University of California--Davis

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1050 Kemper Hall, 1 Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

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Engineering School Overview

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#31 Best Engineering Schools


Engineering School Overview

The application fee is $80 for U.S. residents and $100 for international students. Its tuition is full-time: $13,109 per year (in-state); full-time: $28,211 per year (out-of-state); part-time: $7,499 per year (in-state); and part-time: $15,050 per year (out-of-state). The 2013 Ph.D. student-faculty ratio is 4.1:1. The College of Engineering at University of California--Davis has 176 full-time faculty on staff.

Research opportunities for graduate students at the University of California—Davis’s School of Engineering  range from medical engineering to renewable energy at one of more than 30 research centers, laboratories, and institutes at the school’s campus. Research centers at UC—Davis’s engineering school include the Tahoe Environmental Research Center, which researches and promotes awareness of lakes and their surrounding watersheds, and the Materials Design Institute.

The diverse range of research opportunities complements the degree offerings at UC—Davis’s School of Engineering. Graduate students can earn master’s degrees in 10 different areas, some of which include biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, and computer science. Opportunities to study beyond a master’s degree are available as well, as Ph.D. tracks are offered in each of the school’s engineering departments.

In addition to classroom and research opportunities, graduate students at UC—Davis can participate in student groups such as the Robotics Club or the Computer Science Club.  The school also has special interest groups that include Rocket Club and Women in Science and Engineering. Numerous professional societies also have student chapters at UC—Davis.

Notable alumni from UC—Davis’s School of Engineering include former NASA astronauts Stephen Robinson and Tracy Caldwell Dyson.


Application deadline (U.S. residents) N/A
Application fee (U.S. residents) $80
Application deadline (international students) N/A
Application fee (international students) $100


Full-time faculty (tenured or tenure-track) 176
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 4.1:1

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 1,083
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)



full-time: $13,109 per year (in-state)
full-time: $28,211 per year (out-of-state)
part-time: $7,499 per year (in-state)
part-time: $15,050 per year (out-of-state)

Required fees N/A

* Engineering School Overview details based on 2013 data

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