The ECE department attracts some of the top faculty researchers from academia and industry. Research in the ECE department is categorized into four focus areas: Communications & Signal Processing, Computer Engineering, Control Systems, and Electronics & Photonics. ECE faculty partner their research efforts with industry, government, outside academic institutions, other UCSB departments, and within the department.
The ECE department offers both Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. The department has three types of degree programs (M.S., M.S. / Ph.D., or Ph.D.) with research emphases in Communications, Control & Signal Processing, Computer Engineering, and Electronics & Photonics.
The ECE department offers programs leading to degrees of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering (see Computer Engineering). The undergraduate curriculum in electrical engineering is designed to provide students with a solid background in mathematics, physical sciences and electrical engineering.
A wide range of program options are available including communications, control systems, signal processing, computer engineering, microwaves, and semiconductor devices and applications.