Engineering

Undergraduate Studies

Undergraduate Studies

Engineers use mathematics, the physical, chemical and biological sciences, as well as business and communications skills to solve important, real-world problems in society.

The UC Davis College of Engineering provides an undergraduate engineering education based on strong fundamentals, giving students the tools they need to prepare for careers and continue to grow and adapt in a quickly changing technical world. Our students have many opportunities for hands-on engineering through undergraduate research, design competitions, student clubs, internships and, of course, classroom projects, with access to a large, well-equipped student shop, a rare resource in engineering schools today.

Become a UC Davis engineer – make a difference in your life and in your world.

Contact the Engineering Undergraduate Office for all your undergraduate advising questions at (530)752-1979 or stop by 1050 Kemper Hall. The office is open Monday – Friday 9:00AM-Noon and 1:00-4:00PM.

Majors and Minors »

UC Davis offers the most comprehensive engineering program and the most ABET-accredited engineering majors in the University of California system.

Advising »

The dedicated advising staff in the College of Engineering—in each of the departments, in the Dean’s Office and among your peers—is here to help you get the most out of your undergraduate engineering education.

Questions? We have answers about Majors, Courses, Holds, Degree Requirements, Dismissals, Readmission and more.

Orientation for First-Year Students »

The first year as an engineering major can be challenging. Visit this page for links to important campus resources to assist you in succeeding.

Transfer Admissions »

Interested in transferring to UC Davis Engineering? We have the resources to help you make the transition and succeed. When you decide to transfer to the College of Engineering, you have chosen to finish your undergraduate degree at one of the top engineering schools in the nation and join a friendly, innovative and exceptional academic community.

Find out more about Transfer Credit Agreements and the Transfer Admission Guarantee Program.

Engineering Design Showcase »

Want to see first-hand what engineering students can do? Click here to read more about the annual Design Showcase event.

Student Organizations »

Take a look at the variety of clubs, design groups, and other student organizations available to UC Davis engineering students. Develop your hands-on engineering skills, learn leadership and teamwork, compete at a national level and have fun. Roll up your sleeves and get involved.

Dean’s Honor List »

The quarterly Dean’s List includes names of students who have completed, for a letter grade, a minimum of 12 units in a specific quarter with a grade point average equal to or higher than the minimum grade point average attained by the upper 16 percent of those registered in the same class level and college during that quarter.

UC Davis Virtual Tour »

Visit the UC Davis campus from your computer! Check the 360 virtual tour, including several College of Engineering facilities. See the Engineering Fabrication Lab (Machine Shop), the Northern California Nanotechnology Center, Hydraulics Lab, more.

Commencement »

If you’re just starting out at the College of Engineering, this is your goal—to graduate among some of the smartest and hardest working people you will ever meet. If you’re close to graduation and have questions, want to register for commencement or would like to be the student speaker for your graduating class, you will find what you need here.