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No, it's a GREAT school for engineering!
UC Irvine is one of the top-ranked public universities in the entire country, and the Samueli School of Engineering there is excellent.
Check it out here: https://engineering.uci.edu/
and here: https://engineering.uci.edu/admissions/undergraduate
The Samueli School of Engineering is ranked 21st in U.S. News & World Report's current listing of best public engineering graduate schools. Its undergraduate program is ranked 22nd among publics. They offer 12 different undergraduate majors and 2 minors.
Interesting Facts & Figures about the school: https://engineering.uci.edu/about/facts-and-figures