There has been an increasing need for professionals in most engineering disciplines to understand the fundamentals of electronic circuits, electronic signals, semiconductor devices, applied electromagnetics, control systems, computer systems and communication systems.
The minor in Biomedical Engineering is restricted to enrolled College of Engineering students. The intent is to build upon their existing core strengths and add expertise in biomedical applications. This additional training would make students more attractive to employers in the medical device industry, and would also position students for graduate training in health related applications of engineering.
The Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Program provides students with a strong background in advanced materials synthesis, processing and characterization — both from an experimental and theoretical standpoint.
Faculty members in the Computer Science Graduate Program bring a wide variety of research interests to the curriculum. Research strengths lie in algorithms, computational biology, computer architecture, computer graphics and visualization, computer systems design, database systems, computer security, computer networks, machine learning, program specifications and verification, programming languages and compilers, parallel and distributed systems, operating systems, performance evaluation, scientific computation, and software engineering.
Students gain advanced knowledge of designing, building, operating, and maintaining the physical infrastructure and protecting the natural environment that together support human society in an economically and environmentally sustainable manner.
The Chemical Engineering Program offers both Ph.D. and M.S. degrees. The program provides a strong grounding in the fundamentals and explores critical applications in a wide range of process systems.
The Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Program (ECEGP) provides graduate instruction and cutting-edge research in a wide spectrum of areas including communications, control, networking, and signal processing; computer engineering; electronic circuits; optoelectronics; radio frequency (RF), micro- and millimeter waves; and physical electronics. The graduate program is tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual student. Interdisciplinary research is encouraged, and the ECEGP has strong synergy with other departments and programs on campus. The ECE Ph.D.
The Interdisciplinary Energy Studies Graduate Group offers M.S. and Ph.D. degree programs focused on energy technologies and policy, planning, systems analysis, management, and design. Graduates of the programs will be uniquely poised to pursue employment opportunities in power technology, consulting, engineering research companies, utilities, academia, national laboratories, federal, state, and local government agencies, and non-governmental organizations.
Biomedical engineering graduate students engage in a rich spectrum of advanced research at the molecular, cellular, tissue, systems, and organism levels, as well as in clinical practice. The program benefits from the UC Davis life sciences research environment that incorporates the work of more than 70 faculty members in departments across campus, including biomedical engineering; mechanical engineering; radiology; neurobiology, physiology, and behavior; chemical engineering and materials science; orthopedics; bioinformatics; and mathematics.
Students gain advanced knowledge of the use of engineering to efficiently produce, distribute, and process biological products, such as food, feed, and fiber, while conserving natural resources, preserving environmental quality, and ensuring the health and safety of people.