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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.
An annual global ranking of universities has again placed UCLA among the best schools in the world for engineering and computer science. Times Higher Education, based in London, released its 2022 subject
A UCLA Samueli School of Engineering team is one of 19 student groups in North America to qualify for the 2021 International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC)
A team of bioengineers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering has invented a novel soft and flexible self-powered bioelectronic device. The technology converts human body motions
UCLA Engineers Discover Promising Technique Using Cold Atmospheric Plasma to Kill Residual Cancer Cells
Cancer recurrence after surgeries to remove tumors remains a major risk for millions of patients every year. While treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation
A team of engineers and computer scientists from the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, led by Xiouyu “Rayne” Zheng, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering,
Sal-Patch, a possible treatment for gum disease that is part of the UCLA Cell and Tissue Engineering Lab, recently won the UC Big Idea Contest sponsored by, among others,