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Engineering S&E II building with students

Our Goals

We strive to recruit top quality faculty members to help build on the foundation that has already been set in place -- an engineering school characterized by world-class research and education. Our scholars have worked tirelessly to develop their own research programs and groups; to establish strong foundational curricula, course offerings and the framework for student success; and to create from scratch the physical and administrative academic infrastructure necessary upon which to build the 10th University of California campus.

We have also assembled a talented and committed staff that provides the outstanding support necessary for the administration of the School of Engineering and the success of our academic mission.

In support of this overarching goal of developing a strong research framework:

  • Our school aims for excellence through educating future leaders in engineering who understand the context in which they live and work, and who are comfortable with managing and driving change. We will focus on developing innovative education that provides deep engineering competence, promotes high ethical standards, and delivers solutions to our challenges in an economically, environmentally, and socially responsible manner. 
  • We seek to be internationally recognized for our cutting‐edge, interdisciplinary research by focusing on select, high profile areas, and attracting the best faculty and graduate students to build our signature areas of distinction. We will strive to be on par with our sister UC campuses in the quality and impact of our research. 
  • As a diverse school and campus, we seek to leverage our diversity to be innovative and distinct, and apply our knowledge to solving important problems related to our human and natural environments. We will achieve this by attracting a dynamic faculty, and grafting sustainability into our culture, education, and research. 
  • We strive to engage our communities, and to promote a value exchange between our students, our faculty, and our communities. By using the local region as our lab, we aim to solve global problems by finding sustainable solutions to the local challenges, incubate the creation of new enterprises and good jobs, and facilitate prosperity of the San Joaquin Valley.