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The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science includes more than 6,000 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 public university (No. 2 in 2021 overall) 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.

News

Learning vs. Doing: How the Brain Interprets Observation and Action

Learning vs. Doing: How the Brain Interprets Observation and Action

In a new study published in Cell Reports, a UCLA-led team has changed the way scientists think about how observation and action are coded in the brain. The study shows that learning a movement and then repeating it involve more than just shared neurons. Instead, it is more akin to a shared circuit of neurons.

Smartwatch Tracks Medication Levels to Personalize Treatments

Smartwatch Tracks Medication Levels to Personalize Treatments

Engineers at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and their colleagues at Stanford School of Medicine have demonstrated that drug levels inside the body can be tracked in real time using a custom smartwatch that analyzes the chemicals found in sweat.

Materials Engineering Major Signs with Premier UK Professional Soccer Club

Materials Engineering Major Signs with Premier UK Professional Soccer Club

Jessie Fleming, a materials engineering major and environmental science minor who was a four-year starter on the UCLA Women’s Soccer Team, has started her professional career, signing with Chelsea FC Women. The club, which is based in London and plays in England’s Barclays FA Women’s Super League, announced her signing on July 22.