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The UCLA name in itself conjures up images of sun, palm trees and a bustling community of social and tech-driven activities. Of course we have those, but UCLA Samueli also more than holds its own in the traditional school ranking systems. In fact, we are ranked among the top engineering schools in the world. UCLA Samueli has earned its place at the forefront of interdisciplinary research and education through the very active efforts of our students, faculty and alumni.
Undergraduates: 3,627 students
Graduate students: 1,298 master’s students and 967 doctoral students
Full-time faculty members: 173
Degrees granted 2017
Bachelor’s of Science: 785
Master’s of Science: 716
Seven Academic Departments:
Bioengineering; Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Civil and Environmental Engineering; Computer Science; Electrical and Computer Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering; Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Ranks as the #16 overall and #9 public engineering school in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools.
The Birthplace of the Internet
38 affiliated faculty members are in the National Academy of Engineering
To the moon! Jason Speyer’s contributions to the Apollo missions’ navigation system were critical to their success.
On the week marking the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, the distinguished professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering reflects on his early career and influences during the Space Age.
Process could be useful for applications in manufacturing and architecture
UCLA mechanical engineers and materials scientists have developed a process that uses nanoparticles to strengthen the atomic structure of glass. The result is a product that’s at least five times tougher than any glass currently available.
Q&A with Jonathan Stewart about what his team learned in the aftermath of the Ridgecrest quakes
A day after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake on July 4 rattled Southern California, a small team of earthquake engineers and scientists was already near its epicenter, in Ridgecrest, Calif., gathering time-sensitive data.
UCLA-developed terahertz sensors work at room temperature, unlike current technology that needs extreme cold
Researchers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering have developed an ultra-sensitive light-detecting system that could enable astronomers to view galaxies, stars and planetary systems in superb detail.
Elisa Franco, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, has received a $711,000 research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to continue developing DNA-based synthetic molecules.
Yvonne Chen, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, has received a $1.25 million grant from the Cancer Research Institute to support her studies of immunotherapies for cancer.