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 Computer Science Professor Receives Guggenheim Fellowship
By UCLA Samueli Newsroom [social_share_button]Demetri Terzopoulos, Chancellor's Professor of Computer Science at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, has received a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship. Terzopoulos' research encompasses computer...
Fill ‘er up: Prof Awarded $2.1 Million to Build Hydrogen Fueling Station at UCLA
By UCLA Samueli Newsroom [social_share_button]By Wileen Wong Kromhout Vasilios Manousiouthakis, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, has been awarded $2.1 million in grant funding to...
Computer Science Professor Lixia Zhang, Leading Internet Researcher, to Receive IEEE Internet Award
By UCLA Samueli NewsroomWork has led to the improved efficiency and security of data transmission over the Internet Lixia Zhang, a researcher whose work on Internet architecture has led to improved protocol designs and security, is being...
Kang L. Wang Receives 2009 SIA University Research Award
By UCLA Samueli Newsroom [social_share_button] Electrical engineering professor Kang L. Wang has received the 2009 Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) University Researcher Award, presented at the annual SIA Washington conference on March 12. Wang is the Raytheon...
Two UCLA Engineering Faculty Win 2009 Sloan Fellowship
By UCLA Samueli Newsroom [social_share_button]Two faculty members of the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have been awarded a 2009 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The fellowships are awarded to “exceptional...
2009 Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecture Sponsored by the Hydrogeology Division of the Geological Society of America
By UCLA Samueli Newsroom [social_share_button]UCLA Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering 2009 Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecture Sponsored by the Hydrogeology Division of the Geological Society of America "Will China Run Out of Water?" Presented by...