CSE is a rapidly growing multidisciplinary area with connections to the sciences, engineering, mathematics, and computer science. It focuses on the integration of knowledge and methodologies from all of these disciplines to create powerful problem-solving tools for a wide range of important and timely problems in science and engineering (see the recent SIAM CSE report).

At UCSB, we offer an interdisciplinary Master's and Ph.D. degree emphasis in CSE, in collaboration with the Departments of Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Earth Science, Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mathematics, and Mechanical Engineering. UCSB has a long tradition of interdisciplinary research and strong programs in the CSE departments. The CSE emphasis offers a broad multidisciplinary educational experience with strong foundations in both the enabling technologies of computer science and applied mathematics and in cutting-edge applications in engineering and science. The CSE emphasis provides both depth in a traditional academic area and breadth in CSE technologies.