Undergraduate Programs


The main focus of our department is the future of our students’ education combined with consistently meeting industry needs by developing cutting-edge technology. Our faculty believes that engineering plays an integral role in the modernization of society; it leads to the development of tools and devices that benefit humankind and improve quality of life. Our ultimate goal is to develop the minds of future leaders, and we are creating state-of-the-art computer science and engineering, computer system design, high-speed analog and digital circuit design, signal and image processing, electromagnetics, photonics, high-efficiency power electronic circuits, and alternative energy power generation.

  • Major in Electrical Engineering - Electrical engineering focuses on the fundamental aspects of the discipline such as network analysis, electronics, electronic system design, signal processing, control systems, and electromagnetics.

  • Major in Computer Engineering - In our computer engineering program you will learn the design and analysis of digital computers and networks.

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The department includes more than 20 research groups, focused on diverse areas such as embedded systems, micro-electro-mechanical systems and nanotechnology, communication systems, scientific visualization, machine intelligence and neural and soft computing. We offer B.S. degrees in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Our philosophy is to develop partnerships with our students, and with industry, to engineer the future at UC Irvine.

You will have the opportunity to take classes from world class scholars, along with the chance to work on research projects as an undergraduate student. We have research centers specializing in communications at the Center for Pervasive Communications & Computing and in MEMS at the Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility.


Krishna V. Shenoy Scholarship (2 to be awarded, each for $2500)

Named after a UCI alumnus from Electrical Engineering (BSEE 1990) who is now a Full Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University.


  • Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science & Engineering major.
  • Undergraduate student at the end of his/her Sophomore or Junior year and advancing to Junior or Senior status.   Applicants should be ready to take in Fall 2014 or have already completed EECS 170A or CSE 112 in order to be considered for this scholarship.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.2.
  • Demonstrated interest and commitment to addressing and solving humanitarian issues.

Students will be instructed on how to apply in early April 2014.