The UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering includes six academic departments which cross a broad spectrum of engineering disciplines. Our departments administer our engineering undergraduate and graduate education programs, oversee our research laboratories, and provide the administrative home to our faculty. Department statistics are listed in the Jacobs School Annual Snapshot publication.
The Bioengineering Department is a leader in systems biology, regenerative medicine, and multi-scale bioengineering focused on understanding, diagnosis and treatment of human disease.
Strengths of the Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Department include machine learning, databases, graphics and vision, systems and networking, security and cryptography, software engineering, bioinformatics, computer architecture, embedded systems, and theoretical computer science.
The Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) Department is a leader in information technology and communications, as well as network infrastructure, embedded systems, electronic circuits and systems, photonic devices and systems, electromagnetics, electronic devices and materials, nano-electronics/nano-photonics, signal processing and intelligent systems, bionanotechnology, energy generation and conversion, and magnetic and optical storage.
The highly interdisciplinary Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) Department covers mechanical, aerospace and environmental engineering. Faculty are leaders in fluid mechanics, solid mechanics and materials as well as systems and controls. Their research addresses technological challenges in diverse areas, such as energy, the environment, defense and medicine.
The NanoEngineering Department focuses on research related to materials science for the 21st century, in a broad range of topics, with particular focus on biomedical nanotechnology, nanotechnologies for energy storage and conversion, molecular and nanomaterials synthesis, and computational materials science and nanotechnology.
The Structural Engineering Department is a leader in large-scale testing research, programs cover multi-hazard mitigation including earthquakes and blast, earthquake engineering and infrastructural renewal, structural health monitoring, composite and nano-materials and lightweight structural systems, and risk engineering.