The Baskin School of Engineering is the largest academic division on campus, accounting for more than 25 percent of students entering UC Santa Cruz. Our inclusive community comprises over 100 full-time faculty divided among six departments — Applied Mathematics, Biomolecular Engineering, Computational Media, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Statistics — and over 200 staff who help shape our innovative approach to education and research. As the school continues to expand, we invite you to join our growing community and make an impact on the future of engineering.
With locations in Santa Cruz and in the heart of Silicon Valley, the Baskin School of Engineering offers students, faculty, and staff easy access to the unique cultural amenities, world-class research facilities, exquisite natural beauty, and year-round temperate weather found only in the Monterey and San Francisco Bay Areas.
Our picturesque Santa Cruz campus is surrounded by redwood forest and sits atop a hill that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The surrounding area is famous for its laid-back lifestyle, distinctive cultural attractions, abundance of eateries, and scenic outdoor spaces that appeal to nature lovers, hikers, mountain bikers, and surfers alike.
Less than an hour north is our Silicon Valley extension. Located in Santa Clara — the heart of Silicon Valley — the site is only a few minutes from the biggest names in tech, exciting new startups, and the San Francisco Bay.
Our proximity to the world’s top tech companies and research institutes ensures that Baskin Engineering maintains close working ties with industry and affords frequent opportunities to partner with collaborators working in the many research and development labs in Silicon Valley and the greater San Francisco Bay Area.