For Prospective Students

The UC Davis College of Engineering integrates teaching, research and service to society to advance the leading edge of engineering knowledge and train the next generation of engineers who will make a difference in the world.

Consistently ranked among the top engineering schools in the nation, the college is a leader in research that addresses some of the world’s most important challenges. Our faculty are national and international authorities in such critical areas as energy, alternative fuels and hybrid vehicles, computer network security, and biomedical imaging technology. Our faculty are also honored by their peers and their students for their teaching and mentoring skills in addition to being recognized for their scholarly work.

Built upon a foundation of strong fundamentals in mathematics, chemistry, physics, and biological sciences, the college’s eight departments offer education to give students the tools that will enable them to grow and adapt to a quickly changing technical world. 

Live Chats with Engineering Ambassadors

Want to hear directly from a UC Davis Engineering undergraduate student about their experiences with classes, research, clubs/teams and more? Register to attend a live chat with an Engineering Ambassador.

Day/Date Time Registration
Tuesday, April 14 3-4 p.m. Register
Thursday, April 16 2-3 p.m. Register
Wednesday, April 22 1-2 p.m. Register
Thursday, April 30 2-3 p.m. Register
Friday, May 8 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register
Thursday, May 14 3-4 p.m. Register
Tuesday, May 19 12-1 p.m. Register
Wednesday, May 27 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Register
Tuesday, June 2 3-4 p.m. Register


Click below to learn more about picking a major and the transfer student experience. 


Aggie 101, Aggie Advising, Preparing for Registration and more–all opportunities you will explore as part of orientation. Learn more here.

Introduction to Engineering Design

ENG 3 Introduction to Engineering Design is a popular class among new Engineering students. Learn more by watching the video below.

Student Resources & Facilities

The college offers numerous opportunities to develop leadership, entrepreneurial, business, communications and hands-on technical skills through the Student Startup Center, participation on design teams and/or in undergraduate research opportunities, involvement in one of the many engineering student organizations, and work in the well-equipped Engineering Student Design Center. Other resources include:

Student Life

Diversity & Inclusion

As many engineers know, diversity fosters engineering innovation and excellence, resulting in new solutions and positive societal impact. At the UC Davis College of Engineering, we’ve invested in specific efforts to increase the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in engineering and help them flourish. Learn more about our efforts to sow the seeds of diversity in engineering.

Student Organizations & Design Teams

There are dozens of student organizations and design teams for Engineering students to get involved in. Identify your involvement goals and find a student org which compliments your academic pursuits.

Meet Our Alumni

Since our founding in 1962, the College of Engineering has produced more than 28,000 graduates with engineering degrees. Our alumni have pursued careers in a wide variety of technical fields in industry, public service and academe, occupying positions of leadership and making a difference in the quality of life for people all over the world. Learn more about these Aggie Engineers.

Take a Virtual Tour

Explore the College of Engineering from where you are. Click below to check out the college’s unique and renowned teaching and research areas.

Center for Nano-MicroManufacturing Coffee Lab Engineering Student Design Center Other Engineering Buildings and Labs

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