Undergrad Degree Programs

EFFECTIVE FALL 2014, ALL MAJORS IN UC San Diego ENGINEERING DEPARTMENTS WILL HAVE "CAPPED STATUS."    (Please visit  http://www.be.ucsd.edu/undergrad-majors for additional information concerning "Capped Status.")

 

Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org & WASC Accreditation

The Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) is an organization with a mission of serving the public through promotion, innovation, and advancement of quality education in fields including technology and engineering. ABET’s strategic plans include accreditation of educational programs and provides assurance that a program meets the quality standards in the profession for which the program prepares graduates to enter a global workforce. At UC San Diego, Bioengineering (B.S.), Bioengineering: Biotechnology(B.S.), and Bioengineering: BioSystems (B.S.) have a relatively heavy emphasis on engineering, whereas Bioengineering: Bioinformatics (B.S.) has a relatively heavy emphasis on basic sciences. The Bioengineering (B.S.), Bioengineering: Biotechnology (B.S.), and Bioengineering: BioSystems (B.S.) programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org . The Bioengineering: Bioinformatics (B.S.)  program is currently not accredited by ABET.

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is the regional organization providing umbrella accreditation for UC San Diego through its Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities. UC San Diego has been accredited by WASC since 1964.

 

Dept & Major

Fall 2019 Enrollment

‘18/'19 Degrees Conferred

BENG Total

543

132

Bioengineering

176

38

Bioengineering: Biotechnology

195

61

Bioengineering: Bioinformatics

87

19

Bioengineering: BioSystems

85

14