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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.
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 public university (No. 2 in 2021 overall) for its online master’s program by U.S. News & World Report.
The online master’s degree program at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering is ranked No. 1 for veterans in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 list of the best online engineering programs.
The thought of bacteria joining together to form a socially organized community capable of cooperation, competition and sophisticated communication might at first seem like the stuff of science fiction — or just plain gross.
National Academy of Sciences Awards Held Prize to UCLA Computer Scientist for Pioneering Cryptography Research
Amit Sahai, Symantec Term Professor of Computer Science at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, has received the 2022 Michael and Sheila Held Prize of $100,000 from the National Academy of Sciences.
Production of high-energy fats by microalgae may provide a sustainable, renewable energy source that can help tackle climate change. However, microalgae engineered to produce lipids rapidly usually grow slowly themselves
UCLA civil engineering doctoral student Manon von Kaenel is helping to solve one of hydrology’s biggest unsolved problems — How to accurately measure snowmelt?
Alexander Ramirez ’14 knew from a young age that he was born to work in STEM. Growing up in California with his mom being a radiologist and his dad a programmer, science and technology were always front