The Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego is an undergraduate and graduate-level engineering school offering Bachelor of Science (BS), Master of Engineering (MEng), Master of Science (MS), and Doctorate (PhD) degree programs. The Jacobs School of Engineering is the youngest engineering school of the nation’s top fifteen, as well as the largest engineering school in the University of California system. The faculty includes 17 members of the National Academies.
The Jacobs School of Engineering overall was ranked 14th in the United States. All six of the Jacobs School’s academic departments were ranked in the top 20: The Department of Bioengineering, ranked 3rd in the nation for biomedical engineering behind Johns Hopkins and Georgia Tech. The department has ranked among the top five programs in the nation every year for the past decade. The Jacobs School of Engineering is also the 10th best in the world for engineering/technology and computer sciences, according to an academic ranking of the top 100 world universities published online in February 2008 by the Institute of Higher Education, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), ranked highly in all categories surveyed: computer systems (9), computer science (13), theory (14), programming language (17) and artificial intelligence (19). The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, ranked 16th in mechanical engineering and 19th in aerospace engineering; the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), ranked 16th in electrical engineering and communications, and 17th in computer engineering; and the Department of Structural Engineering, ranked 17th in the specialty of civil engineering. The interdisciplinary Bioinformatics program which is offered jointly by eight UCSD departments including the Jacobs School’s bioengineering and computer science and engineering departments ranked 6th in the nation.
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