are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org:

*Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) is also accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

The undergraduate major in Biomedical Engineering, Premedical (BMEP), is not designed to be accredited, therefore is not accredited by ABET, http://www.abet.org

Annual student enrollment and graduation data per major can be found here:

Please note that annual student enrollment and graduation data for CSE is the sum of the data under both Engineering and Information and Computer Science.