Transforming Southern California and the World
The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science includes more than 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students and 190 full-time faculty members. Established in 1945, UCLA Samueli is known as the birthplace of the internet, and where countless other fields took some of their first steps — from artificial intelligence to reverse osmosis, from mobile communications to human prosthetics.
The school academic departments include Bioengineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, as well as the recently added Department of Computational Medicine, which is affiliated with both the David Geffen School of Medicine and Samueli. In addition, UCLA Samueli offers the Master of Science in Engineering Online program and a Master of Engineering professional degree program.
In 2000, the engineering school was re-named in honor of alumnus Henry Samueli, following a $30 million gift that supported capital improvements as well as fellowships for graduate students and early career faculty. In 2019, Samueli and his wife Susan gave another gift of $100 million to support the school’s expansion well into the next decade.
UCLA Samueli is in the midst of an extraordinary period of growth, with expansion in the number of research labs, faculty and students. New faculty will bring expertise in emerging research areas, such as engineering in medicine, quantum technologies, and sustainable and resilient urban systems.
The school’s facilities include four major buildings — Boelter Hall, Engineering-IV, Engineering-V and Engineering-VI. Recent renovations have added the Student Creativity Center — home to many of its student organizations, and the Innovation Laboratory — a makerspace for hands-on learning and creativity.
The school is ranked No.1 as of 2023 for its online master’s program by U.S. News & World Report.
To see what makes the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering so special, book a tour with one of our Engineering Ambassadors on campus, and download our Viewbook.
UCLA Engineering 2023 Award Recipients Profiles of the Edward K. Rice Outstanding Student Awardees
Every year, the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering selects and recognizes outstanding achievements by a number of its alumni, faculty members and students who have excelled in various fields.
UCLA Engineering Professor Qibing Pei Receives SPIE Lifetime Achievement Award
The international society of optics and photonics, SPIE, has selected Qibing Pei, a professor of materials science and engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering
UCLA Engineering Professor Receives Air Force Young Investigator Research Award
Sergio Carbajo, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, has received
UCLA Computer Scientist Leads NSF-Funded Effort to Build Open-Source Autonomous Driving Simulation
Autonomous driving powered by artificial intelligence has great potential to transform daily life and the economy, offering an alternative mode of transportation and improved mobility.
Aaswath Raman Receives Early Career Award for Materials Science Innovations
The Materials Research Society has chosen Aaswath Raman, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering
Triple Bruin Alumna Shares Lessons Learnt from Academia to Industry
From the time she first took apart a computer at age 13 so she could install a CD-ROM to play more video games, to now leading a business development team at X