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 and pervasive mission of discovering and advancing knowledge." [Taken from "University of California Academic Plan, 1974-1978" (Office of the President: Berkeley, March 1974)]. Weblink.
Irvine Campus of the University of California
The University's fundamental missions are teaching, research and public service. The Irvine campus's fundamental missions are the same as the University of California's, Weblink.
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."
The individual engineering and related programs each has a set of detailed, published educational objectives that are consistent with the missions and goals of The University of California, UCI, and The Henry Samueli School of Engineering and with the ABET General Criteria for Accrediting Programs in Engineering in the United States.
The undergraduate majors in Aerospace Engineering (AE), Biomedical Engineering (BME), Chemical Engineering (ChE), Civil Engineering (CE), Computer Engineering (CpE), Electrical Engineering (EE), Environmental Engineering (EnE), Materials Science Engineering (MSE), and Mechanical Engineering (ME) offered by the Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Civil and Environmental, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering are accredited by the Engineering 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.